The Gorski Firm, APC

Local, Experienced, and Affordable bankruptcy lawyers, divorce lawyers, business lawyers, immigration lawyers, and estate planning lawyers. We are affordable & offer quick relief at affordable rates.

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Firm Overview

The Gorski Firm, APC provides cost effective and high-quality counsel to individuals and businesses in a broad range of practice areas. We provide our clients with the same resources as large firms, without sacrificing individualized attention.

Our legal experience includes Business Entities & Transactions, Bankruptcy, Family Law, Estate Planning.

We are experienced in Chapters 7, 11, and 13 of the bankruptcy code and particularly enjoy helping individuals and businesses obtain financial relief from burdensome debts. We help consumers and businesses either eliminate their debts or repay them under the protection of the bankruptcy court.

Our business entities and transactions practice involves handling many different types of contractual and corporate legal matters that affect your business. Whether you are seeking assistance in starting up a business, looking for help with contract drafting or enforcement, debt collection, or litigation, we are dedicated to reaching an effective and efficiently resolution.

Our family law practice involves helping individuals tailor solutions to the unique issues of their case. We are dedicated to assisting you with all of your family law matters whether you are seeking pre-nuptial planning, a divorce with or without property division, or assistance with child support/custody.

The goal of our estate planning practice is to facilitate the wealth transfer process and minimize the tax burden of our client's family. We combine tax and estate planning principles and strategies with an understanding of each client's wishes to develop a balanced estate plan. We enjoy developing estate plans for established individuals and families, as well as younger entrepreneurs and professionals who desire to plan their affairs in anticipation of future success.

Our founder, Vincent Gorski left a medium sized firm in Indianapolis, Indiana and founded The Gorski Firm, APC on Traditional Values - Reliability, Integrity, Respect, Trust, and Loyalty. We are committed to the constant reinvigoration of these core values. We are equally zealous about your objectives and assisting you in achieving them.

We are committed to providing high-quality effective legal services, with proven results, and personal responsive attention. We deliver practical result-oriented service with a "no-nonsense" approach to solving disputes and an aggressive, yet considerate, courtroom posture.

When you hire The Gorski Firm, APC, we reduce the stress and time you spend worrying about your legal issues so that you can focus on the things that are most important to you.

Example cases:

We have successfully handled a number of personal and business legal matters in state and federal courts. We practice in the areas of Business Entities & Transactions, Bankruptcy, Family Law, Estate Planning. Our experience includes complex and routine litigation, transactional work, debt negotiation, asset protection and other legal services.

You will appreciate the personal responsive attention and practical result-oriented service we provide. We look forward to assisting you with your business, bankruptcy, family law, and estate planning issues.

Main Office

Main
1430 Truxtun Avenuve
Suite 5th Floor
Bakersfield  CA  93309

Phone
  • (661) 952-9740
Fax

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

We offer a free initial consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

If a new client mentions Nolo, we offer a 20% discount off our standard hourly rates and flat fee pricing.

We accept all major credit cards (except in bankruptcy cases) and offer reasonable payment plans.

Our fees vary based on the type and complexity of the legal issues involved.

Under our "20% Nolo Discount," a typical Chapter 7 case is $999 plus filing fee. Typical Chapter 13 cases cost $1,500 before filing and $50 per month through the plan.

Hourly Rates

Our hourly fees in all other matters range from $150 to $400 per hour depending on the experience of the particular person working on your case. We recognize that the cost of legal services is an important consideration for our clients, and we strive to provide outstanding value. We develop strategies and use resources that allow us to operate in the most cost-effective way while providing the highest value for our clients.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Weekends and evening appointments are available for emergency after hours.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English and Spanish

Other Offices

  • Main
    1430 Truxtun Avenue, Fifth Floor
    Bakersfield,  CA  93309
Bankruptcy
We are local, experienced, and affordable Bakersfield bankruptcy lawyers. We help businesses and individuals obtain relief under Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13 of the bankruptcy code. We always offer free consultations.
The Gorski Firm's bankruptcy practice is focused on assisting debtors, creditors, and bankruptcy trustees navigate both routine and complex bankruptcy law matters. We are local, experienced, and affordable Bakersfield bankruptcy attorneys and always offer free consultations.

Our other practice groups include Business Entities & Transactions, Bakersfield Bankruptcy Lawyers, Bakersfield Divorce Lawyers, Estate Planning
Child Custody
We are local, experienced, and affordable Bakersfield child custody lawyers. We help individuals obtain permanent court orders or modification of court orders for child custody, visitation and support. We always offer free consultations.
The Gorski Firm's child custody practice is focused on assisting our clients in realizing the impact that divorce and conflicting parental views has on their children. We believe in structuring effective custodial arrangement that meet the best interest of the children involved. We are local, experienced, and affordable Bakersfield child custody attorneys and always offer free consultations.

Our other practice groups include Business Entities & Transactions, Bakersfield Bankruptcy Lawyers, Bakersfield Divorce Lawyers, Estate Planning
Child Support
We are local, experienced, and affordable Bakersfield child support lawyers. We help individuals obtain or modify child support and visitation orders. We always offer free consultations.
We help clients navigate the complexities of all family law matters from legal separation, dissolution, custody, visitation, and support.

Our other practice groups include Business Entities & Transactions, Bakersfield Bankruptcy Lawyers, Bakersfield Divorce Lawyers, Estate Planning
Divorce
We are local, experienced, and affordable Bakersfield divorce lawyers. We help individuals obtain a fair resolution during one of the most trying times of their life. We always offer free consultations.
You can trust that we know all family law matters involve intense emotions. We assist in minimizing conflicts in family law matters by exhibiting professional conduct and an aggressive, yet considerate, courtroom posture. We will assist you in setting firm but quite appropriate boundaries when dealing with the other party to a family law dispute. We assist our clients in staying focused on practical priorities and objectives in all family law matters.

Our other practice groups include Business Entities & Transactions, Bakersfield Bankruptcy Lawyers, Bakersfield Divorce Lawyers, Estate Planning
Debt Settlement
We are local, experienced, and affordable Bakersfield debt lawyers and Bakersfield Bankruptcy lawyers. We help businesses and individuals obtain relief under Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13 and/or negotiate their debts. Consultation are always free.
The Gorski Firm's bankruptcy law, insolvency law, and debt law practice is focused on assisting debtors find the best solution for their needs to resolve any debt crisis.

Our other practice groups include Business Entities & Transactions, Bakersfield Bankruptcy Lawyers, Bakersfield Divorce Lawyers, Estate Planning
Family
We are local, experienced, and affordable Bakersfield family law attorneys. We help individuals in a wide array of family law matters. We always offer free consultations.
We provide each client with solutions tailored to the issues of their case. We handle the following family law matters:​
Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Post-Nuptial Agreements
Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation, Domestic Partnerships
Community Property Division and Valuation
Spousal Support and Alimony
Child Support and Child Custody
Divorce Mediation
Paternity and Adoption Matters
Post Divorce Litigation
Modification of Support
Modification of Custody

Our other practice groups include Business Entities & Transactions, Bakersfield Bankruptcy Lawyers, Bakersfield Divorce Lawyers, Estate Planning

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I have five areas of practice - Business Entities and Transactions; Bankruptcy; Family Law; Estate Planning; and Personal Injury.

I decided to practice in the areas of bankruptcy, family law, and personal injury in order to help clients deal with some of the most difficult and troubling times of their lives. It is extremely stressful to deal with financial hardship, complex and changing family relations, and physical injuries. However, with a well developed plan and a dedicated advocate by your side, we can help you through this difficult time so you can focus on the things most important to you, not legal issues.

I decided to practice business law and estate planning because I find these legal areas to be interesting and enjoy handling the challenges that sometimes arise in these cases.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I enjoy working with clients that take the time to educate themselves on the basic fundamentals of the law and their particular issues. I frequently find that clients who educate themselves are better able to appreciate the experience, knowledge and skill we bring to solving their legal problems. It is important that clients be proactive participants in resolving their case. We find that informed clients make sound decisions throughout the course of litigation.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

We are always willing to review client prepared documents and will provide thorough comments and professional input.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We are willing to help clients develop a plan to represent themselves. However, it is rarely in the client's best interest to engage in self representation.

Vincent A Gorski

Prior to forming The Gorski Firm, APC, I worked for a medium sized commercial litigation, creditor's rights, and bankruptcy firm in Indianapolis, Indiana.

I took a non-traditional path to become a lawyer. I enlisted in the United States Air Force immediately after high school and was stationed at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California for four years. During the last two years of my enlistment, I began undergraduate studies in biology at the University of California, Los Angeles. After completing my military commitment, I continued full time studies at UCLA. During this time, I served as a member of the board of directors for the University Cooperative Housing Association and worked as the associations' Security Manager. After graduating from UCLA in 2002, I worked as a legal assistant for a law firm in Los Angeles for one year prior to attending law school.

These experiences help me bring a "real life" and business perspective to solving my client's issues both in court and around the negotiation table. In addition, as a result of my military service, I am especially sensitive to, and able to assist with, the unique demands and stress placed on military families.

My strengths include traditional values - Reliability, Integrity, Respect, Trust and Loyalty.

When a client entrusts me with their legal needs, I honor their trust with courtesy and a commitment to personal responsive attention. I distinguish myself from other attorneys with unmatched client service. I deliver practical result-oriented service with a "no-nonsense" approach to solving disputes and an aggressive, yet considerate, courtroom posture.

I protect my clients' rights by working hard to get answers and the desired results. When I accept a client, I work on their case the same way I would my own. I do whatever it takes to get the job done to the best of my ability, including staying up late at night and working weekends.

My style in the office is courteous and relaxed. In court, I maintain a professional and considerate demeanor while aggressively and zealously advocating for my client.

Personal interests:

I am dedicated to my family and enjoy spending time with them whether it be an outdoor activity or a good movie indoors. I enjoy hiking, camping, and mountain biking.

License
  • Bar Number: 263487
    California , 2009
  • Bar Number: 27124-49
    Indiana , 2007
Education
  • Indiana University School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
  • UCLA
    Bachelor of Science , 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Biology.
  • Indiana University School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
  • UCLA
    Bachelor of Science , 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Biology.

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