The Law Offices of Mike McEnroe and Gold Country Mediation

The Law Offices of Mike McEnroe and Gold Country Mediation

Firm Overview

For the last three years, I have been on the Amador Superior Court Panel for Child Custody Mediation.

We practice all forms of reorganization and liquidation bankruptcy on behalf of debtors. We prosecute tort cases related to predatory credit, collections and consumer rights. We also provide mediation services for business and family law matters including marital and partnership dissolutions.

Main Office

14204 Old Highway 49
Suite 5
Amador City CA 95601


(209) 267-1381


(209) 231-3278


Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, but normally not until I have a questionnaire and a lot of paperwork. I have made arrangements for these documents to be sent to me through my web site. While a person never suffers from just a little more knowledge, a lawyer's advice, short on information, is apt to be flawed - and dangerous.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

A Chapter 11 or 13 cannot be estimated without a thorough review of the case. Beware any lawyer who will say anything about fees without going over all of the papers and thoroughly interviewing you. Ask him (or her) how long he (or she) has been a lawyer.

Hourly Rates


Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Evening and weekend appointments also available.

Office Manager

The office manager is Amy Turner, and the legal assistant is Ethan Turner.

Emergency After Hours


Other Offices

Amador City, CA
P.O. Box 165
Amador City

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

Bankruptcy clients are often happier clients than what other lawyers get to see. I can tell a person what can be done for them, and roughly what it's going to cost, and they almost always feel better about things. If you contrast divorce, for example, people almost always end up feeling far worse. Bankruptcy doesn't involve all the fighting and arguing in court like other types of law.

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

I'm always going to recommend more education.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing.

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

I don't think I'm willing to go to that length. Sounds like a good way for a lawyer to get himself disciplined by the Bar

Michael T. McEnroe

The Law Offices of Mike McEnroe and Gold Country Mediation

I served in the Navy Submarine Service during the "Viet Nam Era." After discharge, I finished college and law school. I began practice in Riverside in 1977 and remained there until I moved to Marin County in 1983, limiting my practice to Bankruptcy, working mostly in Chapter 11 reorganizations for businesses and corporations.

In 1986, I was spending so much time on the affairs of a single client (a large printing company) that I took over as general manager of the company. For the next nine years, I ran this business, increased the number of personnel to as many as 85 (quite a few for a printing company), confirmed and paid off the chapter 11 plan, concluded the bankruptcy, and sold the company for a considerable profit.

I spent a couple of years actively trading stocks, obtained a single subject teaching credential in English and taught for two years at Henan Province University in Luoyang, China.

I moved to Amador County in 1999 and continued my law practice. I took additional coursework and added mediation and dispute resolution to my practice.

I have been exposed to a wide variety of people and work situations.

I feel it serves me well in my work to have spent a number of years working and in business. Many lawyers are rather sheltered, and would have been better off if they hadn't gone so quickly into being what they probably wished to be since grade school, to gain other helpful experience.

I am anxious to help the client come out of this process, refreshed and without anxiety. So many have been afraid unnecessarily leading up to this.

Personal interests:

I enjoy reading and old movies, driving around thinking, and eating.


Bar Number: 71881
California, 1976


University of the Pacific, Mc George School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1976

UC Riverside
Bachelor of Arts, 1972

Chapman University
California State Single Subject Teaching Credential in English, 2001

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