Patrick Forte, Attorney at Law

Firm Overview

Get a Fresh Start!
Designated By the United States Congress as an Official Debt Relief Agent to Help People File for Bankruptcy Under the New Bankruptcy Law.

There is no reason to feel guilty or ashamed.

Leading causes for bankruptcy are typically out of your hands:

* Lost Jobs
* Injury or Illness
* Divorces

If you want an experienced, trustworthy bankruptcy attorney with a reputation for results, that's exactly the kind of attorney Patrick Forte is. We provide the quality legal assistance you need and deserve.

Example cases

I have handled over 5,000 consumer and small business bankruptcy cases.

Main Office
1624 Franklin Street, Suite 911
Oakland  CA  94612
  • (510) 465-3328
  • (510) 763-8354


Free Initial Consultation?
Yes, the initial consultation is free.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
My fees vary from case to case.
Hourly Rates
I do not charge hourly fees.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hours are flexible--evenings and weekends available.
Office Manager
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

Other Offices

Antioch, CA
3700 Delta Fair Blvd
Suite 200-E
Antioch,  CA  94509
Richmond, CA
3150 Hilltop Mall Rd.
Richmond,  CA  94806

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

In 1979, I was hired by a bankruptcy attorney who fought as hard as he could for each and every client. He was my inspiration.

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

There is nothing wrong with clients educating themselves, however trying to represent yourself can be a huge mistake, and you may have difficulty finding an attorney to take over if your case becomes a disaster.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, if the client intends to hire me to represent him.

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

For insurance coverage reasons, I cannot.

Patrick Forte

I have practiced Bankruptcy Law since 1979. I have specialized in bankruptcy since 1978.

I am a good listener and keep in mind that each person's dilemma is new to him or he, which helps me be a better attorney. No matter how many cases I handle, I'm aware that each is unique to the client and each requires my personal attention.

I make my clients feel comfortable and at ease. I keep in mind that every client is scared, embarrassed, and may be doing this for the first time.

I listen. I care. I want you to know that you are paying me to worry so that you don't have to.

Personal interests:

I am interested in having happy clients whose lives are improved to the point where they can recommend me to their friends. I am an Oakland native. My wife and I have two daughters. I'm an avid A's fan. I love music, movies and dining out.

  • Bar Number: 80050
    California , 1978
  • Hastings College of the Law
    J.D. , 1977
    San Francisco, CA

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