My practice is focused on consumer and small business bankruptcy and tax payer assistance. I am a member of NACBA, ABI, and DAYBL.
Helping people has always been what kept me focused on any project. In 1995 when I started doing research and motion writing for a bankruptcy attorney in San Diego, CA, who focused on stopping foreclosures, I discovered an area of law that resonated with my strong desire to help people. I soon learned when I went to work for American Tax Clinic in San Diego, CA, that it was not just people in foreclosure who could use my help, but also, people and businesses strapped with what could seem like an insurmountable amount of tax debt.
In my opinion, the best part of bankruptcy practice is seeing the relief a person exhibits when he or she learns what alternatives are available to him or her under the law, whether it is the news that he or she does not have to lose a home in foreclosure, a car to repossession, or their business to secured creditors trying to collect on a debt.
I have been licensed to practice law in California in 1993. My bar number is 165720. I am also licensed to practice law in federal court including the Northern District of Texas, the Eastern District of Texas, the Western District of Texas, the Southern District of Texas, the Northern District of California, Central District of California and the Southern District of California.
1993-1994 personal injury
1994-1995 legal research and writing
1995 to present consumer and small business bankruptcy and tax payer assistance
1984 Alliance Francaise, with honors, Ecole de Langue Francaise et d'Informatique, Geneva, Switzerland
1989 Bachelor of Arts California State University, Fresno Cum Laude
1992 Juris Doctor, California Western School of Law
In Re Toplitzky, 227 B.R. 300 (9th Cir. BAP 1998)
In Re Solis, 356 B.R. 398 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2006)
In Re Fair, Case No. 04-60548, (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2005)
Lacks vs. Kocurek, Adv Case No. 05-6002 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2005)
In re Allen, Case No. 06-60121-V-13 (Bankr. S.D. Tex Slip Op., June 18, 2007)
In Re Cox, Case No 07-60073-V-13 (Bankr. S.D. Tex Slip Op., June 29, 2007)
In Re Moore, Case No 15-42046 (Bankr. E.D. Tex Slip Op., 7/6/2016)