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Bakersfield Bankruptcy Lawyer
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Finding and Hiring a Local Bankruptcy Lawyer
Can Be a Big Pain in the Neck and Even a Little Scary.  AM I RIGHT?
So, Why Can't It Be Easier? Well, it CAN...

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To Answer Your Questions ASAP, Call Now To Get The Info You Need...


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5 stars

D. Max Gardner - Attorney at Law

930 Truxtun Ave #206, Bakersfield, CA 93301


 "Max Gardner is an AV rated Bankruptcy attorney, which is the  highest competence and ethics rating that a lawyer can receive  from Martindale Hubbell. He is a certified specialist in Bankruptcy by the State Bar of California. He is the only attorney in Kern County with both of these distinctions. He has lived in Bakersfield most of his life. He goes out of his way to be personally responsive to his clients' needs and questions. He speaks Spanish."

“I found Max to be accessible, responsive and prompt in handling my legal needs.  He got the situation handled the same day I called him for help.” D.C. - Bakersfield


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Law Offices of Scott Bell
1331 L St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 243-1737    EMAIL

Mr. Bell and Staff:
"The threatening phone calls have stopped and we no longer lie awake at night wondering how we will crawl out of a financial hole. I know we paid you for your work and expertise, but you and your staff exceeded our expectations and made the painful process of declaring bankruptcy smoother than we could have hoped for, and I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for giving us peace of mind." --Bakersfield Client

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  • Law Office of Susan J. Salehi
  • 1712 19th St #217, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 631-0252

  • Olcott Law Offices
  • 1401 19th St #205, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 322-1733

  • Williams & Williams, Inc.
  • 2441 G St suite a, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 323-7933

  • Living Trust Lawyers of Werner Law Firm
  • 4900 California Ave., Tower B-210, Bakersfield, CA 93309
  • (661) 846-2823

  • Big Dog Bankruptcy
  • 428 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 324-0111

  • D. Max Gardner - Attorney at Law
  • 930 Truxtun Ave #206, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 888-4335

  • Law Office Of Scott Bell
  • 1331 L St, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 243-1737

Law Offices of Neil E. Schwartz
730 21st St, Bakersfield, CA
(661) 326-1122

  • The Gorski Firm, APC
  • 309 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 952-9740

  • Kavanagh Patrick
  • 1331 L St, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 322-5553

More Listings Below


We Understand Bankruptcy

Listen, we here at Easier Bakersfield Bankruptcy know how to make such a difficult time...EASIER.

Bakersfield Bankruptcy Lawyer

We've been called by the local press, "The Best Bankruptcy Service in Kern County".

Smoother. Happier. Faster.

And we do it with...

Less hassle, more hustle.

Hiring The Right Bakersfield Bankruptcy Lawyer

5 Tips For Finding And Hiring The Right Bakersfield Bankruptcy Lawyer

1.   You Get What You Pay For

Be careful of do-it-yourself programs, self help guides, and heavily discounted “specials”. These “deals” often come with lack of communication, confusion, and more work for you...SEE FULL ARTICLE HERE

More Attorney Listings...

  • Lisa A. Holder
  • 4550 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309
  • (661) 395-1000

  • Klein DeNatale Goldner
  • 4550 California Avenue Second Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93309
  • (661) 485-2100

  • Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance
  • 615 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93304
  • (661) 325-5943

  • Bankruptcy Attorney
  • 1705 27th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 323-3288

  • Phillip Gillet Jr Attorney At Law
  • 1705 27th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 323-3200


In 2009, immediately following the U.S. housing market crash
and subsequent stock market tumble, bankruptcies skyrocketed. 
Personal bankruptcies increased by 32%
and business bankruptcies increase by 40%.

  • Steven Stanley Law Offices
  • 1801 Oak St #151, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 334-2735

  • Jacob L. Eaton
  • 4550 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309
  • (661) 395-1000

  • Joseph S. Pearl, LL.M.
  • 1400 Chester Ave i, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 281-0253
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  • Law Office of Frank P. Samples
  • 1400 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 323-6433

  • Yarra, Kharazi & Clason
  • 1039 17th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 477-3044

  • William Edwards Law
  • 168 H St, Bakersfield, CA 93304
  • (661) 520-5248

  • Revelo, Brown, And Garner
  • 416 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 323-7900

The lawyers listed here serve all of Kern County and nearby counties including the cities of Delano, Tehachapi, Mojave, California City, Lake Isabella, Taft, Lebec, Rosamond, Edwards, Porterville and other nearby towns and areas.

  • George F. Martin
  • 5060 California Ave #700, Bakersfield, CA 93309
  • (661) 322-3051

  • T. Todd Egland
  • 5016 California Ave Suite 3, Bakersfield, CA 93309
  • (661) 864-7826

  • Law Office of Leonard K. Welsh
  • 4550 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309
  • (661) 328-5328

  • Sobti Law Group
  • 1215 L St, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 438-1010

  • Murray Tragish Law Office
  • 1405 Commercial Way # 130, Bakersfield, CA 93309
  • (661) 324-2648

  • Law Office of Rosetta N. Reed
  • 4900 California Ave tower b suite 210, Bakersfield, CA 93309
  • (661) 377-1869

  • We Help You Legal, LLC
  • 1701 Westwind Dr #109, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 748-1112

  • Ray T Mullen Attorney at Law
  • 1405 Commercial Way, Bakersfield, CA 93309
  • (661) 631-1531

  • Michael L. Seidman
  • 2120 24th St #2, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 324-2515

  • Cynthia R Scully Law Offices
  • 100 H St, Bakersfield, CA 93304
  • (661) 665-8802

  • Wall Wall & Peake
  • 1601 F St, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 327-8461

  • We the People
  • 2105 24th St #401, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 835-9491

  • Jose A. Guerrero
  • 4550 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309
  • (661) 395-1000

  • Law Office of George R. Horrigan, A Professional Law Corporation
  • 900 Truxtun Ave #310, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 489-3100

  • The Law Office of Mark Anthony Raimondo
  • 651 H St Suite 200, Bakersfield, CA 93304
  • (661) 827-8000

  • McKnight and McKnight Law, APC
  • 305 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • (661) 578-5669


Price Stuart M
4900 California Ave # 210B
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 325-5600


Azemika Nicholas P
924 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 322-8166

We're LOCAL: Bankruptcy Attorney Bakersfield CA

Deal with someone here in Bakersfield and you'll be much happier with the process.

We are Bakersfield bankruptcy attorneys and we understand the specific economic issues for our local area.

TIP: You don't want to hire a lawyer from L.A. or Sacramento or anywhere outside of our home area. It just makes things way easier if you work with someone local to where you live..

We Are Experienced...

The Bakersfield bankruptcy lawyers at Easier Bakersfield Bankruptcy have been helping clients in the local areas for more than 20 years.

During that time we have helped thousands of people just like you declare bankruptcy and get much needed debt relief.

And we start right at the beginning.  If you're new to all of this and you're asking "What Does Bankrupt mean, anyway?", we're here to help.

We're proud to be a part of the Bakersfield community. We have intentionally remained a small personable firm so that we can get to know each and every one of our clients. After all...

We're neighbors!

Our experience and superb personal service allows us to provide you with top-rate legal representation. Helping people in need is what we do. And we love our jobs.

We Have Expertise...

Bankruptcy law can be complex...

I'm sure you have many questions like...

And that's all understandable so we created the
Bakersfield bankruptcy Frequently Asked Questions page here.

You will be working with State Bar Certified Bankruptcy Specialists that offer patience, skill, creativity, and experience.

Because of our expertise we are often called upon by local media and the California Bar to provide information and offer insight to debt relief information and bankruptcy filings in Bakersfield.

During your free consultation you will receive professional and objective counsel by a Bakersfield bankruptcy lawyer or a qualified representative.

We Are Fair...

Not everyone who calls needs to declare bankruptcy...
If you have a better option than filing for bankruptcy we'll let you know. We'll give you all your options from saving money on things you pay for every day to debt consolidation.

We'll tell you all about the various kinds of bankruptcies like filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy vs Chapter 13.

While other lawyers may make you feel like you're being run through a “mill” we, at Easier Bakersfield Bankruptcy, are more than happy to take the needed time to review your personal situation and answer all your questions.

When you call, an experienced Bakersfield bankruptcy lawyer will listen carefully to your individual situation. And we're happy to talk about how your property, personal belongings, debts, and credit history will be affected by a bankruptcy.

Regardless of whether bankruptcy is right for you, we're happy to get you started on the right foot.  There's more about us here.

We Are Reasonable...

When you do decide that bankruptcy is the correct choice for your situation, we'll let you know what our reasonable and affordable fee will be.

In just three simple steps you can be on your way to your much deserved debt relief...

  1. Call Us
  2. Answer A Few Simple Questions
  3. Let Us Get To Work For You If You Decide To Proceed.

We'll make it as easy and hassle free as possible.

Any advice we give you during your free consultation is, well, “free”.

There is no obligation on your part.

Contact us now and let's talk. We're here to help.

(661) 230-7900

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  • We know what questions you need answered.
  • We know how to communicate in a friendly manner.
  • Hiring The Right Bakersfield Bankruptcy Lawyer

    5 Tips For Finding And Hiring The Right  Bakersfield Bankruptcy Lawyer

    1.   You Get What You Pay For

    Be careful of do-it-yourself programs, self help guides, and heavily discounted “specials”. These “deals” often come with lack of communication, confusion, and more work for you.

    Bakersfield, CA

    The fact is, the GOOD bankruptcy attorneys don't have to discount their fees dramatically to get your business. And they can get things done right the first time.

    A professional bakersfield bankruptcy lawyer typically runs in the $1,500 to $2,500 range. The more experience and the better reputation a Bakersfield bankruptcy lawyer has, the more he can charge.

    The more you pay, the more expertise you get.

    When you call, you'll find that our fees are very reasonable.


    1. A lawyer that throws a price at you without knowing the whole story.

    • A thorough consultation should take place first so the lawyer knows your details.  Your free consultation with one of our bankruptcy attorneys in Bakersfield, CA will take anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes depending on your particular situation.
    • Only a true professional will take the time to discuss your unique situation before providing you with an estimated fee.

    2. A price that is dramatically lower than everyone else.

    • When everyone else is in the $1,500 range why is one guy doing it for $150?  Of course, every bankruptcy lawyer will give a reasonable discount now and then. 
    • There's nothing wrong with getting a small discount.  It's the big discounts you want to be leery of because it means they're not crossing their 'T's and dotting their 'i's.  And that means you'll likely end up having to file more paperwork and fix all their mistakes.

    2.  Make Sure She Is Familiar With The Code Changes of 2005

    The U.S. Government made some important changes to the bankruptcy code in 2005.

    • Those with a high income may find it difficult to get full debt forgiveness with their bankruptcy.
    • Some people will be required to take a credit counseling class. No big deal.

    Hard to believe but a few Bakersfield bankruptcy lawyers have not paid much attention to the new code which can result in delays down the road.

    Not to fear though, the Bakersfield bankruptcy lawyer we recommend to you knows the new code inside and out.

    No worries there.

    I make darn sure they "know their stuff" before I ever recommend them to you.

    Near the end of your first consultation you might ask, “So, how does the 2005 code changes affect my situation?”

    If she spits and stutters and stumbles for a good answer, you may want to look elsewhere.

    If you'd like to talk to a Bakersfield bankruptcy attorney that has already been tested and approved, just pick up the phone and call us right away to get your questions answered.

    3.  Make Sure The Attorney Is Focused On Bankruptcies

    Most firms handle different kinds of legal situations.  So, in addition to working on a Bakersfield bankruptcy they might also work on a foreclosure, divorce, real estate, etc.

    That, in and of itself, is not necessarily a problem.  Especially if it's a big firm with many attorneys working there.

    Just be aware of how many bankruptcies a particular lawyer does...

    Is it one of her main focuses or is it just something she's willing to do when business is slow.

    Try to find a firm or an individual lawyer that specializes in just 3 or 4 different areas.

    Their business cards and/or advertisements will likely list “bankruptcy” first or second on their list of services offered.

    We specialize in California bankruptcies and know how to pull off a bankruptcy without a hitch.

    4.  Beware of “bankruptcy mills”

    I mentioned this get what you pay for...Some lawyers across the country have systems set up to run you through a step-by-step mill.

    • The communication and assistance is poor.
    • Their work is incomplete and their methods in dealing with your creditors is sometimes less than honest.
    • They just want to churn you through as quickly as possible because, you know, "time is money".

    A good bankruptcy lawyer can handle maybe 30 to 40 bankruptcies in any given month. Any more than that and you may be looking at a mill.

    So just ask,

    “How many bankruptcies do you handle each month?”

    The answer might give you the information you need.

    A mill might appear to be a respectable law firm with the fancy office and high dollar suits, but you'll probably recognize a mill when you see one...

    • They simply won't want to spend much time getting the details of your situation.
    • They'll give you a handful of paperwork but without much hand-holding.

    And a little hand-holding to get you through the intricacies of the Bakersfield bankruptcy court is nice :-)

    On the other hand, don't expect tons of affection even from the most capable Bakersfield bankruptcy lawyers. They probably have a lot of clients and want to get you taken care of so they can move on to the next client.

    That's OK. They're not being disrespectful, they just have a lot to do.

    So, expect good service but don't disrespect their time.

    5.  Trust Your Instincts

    The bankruptcy attorney you hire should be knowledgeable and respectful.

    But he should also be likable.

    Know what I mean?

    I guess it's not the MOST important thing but if you “feel” good about your meetings with your bankruptcy lawyer and you are reasonably comfortable around him or her, that's a good bonus.

    Finding A Bakersfield Bankruptcy Lawyer The EASY Way

    The 5 tips above may sound like a lot of work...calling multiple Bakersfield bankruptcy lawyers, asking the right questions, and trying to decide which one to use.

    And you're right, it IS a lot of work.

    But remember, at Easier Bakersfield Bankruptcy, we've already passed all those tests.

    Let us answer your questions with absolutely no obligation.

    Call us now so we can help get you started on the road to financial recovery...


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