We file hundreds of cases a year and bring great experience to our practice. We are a leader by the number of cases filed and successfully concluded.


Mansfield Cheney, PC was founded in 2010 but the firm carries forward a tradition of excellence, training, and culture that dates back many decades.  This history is exemplified in the firm's evolution through three corporate names since its founding.  We are proud of the service of those that preceded us in the firm.  That length of service to our local community and proud tradition means we routinely file more Chapter 7 and 13 cases than any other firm in the Northern Division.  The facts and figures speak for themselves. Our attorneys filed over three hundred bankruptcy cases in 2014.  No other firm even approached that level of bankruptcy activity.  Current shareholders Andrew S. Mansfield and Ellen M. Cheney are committed to carrying on the legacy of the firm and they have benefited from the firm's rich history.

We aren't here to brag.  We are here to serve.  But our experience in the last two years filing nearly twice as many cases in our division as any other firm in the region helps us serve you.

Mansfield Cheney, PC is more than the attorneys currently practicing at the firm.  It is a law corporation with tradition of community service and a focus on bankruptcy that benefits from a rich history.


Factual substantiation and source data is available.  Please review such information to place the use of data in context when selecting a law firm.  We do not mean to imply that the volume of cases filed or handled should serve as the only metric by which one should choose a lawyer.  We do not intend to indicate that number of cases filed provides a measurement of quality or service.  Figures are for Northern Division of the Central District of California and are provided by law firm, not by attorney.  The date range and geographic reach of figures on bankruptcy filings and other objective metrics is provided to assist you.  Certain law firms have more than one attorney and this may factor into the number of cases filed by that firm.  Objective measurements of volume and case load may be one fact among others that you wish to consider in selecting counsel.  We encourage you to consider others.  We are confident in our ability to serve you.

We believe that everyone deserves to live with joy and peace.

Bankruptcy is about new beginnings.


Mansfield Cheney, PC is dedicated to treating every client with dignity, respect, and care. We aren't here to judge and certainly not to criticize. We know that living through a financial crisis that appears to have no solution is difficult.  It is hard to live in the face of uncertainty and without a plan.  You might feel lost, cornered, and confused.  We know a personal financial crisis can be overwhelming.  

By placing your trust in us, we can free you from many of the obligations blocking your progress.  We can help you push through barriers and forge a new financial life.  We will design a bankruptcy plan that works for you and fully explain the process and your options.  We provide custom solutions and personal care.  It makes a difference.  

We hope you will feel the difference when we meet with you. Don't wait to get started if you need help.  Face the future with us and use the protections afforded by the Bankruptcy Code to start again with a renewed commitment to financial success.



Ellen M. Cheney

Andrew S. Mansfield



Blythe Mansfield

Gretchen Marrufo
Legal Secretary



Associate Attorney

Is your passion bankruptcy law?  Have you graduated from a top tier law school with exceptional credentials?  And are you ready to be of service to the community?

If so we look forward to reviewing your application.


  • Top national accredited law school graduate.
  • Academic or professional experience in bankruptcy, restructuring, and financial distress litigation.
  • Outstanding skills with clients and potential to grow business through community and service outreach.


Trained paralegals with the passion and drive to excel in bankruptcy and estate planning are encouraged to apply. Support is integral to our legal practice and we value staff.


  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences from nationally recognized four year university.
  • Completion of a paralegal certificate program approved by the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Completion of 24 semester units of paralegal education at a state-approved or accredited institution
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in any field combined with one year of law-related experience under the supervision of a three-year California-licensed lawyer or a lawyer working in California’s federal courts
  • Preferance for paralegals who have NALA’s Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) and California Advanced Specialty (CAS).


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