Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Filings in the Northern Division of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
September of 2015 Month-to-Date (Current through September 27, 2015)
It is always interesting to note the number of cases particular attorneys with offices in Ventura County file in a given month, especially given the general decline in bankruptcy filings. This table provides those factual and verifiable statistics, taken directly from the United States PACER system, on the filings in September. This particular analysis looks at those attorneys who have or claim to have an office in Ventura County.
Let’s first look at the law firms that have filed more than two Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 case this month in the Northern Division. There aren't many.
1. Mansfield Cheney, PC – 15
2. Grennier Law PC – 5
3. Law Office of Brent D George – 4
4. Brian Nomi – 4
A handful of firms, including that of Susan Salehi, and Hathaway Perrett Webster Powers, have filed only two Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 cases so far this month (in the Northern Division, in Santa Barbara). They are joined by NPN Law and Law Offices at Stephanie White at two Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 filings (new cases) in the Northern Division.
5. Law Offices of Stephanie White – 2
6. NPN Law – 2
7. Hathaway Perrett Webster Powers – 2
8. Susan Salehi – 2
All other attorneys within the scope of this review (based in Ventura County and filing in the Northern Division this month) have filed one or no cases whatsoever. If a lawyer isn’t one of the names above, she has filed, at best, one case.
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We cannot guarantee the accuracy of PACER information, though we believe it is reliable. 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. Certain law firms have more than one attorney and this may factor into the number of cases filed by that firm. In addition, the volume of bankruptcy legal work performed by a law firm may include matters that do not result in a "filing." Such matters may include extensive litigation involvement, creditor representation, appellate work, or other financial distress representation.
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