Accuracy

California Business and Professions Code section 6158 ensures that attorney communications are not false, misleading or deceptive.  The precise code section states:

"In advertising by electronic media, to comply with Sections 61571.1 and 6157.2, the message as a whole may not be false,
misleading, or deceptive, and the message as a whole must be factually substantiated. The message means the effect in combination of the spoken word, sound, background, action, symbols, visual image, or any other technique employed to create the message. Factually substantiated means capable of verification by a credible source."

Mansfield Cheney, PC is committed to this principal.  Because we believe it is important for the public to consider the total number of cases filed in the Northern Division of the Central District of California and we make reference to those numbers, we have reproduced the data for 2014 filings from PACER (the United States Public Access to Court Electronic Records).  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.

You can access PACER data to research these facts further.

2014 Count of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Cases Combined by Law Firm

2014 Data from PACER.  Northern Division of the Central District of California.  Law firms filing 25 or more cases listed.

Mansfield Cheney, PC was Higson Cheney Mansfield, PC in 2014.  The firm consisted of three lawyers in 2014.

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2015 Count of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Cases Combined by Attorney through May

2015 Data from PACER.  Northern Division of the Central District of California.  Top 25 attorneys listed.

Mansfield Cheney, PC consists of Andrew S. Mansfield and Ellen M. Cheney, the first and second attorneys in terms of Chapter 7 an Chapter 13 filings in our division.

2015 Northern Division Filing Data by Attorney