I am Paul Staley bankruptcy lawyer.
As San Diegans go, I’m almost a native: here with my family for twenty-five years now. I have raised my family here and owned homes here. I worked my way through law school here in San Diego.
I’ve experienced the radical ups and downs in this local economy and its real estate market. I became a bankruptcy lawyer to help the honest, hardworking people who have fallen on hard times and I really do love my job.
I’ve been practicing bankruptcy law in San Diego since 1994, long enough to see a lot of things change. One thing stays the same, though: when people find themselves in financial trouble, they look for an expert they can trust to help them. When you come to me for help, you have a right to expect I won’t try to push bankruptcy just because it’s conveniently what I do, and do very well. You can expect to talk about other bankruptcy options
In case you’re wondering how you can know whether I know what I’m talking about, check out this information:
I have helped train other lawyers to spot the issues on bankruptcy. I am as much an educator as a lawyer. For example, I just taught at the San Diego County Bar Association’s invitation to present to other lawyers a seminar about bankruptcy and family law.
I was admitted to the California Bar and to the Federal Bar (Southern District of California) in 1993, Central District (Los Angeles and surrounding counties) in 2010. (Yes, I avoided L.A. traffic for as long as I could!). I am a card-carrying member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. I am also a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and of its Bankruptcy section. My bankruptcy law firm has handled about two thousand bankruptcy cases and has managed to steer our clients clear of even a single involuntary dismissal or conversion.
When he’s not busy fighting the good fight, Paul might be (a) at the movies, even though he is known to cry at them (in his next life he’d like to be a movie critic) (b) playing his piano (ask him about music anytime) or (c) showing off the family dog, King, “the most handsome Husky at the local Siberian Husky Meet-up”, he brags