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Michael Salanick

About me

Michael Salanick is fueld by a true, genuine passion for helping people and empowering clients.  The law firm was founded according to the ideal of serving the public and with the goal of making a difference in the lives of clients.  To date, the Law Office of Michael Salanick has allowed Michael to fully step into this role - a compassionate and competent attorney, a tireless advocate - assisting people of all walks of life, regardless of race, religion, creed, gender, age, orientation or economic status.


The Law Firm:  The Law Office of Michael Salanick is a bankruptcy-boutique law firm with 100% of its effots focused on federal bankruptcy law.  The firm represents clients throughout Southern California, utilizing mulitple sattelite office locations to ease scheduling limitations and time constraints for the convenience of our clients.

  • Los Angeles

  • Oragne County

  • San Diego

  • Riverside

  • San Bernardino

  • Inland Empire

  • San Fernando Valley

  • San Gabriel Valley 

  • Ventura

  • Santa Barbara 


The Lawyer:  Attorney Michael Salanick believes in providing high-quality and affordable legal services. Michael relies on more than 12+ years of experience as an attorney, he frequently participates in on-going legal training & seminars, keeping in form with seasoned legal analysis, and honing a keen sensitivity for identifying and activating solutions to fit the real-life situations and unique legal needs for each client.


The Clients:  During an in-person or telephone consultation, one can expect to learn about bankruptcy options and alternatives that may be available; an honest assessment of your particular situation and the likelihood of success if filing bankruptcy; direct answers regarding filing fees, attorney fees and any associated expenses anticipated; proper and thorough attention to each client's questions and any outstanding concerns; and clients and non-clients alike are never rushed and are always treated with respect.


Working with hundreds of individuals, familes and small business owners during his career, Michael has witnessed first-hand the technical and emotional difficulties of being involved with the legal system.  Michael believes in diligently serving his clients, focusing on their legal needs and faciliting the healing process through the law.


At the Law Office of Michael Salanick quality of work and personal attention to the needs of clients is second to none. 

You can learn more about bankruptcy law and Michael's unmatched committment to clients by visiting the law firm website:


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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 50%
    13 years
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 25%
    13 years
  3. Foreclosure: 15%
    13 years
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%
    13 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Frank Wei-Hong Chen

    Michael Salanick demonstrates extensive knowledge and experience in all facets of bankruptcy law. His responses on Avvo are remarkably accurate and straightforward. He is a true asset to our legal community. It is my pleasure to endorse him.


    Frank Chen Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Diana Lopez

    Michael is my trusted referral for any of my clients seeking a Bankruptcy attorney. He is knowledgeable, responsive and a great lawyer. I know my clients will receive good service and will be taken care of.


    Diana Lopez Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Los Angeles County (Culver City) - Law Office of Michael Salanick

400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA, 90230

Palm Springs - Law Office of Michael Salanick

Palm Springs (new location - coming soon)
Palm Springs, CA, 92262

Riverside County (Temecula) - Law Office of Michael Salanick

North Jefferson Business Park
41593 Winchester Road
Temecula, CA, 92590

San Diego County (Mission Valley) - Law Office of Michael Salanick

8880 Rio San Diego Drive Rio Vista Tower
8th Floor
San Diego, CA, 92108

Orange County (Irvine) - Law Office of Michael Salanick

2102 Business Center Drive
Irvine, CA, 92612

San Bernardino County (Rancho Cucamonga) - Law Office of Michael Salanick

9431 Haven Avenue
Suite 100
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730

Indian Wells - Law Office of Michael Salanick

Indian Wells (new location - coming soon)
Indian Wells, CA, 92210

Palm Desert - Law Office of Michael Salanick

Palm Desert (new location - coming soon)
Palm Desert, CA, 92211

Los Angeles (Downtown LA) - Law Office of Michael Salanick

355 South Grand Avenue
Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA, 90071



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneyOC Register Metro2013
Volunteer Attorney RecognitionCommunity Lawyers Inc.2011
Volunteer Attorney RecognitionCommunity Lawyers Inc.2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Office of Michael Salanick2006 - Present
Associate AttorneyLaw Firm2002 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Community Lawyers IncBoard of Directors2011 - 2012
Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys AssociationMember2006 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney2002 - Present
Community Lawyers, Inc.Volunteer AttorneyN/A
Public Law CenterVolunteer AttorneyN/A
Alliance for Children's RightsVolunteer AttorneyN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Stopped Foreclosure Sale & Saved Home - Chapter 13 Plan Confirmed (Chapter 13)Chapter 13 Plan confirmed. Saved Client's home from foreclosure.
Adversary Case - represented corporation-creditor and won judgment (Adversary Proceeding - 11 U.S.C. 727 Fraud)We represented corporation and filed adversary proceeding/lawsuit for fraud against debtor. Discharge Denied: 727 Fraud
Discharge over $300,000 and Avoided Judgment Lien of $95,000 (Chapter 7)Discharge granted; Order Avoiding Jugment Creditor Lien
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Publication nameTitleDate
Thomson ReutersChapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Strategies, Inside the Minds (2013 ed.)2013
MHDC PublicationsSaving Your Home & Chapter 13 Bankruptcy2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of MichiganPublic PolicyMaster of Public Policy2001
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Michigan State UniversityN/AN/A1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Home Rescue FairForeclosure Options & Alternatives: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy2014
MHDC Loan Modification Alternatives & Options ClassChapter 13 Bankruptcy2013
Town Hall Meeting - Homeowner Bill of Rights (Norwalk CA)Relief for California Homeowner's Facing Foreclosure: Homeowner Bill of Rights legislation - Panel Member2012
Home Rescue FairForeclosure Preventition and Alternatives through Bankruptcy2012
Montebello Housing Development Corporation Home Rescue Fair (Montebello CA)Chapter 13 vs. Loan Modification: a strategic long-term solution2011
Community Lawyers, Inc. Workshop Series (Compton CA)A Fresh Start: Consumer Bankruptcy Protection for the Individual and Small Business2009