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Nicholas Watts Gebelt

Nicholas Watts Gebelt

Practice areas:

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

About Me

As a Board Certified Bankruptcy Specialist and a Commissioner on the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization, I understand the subtleties of bankruptcy law and can help you avoid unnecessarily losing your assets. Whether you are struggling with personal debt or own a business that is experiencing financial troubles, you can rely on my skill and expertise to guide you through your Chapter 7, 11, or 13 bankruptcy. I am extremely detail-oriented and thorough. I emphasize pre-petition planning as a way of avoiding post-petition problems. I stand up for your rights against debt collectors and hold creditors accountable for their actions when they violate the law. Most importantly, I care about my clients as human beings, and tailor my services to their needs: I do not use a cookie cutter approach to my practice.


I am a former math professor and can clearly explain complex ideas to people without a technical background. I have developed a great deal of patience, and am willing to take the time necessary to ensure my clients understand the relevant bankruptcy law and what I am doing for them.


I lecture periodically on bankruptcy. Recent topics have included Chapter 13 bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation, bankruptcy and family law, and bankruptcy related issues in real estate.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 45%
    11 years
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 35%
    11 years
  3. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 20%
    11 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Elizabeth Jablecki Johnson

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Elizabeth Johnson Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christine Ann Kingston

    Attorney Gebelt is one of those rare individuals who is working hard in his own practice and takes the time to help colleagues. As a bankruptcy specialist, he has the knowledge and skills to represent his clients well, whatever the issues may be.


    Christine Kingston Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Nicholas Gebelt Law Offices

15150 Hornell St
Whittier, CA, 90604




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
attorney / ownerLaw Offices of Nicholas Gebelt2004 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Whittier Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Federal Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/AN/A
Inland Empire Bankruptcy ForumN/AN/A
Orange County Bankruptcy ForumN/AN/A
Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys AssociationN/AN/A
Southern California Bankruptcy Inns of CourtN/AN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Best Practices for Filing Chapter 13 (Inside the Minds)Recent Trends in Chapter 13 and their Impact on Lawyers and Clients2012
National Business InstituteNegotiating Real Estate Loan Terms and Workout Options: Bankruptcy Implications2010
National Business InstituteAutomatic Stay Litigation In A Nutshell2009
National Business InstituteThe Basics of Chapter 132009
Mathematische Zeitschrift 20-, 1-9The Bergman Kernal On Certain Weakly Pseudoconvex Domains1995


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of Virginia SOLLawlaw2001
University of California, Los AngelesMathematicsPh.D.1992
Univ of WashingtonMathematicsundergraduate1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Linda WorkshopChapter 13 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Line Workshop2011