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WOW, I think it is absolutely unfair that AVVO would rate me a 1 on a scale of 1 to 5.  They simply see the last date in my State Bar Profile and assume all is bad.  But maybe some of you will take a moment to hear. . . . as the late Paul Harvey use to say.... the rest of the story.......


Every client that hires me as their attorney knows my story.  In 2002 I was diagnosis with fybroids and endometriosis.  I was hospitalized several times and almost bled to death.  I couldn't keep up with my law practice.  I was devastated to learn that I could no longer have children.  It sunk me into a deep depression.  I hired people to take care of the office, and tried to help those clients find new attorneys.  One of the persons in my office did some bad things that I was too sick to supervise.  I trusted this person and I ended up taking responsibility for the things they did wrong.  Because I wasn't the one actually doing the bad acts, the State Bar offered me assistance through the Lawyers Assistance Program.  I recieved medical attention for my problems that went unaddressed even as a member of Kaiser Hospital.  The Agreement was that I would be suspended for 90 days if I completed their five year program.  I completed their five year program in 2007.  It was then I received the suspension.  So even though it was 9 years ago that my health failed me, it is still reported as though it happened in 2007.  So I ask you that review me here on AVVO, consider what my clients say about me.  I have about the worst rating that AVVO can give.  But that doesn't accurately reflect who I am as an attorney. 

As a bankruptcy attorney I think people should know that in 2002, I nearly lost everything I had.  I was physically, professionally, emotionally and spiritually bankrupty.  But it was through this long journey I recovered in every way possible.  Bankruptcy is about starting over and learning how to do it right.  I want to help by sharing my story with those of you who are suffering right now, and hopefully inspire you and give you the tools and skills to salvage what is left of your finances and help you rebuild for a much brighter and stronger future.  To that end, give me a call and decide for yourself.  I don't have any clients today that would rate me a 1 on a scale of 1 to 5.  I don't think you will either.

I wish you all good luck on your life's journey and many blessings upon you each wherever life takes you!


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 40%
    8 years, 60 cases
  2. Foreclosure: 20%
    17 years
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    17 years
  4. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 15%
    17 years, 28 cases
  5. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 5%
    5 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • Holly Olivia Roark

    I highly endorse this lawyer! I have known Renay for several years and I consider her a great friend, mentor, and colleague. She is highly knowledgeable about real estate matters, bankruptcy and a whole host of other legal areas. She is passionate and she always advocates zealously for her clients. Everyone in the community knows Renay. She is well-liked and respected among bankruptcy attorneys.


    Holly Roark Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Frank Wei-Hong Chen

    Renay Grace Rodriguez demonstrates extensive knowledge and experience in a wide variety of legal matters, particularly with respect to real estate and bankruptcy issues. Her responses on Avvo are remarkably thoughtful, articulate and straightforward. I have tremendous respect for her sound legal knowledge and ability to communicate that knowledge. She is a true asset to our legal community. It is my pleasure to endorse her. (Don't let her Avvo rating discourage you from hiring her!)


    Frank Chen Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

21000 Devonshire St Ste 111
Chatsworth, CA, 91311



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline with actual suspension
    issued in CA, 2007


    This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

    Renay’s comment: “NOTE: I became medically ill with female issues which nearly caused my death. As a result in 2001 I was forced to abandon my law practice. I was given mitigating circumstances for which I graduated from the Lawyers Assistance Program and suspension was deferred until 2007. So even though I got sick in 2001 and things fell apart, I didn't actually get suspended until six years later.”

  2. Public reproval with/duties
    issued in CA, 2002


    This sanction means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar placed conditions on the lawyer's activities to try to prevent a recurrence of the wrongful act.

    Renay’s comment: “This was all part of the same illness that resulted in the 2007 Suspension. Note that I resolved this issue with the Bar myself not realizing that more issues would come up later for all the same reasons.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalThe Law Offices of R. Grace Rodriguez2008 - Present
Associate AttorneyThe Law Offices of David Glaubiger2004 - 2008
PartnerRoldan & Rodriguez1998 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Debtor's Assistance Project of the Central District Bankruptcy CourtCommittee Member2012 - Present
Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney's AssociationMember2008 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2008 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2008 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State Univ COLLawlaw1998
Pitzer College (Claremont)Political Studies and Women's Studies Double MajorN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly MCLEChapter 13 Bankruptcy Getting it Off the Ground2012