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About Me

I have practiced exclusively in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency, and consumer protection for my entire career.  I formerly worked for the largest consumer bankruptcy law firm in San Diego and I have personally handled hundreds of bankruptcy cases.  From the simplest cases to complex business cases, I have handled it all.  Bankruptcy, though, is not the solution for every problem.  I also have a passion for consumer protection, real estate law and foreclosure defense.  If you have a problem that relates to debt, your home or your credit, then I have a solution.  


FEES: I understand the need for affordable quality legal representation.  Compared to my competitors, our fees are very affordable.  I also offer payment plans – you can retain my firm for as little as $100.00 down and we can get started on your case.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 100%
    6 years, 1 thousand cases



Contingent (25-33%), Fixed (Always), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

25 total 

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Bodie. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Brice Newell

    I endorse Brett. He is a highly skilled attorney who is well respected in the legal community.


    James Newell Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Bankruptcy Law Center, APC

16133 Ventura Blvd
Ste 700
Encino, CA, 91436



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2013 Clients Choice Award - Chapter 7 BankruptcyAvvo2013
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Supervising AttorneyBankruptcy Law Center, APC2009 - Present
AttorneyBodie Law Firm2013 - 2013
AttorneyBankruptcy Law Center, APC2009 - 2013
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
CA Bureau of Real EstateReal Estate Broker Lic #019207102014 - Present
San Diego Bankruptcy ForumMember2011 - 2012
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted2011 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaAdmitted2009 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysAttorney MemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Sherman Oaks Bankroblog9 Questions To Ask When Hiring A Bankruptcy Attorney2013
The BankroblogA Short History of Bankruptcy2013
Encino Bankruptcy InformationThe Bodie Law Firm, Encino CA Location2013
The BankroblogWhat To Expect at the 341(a) Meeting2013
The BankroblogChapter 7 Basics2013
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ Of San Diego School of LawN/AJ.D.2009
Univ Of California Santa BarbaraN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2004