also known as D. Justin Harelik, Westgate Law
Justin Harelik has a singular goal: to get people out of financial distress and move them to financial stability and prosperity. He does this by combining 15 years of in-depth experience in bankruptcy, credit management, debt negotiation and student loan modifications, and he does it with both English and Spanish-speaking clients.
Mr. Harelik shares his insights into bankruptcy and financial recovery through a weekly article he publishes with Bankrate.com, as the Bankruptcy Adviser, which has been picked up and run hundreds of times on Yahoo.com, MSN.com, AOL.com, Foxbusiness.com, Fidelity.com and numerous of other sites. He has been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and interviewed by Spanish television powerhouse, TeleMundo. Hundreds of law firms throughout the country have linked Mr. Harelik’s columns to their sites and used his information to help their clients.
Mr. Harelik received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and his B.A. in English and history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently he is a member of both the State Bar of California and Texas and is admitted to practice in the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern District of California.
Mr. Harelik has spent a year studying in South America, and speaks fluent Spanish. He is also a volunteer Big Brother for the Los Angeles Division of Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
The most important moments for Mr. Harelik are helping people turnaround financial disaster into financial success and spending time with his family as the resident “tickle monster” to his two young daughters.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Cash, Check, Credit card
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Justin zealously represented his client but always in a professional manner allowing us to reach a resolution that all parties could live with. Justin's knowledge of the law and the issues was very good. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a good consumer bankruptcy attorney.
Francis Ruggier Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
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|Managing Partner||Westgate Law||2013 - Present|
|Bankruptcy Advisor - Weekly Column||Bankrate.com||2005 - Present|
|Attorney||Price Law Group. Los Angeles, California||2008 - 2013|
|Attorney||Westgate Law||2006 - 2008|
|Attorney||Price Law Group. Los Angeles, California||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association||Chair||2008 - 2009|
|State Bar of California||Member||2005 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Admitted||2005 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of California||Admitted||2005 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of California||Admitted||2005 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of California||Admitted||2005 - Present|
|Yahoo Finance||Get $15K loan or lose home in bankruptcy?||2014|
|Yahoo Finance||Can I get credit when I'm unemployed?||2014|
|Fox Business||Sue My Deadbeat Ex for Old, Unpaid Debt?||2014|
|Fox Business||Get Credit when Unemployed||2014|
|Fox Business||Can't Pay Off Home Equity Loan -- File Bankruptcy?||2014|
|Fox Business||File Bankruptcy to Stall Foreclosure?||2014|
|Fox Business||Can Chapter 13 Help Me Get Rid of Second Mortgage?||2014|
|ABC News||Foreclosure on Property After Bankruptcy?||2013|
|Fox Business||Ex Filed Bankruptcy -- is Mortgage All on Me?||2013|
|Seattle Times||Falling behind on a credit card||2013|
|Fox Business||Why is Filing for Bankruptcy Taking Forever?!||2012|
|Fox Business||Can a Past Bankruptcy Harm My Job Chances?||2012|
|Fox Business||Will Loan Modification Reaffirm Mortgage?||2012|
|Fox Business||File Bankruptcy to Get Rid of Car Loan?||2012|
|Fox Business||What Can Creditors Take in a Bankruptcy?||2012|
|Fox Business||Multiple Forms of Debt Could Mean Bankruptcy||2011|
|Fox Business||Risks of Including Car Loan in Bankruptcy||2011|
|Bankrate.com||How to keep the house post-bankruptcy||2009|
|Bankrate.com||Protecting items post-bankruptcy||2009|
|Bankrate.com||Most debt goes away in bankruptcy||2009|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Short Sale symposium||Life After Bankruptcy||2012|
|Career Services Workshop||How to find a job after law school||2005|