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Nikhil J Chawla

Nikhil J Chawla

also known as Nik Chawla

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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 85%
    7 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 10%
    7 years
  3. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 5%
    7 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Gary Lee Stanley Jr

    I am very impressed with Nikhil Chawla and his credentials. I endorse this attorney.


    Gary Stanley
    Relationship: Other

  • Bryan Edward Mortlock

    I have known Nik for several years now. He is very knowledgeable in the field of bankruptcy. I have known several other lawyers who have sought out his advice on bankruptcy matters. In addition to being knowledgeable, he truly cares for his clients. Other bigger law firms have left their clients high and dry and Nik has picked up the pieces. If I have a client ask me for a referral to a bankruptcy attorney, I would not hesitate to recommend Nikhil Chawla.


    Bryan Mortlock Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

New Chapter Law Group

5927 Balfour Court
Suite 115
Carlsbad, CA, 92008


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Witkin Award for Academic Excellence-Legal Writing IIWitkin Legal Institute2004
CALI Excellence for the Future Award-LWIICALI2004
Jefferson Medal in Recognition of Academic ExcellenceThomas Jefferson School of Law2004
Witkin Award for Academic Excellence-Legal Writing IWitkin Legal Institute2002
CALI Excellence for the Future Award-LWICALI2002
Jefferson Medal in Recognition of Academic ExcellenceThomas Jefferson School of Law2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and Co-FounderNew Chapter Law Group2011 - Present
Bankruptcy Associate AttorneyDLF Carlsbad2009 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego Bankruptcy ForumN/A2012 - Present
North County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2012 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Published Decision - Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the 9th CircuitSkelton v. Morris2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of California - San DiegoBiochemistry & Cell BiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LawReviewCle’s Bankruptcy 7&13: Completing Petition and PlanBankruptcy 7 & 13: Workshop2011