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Nikhil J Chawla

Nikhil J Chawla

also known as Nik Chawla

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt

About Me

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

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



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • 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




Professional Misconduct

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
North County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2012 - Present
San Diego Bankruptcy ForumN/AN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Published Decision - Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the 9th CircuitSkelton v. Morris2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson SolLawJuris Doctorate2005
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