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I have been practicing in Southern California for 30 years.  I have extensive experience in bankrutpcy, litigation (going to court, personal injury and representing clients involved in business transactions (forming business entities, negotiating contracts, leases, etc.)


I am a graduate of U.C.L.A. and Whittier College School of Law. As the senior associate I practiced with the law firms of Fisher & Kreiner and also with Cook and Linden in Los Angeles from 1979 - 1985.  In 1985 I started my own firm in Beverly Hills. At the Beverly Hills office my firm specialized in personal injury and business transactions. In 1989 I relocated the practice to the San Diego area where bankruptcy and personal injury have become my major emphasis.


I am a member in good standing with the State Bar of California (Bar no. 87072) I am a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorney's of San Diego, North County Bar Association.   I have won awards for my pro bono work with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers for assisting indigent people with bankruptcy. 


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 60%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%



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Contact info

Feinstein Harley A Attorney at Law

619 S. Vulcan Ave.
Suite 102
Encinitas, CA, 92024


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Community Service AwardSan Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw office of Harley A. Feinstein1985 - Present
AttorneyCook & Linden1982 - 1985
Senior Associate AttorneyFisher & Kreiner1978 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Encinitas Chamber of CommerceBoard Member2007 - 2008
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMemberN/A
North County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Encinitas FirstBankruptcy for Businesses2009
Encinitas FirstAsk Harley: Defamation in the Maggi Houilan case2007
Encinitas FirstLiability of hosts for serving liquor2007
Encinitas FirstTax Benefits of Coprorations and LLCs2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of California - Los AngelesLinguisticsOther - Bachelors1974