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John Clayton Colwell

John Clayton Colwell

Practice areas:

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

About Me

Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 67%
    30 years, 7 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 33%
    30 years, 3 thousand cases



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Carol Ann Colliersmith

    John Colwell is an excellent bankruptcy attorney. He provides his clients with wonderful representation. He is knowledgeable and hardworking. John is a real leader in the national bankruptcy community. It is a pleasure to work with him. I endorse this lawyer!


    Carol Colliersmith Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John Thomas Black

    I endorse this lawyer. I've known John for many years. He is an outstanding consumer bankruptcy lawyer with a national reputation. He is a director of the National Assn. of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, a 5000-member attorney group, and he speaks regularly on bankruptcy issues.


    John Black Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Debt Relief Legal Clinic

121 Broadway
Ste. 533
San Diego, CA, 92101-5022

Debt Relief Legal Clinic

4045 Bonita Road
Ste. 105
Bonita, CA, 91902-1335

Debt Relief Legal Clinic

122 Civic Center Drive
Ste. 204
Vista, CA, 92084





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
CA State Certified Bankruptcy SpecialistBoard of Legal Specialization for the CA State Bar2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyLaw Offices of John C. Colwell, a PLC dba Debt Relief Legal Clinic2000 - Present
Associate AttorneyDebt Relief Legal Clinic - Reed V. Langlois1994 - 2000
Associate AttorneyDebt Relief Legal Clinic - George Ritner1989 - 1993
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Michael H Dodge1985 - 1988


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember, Board of Directors1994 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ripon CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
21st Annual Winter Leadership ConferenceShould Congress Reform Bankruptcy Reform?2009
UnknownSan Diego County Bar Association Free Law Day2000
The debtor’s perspectiveCA Credit Union Collectors Council Convention2000
Nat. Assoc. Of Cons.Bankruptcy Attorneys Convention1999
Panel on BankruptcyContinuing Legal Education1997