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Thomas Barr Gorrill

Thomas Barr Gorrill

Practice areas:

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 75%
    31 years
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 15%
    31 years
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%
    31 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • David John Rausa

    I endorse this lawyer. outstanding attorney and such a pleasure to work with.


    David Rausa Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ivan Trahan

    I have known Tom since the 80's and I have always known him to be a top notch lawyer in his field. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Tom to anyone who needs counsel for a bankruptcy matter. Everyone I have referred to Tom has given me positive feedback.


    Ivan Trahan Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Thomas B. Gorrill

401 West A Street
Suite 1770
San Diego, CA, 92101




Professional Misconduct

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

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Thomas B. Gorrill1989 - Present
AssociateFitzmaurice & Buchbinder1986 - 1989
OwnerSole practitioner1982 - 1986


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2002 - Present
California Bankruptcy ForumMember1994 - Present
San Diego Bankruptcy ForumMember1994 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1990 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In re: Sandoval, 186 B.R. 490 (9th Cir BAP 1995)Appellant lost his appeal to the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and we had to obtain a contempt of court citation based on attorney's refusal to return fees.
In re: Beaty, 306 F.3d 914 (9th Cir. 2002)Effectively overruled In re: Beaty 268 BR 839

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Florida International UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1975

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Lorman Education ServicesBankruptcy in California2011