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We handle bankruptcies (primarily debtors in Chapter 7, 11, 13 and even 20's) for consumers and small businesses. We have also helped many clients with estate planning and asset protection. Our focus is to help people better their lives by educating and advising them of their options.

My primary areas of practice have to do with people and their properties. I enjoy helping people preserve their assets, transfer them to their loved ones, or simply get a fresh, new start. Helping a client establish a business to protect and develop their assets, or set up a living trust for a client who didn't realize how crucial it is makes my day!

I am very personable, understanding and trustworthy. I work hard for my clients in an effort to exceed their expectations. I am a solution-oriented attorney who believes that good communication goes a long way.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 40%
    26 years
  2. Chapter 13: 30%
    26 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    26 years
  4. Chapter 11: 10%
    26 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Douglass S Lodmell

    I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Arizmendi. I have worked with Ruben as co-counsel and am delighted with the care and expertise he provides to clients. Ruben is a trusted and experienced attorney in the San Diego area. Whether you are in need of a simple update to your existing planning, or have complex estate and business planning needs, Ruben Arizmendi will provide you with excellent advice, service and support.


    Douglass Lodmell Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Juan E. Milanes

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Juan Milanes Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Various awards and recognitions for community and pro-bono workLa Raza Lawyers, Housing Opportunities CollaborativeN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ProfessorThomas Jefferson School of Law, Southwestern College2000 - Present
N/AArizmendi Law Firm1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
La Raza Lawyers Association of CaliforniaPresident2003 - 2003
La Raza Lawyers Association of CaliforniaPresident1998 - 1998
San Diego La Raza Lawyers AssociationPresident1995 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bankruptcy CaseOpposed two motions that were withdrawn
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
San Diego State UniversityN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Home Clinic SeminarBankruptcy and Foreclosure Options2010