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Asaph O. Abrams

Asaph O. Abrams

also known as Asaph Abrams

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Estate Planning

About Me

Veteran California State Bar member, Asaph Abrams represents individuals, families and businesses in obtaining federal bankruptcy protection. He has parted ways with the large law firm sector to focus personally on clients in need. He offers sliding-scale rates to make bankruptcy an affordable solution for all San Diegans.


Asaph has filed over 650 successful chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcies in San Diego, California and has a superior success rate in confirmation of chapter 13 bankruptcy plans.

Asaph serves on the attorney referral panel of the San Diego County Bar Association and has been co-chaired its Bankruptcy Law Section.  He volunteers and is active in the legal community through the County Bar and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. His volunteer work includes the County Bar's Ask-A-Lawyer Program and he has enjoyed the privilege of moot court judgeship for his alma mater, the University of San Diego. He is a frequent contributor to legal advice sites and engages in public speaking on the topic of bankruptcy, including state-bar approved legal education lectures. His social media presence often presents the lighter side in these stressful times and he prides his office on its distinguished responsiveness and client satisfaction.


In the "blog world," Asaph contributes articles of interest to the lay reader designed to inform both the current and prospective bankruptcy petitioner.  He susbscribes to the opinion that an attorney is charged not only with preparing a successful case, but with keeping the client fully informed throughout.  In addition to highlighting and analyzing legal trends (beyond shallow, bland summary), he writes off-topic on a variety of issues, because, hey: attorneys are people too.


Clients attest to superior service by the entire staff at the Law Office of Asaph Abrams (it's been a challenge getting through all the holiday gift baskets).  We believe bankruptcy is a sound financial decision designed to improve an individual's or family's welfare.  Yet, it's a legal process that carries some inherent element of stress.  Therefore, we take it upon ourselves to make it pain-free, swift and successful. 


Personal Life:

Down-to-earth and respected attorney, Asaph Abrams is a California native, 20 years in San Diego. He and his beautiful wife, Robin have three boys, ages 14, 6 and 2 and are strong supporters of public and charter schools in their community. Robin is a professional birth and family photographer, has a doctorate in the sciences and has published numerous papers on breast cancer research.


Asaph's home responsibilities include barbecuing, feline maintenance and editing home videos. He has coached youth soccer and high school basketball.


Languages Spoken: Hebrew, Spanish

Photos and Videos

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 99%
  2. Estate Planning: 1%



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

29 total 

  • Brent R. Hardy

    I endorse Asaph without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator.


    Brent Hardy Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Douglas MacMillan Borthwick

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Douglas Borthwick Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

9340 Carmel Mountain Rd, Suite E
San Diego, CA, 92129-2161




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Merit ScholarshipUniversity of San Diego School of Law1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyAsaph Abrams Attorney at Law2002 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2002 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationCo-chair Bankruptcy Law SectionN/A
Elder Law and AdvocacyMCLE instructorN/A
University of San Diego School of LawAlumnusN/A
San Diego County BarBankruptcy Attorney Referral PanelN/A
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaMemberN/A
United States District Court Southern District of CAMemberN/A
University of San Diego School of Law Moot CourtHonorary JudgeN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember, Bankruptcy Law SectionN/A
USD Jewish Law Students Assoc.Volunteer AttorneyN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
casbke AP 10-90070-LTCreditor's lawsuit dismissed (it's nice when the little guy wins).
650+ chapter 7 and 13 cases with successful discharge and confirmationSuccessful Discharge of Debt and Plan Confirmations

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Publication NameTitleDate
Asaph Abrams' San Diego Bankruptcy Attorney Blog152+ published bankruptcy articlesN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of San Diego SOLLawJuris Doctorate2002
Univ of California San DiegoSociologyBachelor of Arts1998
University of Sydney, AustraliaN/AN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
State Bar Certified Legal EducationThe New Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms for the Southern District2015
Bankruptcy Topics of Interest in Elder LawInstructor: Elder Law Advocacy2013
Wednesday, February 2, 2011Debt and Bankruptcy @Rancho Penasquitos Library: call (858) 538-81592011