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Lazaro Eloy Fernandez

also known as Lazaro Fernandez, Lazaro E. Fernandez

About me

After law school and passing the Bar exam, I clerked for a bankruptcy judge. I have practiced exclusively in bankruptcy law for almost 27 years. The range of services runs from filing a proof of claim to Ch. 7 cases to Ch. 11 cases to Ch. 13 cases as well as trial work (actual trial of cases), generally regarding dischargeability issues.


I run a law office; I do not run a mill.  You meet with me personally for the initial consultation. You will hear from me as we prepare your case.  You will meet with me personally to review and sign your bankruptcy paperwork, and I will attend the creditor meeting with you.


The filing of a case requires detailed preparation, review and execution. This is why I do  not accept "emergency" cases. You can also check my reviews on and We actively manage cases from start to finish to ensure maximum benefits for our clients. You deserve no less, but I expect you to put effort and work into your case.


I am fluent in Spanish as are 2 of my staff members.  Yo y dos de mis empleados hablamos Espanol fluentemente.  We can do the entire bankruptcy process in Spanish when the need arises.  Podemos hacer el proceso entero de la bancarota en Espanol si es necesario.  I enjoy travel as a hobby.




Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 100%
    26 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Robin Mashal

    Lazaro Fernandez is a seasoned bankruptcy lawyer. I endorse this lawyer's work.


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  • Jan Ellen Copley

    I endorse this lawyer. Lazaro is a smart, practical attorney who does a great job representing his clients.


    Jan Copley Estate Planning Attorney
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Contact info

3600 Lime St #614
Riverside, CA, 92501

Law Office of Lazaro E. Fernandez, Inc.

3600 Lime St Ste 614
Riverside, CA, 925012971



FLMember in Good Standing199209/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Lazaro E. Fernandez, Inc.2002 - Present
AttorneyDesJardins, Fernandez, LLP1998 - 2001
AttorneyGonzalez & Fernandez, LLP1996 - 1997
AttorneyHanover & Schnitzer1993 - 1996
AttorneyCameron & Dreyfus1991 - 1992
AttorneyCooper, Nakagawa & Briseno1989 - 1991
Law clerkU.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District Of California1988 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Riverside County Bar AssociationLawyer Referral Service Committee member2012 - Present
College Legal ClinicBoard Member2007 - Present
Inland Empire Bankruptcy ForumBoard Member1999 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Guzman v. Arriaza/ 2:10-ap-02932-ECJudgment for Guzman-plaintiff
Elwell v. Elwell/ 6:03-ap-01316-MGJudgment for R. Elwell-plaintiff
Macias v. Gibson/6:10-ap-0116-MJDismissal of case against Gibson-defendant
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California State University, FullertonN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
University of California at Davis School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Defending Sec. 523 and 727 ActionsDefending Sec. 523 and 727 Actions2007