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Cathleen Cooper Moran

Cathleen Cooper Moran

also known as Cathy Moran

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Business

About Me

I represent individuals and small businesses with debt problems.  I've practiced in the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly 35 years.


Educating the next generation of bankruptcy lawyers is my side gig.


When I'm not thinking or writing about bankruptcy issues, I enjoy cooking, nature, and growing stuff to eat in my kitchen garden.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 95%
    37 years
  2. Business: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Catherine Eranthe

    I endorse this lawyer. She cares about the work she does and has a fantastic wealth of knowledge. She is generous with sharing her information to other lawyers and I would definitely seek her assistance if I were in the south bay.


    Catherine Eranthe Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrew Louis Kern

    I endorse this lawyer. Cathy is one of the most knowledgeable bankruptcy attorneys in Northern California. She is a strong advocate for her clients.


    Andrew Kern Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Moran Law Group

1674 North Shoreline Blvd Suite 140

Mountain View, CA, 94043-1375




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
!00 Best BlawgsAmerican Bar Association2013
Northern California Bankruptcy Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Northern California Bankruptcy Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Northern California Bankruptcy Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Northern California Bankruptcy Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2010
Northern California Bankruptcy Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Northern California Bankruptcy Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Member of the MonthNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Inc.2008
Northern California Bankruptcy SuperLawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Certified Specialist BankruptcyBoard of Legal Specialization2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Director of EducationLaw-full2011 - Present
EditorConsumer Ledger2010 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Sunahara v. Burcharddecision in favor of debtor

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Publication NameTitleDate
Learn to Practice Bankruptcy LawBankruptcy Mastery2010
Guide to Consumer & Small Business BankruptcyBankruptcy in Brief2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Stanford UniversityPolitical ScienceA.B.1970

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Judge Joe Lee Bankruptcy InstituteMeans Test: Does It Matter?2013
Fall WorkshopAdvanced Topics in Means Testing2012
Bankruptcy Practice SkillsCommunity Property Issue in Bankruptcy2012
Mastering the Means TestMeans Test Gamechangers2011
Fall WorkshopsBankruptcy Means Test2011
What Every Attorney Representing Homeowners With Mortgage Issues Should KnowMortgage & Foreclosure Issues2010
Standing of Mortgage LendersMortgage Issues in Bankruptcy2010
Bankruptcy Basics: Claims & Contested MattersClaims Objections & Contested Matters2010
Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy ForumBankruptcy Means Test2009
Fall WorkshopGetting Paid in Chapter 11's2009
Avoiding Liens in Chapter 13Lien Avoidance2009
ABI Midwestern Bankruptcy InstituteSmall Business Bankruptcy2009