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Cathleen Cooper Moran

Cathleen Cooper Moran

also known as Cathy Moran

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Business

Cathleen Moran

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 

  • Gary Ray Fraley

    Cathy Moran is without a doubt the best bankruptcy attorney in Northern California. She is highly respected by all bankruptcy attorneys that know her. More than that, she is always willing to provide advice to both new and experienced bankruptcy attorneys. She regularly does so presenting seminars on bankruptcy practice and the law for "newbees". She is a regular speaker at seminars. She just spoke at the Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum to hundreds of attorneys and in my opinion was one of the best sessions at the 2 day seminar. If a person is looking for an exceptional bankruptcy attorney in the Mountain View and San Francisco Peninsula of South Bay area, they would be very fortunate to have her to represesnt them in the field of bankruptcy. Thank you Cathy for your example of what all bankruptcy attorneys should be and how they should share their knowledge with others in the profession.


    Gary Fraley Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stanley Duane Lockhart

    Cathy is at the top of her field. She instructs other BK attorneys. A member and leader of the Northern California chapter of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. One of the most experienced and knowledgeable Bk attorneys in the entire country. We appreciate her contributions, you would be well served to call Cathy.


    Stanley Lockhart 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