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Carl Richard Gustafson

Carl Richard Gustafson

also known as Carl Gustafson, Carl R. Gustafson

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

About Me

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 34%
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 33%
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 33%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Andrew Scott Gustafson

    In my opinion, Carl is one of the best bankruptcy attorneys in the nation. I often turn to him for counsel in regards to complex bankruptcy matters. His experience is well beyond his years.


    Andrew Gustafson Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Family member

  • Andrew T Curtis

    Carl has worked with me on a number of cases. His expertise with bankruptcy and other consumer rights has been an enormous benefit to me, and my clients. He has honed in on an area of the law and made it his passion to help those in need.


    Andrew Curtis Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Lincoln Law - Concord

1525 Contra Costa Blvd
Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523

Lincoln Law - Hayward

24301 Southland Drive
Suite 214B
Hayward, CA, 94545

We Also Service
Oakland, CA




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Legal Specialization Board Certified - BankruptcyState Bar of California2013
Top 100 Bankruptcy FirmsDebt Education and Certification Foundation2012
HonorsUC Berkeley School of Law2007
Magna Cum LaudeUCLA2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLincoln Law2007 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Alameda County Bar Association, Bankruptcy SectionVice Chair2012 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2011 - Present
American Consumer Bankruptcy CollegeMember2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2007 - Present
UC Berkeley Ecological Law QuarterlyAssociate Editor2006 - 2007

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Heritage Pacific Financial v. Montano$70,000 Judgment for the Debtor-Defendant
Herrera et al v. EMC Mortgage Corporation et al$20,000 Settlement to Debtors
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company v. Gonzalez et alJudgment for Debtor and $41,745 Settlement to pay Debtor's Attorney Fees

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Publication NameTitleDate
East Bay ExpressThe New Face of Bankruptcy2011
Las Vegas Review JournalConsidering bankruptcy? The truth behind some common myths2011
King's Press - Consulting EditorHandling & Avoiding Liens in consumer bankruptcy2011

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Practice InstituteN/AParticipant2013
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of California - Los AngelesHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Practising Law InstituteBankruptcy Basics for Low-income Clients2014
Friday Attorney TeleconferenceDefending Complaints For Fraud The Montano Case etc.2014
Alameda County Bar AssociationConsumer Bankruptcy Fees: Expand Your Practice2014
Practising Law InstituteBankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients2013
ACBC Semi-annual Conference, New Orleans, LAStatistics and Bankruptcy: Being a Details Devil Pays Dividends2013
Practising Law InstituteChapter 13 Bankruptcy: Its Value and How it Benefits Low-Income Debtors2011