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Balam Osberto Letona

Balam Osberto Letona

Practice areas:

Debt Collection, Identity Theft, Credit Repair, Bankruptcy & Debt

About Me

My parents are hardworking Guatemalan immigrants. They raised me and my four siblings in Union City, CA and for a time in Gilroy, CA.

My parents taught me the value of hard work, respect for others and to love family. I grew up with a lot of cousins, aunts, and uncles. Some of those folks are blood-related and others aren’t, but my parents never saw any difference and neither do I. When you visit my office or become a client I hope to treat you with the same warmth and caring that I learned from my family.

There are many reasons I chose to become an attorney, but what I’ve learned over time is that it’s my love of people and their own story that sustains me. I will take the time to listen to you, learn your story and let you know if I can help.

 I started my own law office with the purpose of helping normal people solve problems that may seem hopeless. Contact me. I hope I can take the weight off your shoulders.

The first consultation is free. Most of the cases I take I don’t charge any attorney fees up front, but if the case settles or we win at trial then you agree to pay me.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Credit Repair: 30%
  2. Identity Theft: 30%
  3. Debt Collection: 30%
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Kurt Duane Elkins

    Mr. Letona gives well thought out answers on this site. He has earned my respect.


    Kurt Elkins Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kevin C Mallon

    You will never regret hiring Balam as your attorney. He is smart, aggressive and cares deeply about his clients. I recommend him highly and without reservation.


    Kevin Mallon Credit Repair Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

55 River St Ste 220
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Commitment AwardKatherine and George Alexander Community Law Center2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Teacherelementary school1997 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesN/AN/A
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A
Santa Cruz County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Monterey County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Manuel Fausto v. Credigy Services Corp. 598 F.Supp.2d 1049Summary judgment denied. Plaintiff verdict at trial.
Mary Basich v. Patenaude & Felix, APC 2013 WL 1755484Summary Judgment Granted In Part
Narcizo Zavala Guillen v. Bank of America Corporation #CV10-05825 EJDDemurrer Denied

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara Univ SOLLawlaw2003
Univ of California BerkeleyPolitical Scienceundergraduate1997

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Identity Theft: Scourge of Millions -Introduction to Identity Theft in Civil PracticeIdentity Theft2013