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Jeffrey Nathan Wishman

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   28 reviews

also known as Long Beach Bankruptcy Lawyer


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About Jeffrey

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We have handled 15,000 bankruptcy cases, with offices in Long Beach and Los Angeles, CA.

 

I am a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law by the State Bar of California. I am passionate about the practice of bankruptcy because it provides an amazing platform to deliver legal services to deserving people in need. I will give you a free consultation.

 

I have 35 years of experience practicing bankruptcy law.

 

Our emphasis is on providing low cost, affordable bankruptcy. 

 

Established 1989

 

 

 

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Licensed for 42 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1980
Updated 12/05/2022

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

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Bayer Wishman & Leotta
1055 Wilshire Blvd #1900
Los Angeles, CA, 90017

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Posted by Rick | December 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Bright and Very Down to Earth Attorney
Jeff N. Wishman is an excellent Bankruptcy Attorney with vast knowledge of how the Bankruptcy Laws work in a court of law. Bayer Wishman and Leotta helped me file a Chapter 7 and I felt so protected because Jeff took really good care of my Chapter 7 Filing with No Paperwork Errors. Jeff was fast efficient and has a Great Reputation in the Bankruptcy Courts. Jeff is who you want to call, No One Else, Jeff is easily accessible and approachable, and a really good guy.
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I am so grateful Jeff and Elizabeth handled my case. They were professional, punctual, clear, thoughtful and excellent at what they do. I would very much refer them.
Posted by Tammy | January 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
For all things bankruptcy related, Jeff Wishman should be your first and last call
No person or business owner wants to have to go through a bankruptcy but I will tell you that Jeff Wishman made the process beyond smooth. Jeff is attentive, extremely responsive, and got the job done. I was initially referred to him by a colleague, and Jeff did not disappoint. The entire process was seamless from start to finish thanks to Jeff. It’s been some years since I worked with Jeff and I recently had a question, he was so nice to spend 30 minutes on the phone with me even though as it turns out since I am now out of state, he’s not able to personally assist.
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Kind, affordable, knowledgeable, and very helpful
Mr. Wishman could not have done more to help me through my Ch. 7 case. He is very caring and wise, always responding to my questions quickly. I consulted with several attorneys and I am so grateful that I chose Jeff Wishman to take care of my case. Also of note, he is straightforward and honest—no games to be played. Everything was always done professionally and his staff members were kind and helpful as well. You can’t go wrong with this firm.
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Posted by Tracy | July 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional who Delivers
This is never a fun process whether it is bankruptcy or debt settlement that leads you here it is gut wrenching and demeaning. Jeff was amazing. He never once made us feel less. And he took care of everything. From the moment we said go the phones stopped ringing and we never spoke to a creditor again. We chose debt settlement over bankruptcy and now one year later we are pushing close to a 700 credit score. Can’t thank you enough Jeff or recommend your services enough.
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Posted by Linda | February 21, 2019
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GRATEFUL!
Thank you again Jeff! You are truly awesome as always! We are SO thankful to have been connected with you from the start of all this craziness! You and your Staff helped us through the toughest times! We are truly blessed! Regards, Linda G.
Posted by Sandra | April 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Chapter 13
The Law Office Of Jeffrey Wishman helped me through a hard time. I needed an attorney to represent me and help me through my Chapter 13 when my case was in Jeapordy. He stepped up and represented me. When I needed information or had questions about anything he was always prompt when responding with no hesitation. I would recommend The Law Office of Jeffery Wishman to anyone who needs help with filing bankruptcy. He is very nice and a pleasant person. I would definitely ask him to represent me anytime. Thank you Jeffrey Wishman.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best BK Attorney in CA!
Jeff Wishman is a knowledgeable, effective, diligent and caring Bankruptcy Attorney. He handled my case expeditiously, without any problems, issues or extra fees. He returned my calls and emails the same day. He was very effective in having my case discharged.
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Choose Jeff Wishman to be your attorney!
Jeff did an amazing job handling my case. Several years ago, I found myself with an unexpected tax debt and a 2nd mortgage due in full. Jeff was great! First, he asked me questions to understand my situation and what I was hoping to get out of this process. He explained the law, step-by-step, and helped me to understand what to expect. I knew everything I needed to do in order for this process to go smoothly. In addition, when my financial situation changed, and we needed to update the terms of my case, he met with me each time to determine what made the most sense. He's also just an all-around friendly and relaxed guy. He's easy to talk to and very responsive. And scheduling an appointment with him is simple. As a result, I always felt very comfortable meeting with him. In the end, my 2nd mortgage went away, and Jeff helped to save my home! Jeff's the guy to pick for this kind of work. Give his office a call!
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Posted by David | December 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Being afraid to file bankruptcy when you're hurting...
After eight years of using Jeff (he prefers that you call him Jeff, rather than Mr. Wishman, but he's sooooo good at being MY bankruptcy lawyer that, out of the highest respect, I always call him "Mr. Wishman") Wishman' s services, there is NO ONE I would go to for ANY need regarding the law---if he can't help you, he'll KNOW someone who can! He helped me file 2 bankruptcies when I had NO hope left...and, if you are even CLOSE to filing a bankruptcy, at least talk with Jeff before you decide; because he's so good, if he thinks you will be better off without filing bankruptcy, he'll tell you that...and if you ARE better off filing...he'll discuss with you, calmly, and quietly, ALL of your choices, and then have his company' lawyer's and staff (from Giselle to EVERYBODY there---they are ALL wonderfully understanding of your situation...and my privacy was respected throughout BOTH of my bankruptcies, at all times!!) Después de ocho años de usar a Jeff (prefiere que lo llames Jeff, en lugar de Mr. Wishman, pero él es tan bueno en ser MI abogado de bancarrota que, por el más alto respeto, siempre lo llamo "Mr. Wishman") Wishman ' S servicios, no hay nadie a quien ir a por cualquier necesidad con respecto a la ley --- si no puede ayudarle, él va a conocer a alguien que puede! Me ayudó a archivar 2 quiebras cuando no tenía NINGUNA esperanza a la izquierda ... y, si usted es incluso cerca de archivar una bancarrota, por lo menos habla con Jeff antes de que usted decida; Porque es tan bueno, si piensa que estará mejor sin declararse en bancarrota, él le dirá eso ... y si es mejor presentarlo ... él hablará con usted, tranquilamente y en silencio, TODO de Sus opciones, y luego tener abogados y personal de su compañía (de Giselle a TODOS allí --- todos son maravillosamente comprensión de su situación ... y mi privacidad fue respetada a través de AMBOS de mis quiebras, en todo momento !!)
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2015
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Constant help on a long journey
I recently completed a Chapter 13, which was successfully discharged. It has been a long journey, and Jeff and his team have given me unwavering support. About 5 years ago, I came into the office, ashamed and broken, and on my third BK consultation. I went with the firm, mainly because Jeff was a) knowledgeable, b) non-judgmental, and c) efficient. And that is what I continued to get over the years, even when I personally stumbled and had difficulties. Most people will tell you that few Chapter 13 plans make it to the end. But it doesn't have to be that way: As long as you have a experienced attorney who remains on top of filings, gives you straight, honest counsel, and is patient about educating you on the process. Jeff Wishman made a difference for me.
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Posted by Sandy | April 29, 2015
CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY
Five years ago my husband and I had found ourselves in a difficult situation due to the housing market fall. Our banks were not willing to work with us so our only option was to file for bankruptcy. After meeting with a few attorneys both my husband and I agreed Mr. Jeff Wishman, with (Bayer, Wishman and Leotta), was the one that made us feel at ease with all his knowledge. Once we met with Jeff, explained our situation and with no hesitation he knew how to direct us from the beginning. Threw out the past five years, Jeff and his team, provided a high level of professionalism. I was very impressed with Jeff and his office, every time I had a question I would call in or email and the same day, Jeff, would return my call or email and answer my questions with no hesitation and put me back at ease. Jeff, really made this process so much easier for us. A few month back I received some correspondence from the Trustees office, so I called in and spoke to one of the office clerks and was told not to worry, all my paper work was in order and I had one of the best BK attorneys handling my case. I hope I don't find myself in this situation again but if I did without a doubt I would definitely contact Jeff Wishman.
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2015
Excellent Experience!
Jeff Wishman attorney helped me to settle my credit card debts due to the unsuccessful business challenge. I highly recommend Jeff Wishman when you have financial difficulty and need lawyer and professional expert consultation. Jeff explains all your options with no rush that you be able to make decision that works best with your situation and he consider all your situation in his professional expertise negotiation with the debt collectors to settle your debts. Jeff, thank you for all your help, professional expertise, great consulting advices and encouragements in my hardship time. All the best to you and your law firm Team.
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Posted by cathy | January 19, 2015
Excellent bankruptcy attorney
I cannot recommend Jeff Wishman highly enough. I am a real estate loan agent and occasionally have a client that is in true need of a bankruptcy attorney. Jeff does a free initial consultation which handles the most pressing concerns my clients have. This alone is a huge service because it helps the client sort out whether bankruptcy is the right step for them. Every client that Jeff has handled fully to a discharged bankruptcy is grateful, relieved and ready to build a new financial life!
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Posted by Rochelle | December 23, 2014
Thankful
My husband and I highly recommend this Jeff. We were totally unaware of the procedures of Bankruptcy. Not only did they take the time to thoroughly explain, they handled every process of the proceedings. With each and every phone call made, we received an answer or a call back directly from Jeff or one of his assistance. He also made it possible to keep our home. Again, we would highly recommend this office. They get the job done. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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Posted by Kevin | December 13, 2013
Thank you!
Absolutely the best. Much appreciated. I work hard but I over extended and put my home in jeopardy when everything crashed. Mr. Wishman and his very helpful staff helped me recover. It's been a couple of years now and it's almost like the problem didn't happen. I recommend them highly. You all are great. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2013
He is great !
Jeff Wishman of Bayer, Wishman and Leotta handled my chapter 13 case. He is a very experienced and skillful bankruptcy attorney. What I appreciated most though was that he was very approachable and promptly returned calls when I had any problems or concerns. He is willing to truly move heaven and earth to successfully get you through what can be a difficult and intimidating legal process.
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Posted by Jannette | October 23, 2012
Truly A Great Attorney!
I received nothing short of stellar service! I am a primary borrower on a mortgage which the secondary borrower filed for Chp 7 Bankruptcy. That discharge was showing up on my credit when it shouldn’t have since I didn’t file for bankruptcy. After several calls to other attorneys that only wanted money up front for services that obviously I didn’t need, Jeff Wishman resolved my matter with just the initial consultation. He was very nice, easy to talk to, practical and extremely bright – a great reflection of the entire firm!
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Posted by Kristina | May 25, 2012
Thank you!
'Dear Jeff, I wanted to say thank you and your staff for handling my bankruptcy. I received the discharge paperwork a couple weeks ago. I also wanted to let you know that the tax liens were released for the Federal Taxes owed; if you recall this was something you could not guarantee, but I am happy to report I rec’d the paperwork from the IRS that notification was sent to the county assessor for release of the liens indicating the requirements for release of lien has been satisfied. I truly appreciate your help and so happy I put my faith in your company!”
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2011
Chapter 7 client
Dear Mr. Wishman, We just receiver our bankruptcy dischargeand are hugely relieved to have this behind us. We want to thank you again for your professionalism and moral support during a difficult experience. We cannot say enough about the good treatment we received from you, Mr. Fleming, Brigette and other members of your office staff. Thank you again!
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bayer Wishman & Leotta
  • 1989 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Family Crisis Center
  • 1989 - 1996
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Women's Legal Clinic
  • 1989 - 1989
  • Law Professor, Adjunct
  • Santa Monica College
  • 1987 - 1989
  • Supervising Attorney Chap 13 Department
  • Slate and Leoni
  • 1980 - 1989
  • Extern
  • Public Defender's Office
  • 1979 - 1979
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Education

  • Southwestern Univ SOL
  • law
  • N/A
  • Florida State Univ
  • undergraduate
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Falck v. Household Finance Corporation
  • Important Win

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2008

Awards

  • State Bar of California
  • Certificate of Excellence
  • 2007
  • Lasarow Award
  • Public Counsel
  • 2006
  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • 2006
  • Public Debtor Assistance Program
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 1998
  • Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy
  • State Bar of California
  • 1990
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Publications

  • Matthew Bender's "Emerging Issues In Consumer Bankruptcy", 1997
  • Matthew Bender's "Emerging Issues In Consumer Bankruptcy",
  • 1997
  • Contributing Editor to the Legal Assistance, Practice Handbook, Practicing Law Institute, 1986-1991
  • Legal Assistance Handbook
  • 1986
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Speaking Engagements

  • Bridging the Gap
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2007
  • Bridging the Gap
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2006
  • Bridging The Gap
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2005
  • U.S. Trustee program on "Post Confirmation Issues in Chapter 13 Cases", 2002
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
  • 2002
  • Matthew Bender's "Emerging Issues In Consumer Bankruptcy"
  • "Emerging Issues In Consumer Bankruptcy"
  • 1997
  • Professional Education System's Bankruptcy Procedures in the Central District of California, 1990
  • Bankruptcy
  • 1990
  • Practicing Law Institute's Workshop for Legal Assistance in Bankruptcy, 1982-1989 (Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago)
  • Bankruptcy
  • 1984
  • Practicing Law Institute's Workshop for Legal Assistance in Bankruptcy, 1982-1989 (Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago)
  • Bankruptcy
  • 1983
  • Practicing Law Institute's Workshop for Legal Assistance in Bankruptcy, 1982-1989 (Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago)
  • Bankruptcy
  • 1982
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Attorney endorsements

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Mr. Wishman before. He is a an amazing litigator who fights for his clients ethically and honorably. He is a credit to the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is a fantastic attorney and a powerhouse negotiator. If you need debts settled, look no further."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff Wishman is well-versed in bankruptcy matters and a skilled litigator. He also has a kind-hearted soul and gentle demeanor with his clients. Anyone who chooses Jeff to be their attorney will be very glad they did."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jeffrey Wishman since the 80's and he has always exhibited excellent lawyering skills, in and out of the courtroom. He is a highly respected expert in his field, and he is charming as well."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Mr. Wishman for over 15 years and he is an outstanding attorney. If you need representation in the field of bankruptcy, look no further."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jeffrey for over 20 years. He is extremely capable, and has a terrific reputation locally and nationally. Jeffrey knows bankruptcy law inside and out. He is the go to attorney for those who want the finest bankruptcy attorney in Los Angeles."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is well-respected in the legal community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is one of the outstanding members of the Los Angeles bankruptcy community. Both he and the other attorneys in the firm have many years of experience handling everything from a basic Chapter 7 to cutting edge Chapter 13 issues."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jeff is enthusiastic and creative at representing individuals. He has the highest personal and professional ethics."
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