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Certified Bankruptcy Specialist, California State Bar. Call or e-mail for a free consultation from polite lawyer Michael Chekian.  Emphasis of practice is bankruptcy, debt settlement and litigation.  Expect a confidential, no pressure phone consultation with a frank discussion of pros and cons and fees.  We provide no obligation written proposals.  Main office is in West L.A., and meeting locations are available from the San Fernando Valley area, throughout L.A. and Orange County.


Michael Chekian, Esq.

Tel. (310) 390-5529

Toll Free (877) 243-5529


Toll free bankruptcy warning 24 hours (800) 592-5124



Languages spoken: French

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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 45%
    23 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 13: 20%
    23 years, 100 cases
  3. Debt Settlement: 15%
    23 years, 30 cases
  4. Litigation: 15%
    23 years, 40 cases
  5. Other: 5%
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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Chekian Law Office

11400 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA, 90064


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer-Bankruptcy LawSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyChekian Law Office1993 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2008 - Present
Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney AssociationMember2007 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationLawyer Referral and Information Service2006 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lien Strip MotionsStripped Off Two Mortgages
Wiped Out Judgment LiensWiped out $500k Liens
Got Client Back on Title After ForeclosureClient Got Home Back in His Name
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Publication nameTitleDate
Inside the Minds, Aspatore Books, Thomson ReutersStrategies For Consumer Bankruptcy Litigation2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of California - IrvineHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Payroll Centric UniversityMoney and Debt: Make It Your Friend, Not Your Enemy2014
Conejo Valley CPA SeminarBankruptcy Hot Button Topics2010