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Steven Brian Lever

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Long Beach, CA

5.0   63 reviews

also known as LEVERLAW

  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    60%

    33 years

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    20%
    Mostly Debtor representation; lien stripping

    33 years, 322 cases

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    10%
    I get more clients to pass the means test than the average lawyer, and take full advantage of this chapter of the Code.

    33 years, 2,833 cases

  4. Foreclosure
    10%

    33 years

Steven Lever did his undergraduate work at the University of California, Santa Barbara, graduating in 1988, and graduated from McGeorge School of Law in 1991.  Mr. Lever has practiced bankruptcy law almost exclusively since graduating law school, first working for a law firm that has a bankruptcy trustee on staff, and then became a partner at a bankruptcy boutique law firm, Clarkson, Lever and Gore. 

In March of1995 he went out on his own and has practiced law in his own firm since that time.

Realizing that bankruptcy was often the result of a lack of financial planning, Mr. Lever studied financial planning at the University of California, Irvine, and completed the program in Personal Financial Planning in 2003.  This broader base of financial knowledge gives his clients an edge in gaining maximal results from their fresh start.

Mr. Lever is an active member of the following professional organizations:  The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys;  The Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys' Association and The Orange County Bankruptcy Forum.  He frequently and regularly attends meetings and educational programs of these organizations and uses their various other resources.

In his spare time, Mr. Lever spends time working in his garden and helps his wife raise their young daughter & son, and he gets out to play tennis when he can get the chance.

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Bankruptcy Should Not Be Stigmatizing
How to File Bankruptcy
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Location

Lever Law
5318 E. Second Street
Long Beach, CA, 90803

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Robert | March 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further!
Steven Lever and his team handled my chapter 13 bankruptcy. They walked me through each and every step and answered every question I had. Steven and his team represented me with a calmness and a kindness as they understand how stressful a bankruptcy can be. Steven saved me a tremendous amount of money and I cannot recommend him more highly.
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Posted by Eddie | June 5, 2021
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Scared of the word BANKRUPTCY
I was freaked out the mere mention of the word bankruptcy! I took a chance and I called Steven‘s office he himself answered on the first ring, where I got nervous thinking I was going to be directed to a machine and didn’t have to talk to a live person…lol. I then this myself explain my situation Steven made me feel hopeful and comfortable with my decision of filing for bankruptcy! Please, if you are in a situation where you feel there’s no hope. Call Lever law offices. It doesn’t hurt to try. Nothing beats a failure but a try!
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Posted by Angel | April 17, 2021
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I’m glad I worked with Steve
When I saw the 5 star rating I was looking forward working with Steve and his team. His team was so friendly and very professional. Steve helped me with the whole process with my case. Every time I had a question or a considers either Steve or his team was quick to respond. I never had to wait more than an hour to get an answer. I definitely recommend Steve and his team.
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Posted by KR | April 15, 2021
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We HIGHLY recommend Steven Lever and the entire team at Lever Law
Steven and the team at Lever Law quickly made us feel comfortable and explained all of our options so we could make the best decision for our needs. We can say that once hired, Steven and team made the process smooth and painless and the constant communication allowed us to relax a bit. Steven is always within reach should you have questions that come up and is quick to respond. From planning to education, we appreciate the team and would certianly recommend Lever Law for anyone in a simialr situation.
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Posted by Maynard | October 22, 2020
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A REAL attorney that works hand in hand with you
I am beyond fortunate to have found Steven Lever and his entire staff. I didn't even think to look up his reviews, just found him online and based on his website, I called for help and guidance for my decision to file for bankruptcy. I am so impressed that HE actually answered the call rather than most attorneys who filter and decide if they want to call you back. He has educated me, guided me in every single step in this process, not to mention his amazing staff as well. He has display great professionalism, has decades of expertise and also works with you financially to help you through this often times difficult decision to make. I would and will recommend LeverLaw to ANYONE who needs financial help and solutions. LeverLaw is the REAL DEAL!
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Posted by I.B. and A.B. | May 29, 2020
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Highly Recommend Steve Lever
My husband and I highly recommend Steve Lever and his firm. Steve and his legal assistant, Felipe, are very thorough and knowledgeable. We had a complex case and were very nervous about our options. Steve spent a lot of time with us at each of our four appointments and we never felt rushed. He took the time to explain all of our options and gave us a realistic sense of what could happen at each step so that we felt prepared. He also took the time to answer all of our questions in between appointments and even after our 341(a) hearing. Steve’s calming demeanor helped us through this very difficult and emotional process. We are nearing the end of our case and never thought we would be able to be free from the burden of debt. We are so thankful for Steve and Felipe!!
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Posted by Erik | March 2, 2020
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Integrity
One word that describes Steve and his staff is integrity. When my case unexpectedly became more complicated Steve stood by me at every turn, doing even more than he promised every time. Saying I wholeheartedly recommend Lever Law isn't enough - thank you Steve and Staff.
Posted by Janice | November 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Made a difficult time easier
Mr. Lever and his staff (Felipe) are very nice. He goes through the process with you in a way to help you understand what is going on. Felipe keeps you on target with your tasks. They both are top notch professional and a pleasure to work with.
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, organized and caring
I initially was in touch with another lawyer to file for bankruptcy, but he had my case mixed up with another one. That's when I came across Lever Law. Steve and his team are very organized, I felt at ease right away. Steve is very knowledgeable, experienced, nonjudgemental, and caring -all the qualities you'd want from your attorney!
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Posted by christopher | March 26, 2019
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Great Experience
Steve was always professional, had no wait time and would never rush me. Very specific in everything he did and was always helpful. I will recommend to everyone i know.
Posted by Teresa | March 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend. Two thumbs up!
I came in feeling ashamed for my financial mess. I just couldn't keep up anymore. I had a consultation With Steven and his staff. He was hired. Team LeverLaw are very efficient, to the point and honest. Leaving the office I found myself seeing a light in the end of the tunnel. Steven, Felipe and Anna are great to deal with. Great communication skills. Highly recommend. Two thumbs up.
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Posted by William | November 19, 2018
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Excellent Experience
I was thoroughly impressed with Steve and his team from the consultation and hiring all the way through the process. Their step-by-step process was easy to follow, and they really made me feel comfortable and at ease throughout. He and his staff also have a solid grasp of new technologies that made it incredibly easy to communicate, transfer documents, schedule and keep appointments, stay on track and make payments. They turned a very trying and stressful time into a learning experience. Bankruptcy is a hard thing to go through, but they helped to remove the shame and guilt that normally accompany financial hardship. I HIGHLY recommend LeverLaw!
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Posted by jose | June 25, 2018
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great experience
very friendly and professional experience. helped me through this awkward and uncomfortable time. would highly recommend and i don't really review things but if this helps somebody then it was worth it.
Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
We have tried for years trying to get help with a refinance of our home due to outrageous mortgage payments due, but unable to. We have taken loans out, maxed credit cards just to make ends meet. My husband never wanted to file bankruptcy. We finally got to the point and had no choice. I went on yelp and looked for help. I found someone who actually referred me to Leverlaw, so I instantly searched reviews for Leverlaw. The reviews were great so I called. The day my husband and I walked into the office and met Felipe, we just knew it was the right decision. Felipe and Steve were totally professional and kept us notified of what was happening every step of the way. After 50 years we figured it was time for us to get our finances in order, and that is exactly what you helped us do.
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Posted by Bob | June 20, 2018
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Great Company
Our family tried to refinance and keep your home California before going with Lever Law for a chapter 13. After our first meeting with them and dealing with his staff I wish we had just went with them starting out. A difficult and stressful situation with the possibility of losing our house. After our first meeting with the staff and Mr. Lever we finally felt like we might have a chance to start over. From the first meeting to the final phone call telling us that our house was saved they were totally professional and treated us with respect. I have never dealt with a business that was so on top of everything so much. We were always kept notified on what was happening and what will happen so there were no surprises. We can't thank them enough for making a difference in our lives!
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Posted by Trina | April 25, 2018
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Satisfied client
Mr. Lever and his staff are awesome. Especially Felipe. From our initial meeting throughout the entire process I was treated with care. I was made to feel comfortable and confident. The professionalism was A1. I made a great choice by going with Mr. Lever and his team
Posted by Annay | January 11, 2018
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Steven is truly a blessing in disguise
Bankruptcy can be one of the most frightening subjects one ever has to talk about, but when you've reached your ultimate "lows" there's not much left to do but to consult with a lawyer and get legal advice. I was embarrassed to ask family or friends of a lawyer for this matter. So I took it upon myself to use google. I found Lever Law! Having the ultimate highest ratings than anyone else in the Los Angeles area/county I just HAD TO consult with Steve. From the inital "Hello" from Felipe, to the vibe Steve gives off when you initially meet him, I must say, I automatically knew I was in good hands. Thank you all for your hard work, devotion, and even quick responses to all of my tiring questions!
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Posted by Susan | November 26, 2017
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Very impressed and satisfied
I have been very impressed with the staff at LeverLaw. They have addressed my questions and concerns in a professional and timely manner. They have walked me through the process and have been very kind and understanding during such a stressful time.
Posted by Mark | November 7, 2017
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Excellent
Lever Law handled a bankruptcy case for my wife and I. From the very beginning Steven and his staff were extremely professional, very prompt and great follow through. Steven's experience made the entire process much easier. I would highly recommend Lever Law to anyone looking for a bankruptcy attorney.
Posted by Teresa | April 15, 2017
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Helpful Services
Went to Lever Law for a consultation ending up retaining their services,it was the best decision I made they were very helpful and professional ,talked us through every step gave us tips on financial planning. Lever Law was always communicating with us they made it easy especially when making such a difficult decision.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • LeverLaw
  • 1995 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Roquemore, Pringle & Moore, Inc.
  • 1992 - 1992
  • Partner
  • Clarkson, Lever & Gore
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Law Clerk
  • Torson & Associates
  • 1989 - 1989
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Education

  • University of California - Irvine
  • Certificate
  • 2001
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Associations

  • Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Orange County Bankruptcy Forum
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE for Enrolled Agents
  • Taxes and Real Estate in Bankruptcy
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (8)
Endorse Steven
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steve is a great attorney. He is very knowledgeable and has a lot of experience in the legal field. He is also a well-respected member of the bankruptcy legal community. His office is skilled at utilizing available technology, which makes things easier for all parties involved. On top of this, Steve is a great person and more than worthy of my endorsement."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred several clients with debt problems to Mr. Lever. He has handled those matters very competently and my clients have had excellent results with his assistance."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Other
"I am very impressed with Steven Lever and his credentials. I endorse this attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Steve for several years and his knowledge on contested and uncontested bankruptcy matters is unrivaled. He is ALWAYS on a short list of bankruptcy lawyers that I refer matters to. If needed, I would hire him for myself"
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Lever is a colleague and active member of the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Association who provides support to our newer members. He wants the best for his prospective clients and works with other attorneys to provide the best outcome for consumers in need. He is truly a consumer protection attorney and I recommend this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Steve for a number of years. He's a very well informed and very well organized attorney in the bankruptcy court. I've recommended him to others and will continue to do so."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve and I worked together on a complicated and unusual Chapter 11 Maritime Bankruptcy case involving a multi-million dollar yacht with a multi-million dollar mortgage. Steve was our bankruptcy counsel in this maritime foreclosure case and he was a valuable asset to the team as we worked for relief from stay to prevent the yacht from escaping to Mexico."
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