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Clifford Sculley Bordeaux

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Pasadena, CA

5.0   32 reviews
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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Clifford

Learn Clifford’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt

    15 years, 400 cases

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy

    15 years, 125 cases

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    15 years, 275 cases

  4. Debt settlement

    15 years, 5 cases



We are dedicated to helping individuals and businesses facing difficult financial circumstances--excessive debt, foreclosure, garnishments, lawsuits, etc.  We work hard to tailor our advice to each individual client, as we understand that each client's situation is unique.  We care about our clients, we care about our reputation and we care about getting it right.  We pay attention to details and work hard to make sure that our clients' cases are handled promptly, efficiently and professionally.  We assist clients both with nonbankruptcy negotiations and workouts and Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy filings.  Our office is located on Green Street in Pasadena, between Lake Avenue and Hill Avenue.




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Bordeaux Law, P.C.
1275 E. Green Street
Pasadena, CA, 91106


5.0 / 5.0
  32 customer reviews
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Posted by Barbara | October 12, 2013
I would highly recommend Clifford Bordeaux. He is an excellent attorney who helped with my difficult bankruptcy case. During our initial meeting he was very patient, answered all my questions and put my mind at ease while dealing with all the stress that one experiences when filing bankruptcy. I did not know who to contact when looking for representation and found reviews to be so valuable in my search, I wish more people would write reviews. Both he and his staff were on top of everything from start to finish. My calls and emails were always returned promptly and he spent a good deal of time explaining details. It was a very emotional time for me because a few weeks after I filed my petition my father passed away. He was extremely supportive, helpful and honest throughout the entire process. My outcome was favorable due to the expertise of Mr. Bordeaux, his clients are lucky to have him. Look no further because you have found the best.
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Posted by Renee | April 16, 2010
Finally, a knowledgeable Lawyer that demonstrates empathy for his clients.
I interviewed several Lawyers before Clifford Bordeaux. At our initial meeting it was clear that this was the Lawyer to work with: He took time to ensure that I had a thorough understanding of my decision, and explained options to consider. This process lead to confidence with my decision. I hadn't felt the same level of trust, nor as comfortable with the prior Lawyers interviewed. I have recommended him to friends, which reflects my level of trust and satisfaction with the results of our work together.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
10-Star Lawyer
Look no further, Clifford Bordeaux is the best, the real deal. He charges $350 delivers $1,000's work. I was beyond lucky to have met him. This is an extremely knowledgeable attorney, excellent work ethics and a wonderful human being. He is so considerate, careful, keen to my specific situation, and with some quick wit. Clifford Bordeaux successfully protected my interest as a creditor and got the debtor' case dismissed. Not only that, he went the extra mile on the research work and strengthened my position permanently. Because of Mr. Bordeaux, I can finally take a breath. He is so good on all aspects beyond word. When the debtor's bankruptcy case ended, I hired him on the collection work. I just want to hire him on all the legal matters I encounter. One of the reviewers said he would bet his life on Clifford. That's exactly how I feel. We love him just like that. I had met and tried numerous lawyers before Clifford. They would add salt to your wound, ruin your life and make it worse. If you are reading this, stop looking, call his number, you would thank me for it.
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Posted by Robert | December 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Bankruptcy Attorney!
I want to thank Clifford for the great job he did on my case. He is very knowledgeable and professional at all times. Furthermore, he was patient in responding to any questions I had which made me feel at ease throughout my case. I will be referring him to friends and family. Thank you Clifford!
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A tremendous help
Clifford helped me through my chapter 7. He was insightful and very knowledgeable about the process. He took the time to help me through this with patience and persistence. Many thanks to Clifford and his staff. I highly recommend Clifford Sculley Bordeaux.
Posted by Marc | December 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We've hired a few attorneys throughout our lives and have never found anyone with such an ideal mix of insight, knowledge of the law and selfless approach to executing all of the above. Service was impeccable on every level. From timely communications, to the dignity and respect shown, we always felt that our case receive top priority. This was true, literally, from the first meeting to the final days. Plus, our case was complicated and absolutely demanded a deep understanding of the bankruptcy code and California law. I can say, with a great deal of certainty, that the outcome would be significantly less favorable had we hired a lesser qualified/motivated attorney. If you are searching for a lawyer and really need a good one (who doesn't?) I HIGHLY recommend Clifford Bordeaux of Bordeaux Law, P.C. *Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law by State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and compassionate help during challenging times
Our family of four faced a very difficult time. With mounting debt, repossession of our car, and further financial trouble combined with loss of employment – our family faced a very dark time. We were referred to Mr. Bordeaux by our friend. We met Mr. Bordeaux for the first consultation and immediately found him to be compassionate and very factual in reviewing our case. He quickly provided us with an overview of our situation and what options we had. We reviewed our options with him and he guided us not only in the legal aspect of our case, but also on the potential outcome at the end. We wanted to make sure that our choice was guided by the best financial outcome for us at the end. Mr. Bordeaux helped us optimize our plan. We wanted to resolve our debt while minimizing financial impact on our family’s daily life and making sure that we had best opportunity possible at the end of the Bankruptcy. While in bankruptcy, we suffered additional loss of employment. Mr. Bordeaux further guided us and helped us in adjusting our case. In the end, we were able to complete the Bankruptcy with success. Financial difficulties are very difficult for anyone and any family. We found ourselves very thankful that we had the opportunity to find Mr. Bordeaux at the time of our need. He helped us tremendously and we are extremely thankful for his help. We hope that we don’t come across anyone else who would need similar help as we did. However, in case we do, we surely will refer our friends in need to Mr. Bordeaux.
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You're in good hands with Cliff
The case was a bit complicated, but Cliff knew exactly how to proceed. He crafted an excellent strategy to proceed. The most amazing part is how he was able to predict the questions for each of the judges and trustees based on his previous experience with them. As a result, everything proceeded very smoothly. Cliff and his staff are extremely detailed oriented and delivered on their timelines. Thank you for a job well done.
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Posted by Patrick | October 22, 2014
Cliff was very knowledgable and helped me immediately
I needed advice on how bankruptcy worked as a landlord to a tenant that is filing bankruptcy. Eventhough there was no potential for me to become a bankruptcy client, Cliff took the time to share his knowledge with me and help me explore several different solutions for my situation. You can't go wrong with Cliffs knowledge and willingness to help. Thank you Cliff!
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Posted by Martin | August 12, 2013
Mr. Bordeaux was absolutely OUTSTANDING and THE BEST LAWYER as we went through what we anticipated would be an extremely difficult process. He is an expert in the field and is very thorough. He made sure we understood what was happening every step of the way and he vigorously represented our interests. His office staff Daisy and Jessica) are very professional, accommodating ,very knowledgeable and skilled. Mr. Bordeaux and his staff were able to handle our claim with amazing efficiency. We experienced Mr. Bordeaux as the best in his field. We highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Tony and Tammy | May 3, 2013
Excellent, the Best Attorney!
I have to complement my wife for picking the right attorney, Clifford Bordeaux, to help us in our Bankruptcy matter. Not only that Cliff knows what he's doing. Not only that he's very gracious and warm. But he also has an enormous patience for his clients, reminding me of an old fashion small town doctor who would sit with you and listen to you and really wants to help cure your illness, and successfully does that. Many times that we overspent Cliff's time and more than doubled the length of the appointment, spending hours with him, asking many questions. Not once that we saw him express any impatience or look at his watch or clock. Always kind and gracious he is. My wife and I have been very impressed with Cliff's professionalism, patience, and caring that he showed throughout the process. Our case was quite complicated, and it worried us, but Cliff gave us confidence and positive energy that really helped bring up our morale, and we deeply appreciate it. It has been a wonderful experience with Cliff and I tell you, it was worth more than his fee. The process, under Cliff's advices to us and his work that was transparent to us, was a smooth success. But Cliff already knew that. So yes, we would wholeheartedly recommend Cliff and his team to anyone who would like to consult an attorney on a Bankruptcy matter, or any other matter that's in Cliff's repertoire. We can tell you that Cliff is a genuine good guy, and a very smart attorney. He's a real deal. Whatever Cliff does, we know that his clients would be in the best of hands. We love you Cliff.
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Posted by David | April 20, 2013
Let me tell you something, Whether you have made the choice to file for a bankruptcy, and or stressing over whether or not you should, Cliff Bordeaux and his Staff are the people to consult. Safe to say, I was one of the people who stressed for over a year, and finally decided to consult Cliff, and Yes, he offers a free consultation, but rather than feeling like you were wasting his time with a free consult, he took his time and explained all the pros and cons of Bankruptcy and was very patient and knowledgeable. I signed on as a client and not just him, but his staff is extremely friendly, thorough, and very nice. They take their time with you and when they don’t make false promises, they deliver. Cliff even will represent you in your Meeting Of Creditors. Cliff Bordeaux and his staff were my life saver. Cliff is quick to reply to emails and is extremely patient. I felt at times as if my questions were dumb, but he never ever made me feel that way. Safe to say, I was discharged, and in exactly 3 months !!!!. The process was very simple, and straight forward, Cliff carefully explains the process and his fee is very reasonable and people, he is worth every penny. I would bet my life on this man, and he is the go to person. Even now, I still ask questions of him from time to time, and just like when I was a active client, he doesn’t keep me in the dark and replies quickly. His office is located conveniently in Pasadena, his staff is A+ and his price is very reasonable. And people……………Cliff Bordeaux is who can help you and your family get through tough financial times, he did it for me and he will do it for you. Stop your shopping around now, and call his office and make a appointment, trust me, you won’t regret it. Going with Cliff was one of the best choices I have ever made, and he saved my financial future. People, this man delivers, no false promises, no hidden agendas, he was and is a Pro. If you need financial salvation, Clifford Bordeaux and his Staff are the people to turn to
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Posted by Charles | April 14, 2013
Excellent Attorney
I never thought I would have to file for Bankruptcy Chapter 7, but things happened and I had to file. I interviewed 3 attorneys before hiring Mr. Bordeaux. I felt very confident when I spoke to him. He explained the process clearly. He is very professional, experienced and honest and he knows the law perfectly. During the process I communicated with him several times, because I had concerns. He was always available and gave me peace of mind. I believe he preferred to communicate via email than over the phone. His staff is great too, they were very helpful and followed up for documentation. My case went very smoothly and was discharged, and now I am enjoying a new financial start. I strongly recommend Mr. Bourdeaux.
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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2013
Mr. Bordeaux is an attorney that provides outstanding services. He is very knowledgeable in his area of expertise. There is no doubt that his commitment to his clients is primarily because he cares. He responds quickly to questions to help relieve stress during difficult legal decisions. Most important he LISTENS carefully to your questions and UNDERSTANDS your legal concerns. His office staff is also very professional and responsive to client needs.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2013
We searched 18 months for the perfect attorney and my wife and I knew after the first consultation that he was the one that could actually achieve our zero plan with lien strip. He was always patient with our never ending questions and always gave honest answers, never over promising like most of the attorneys we spoke with. Best of all he was so well prepared for our lien strip hearing that he actually got the opposing counsel to inadvertently support our case! Bankruptcy is a very hard decision: do yourself a favor and speak with Mr. Bordeaux before you do. We could not be happier with both our experience and results!
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Posted by Karin | January 31, 2012
Excellent Bankruptcy Attorney
I'm one of those people that overthinks and over researches everything, so i visited probably 10 or so bankruptcy attorneys, did tons of research, and waited a year before filing. I have to admit that I was hesitant upon my first visit with Mr. Bordeaux - his office was a bit scattered and not the typical gazillion dollar desk and pictures of fox hunting on the walls LOL. I wasn't sure what this meant, but of course i was already there, so i was definately giving him a chance. His rate was very competitive, and that was attractive of course, but what i kept going back to was his absolute thoroughness in answering all questions i had, including being up to speed with median income levels changing and advising me appropriately. He was very open and honest and real. I had taken lists of questions and after i left, emailed him more questions (all of which he patiently answered) and continued to email him here and there with questions over the course of the year it took me to decide to file my bankruptcy. Throughout this entire time, he was nothing but helpful and professional - the patience of a saint! I've filed and had my hearing and i can honestly say i have full confidence in Mr. Bordeaux and his abilities, i have found him to be accurate and just a top-class act; he worked with me and advised me in such a way that my whole experience was effortless and worry-free! Don't worry about the fancy office - worry about someone who actually cares enough and loves his work enough to invest his time into knowing the laws and continually researching and educating himself. I found when getting down to the nitty gritty, that a lot of the bigger firms file a chap 7 for you, even using deductions that are no longer legally allowed, knowing that they are paid whether you are discharged with the chap 7 or end up having to convert to a chap 13. Some firms have a 30% conversion rate! I don't know about you, but i want to know that i'm filing correctly and don't have to worry about an unexpected outcome! I don't hesitate to recomment Mr. Bordeaux - he really proved himself to me, and as a very discerning person, that says a lot. He's all about business and doing it right, showed up to my hearing on time, and still to this day, responds quickly to any emailed questions I have. A+++ and thank you Mr. Bordeaux (and Daisy - his excellent paralegal!).
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Posted by Gary | August 29, 2011
Competent, knowledgeable, patient, kind
Clifford Bordeaux and his staff helped me through the process of filing and completing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. They were excellent communicators, patient in waiting for me to get my ducks in a row (which took me a long while), and made sure I understood everything. The actual filing process was straightforward and the discharge came in half the typical time (case complete). Their fees were reasonable, and I have no hesitation recommending Bordeaux.
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Posted by Stevie42011 | August 8, 2011
Attorney Bordeaux is by far the best!
I got through Chapter 7 bankruptcy successfully with the legal help from Attorney Cliff Bordeaux. In 4/2011, I received an official letter from United States Bankruptcy Court Central District of California to discharge all my declared debts. It was one of the happiest days of my life! Attorney Bordeaux is professional, experienced, knowledgeable, detailed and thorough in handling my case. Throughout the entire bankruptcy process, whenever I had concerns, Attorney Bordeaux was there for me. He talked to me face to face in his office many times in the evenings and on Saturdays. Whenever I called or emailed Attorney Bordeaux with questions, he got back to me promptly. Before the hearing with the US Trustee, Attorney Bordeaux spent much time to thoroughly review all of the supporting documents. He offered solid advice to prepare me for the hearing with the US Trustee. On the hearing day, Attorney Bordeaux was in the room with me. He answered questions from the US Trustee when my mind drew blank. After the hearing, Attorney Bordeaux updated me on progress leading to a final decision from the US Trustee. Attorney Bordeaux is by far the best. Thank you so much, Attorney Bordeaux, for walking by my side every step of the way throughout this bankruptcy process. I would not have done it without your help. I highly recommend Attorney Bordeaux to anyone who needs legal help to get through bankruptcy.
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Posted by Nancy | July 25, 2011
Honest, professional, trustworthy
Mr. Bordeaux represented us in our Chapter 7 bankruptcy. He (and his staff) were professional and always responded to us when we had a question. We interviewed many attorneys, Mr. Bordeaux was clear, patient, non-judgemental and honest. He was fairly priced too. I can't tell you how comforting it was to know that we had reliable representation. Our bankruptcy was discharged this month, and we heartily thank Mr. Bordeaux for all his work on our behalf.
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Posted by robert | July 10, 2011
very very please experience
clifford handle my bankruptcy case,I had no knowledge of how a bankruptcy works,however clifford took my case and did everything he said he would do and more.I put my life and my future in his hands.and because of him my wife and I got a new start.He took care of everything,and kept me informed all the way.It was one of the best decisions to go with clifford that I ever made in my life. (and as u know I have not made too many of those or i would't be here now) i think he's the greatest.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Bordeaux Law, P.C.
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of James F. Miller
  • 2004 - 2008
  • General Counsel
  • Net Asset Management
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Parker Stanbury
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Albert Lee
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Research Assistant for Professor Norman Abrams
  • UCLA School Of Law
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Legal Extern
  • United States District Court
  • 1996 - 1996
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  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • In Re J.V.
  • Plan confirmed, lien stripped
  • In Re J. & R. B.
  • Debtor received a Chapter 7 discharge
  • In Re D. & C. O.
  • Plan confirmed
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  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2013 - Present
  • Southern California Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1997 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1997 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law
  • State Bar of Calfiornia
  • 2013
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Compliance Specialist
  • National Regulatory Services
  • 2003
  • Admitted to practice
  • United States District Court
  • 1997
  • Admitted to Practice
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 1997
  • Admitted to Practice
  • Supreme Court of California
  • 1997
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • United States District Court
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • DCA Meeting
  • Bankruptcy Basics
  • 2011
  • Introduction to Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
  • Introduction to Bankruptcy
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (13)
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Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clifford is a detail oriented attorney who is passionate about the field of bankruptcy and getting his clients the best results possible. I have had the pleasure of of working with Clifford on bankruptcy related issues and found him to be very competent and knowledgeable in the field of consumer bankruptcy law.""
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Cliff is an extremely knowledgeable lawyer with a great demeanor to help clients through the process, as well as negotiating with counsel."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The go to bankruptcy attorney in greater LA area."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Highly recommended."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cliff is a hard working Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy attorney that works towards always getting his client the best results."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He and his wife have practiced bankruptcy law for many years and they are extremely skilled. I would trust Cliff to handle my own bankruptcy should I ever need to file one. If you retain Cliff, you would be in very good hands. He is also compassionate and understanding and thus a good person to speak to at a difficult time such as the time when one is declaring bankruptcy. He would make the process easier and would answer all of your questions."
Unknown Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bordeaux is extremely knowledeable in bankruptcy law and gives back to the community through teaching and assisting debtors who have fallen into less scrupulous hands. There is no better attorney in the area when it comes to the winning combination of talent and empathy."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cliff is extremely bright, hard-working and ethical. His clients are well-served."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Cliff and I have worked on several matters together and I have always been impressed with his knowledge and thoroughness."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Cliff for over 10 years. I've referred work to him in the past and will do so again. It's hard to find a lawyer that understands the law and the surrounding economics. It's very hard to find such a lawyer that also will talk with you, not just at you. Cliff's a great resource and a valuable find. Highly recommended."
General practice Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cliff is an excellent lawyer to hire. He is smart, with a keen mind for difficult legal issues. He is pleasant to deal with - respectful, congenial, and easy to talk to. Most importantly, Cliff is a lawyer you can trust. If a lawyer doesn't have integrity, it doesn't matter how smart he is or great his credentials are. The bottom line is that you need someone you can trust completely: someone who will do quality legal work for you, someone who will give you straight answers — good or bad, and someone who will charge you fairly. Having legal problems is hard enough, you do not need to worry about whether your lawyer will treat you right. Cliff is the kind of counsel you can confidently entrust to take care of you so you can sleep at night. I have known Cliff for over 15 years, since he was in law school. He is one whom I trust completely."
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Pasadena Chapter 13 bankruptcy Lawyer Clifford Sculley Bordeaux
Clifford Sculley Bordeaux
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
Pasadena, CA
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available