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David Alan Tilem

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Glendale, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 41 years
    Massachusetts - MA 41 years
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    30%
    I represent debtors and creditors in Chapter 7 cases. I have also represented Chapter 7 trustees.

    42 years

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    20%

  3. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    20%
    I represent individual and business debtors and creditors in Chapter 11 cases. I have also represented Creditor Committees.

    42 years

  4. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    20%
    I have represented debtors and creditors in Chapter 13 cases. I have also represented Chapter 13 trustees in appellate proceedings.

    42 years

  5. Appeals
    5%
    Bankruptcy appeals only.

    42 years

  6. Litigation
    5%
    A small percentage of the firm's work is devoted to commercial litigation in California State Courts.

    42 years

I bring creativity, determination and experience to help clients achieve their goals, whether those goals are discharging debt, reorganizing a business, preserving real estate holdings or collecting obligations.

Specialties: Bankruptcy Specialist, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.

Business Bankruptcy Specialist, American Board of Certification

Vice-Chair, Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission, Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California

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Location

Law Offices of David A. Tilem
206 N. Jackson Street, Suite 201
Glendale, CA, 91206-4330

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Reviews

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Posted by James | October 20, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Community Service
Mr. David Tilem was a great example of providing outstanding community service without thinking of how much he would get paid. He answered all of my questions which put me at ease right away. I asked him so much questions and he answered them all that in the future when I am up financially that I would donate to his costs. This how good Mr. Tiley, he showed concern and compassion at a person right away rather than getting me as a client. Thank you Mr. Tiley!! God Bless.
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Posted by henry v vaccaro | August 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joseph Jackson Bankruptcy from 1999
I hired David Tilem to reopen the bankruptcy case of Joseph Jackson the father of Michael Jackson that case was closed in1999 .The best choice I have ever made,Tilem was knowledgeable of the law headed me in the right direction was courteous always responded to my questions immediately above all I was successful in not only reopening the old case but through Mr Tilems efforts I was able to purchase all the IP and copyrights to the Jackson Television shows from the 80's from the new Chapter 7 Trustee .I highly recommend this firm and only wished that he practiced law in New Jersey where I reside. Hat's off to David Tilem.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-450 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Self employed
  • partnerships I formed
  • 1983 - Present

Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Brown Univ
  • BA
  • 1978

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • State Chair - Central District of California
  • 2003 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission - California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Chair
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association
  • President
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association
  • Member Board of Directors
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission - California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Armenian

Honors and Awards

  • The Founder's Award
  • Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association
  • 2006
  • Order of Protectors of Consumer Debtors
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Inc.
  • 2003

Publications

  • Personal and Small Business Bankruptcy Practice
  • Chapter 16: Family Law and Bankruptcy
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Meeting
  • The Mortgage Meltdown
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Endorse David
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Tilem is well-known and well-respected in the legal community as a lawyer who is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of bankruptcy law, and especially with respect to Chapter 11 matters. It is my pleasure to endorse Mr. Tilem."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Tilem is my go-to guy when it comes to complex and challenging chapter 11 bankruptcy matters. I highly recommend him!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the best there is. An elite professional who can help any client get the best possible result."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer 100%. I have known David Tilem most of my 26 year career. He is a tenacious, diligent and thorough professional who exemplifies the definition of a certified specialist. We have worked many cases together and counsel one another on complex issues of law and procedures, as well as the practice of law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. David is an excellent attorney. He is well respected and extremely experienced in bankruptcy law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David has been the "go to" lawyer on a number of complex bankruptcy issues in family law cases I have worked on with him. He is highly regarded for his expertise in this often-difficult area of law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I heartily endorse this lawyer's work. David is hard working, very much respected among his peers, a tenacious and worthy opponent, and a valuable guy to have as a friend!"
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Litigation
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Bankruptcy and debt