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Our office represents consumers in credit and debt matters, including Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. We also offier non-bankruptcy solutions.


Whether your situation involves overwhelming credit card debt, medical bills, past due taxes, foreclosure, repossession, or other financial issue, there is a solution. 


We will take the time to explain all options and the relative advantages and disadvantages of each.


If bankruptcy isn't right for you, we can defend you in state court.  We can help you defend debt lawsuits, wipe out judgments, and stop garnishments, levies, and liens.


Thank you for considering our office.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 100%
    9 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ross Brenton Russell

    I endorse this lawyer. Karen is an excellent bankruptcy attorney. She is highly respected and known for effective and ethical advocacy for her clients. I am happy to endorse Karen Ware.


    Ross Russell Arbitration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Susan Ann Kassel

    I endorse this lawyer for Bankruptcy Law. She is skilled and knowledgable! Just what you need in a stressful situation.


    Susan Kassel Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Karen Ware

5850 Canoga Avenue
Fourth Floor
Woodland Hills, CA, 91367


DCInactive 200707/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ventura Best Businesses of 2014- Bankruptcy LawyerBest Businesses2015
Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2015
Thomas E. Berry Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Probate LawUniversity of Texas School of Law2001
Phi Beta KappaUniversity of Georgia1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Karen Ware, PC2006 - Present
Attorney (Volunteer)Maryland Foreclosure Prevention Project2008 - 2009
Attorney (Volunteer)Montgomery County Bar Association Pro Bono Program2007 - 2010
Analyst / Contract AttorneyWorth Management LLC2003 - 2008
AssociateErnst & Young LLP2001 - 2003
Tax AssociateSunAmerica, Inc. / American International Group, Inc.1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys AssociationMember2014 - Present
Central California Bankruptcy AssociationMember2014 - Present
Solvang Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
Los Angeles Bankruptcy ForumMember2014 - Present
California Bankruptcy ForumMember2014 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2009 - Present
Maryland Consumer Rights CoalitionMember2009 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
District of Columbia Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Department Stores National Bank v. N.G.Dismissed by Plaintiff
Capital One v. J.C.Dismissed by Plaintiff
T.D. v. K.T.Wage garnishment denied by court
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Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Journal of Business LawMember2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Georgia School of LawMicrobiologyB.S.1994
University of GeorgiaBiochemisryB.S.1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
What to do When a Debt Collector Contacts YouDealing wtih Debt Collector Calls and Letters2008
Resolving Garnishments in MarylandResolving Garnishments in Maryland2008
Protecting Your Financial PrivacyPreventing Identity Theft2008
How to Represent Yourself in Maryland District (Small Claims) CourtSmall Claims Court / Debt Collection2008
Current Issues in Identity TheftUsing Credit Bureau Disputes to Bolster Your ID Theft Claim2008
Avoiding or Stopping Foreclosure in MarylandAvoiding or Stopping Foreclosure in Maryland2008