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James Geoffrey Beirne

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Encino, CA

5.0   10 reviews

Licensed for 30 years

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    60%
    Consumer bankruptcy. Discharge of state and federal taxes. Student loan discharge adversarial proceedings.

    30 years, 7,500 cases

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    20%
    Strip off of numerous second mortgages within a chapter 13 plan of reorganization.

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Estate planning
    15%
    Complete estate plan including Revocable Living Trust, Power of Attorney for Finances, Advanced Health Care Directive and Pour Over Will.

    30 years, 100 cases

  4. Immigration
    5%
    Family based and employment based petitions. DACA, initial and renewal. PIP (parole in place) for military personnel and veterans.

    30 years, 500 cases

GET THE PEACE OF MIND YOU DESERVE TODAY.

For almost 30 years the Law Offices of James G. Beirne has been helping families with debt resolution and with estate planning.  Call today for a free consultation! 

Licensed for 30 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 12/01/2022
State NV
Status Inactive
Acquired 2003
Updated 12/11/2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1998. See details

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Reviews

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Posted by Michael | June 13, 2013
GREAT BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY
Geoff is as good as it gets when it comes to bankruptcy attorneys. He was so knowledgeable of the ever-changing law, when the Trustee in court had a question on a recent revision to the bankruptcy laws, she consulted him. Geoff knew the ins and outs of my case, which involved not only a personal bankruptcy, but also a foreclosure and an unlawful detainer and he handled each situation as they arose without missing a beat. I recommend Geoff without reservation.
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Posted by Richard | May 21, 2012
Great Attorney!
Attorney Beirne was great to work with. Made me feel comfortable and at ease throughout the whole process with his knowledge and professionalism. He is very reliable and always on time for every meeting and phone call. Great Attorney and Great Person, I highly recommend Attorney Beirne
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy Attorney
Attorney James Beirne explained the bankruptcy process thoroughly and guided us every step of the way. Answered any questions and concerns we had throughout the process promptly. Returned calls immediately and very caring about our case. The staff was instrumental in ensuring we were able to log in to our court dates. I would refer James B. to all who face these difficult times and need a fresh start.
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Posted by Luisa | December 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case was handled with ease and peace of mind
Atty. Beirne was very professional, helpful, easy to get along, handled my case with confidence and assurance for personal bankruptcy reason, and finally, clearly walked me through the process from beginning to end. The best and notable lawyer to rely on any bankruptcy issue. You won’t regret and truly satisfaction guaranteed at the end!...
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Posted by Ali | December 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable
Jim is very easy to talk to and highly knowledgeable of the law in his practice areas. He has helped me administer my father’s trust as well as put a trust in place for myself. He is patient and takes the time to answer all my questions.
Posted by Jorge | December 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 13
Explanation is very detail and precise. Attitude is very positive, response to calls when questions asked is very promptly.
Posted by tai | January 31, 2014
The BEST when it comes to bankrupty laws
I feel very lucky to have met Jim Beirnes. He is a TRUE professional. He is so knowledgeable about the bankrupty laws. I had so many questions but Jim answered every questions with such detail and calmness that I could understand. He made me feel like we were family. He's there for me thru the whole process. I can't said enough about Jim and what he has done for me and my wife. Me and my wife HIGHLY recommend Jim. The BEST.
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Posted by Christopher | January 17, 2014
Need a Lawyer
Very Good from the first meeting and informative in how filing a chapter 7 would affect me and my situation to the final count appearance.He is with you every step of the way.Personable and direct.I am very happy with his professionalism and knowledge for my situation.Thank You,James
Posted by Jennifer | January 17, 2014
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
I spoke with 3 different bankruptcy lawyers before speaking to James Beirne, he was the only one that explained to me in detail the steps to moving forward with what was going to happen, how it was going to happen and the outcome, I ended up filing for chapter 7, pretty simple and to the point, I highly recommend Mr. Beirne to represent you if your looking to do the same.
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Posted by Carolyn | January 16, 2014
I DEFINITELY WOULD RECOMMEND THIS ATTORNEY
I rarely write reviews, but in this case, with James Beirne, I very highly recommend him when you need an attorney. I have an old Trust and I knew it needed many changes and almost needed to be redone. It must have taken him a great many hours to redo and correct my Trust and I found him extremely capable and knowledgeable and he spent the time with me needed without rushing me and was very fair with his price. He did an excellent job and I have recommended him to three people and they are pleased, also.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1998.

Discipline with Actual Suspension issued in CA, 1998
updated on 01/20/2016

This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of James G. Beirne
  • 1993 - Present
  • Compliance Officer
  • City of Los Angeles
  • 1987 - 1993

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Oregon
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • In re Mathews
  • Complete discharge of student loan debt.

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Central Distirct of California Consumer Bankrtupcy Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Irish American Bar Association of Los Angeles
  • Attorney Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Honors and Awards

  • Public Counsel Pro Bono
  • United States Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
  • 2020
  • Public Counsel Pro Bono
  • United States Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
  • 2019
  • Public Counsel Pro Bono
  • United States Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
  • 2018
  • Public Counsel Pro Bono
  • United States Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
  • 2017
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Contribution to Pro Bono Debtor Assistance Program
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Chief Judge Hon. Peter Carroll
  • 2014
  • Debtor Assistance
  • Public Counsel
  • 2008
  • Public Counsel pro bono
  • United States Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
  • 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation/Debtor Assistance
  • United States Bankruptcy Court
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Pinas Weekly
  • How Bankruptcy Can Help Your Credit Score
  • 2015
  • Pinas News
  • What Can Bankruptcy Do for You?
  • 2014
  • Balita
  • Discharge of Federal Taxes in Bankrtupcy
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • An introduction to chapter 7 consumer bankruptcy law
  • Speaker: Bankruptcy Basics
  • 2018
  • An introduction to chapter 7 consumer bankruptcy law
  • Speaker: Bankruptcy Basics
  • 2017
  • Network International
  • Estate Planning
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
Endorse James
Unknown Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. Talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As an attorney, I was recently mediating a bankruptcy case which involved student loans. I called Jim, he met me for breakfast armed with some materials he had printed out for me, and reviewed the materials with me, in depth. He has been similarly helpful on immigration matters. James Beirne is smart, organized and knows his subject. I would recommend him to anyone needing assistance in his areas of practice."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is a dedicated practitioner with many years of experience."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has demonstrated professionalism and knowledge of his field in Trust and estates and wills."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 28
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 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Encino Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer James Geoffrey Beirne
James Geoffrey Beirne
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Encino, CA
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1998. See details