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I am a Certified Specialist in bankruptcy law  by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau.


I have practiced exclusively bankruptcy law in the Los Angeles area, and throughout California, since 1991.  I pride myself on giving personalized, quality service to all my clients at affordable and competitive prices. 


I have offices in Burbank and Downtown Los Angeles and have free initial consultations by phone as well for all clients.




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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 70%
    25 years
  2. Chapter 11: 10%
    25 years
  3. Chapter 13: 10%
    25 years
  4. Chapter 7: 10%
    25 years



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  • Charles Franklin Farrell Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. When you are looking for someone to help you with debt issues you want someone like Mark who has the experience and knowledge to guide you through the bankruptcy process.


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  • Catherine Eranthe

    I endorse this lawyer. If you have a case in the Los Angeles area, I would not hesitate to recommend Mark. He is both knowledgeable and caring.


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Contact info

Law Office of Mark J. Markus

Burbank, CA, 91505

Law Office of Mark J. Markus

355 S. Grand Ave. Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA, 90071



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bankruptcy Law Specialist CertificationState Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
A+ ratingBetter Business Bureau2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
A+ ratingBetter Business Bureau2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/AttorneyLaw Office of Mark J. Markus1995 - Present
AssociateFierstein & Sturman1994 - 1994
AttorneyCharles T. Morrison, Jr. Inc.1990 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bankruptcy Inn of Court--Southern CaliforniaMember2009 - Present
Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys AssociationFounding Member2006 - Present
Financial Lawyers ConferenceMember1998 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember1998 - Present
Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forummember1996 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re ZhangDischarge granted
In re JensenObtained a judgment in favor of the debtors, convincing Judge to rule that keeping those assets didn't rise to "abuse".
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
California State University, NorthridgeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Guest Lecturer in class "Doing Business in the USA"Business and Consumer Bankruptcy in the USA2014
Paralegal Education SeminarPractical Bankruptcy Techniques for Paralegals2005
Money 101 with Bob McCormickbankruptcy law--Supreme Court decisions2004