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William Derek May

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Upland, CA

5.0   1 review

also known as Law Office of W. Derek May, W. Derek May

  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

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

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    Individual consumer reorganizations, primarily debtor representation.

    17 years, 50 cases

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Consumer and Business Chapter 7 cases, primarily debtor representation.

    17 years, 100 cases

  3. Litigation
    Civil Motion Practice and Trials

    17 years, 40 cases

  4. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    Small Business, Single Asset Real Estate, Individuals, primarily debtor representation.

    17 years, 20 cases

  5. Corporate and incorporation

    17 years, 15 cases

I am an attorney with over ten years of experience in the field of bankruptcy and civil litigation. I have assisted numerous clients resolve their financial problems and civil disputes in a timely and efficient manner.  


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Law Office of W. Derek May
400 N. Mountain Ave., Suite 215B
Upland, CA, 91786

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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So professional and dependable!
Derek May helped us through a very sensitive, difficult time in our lives and never made us feel like failures. He was always straight forward and honest but did it with respect and sensitivity and always told us what was next. He explained what legal notices meant as we were not used to the court language. He was always diligent to get motions filed on time and was always professional. We had one instance at the beginning of our process that we had to personally appear before a judge and he was with us every step of the way and handled everything on our behalf. He prepped us on what to expect so we were well prepared. Bankruptcy is nothing we ever planned for and we tried to avoid it at any cost. There was just no other way in our case and we are so grateful we had Derek to walk through the process with. We would highly recommend Derek May if you find yourself in a situation where you need to walk through this process.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of W. Derek May
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Stephen R. Wade
  • 2006 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Stephen R. Wade
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Student Worker
  • University Of La Verne College Of Law
  • 2004 - 2005
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  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • George Mason Univ
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • Upland Rotary
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is one of the most upstanding and hard work attorney's I know. He is extremely knowledgeable and I never hesitate to refer any of my client's needing bankruptcy advice to Derek."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is a great guy and very knowledgeable about bankruptcy. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking down the barrel a complex bankruptcy proceeding."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. May is my go-to guy when I have tough bankruptcy questions. He is one of the smartest, well-read, and thoughtful bankruptcy attorneys I know. He is also a nice guy, to top off his stellar qualifications. I give him two thumbs up."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Derek May is highly competent, professional and experienced in Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy law, including representation of debtors in litigation."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Corporate and incorporation
Workers compensation

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Upland Chapter 13 bankruptcy Lawyer William Derek May
William Derek May
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
Upland, CA
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation