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Diane Hunter Gibson

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Carlsbad, CA

5.0   17 reviews

also known as Diane H. Gibson, Law Office of Diane H. Gibson

  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1986
    Status
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I have been practicing in the San Diego legal community since 1986. I focus solely in the areas of bankruptcy and debt related matters. I represent both individuals and businesses in all forms of bankruptcy filings, including Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 cases. I also assist clients with debt resolution in the event that bankruptcy is not the best option.

I handle all aspects of bankruptcy representation, including adversary proceedings, relief from stay motions and preference actions. I represent both debtors and creditors in these matters.

Through consultation, we will determine together which course of action best suits your needs. I will meet with you personally and handle every aspect of your case, from initial consultation through resolution.​

I have been certified as a Bankruptcy Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since 1998. I am one of only thirteen lawyers in San Diego County who are Certified Specialists in Bankruptcy. Also, I have received the highest peer review rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell, an organization which rates attorneys based on their professional knowledge and ethical standards.

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2292 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, CA, 92008

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Posted by Beau | April 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Operating Partner
Diane represented me during my bankruptcy. Difficult situation made effortless with her professional assistance. Amazing person. Thank you Diane.
Response from Diane Gibson April 7, 2022
Thank you, Beau. It was a pleasure working with you, as well.
Posted by David | April 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding BK attorney.
Diane is an outstanding Bankruptcy attorney- very knowledgeable, thorough and a good 2-way communicator. Because of my complex business situation, the process took a long time to complete but she saw it through to a successful conclusion. No legal process is without risk but having counsel with integrity and experience is 99% of the battle and Diane delivers that on the first day. Highly recommend.
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Response from Diane Gibson April 7, 2022
Thank you for the thoughtful review, David. I was glad to help you and your wife through a difficult situation. I wish you the best going forward.
Posted by Mike | June 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Well organized and a Calming influence
Diane was able to correctly handle some of the most difficult issues dealing with our bank lenders. She was extremely honest, making no promises other than to do her best and she did. We needed a strong confident representative that understood how to deal with people that really did not want to be cooperative. I highly recommend her.
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Response from Diane Gibson April 7, 2022
I enjoyed working with you, Mike. I hope that you are doing well. Thank you for your kind review.
Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She’s great
Took the time to get the chapter 13 done perfectly! She explains everything perfectly and answers all questions. She also charges a fair price
Response from Diane Gibson April 7, 2022
It was a pleasure representing you, and I appreciate your nice review.
Posted by Gisela | October 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BK case
She knows the BK law very well and was very helpful with my case. She cares about her clients.
Response from Diane Gibson October 4, 2017
Dear Gisela, I really enjoyed working with you and I appreciate your nice review. I wish you all the best going forward. Sincerely, Diane
Posted by Shannon | October 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
Diane helped me with my case from start to finish. I had a complicated case, and she handled it with ease and confidence, despite the numerous hurdles and length of time my case needed. She's ethical, compassionate, and highly knowledgeable, and gave me solid advice several other attorneys failed to give. Don't know what I would have done without her!
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Response from Diane Gibson October 4, 2017
Dear Shannon, Your case was definitely challenging and I am also very happy that we were able to obtain a good result. You have had a lot of challenges and I admire your positive attitude and perseverance. I hope that you and your family are doing well. Sincerely, Diane
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Priceless peace of mind!
Diane was an incredible & invaluable asset when the time came for me to explore the options for bankruptcy. She was very thorough & patient through the entire process with me & when it came time to move forward, she helped me make adjusted & informed decisions & always had my best interest in mind. I'm hoping I'll never need to use these types of services again, but if it were the case, I wouldn't hesitate to reach her, as I know everything would be handled completely & carefully from start to finish. She is highly recommended!
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Response from Diane Gibson October 4, 2017
I take great pride in helping my clients achieve the best result possible. It is also very important to me that my clients are happy with my representation; therefore, your kind review means a lot to me. Thank you and I wish you the best of luck in the future.
Posted by Michael | July 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trusted Advisor
Filing and living through a bankruptcy is a harrowing thing. For us we were blessed from day one when we met Diane. She never judged us she never gave us false hope and she never let us down. She advised us each step of the way keeping her integrity and our needs in clear view at all times. We will be forever grateful and thankful for meeting Diane and all she has done for us.
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Response from Diane Gibson July 13, 2017
Dear Michael, Thank you for such a nice review and for the opportunity to represent you and your wife. I enjoyed working with both of you and I am glad that you're happy with the results. Having happy clients is always my primary goal as an attorney. Best of luck to you going forward. ~Diane
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best of a difficult life challenge.
Diane was so knowledgeable and professional. She was referred to me and I am so glad. During this Financial crisis in my life she was factual and reassuring that this difficult time would pass and I would be able to move forward in my life. Thank you so much Diane handling my case so professionally.
Response from Diane Gibson August 15, 2016
It was my pleasure to help you through this difficult financial situation which was beyond your control. I am sincerely happy that things are going well for you.
Posted by Gina | May 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Right person for the right time.
During undoubtedly an incredibly difficult time in our life, Diane Gibson helped us navigate the challenges of multiple financial hardships. She was kind, patient and most importantly, effective. We are very fortunate to have met her and we are grateful for her services.
Response from Diane Gibson August 15, 2016
I really enjoyed working with you and your husband on both a personal and professional level. I wish you and your family all the best in the future.
Posted by Linda | May 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diane Gibson is outstanding
I would absolutely recommend Diane Gibson to anyone needing an attorney. She was everything I wanted: professional, experienced, highly knowledgeable and skilled, but beyond that Diane is friendly, compassionate, empathetic, supportive, kind, and non-judgemental. Bankruptcy can be an emotional experience, but Diane and her support staff made it much simpler than I had expected. Through the entire process, Diane and her staff did a great job of communicating with me via email, mail, and phone--I was always kept updated on the status and that made me feel like I was in great hands. Initially I interviewed a couple of bankruptcy attorneys, and I chose Diane because not only did I feel more comfortable with a woman, but I could tell that she was extremely competent and warm as well. Diane Gibson is absolutely the right choice for anyone needing a bankruptcy attorney.
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Response from Diane Gibson May 11, 2016
Dear Linda, I genuinely enjoyed working with you on your case and appreciate your thoughtful review. I wish you all the best going forward. Sincerely, Diane
Posted by LINDA | June 1, 2015
HELPED US THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME
We had a very difficult bankruptcy with a lot of moving parts. With Diane's experience and knowledge she successfully guided us though our Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a very good out come. We had several creditors who were trying to take our business and Diane was able you create a good payment plan that satisfied everyone. With her quite demeanor and patience she kept everyone calm. The goal was to pay the creditors and she got everyone to agree that it was better to be paid than get nothing. I can not thank Diane enough for her help and guidance though a difficult time in our lives. I will always be grateful for her help.
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Response from Diane Gibson June 16, 2015
Dear Linda, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice review. I have really enjoyed working with you and your husband over the past several years. Your case presented difficult issues, but I think we worked together well as a team and achieved a great result. Sincerely, Diane
Posted by Dora Melgar | November 20, 2014
Bankruptcy
Diane, you are an excellent attorney. I'm really happy you took my case. You made me feel very comfortable every time l had to go see you in your office. You are very trustworthy person. I will recommend ALL my friends about your wonderful job.
Response from Diane Gibson November 21, 2014
Dear Dora, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments. I really enjoyed working with you and wish you all the best in the future. Sincerely, Diane
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2014
GREAT BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY!!!!!
Diane came to my rescue and helped me get out of a smothering debt due to my loss of income. She was easy to reach and always had time to explain the steps that were in motion. I would highly recommend her and can say you will be very satisfied with her understanding of the law. She was a life saver. You can be assured that you are in good hands.
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Response from Diane Gibson October 10, 2014
I appreciate your comments and I am glad I was able to help you during a difficult time in your life. Sincerely, Diane
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2014
Outstanding Attorney - Highly Recommended
Diane Gibson proved herself to be a fantastic attorney in dealing with my business related Chapter 7 filing and a complex subsequent Adversary Case. She was thorough in her research, very knowledgeable, she was always well-prepared and this became very clear in the court hearings where her performance truly stood out compared to the plaintiffs attorneys. All documents she wrote were clear and concise including but not limited to the formal answers to the Complaints, the Discovery documents, all her communications with the plaintiff's attorneys, and she prepared an extremely well written Motion for Summary Judgement. Through this all Diane was wonderful to deal with. I cannot imagine a better attorney for my kind of case. I highly recommend Diane Hunter Gibson.
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Response from Diane Gibson October 10, 2014
Thank you for such a great review. Your case was certainly challenging, mostly because of the attitude of the opposing party. You deserve a lot of the credit for being so thorough and organized with your documents. I enjoyed working with you. Sincerely, Diane
Posted by David | October 9, 2014
Excellent Bankruptcy Attorney. Highly Recommend!!
Diane handled a complicated Chapter 7 Bankruptcy for me in 2013 with multiple businesses and properties. She walked me through the process, gave me great advice prior to the filing and was excellent at the hearing. Her preparation and communication were outstanding. I have already given her name out has a referral once and will do it again when the opportunity arises. I highly recommend her!
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Response from Diane Gibson October 9, 2014
Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. I enjoyed working with you and I certainly appreciate your referrals. ~Diane
Posted by Don | October 7, 2014
Diane Gibson is highly recommended
Diane is great! She is very knowledgeable and with her experience she is able to give excellent advice. In my situation she was able to explain the pros and cons of each decision that needed to be made. Although my case lasted longer than what we expected, she aggressively worked to accomplish our goals. She was very understanding with my situation and she was very reasonable with her fees compared to other attorneys. I highly recommend Diane to anyone who is in need of a bankruptcy attorney for either simple or complex cases.
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Response from Diane Gibson October 9, 2014
Dear Don, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure representing you. ~Diane
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Principal
  • Law Office of Diane H. Gibson
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney and Partner
  • Ravreby, Gibson and Harris
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Attorney and Partner
  • Ravreby, Shaner and Gibson
  • 1986 - 2001

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Chapter 11 Proceeding of BWO, Inc.
  • Confirmed and Completed Plan of Reorganization
  • MZ Negotiation of Second Mortgage
  • Lien settled and released

Associations

  • UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA STANDING COMMITTEE ON DISCIPLINE
  • Committee Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Individual Chapter 11 Committee for the Southern District Bankruptcy Court
  • Committee Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Northern San Diego County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Bankruptcy Section
  • 1993 - 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top Lawyers in San Diego (2013 - 2019)
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2019
  • Judge Judy Keep Award
  • California Western School of Law, Community Law Project
  • 2015
  • Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law
  • the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1998
  • Law Review Member
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • 1985
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • 1983
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • San Diego Bankruptcy Forum - Continuing Legal Education
  • The Small Business Reorganization Act: A Primer and Path for the Future
  • 2020
  • San Diego Bankruptcy Forum - Continuing Legal Education
  • Small Business Reorganization Act, the CARES Act, and the Haven Act
  • 2020
  • California Western School of Law
  • Bankruptcy Bingo
  • 2018
  • Encinitas Community Resource Center
  • Consumer Debt and Bankruptcy Issues
  • 2018
  • California Western School of Law, Community Law Project
  • Consumer Credit Issues and Personal Bankruptcy
  • 2018
  • California Western School of Law
  • Bankruptcy Basics and Alternatives to Bankruptcy
  • 2017
  • California Western School of Law
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Bankruptcy
  • 2016
  • California Western School of Law
  • Top 10 Things to Know About Bankruptcy
  • 2015
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Diane Gibson is an attorney of the highest skill and integrity. Ms. Gibson goes above and beyond for her clients, shows a devotion to the practice of law, and a deep understanding of the compassion necessary to successful bankruptcy practice. I do not hesitate to refer matters to her and to consult her for her expert legal opinions."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Diane. She is compassionate, brilliant and an outstanding and ethical attorney. I refer my clients to Diane if they need this type of service without hesitation. I always know anyone I refer to her is in very good hands."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Diane in the bankruptcy community for a couple of years now. She is diligent, honest, and conscientious of her clients' needs. I have a tremendous amount of respect for her and her practice."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Diane is a well liked and highly respected attorney in our community I have referred several matters to her over the years and have always received high praise for her work. I endorse this lawyer 100%."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Diane is one of the finest bankruptcy attorneys in San Diego and I have referred numerous people to her, all of whom have been happy with the results. She's trustworthy and extremely knowledgeable."
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Carlsbad Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Diane Hunter Gibson
Diane Hunter Gibson
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Carlsbad, CA
Licensed for 36 years