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Kristin Rose Lamar

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Carlsbad, CA

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 15 years
    New York - NY 17 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2006
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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New Chapter Law Group
5927 Balfour Court
Suite 115
Carlsbad, CA, 92008

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Posted by dolores | December 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wanted to write this couple yrs ago but trying to catch up to life. We hired Kristin and Nik to help us in our financial situation with credit cards, loan and finally bankruptcy and we surely did pick the right person. She kept us in the loop and Nik answered many questions also. This is one amazing lawyer who took time with us and answered all questions immediately and so down to earth and easy to talk to. Want a caring lawyer this is the firm and they work with you regarding payment when they know you are in dire straits.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2012
My wife and I hired Kristin Lamar to be our lawyer for a chapter 13 BK. Throughout the whole process she had our best interests in mind and what could have been a very stressful time was a whole lot easier.
Posted by Sonia | June 1, 2012
Great Service!
My husband and I had another Law Firm that miss handled our case and a whole year was wasted! We found Kristin and she is not only professional, knowledgeable and easy to talk to but she really cares. Our case was resolved without any problems. I highly recommend Kristin Lamar at the New Chapter Law Group!
Posted by Michael | May 8, 2012
She helped to put us on track financially!
My wife and I were struggling financially thru most of 2009 and credit cards started reducing limits, 2 in particular set our credit limit to just above our current balance. Struggling to pay all bills, we were forced to pay the minimum payment on these 2 CC accounts, and it wasn’t but a few months of minimum payments that the interest charges and a late fee forced the balance over our limit. They started demanding money we didn’t have to get current and under our limit. Then we began getting daily phone calls from the collection depts., which interrupted my wife’s sleep as she works a graveyard shift. As we thought things couldn’t get worse, I found myself virtually out of work. Now everything was beginning to pile up including the 1st and 2nd we had on a house that was no longer worth what we owed on it Not sure what we were going to do, a friend referred us to a Bankruptcy Attorney in Carlsbad. After an initial consultation and being told that we could do a Chapter 13 with a Lien Strip and remove our 2nd mortgage. We decided to file a Chapter 13 with this law office in Jan. 2010. The debt collection phone calls and mail stopped within a week. Kristin Lamar and Nik Chawla (now New Chapter Law Group) were assigned to our bankruptcy case. We were very impressed at how comfortable we felt and how well things were explained on our 1st meeting with Ms. Lamar. Also impressive, Ms. Lamar was prompt to answer any questions we had whether via email or phone. We met Mr. Chawla in San Diego at the courthouse where he represented us before the Bankruptcy Trustee. The trustee had an issue with something and Mr. Chawla submitted that made everything satisfactory. Eventually something happened that caused both Ms. Lamar and Mr. Chawla to part ways with the Law Office that we had hired. We were given the choice to remain with the Law Office or go with Ms. Lamar and Mr. Chawla. We discussed it and decided it would be in our best interest to stay with Ms. Lamar and Mr. Chawla since they were handling our case and were familiar with it and us… so we informed the concerned parties as to our decision. We received an email from the main attorney of the law office we had hired and it basically said, “Excellent”. We were then quite concerned that he had just pocketed all the money we had paid him minus what he had paid Ms. Lamar, Mr. Chawla and others that had worked on our case. We relayed our concerns about this to Ms. Lamar, she pretty much acknowledged that was what happened, but not to worry, they would finish as our attorneys. I’ve since had a couple of questions with the latest regarding bankruptcy, Taxes and a 1099-C (cancelation of debt) and as in the past, Ms. Lamar was fast to reply to my questions. In wrapping up, New Chapter Law Group successfully cut our outgoing bills due to debt tremendously by wiping out our credit card debt, an old hospital bill and our 2nd mortgage. I’m just a house painter, not a contractor, and my wife works at the hospital… we are average working class people and not making a ton of money. Bankruptcy helped to give us a fresh start in these financially stressed times. I highly recommend that you consider Bankruptcy if you are in dire straits financially, it was nowhere as scary as we originally thought it was going to be. If you’re considering Bankruptcy and have questions, contact New Chapter Law Group and get them answered…. and if you should happen to decide that bankruptcy is right for you, I would HIGHLY recommend New Chapter Law Group to handle your case. Michael F Oceanside, CA
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Co-Founder
  • New Chapter Law Group
  • 2011 - Present
  • Lead Bankruptcy Attorney
  • DLF
  • 2008 - 2011


  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2005
  • Univ Of California At Los Angeles
  • B.A.
  • 2000


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • North County Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • San Diego Bankruptcy Forum
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Sparer Public Interest Fellow
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • 2002


  • Published Ruling - United States Bankruptcy Court Southern District of California
  • Grandstaff v. Casey
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristin Lamar is an upstanding Attorney. She is knowledgeable and experienced in all Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy issues. Kristin fights for her clients while maintaining respect in the legal community. I see her interacting with her clients and I know she cares about each one and treats them with respect and dignity. With Kristin as your attorney, you will not be disappointed."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Other
"I've worked with Kristin for over three years now, and I'm proud to continue working with her as a co-founder of the New Chapter Law Group! Kristin's work ethic, tenacity, and dedication to her clients' rights has not only earned her clients' respect, but also the respect of many Judges and Bankruptcy Trustees in the Southern District of California, as well as my own respect. If you are looking for a lawyer who will tell you how it is and also fight for your rights, contact Kristin Lamar!"
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