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Michael is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of California, all Federal Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and all Federal District Courts in the Southern and Central Districts of California.

He is a highly skilled Bankruptcy Attorney with over 20 years of experience in the fields of insolvency, bankruptcy, consumer rights, debt negotiation, creditor collection abuse, contracts, real estate, and tax. 

Presently, Michael is concentrating his practice solely in Bankruptcy Law and is a Board Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, one of only thirteen such attorneys in all of California.  He owns and manages the Carlsbad Bankruptcy Attorney Office.

To date, he has filed over 5,000 consumer bankruptcy cases in addition to hundreds of separate lawsuits inside those cases. He has also has been published in both the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. 

Mr. Doan practices on the cutting edge of bankruptcy law, and was the first attorney in the entire Southern District of California to file the very first Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and very first Chapter 13 Bankruptcy under the new Bankruptcy Laws which went into effect on October 17, 2005. - See more at:


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 80%
    22 years, 6 thousand cases
  2. Debt Settlement: 20%
    22 years, 500 cases



Contingent (10-45%), Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Doan Law Firm

2850 Pio Pico Drive D
Carlsbad, CA, 92008


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Consumer BankruptcyAmerican Board of Certification2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerDoan Law Firm1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1991 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMember1991 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember1991 - Present
North County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re HartAppealed and reversed BK judge.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of San DiegoN/AOther - Bachelors1989