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Harley Aaron Feinstein

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Encinitas, CA

5.0   22 reviews
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1979
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Harley

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I have been practicing in Southern California for 30 years.  I have extensive experience in bankrutpcy, litigation (going to court, personal injury and representing clients involved in business transactions (forming business entities, negotiating contracts, leases, etc.)


I am a graduate of U.C.L.A. and Whittier College School of Law. As the senior associate I practiced with the law firms of Fisher & Kreiner and also with Cook and Linden in Los Angeles from 1979 - 1985.  In 1985 I started my own firm in Beverly Hills. At the Beverly Hills office my firm specialized in personal injury and business transactions. In 1989 I relocated the practice to the San Diego area where bankruptcy and personal injury have become my major emphasis.


I am a member in good standing with the State Bar of California (Bar no. 87072) I am a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorney's of San Diego, North County Bar Association.   I have won awards for my pro bono work with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers for assisting indigent people with bankruptcy. 


Feinstein Harley A Attorney at Law
619 S. Vulcan Ave.
Suite 102
Encinitas, CA, 92024

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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2011
Harley Feinstein's Services
Harley's services were above and beyond my expectation. He was reliable, knowledgeable and sincere in his approach to my situation. I would recommend him to anyone. He made a very difficult situation run smoothly and I was more than satisfied with the outcome of my case. In the event you need a lawyer for bankruptcy, Harley is the best choice. I have complete confidence in his experience and knowledge.
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Posted by John | January 5, 2011
Harley Feinstein
Harley recently guided my wife and I through a bankruptcy and did a brilliant job. While at our hearing we watched several others in front of us get declined or postponed due to lack of organization or not having all their"bases" covered. Harley made sure we had all our "ducks in a row" before our hearing and it was an absolute breeze for us and we were granted the bankruptcy without a glitch. His fees were fare and clear. Harley is the attorney you want to use for something so important!
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Posted by Treez | December 10, 2010
Harley Feinstein
Harley really knows his profession and has all his ducks in a row! He kept me informed throughout the bankruptcy and on the day of the hearing, it was comforting to know that I had a professional representing me and walking me through each step. I highly recommend Harley Feinstein!
Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2010
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
After interviewing 3 Lawyers, we decided on Mr Feinstein. He was very knowledgeable and did'nt make us feel degraded like some lawyers do. Our case was not an easy one and he explained everything so that we could understand.
Posted by Elizabeth | August 13, 2010
Peace of Mind
Hi my name is Elizabeth, after careful consideration I decided to file bankruptcy. I got a refferal from a friend and I immediately called Harley. I was surprised to know that he handled ALL his calls, I went in for a consultation and he really made me feel at ease and comfortable with the whole process. I remember that I called him and left him a message, he returned my call even though he was on vacation. That made a huge impression, he was quick to respond to my needs. He really worked hard with me to make sure I was on the right track for the filing process. And when I went to the meeting with the trustee, HE was already there waiting for me. Other people there were waiting for their lawyers and it was 10 min before the appt time. I really appreciated his sincerity and the support I felt while in the meeting. He sat next to me at the interview table, which reassured me, while other attorney's sat on the opposite side of it with their clients. I remember that a lawyer walked in and introduced himself to a client stating that he was standing in for the primary lawyer and thought to myself, glad I am not her. My lawyer was with me, no stand in required. I would recommend Harley and his services to anyone who needs an lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2010
Harley Feinstein was great to work with
Harley is very professional and made our bankruptcy case very easy to deal with. He responded immediately to all of our emails and phone calls and was very accessible. He was very thorough in the paperwork, which allowed our court hearing to be so simple we left amazed it was that easy. It was a pleasure to work with him, especially through bankruptcy, which is a very emotionally taxing and stressful situation to deal with. Harley's friendly and honest personality made our meetings very enjoyable. My husband and I would both highly recommend Harley, and if we need a lawyer in the future (hopefully not), we will use Harley again.
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Posted by Mette | July 15, 2010
Excellent Attorney Expert Bankruptsy Attorney.
Due to lack of work for the past 2 year I realized I had to file bankruptsy Chapter 7. Good furtune was on my side I found Harley Feinstein in North County and we went to work. Harley worked with me through the process. Returned my call very quickly, answered all my emails very fast. I trust Harley and I know I have a top Attorney, he is accurate, very knowledgeable and very professional. He treated me with respect and dignity and an excellent listener. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2010
Excellent Attorney
He was very thorough and got it done for us!
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2010
A Truly Exceptional Lawyer and an Expert Bankruptcy Attorney
In late November of 2009 we hired Harley Feinstein to assist us with a very difficult and complex bankruptcy that involved our personal assets, two corporations, and issues regarding our home. We had previously spoken with numerous lawyers and had reached a point where we felt discouraged and overwhelmed. We called Harley’s office fairly late one evening and left a message about meeting with him to see if he could help. We were shocked and relieved we he called us back personally that very night to reassure us and provide encouragement. No one had been able or willing to genuinely step up and provide honest support and guidance during the extended period we had been dealing with our financial difficulties. Harley did and did so with more professionalism and thoughtfulness than we could have imagined possible. Throughout the course of the Chapter 7 Harley provided the best legal advice we could have asked to receive. By providing clear solutions to difficult situations and personally insuring we understood and were confident about each step along the way, he helped us through one of the hardest times of our life. We recommend Harley as the attorney you should use if you are facing financial difficulties without any reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2010
Very Helpful
Harley helped me understand the actual repercussions of filing bankruptcy, versus the hearsay and things the credit card companies would have you believe. He was always responsive to my questions, answering by email or phone very promptly (often within minutes). I would highly recommend him for your legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2010
A Local, Personable Attorney You Can Trust
Harley was there for us in a time of great need. He was truly kind and reassuring. He did not try to impress us with his legal knowledge although he does have decades of experience. Instead, he listened carefully, quickly grasped the relevant issues, and then responded with wisdom. He was very practical. We particulary appreciated having someone local that we could meet with face to face. His assistance was an incredible value. He provided us great rates when we needed it most.
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Posted by Burton | November 11, 2009
A wonderful help in our time of confusion
Mr. Feinstein was a great help throughout the bankruptcy process. Like anyone who has to go thru bankruptcy, it's an uncomfortable, embarrassing and often times confusing process. Mr. Feinstein was a tremendous help to get creditors to stop calling and to walk us thru the steps to get us back on our feet.
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2009
Harley Feinstein was a pleasure to work with.
Harley Feinstein represented us in a smooth Bankruptcy. He treated us with dignity and a listening ear. He speach was respectful and kind. He was readily available by cell phone and email. He often answered questions from his Smart Phone off hours. He uses a paralegal to do the paperwork but he answers your questions. When gray areas arised in the case, he took initiative and made great efforts to ensure that our petition was accurate. He is very skilled and reliable. He uses "mycaseinfo" which requires you, the client, to enter ALL of your own information which is very time consuming but also allows you to ensure the accuracy. He scans all documents and works effectively with new technologies.He went above and beyond in many things rergarding our case.
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Posted by Bart | September 30, 2009
Harley Feinstein
Harley was very thorough. He looked at everything that could go wrong and made triple sure that it wouldn't .
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2009
Harley was very professional and personable during my bankruptcy crisis. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2009
Harley Feinstein - Excellent and Professional Attorney
Having grown up with attorneys in my family on the east coast, I was taught to always do my homework on who I was hiring. Harley Feinstein truly is the most qualified, personal, and hands-on attorney I have ever met or hired. He is not only well educated in his field, but knowledgeable, resourceful and accurate. The fact that Mr. Feinstein personally responded to me himself on a Saturday afternoon while I was emailing attorney's offices to obtain information for my needs was the first sign that I was hiring someone who cares and who has a passion for his work and not a "law mill" where I would just be a case number to some attorney. Mr. Feinstein's fees are not only fare, reasonable and affordable, the individual service you will receive truly is priceless and such a refreshing change to the typical law office where it is easier to talk to the President of the United States than to the attorney you have hired and paid. Mr. Feinstein has always been available to answer any questions I had and returned my calls or emails promptly and proficiently, and always returned them himself. I believe my case was handled extremely professionally and without a doubt flawlessly. I contribute that solely to Mr. Feinstein's professionalism. I look forward to continueing a client relationship with Mr. Feinstein and not only will hire him for his services for other business or personal related matters in the future, but as the daughter of a very professional attorney in Florida, I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mr. Feinstein without even thinking twice about it. drs
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2009
Car Accident Case
I highly recommend Mr. Harley Feinstein. I got a fair settlement, and I was treated with respect. He is professional, and always accessible. I never thought that I could claim from the other party who rear-ended since he is not a legal resident. The car is not even his. But Mr. Feinstein assured me that I have a case and that he will take care of it. True to his word, a few months after, the other party's insurance made an offer for settlement. I have not even personally met Mr Feinstein as I am from Los Angeles County and he is based in San Diego but he made the transaction so efficient and convenient for me from start to finish. YOU ARE THE BEST Mr. Feinstein. I will definitely recommend you to any of my friends who will need your services on Personal Injury or Bankruptcy.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2009
I got injured when our Asst Store Manager hit me on my left arm when she backed up her car to get a parking space. I found Mr. Feinstein's ad in the yellow pages. I decided to consult with Mr. Feinstein since his office location was convenient for me. Mr. Feinstein represented me in my lawsuit and got me an awesome settlement and I was able to get the best treatment for my injury. Mr. Feinstein is very professional, compassionate and always has patience on answering my questions. Unlike other law firms who are represented by a Paralegal, I always get to speak with Mr. Feinstein when I have concerns about my case. I recommended Mr. Feinstein to my friend who needs to file Bankruptcy and she was also impressed on his professionalism. I have other referrals to Mr. Feinstein and all of them were satisfied the way they handles their cases. Whenever I or any of my friends need legal advice, I always call Mr. Feinstein. His willingness to help out esp. during the most difficult time of my life gave me that feeling that I can "trust" him on any legal matter. That is a confidence that you can hardly find nowadays. I've met other lawyers who is more concern on getting their legal fees even before they render their services...Mr. Feinstein is more concern on his client’s situation and problem resolution than his personal interest. When you avail his services, you are sure that you are in good hands.
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2009
Personal Service. Professional Results!
Harley worked hard for us. I loved that he always answered his phone himself, and we were never put off for any reason. Calls back were immediate! If you are looking for someone NOT corporate, and that gives PERSONAL attention, he is your attorney!
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2009
We highly recommend attorney Harley Feinstein.
Mr. Feinstein is very knowledgeable regarding bankruptcy. He was incredibly responsive to us throughout the process and he was thoroughly prepared for our meeting with the trustee. We highly recommend Mr. Feinstein to anyone who is in the predicament of having to file for bankruptcy.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law office of Harley A. Feinstein
  • 1985 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cook & Linden
  • 1982 - 1985
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Fisher & Kreiner
  • 1978 - 1982


  • Whittier College School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • Bachelors
  • 1974


  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Encinitas Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - 2008
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Honors and Awards

  • Community Service Award
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • 1999


  • Encinitas First
  • Bankruptcy for Businesses
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Harley. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Other
"I am very impressed with Harley Feinstein and his credentials. I endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with attorney Harley Fienstein on a number of occasions. Attorney Fienstein is intelligent, caring and quickly sees the issues, big and small. I enthusiatically endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Feinstein is a very well respected attorney in our community. He works hard and cares deeply about his clients."
Personal injury
Personal injury