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Marco Antonio Torres

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at San Diego, CA

4.5   22 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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About Marco

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I have represented clients throughout the state of California since 2001. I am a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and a proud veteran of the United States Army, Reserves and the California Army National Guard.

In 1996 I graduated from the University of California with a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy, and in 1999 I received my juris doctorate from the University of California Hastings College of Law.

Early in my legal career I worked for large multi-national companies, including PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and North American Exchange Company, a division of Lennar Homes. I have been a solo-practitioner for over 13 years representing individuals, and small to medium sized businesses throughout the greater San Diego region.

I have experience addressing client issues related to bankruptcy and insolvency, family law matters, business and corporate issues, litigation, and tax issues.

I understand and recognize people call me to resolve difficult and sensitive legal matters that are overwhelming and stressful. I am compassionate, respectful and provides each client the guidance and direction to achieve the results that matter.

I am licensed to practice throughout the state of California as well as the United State District Court and Bankruptcy Court in the Central, Northern and Southern District of California.

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The Law Office of Marco A. Torres
350 10th Ave, Suite 1000
San Diego, CA, 92101


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Posted by Enrique | October 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stellar and honest
Marco Torres helped me in 2016. Since then I have called him about 2-3 times and he picks up the phone like we were close friends. This man is truly helpful and has guided me in every possible manner. I’m glad I retained him in 2016 and I feel comfortable knowing if God forbid I need legal help, I may count on him.
Posted by Kathryn | November 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Helpful Family Law Attorney
Marco Torres helped me with a sensitive family law matter. I enjoyed how professional, straight forward, and hard working he was on my case. He fought for what was fair for me, and he didn't let up or give in. Marco is extremely knowledgeable of the law and navigated every negotiation point with opposing counsel well. I've never had anyone fight for me and Marco did. I am forever grateful.
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Posted by Edgar | September 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Lawyer and Litigator
Mr. Torres is an exceptional lawyer and litigator. My case was quite complicated dealing with individuals in different states and parties that were not very amicable. He approached every challenge with vigor and provided updates and courses of action throughout the process. His attention to detail and preparation before hearings proved to be effective when dealing with opposing counsel and the court. Having the need for a lawyer is very stressful and will lead to many sleepless nights. Having Mr. Torres as my lawyer eased much of that stress and allowed me to sleep knowing he was in my corner. Highest positive review!
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Dedicated, responsive and efficient!
We have been fortunate to have Marco fighting on our side through a long, emotional custody and visitation battle. Marco has been dedicated in seeing us through several court battles, which have resulted in victorious outcomes each time, because of his vast knowledge and professionalism. He has been responsive and caring when we have reached out to him for clarity on issues from the ex that were causing anxiety and stress, making himself available for guidance, even outside of normal business hours. I recommend Marco to anyone seeking a dedicated, professional, and trustworthy attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Good team to have in your corner
Attorney Torres and his team helped me navigate through the emotional turmoil during a child custody battle. When opposing counsel attempted to coerce to their favor by means of extortion, he and his team assured me of what was in my legal rights to protect my child. They told me how I could help to prepare my case. And even told me in a kind way when they thought I was wrong about something. For example, when I tried to do my own research on the internet, he told me what the actual interpretation is of the law. At the hearing, his knowledge of the system and calm demeanor helped me to stay calm while he focused on the process. Without his presence, it would have been an overwhelming process.
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Posted by Jose | September 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The Standard
Marco has been through every step of my life changes. I don’t know where I would be without his help. The attention to detail , care and drive is unbelievable. I would recommend anyone who is looking for a knowledgeable lawyer he is your guy.
Posted by Karina | May 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Marco Torres is a very profesional lawyer. He is very efficient, responsive and knowledgeable. Answered all my questions in timely and professional matter. I am very happy I choose him as my lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
excellent consultation
I just left a voice mail and Mr torres called me the same day. Had couple of short conversation and we had a 30 minutes virtual conversation . He patiently asked question to find out the details of the cae i am in. Gave me excellent consultation to how to preceed and what is the best action to be taken. Great response and very precis roadmap to follow Thanks
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very thorough and concise!
I spoke with Marco regarding one very specific question. He called within 15 minutes of placing the request and had already reviewed the documents I had uploaded, with a clear understanding of the situation. He provided excellent advice and listened to my concerns, putting me at ease and helping me move on to the next step in my case. I will definitely contact him again if the matter escalates, or if I have any future need for legal representation for a real estate issue.
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Posted by cheecharella | November 13, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Paid Avvo consultation
I had an Avvo consultation with Mr. Torres on a weekend, regarding an urgent matter. He was extremely thorough, and he clearly cared about giving me the best help he could, and it was significant. I am very grateful to Mr. Torres for being there for me, on a weekend, on a matter of time urgency. His input was significant, and should I be able to proceed, I will be calling upon Mr. Torres to ask for his hired legal council. Clearly a good and caring attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2015
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Bankruptcy & Debt advice session
Absolutely stellar. awesome experience, great product. Go Avvo!
Posted by RF | September 27, 2012
Marco is the best!!!
Marco is an entirely competent and trustworthy lawyer. In addition to that he is a genuinely good guy. He really seems to care about getting you the best deal he can. He always took the time to answer all my questions and made sure I understood the entire process. I have worked with several lawyers in the past and Marco made them all look bad. I am positive that anyone retaining Marco would not be in any way disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2012
I simply called in to hopefully set an appointment. My issues are, at least to say, keeping me up at night. I awoke this morning deciding to finally seek some help from a professional, and made the call. I got through right away, and instead of setting an appointment, I was put straight through. I had a conversation for about a half and hour, getting all my questions answered directly by the exact lawyer that I was calling for. Extremely pleasant, thorough, and wow - what an amazing listener. I now know exactly what I need to do, and when. Oh, and it was free. I'm going to finally get some sleep tonight. Thank you so much, and I'll definitely be in touch soon!
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Posted by Wendy | April 8, 2012
Marco saved our home. From our initial meeting, he was honest and truthful about what our options were. We were fully informed of every possible outcome and he was always quick to respond and calm our fears whenever we had any questions or concerns. We felt valued and respected as his clients.
Posted by panaswin | September 22, 2011
AWESOME, Knowledgeable, and Friendly
I needed some help and he was there to answer all my questions. Not only a great lawyer but a wonderful helpful person. I'll always be grateful.
Posted by adam | May 17, 2010
Awesome and very helpful
this man had shed light in my dark bleak situation! He answered all my questions with fast accurate information! TO marco thank you so much and i do wish you best of luck!!
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2010
Excellent Attorney
I highly recommend attorney Marco Antonio Torres, who is very professional and is very dedicated to his practice. From my first appointment he gave me all of the information and confidence to make my decision to file a bankruptcy. He always had time for my questions and concerns and would personally answer any doubt I had about my case and the legal process that is bankruptcy. Being a bilingual attorney was also a great plus. When we arrived at court he made sure that all of my concerns were met and had all of my affairs in place and I didn't have to worry about anything because he had already taken care of it all. I would like to thank him for helping me and my family during this very difficult time in our lives. I wish you much sucess.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2010
Great lawyer with Great solutions
Mr. Torres provided clear, understandable answers to my questions and helped me resolve my issue quickly! He returned my phone calls promptly and while I'm sure he has many clients, his calm demeanor and poised answers made me feel like his only client!
Posted by David | February 2, 2010
Pretty Good Lawyer
I had contacted another attorney for his services, but he was not to direct and he appeared to be somewhat unsure of his answers. When my wife and I first contacted Marco, he appeared to be a very knowledgable person and was able to answer our questions without any hesitations. I am happy with his services and I will recommend him to anyone. Thank You Marco for your help and please continue to be the type of attorney you are and I feel you will be very successful.
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Posted by Kristin | February 8, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Waste of Time
I contacted this man last week in regards to two different cases I am seeking representation on. I made it extremely clear when I scheduled that one of the cases was time sensitive and they assured me they would be able to help me and prompted me to schedule a consultation .. for the next week. I said okay. The day for my consultation comes around and I’m being absolutely bombarded with email and text reminders about our scheduled phone consultation. Our scheduled time comes around and I don’t get a call. Fifteen minutes later I emailed stated I was expecting a call 15 minutes prior. I called his office just to be sent to voicemail. He then calls me stating that he has me on his calendar for NEXT week TWO DAYS BEFORE THE HEARING I STATED I NEEDED HELP WITH. I was obviously irritated at the fact that he didn’t call on time and now he was trying to state he didn’t even have me on his schedule for the correct day. I desperately need legal representation though so I tried to just get through the consultation and move forward. In the middle of me talking this man interrupts me and tells me to hold on, puts me on hold, and then comes back asking me what I was saying as if he didn’t just rudely fuckin interrupt me without any valid reasoning given ON TOP OF being late for the original fuckin scheduled consultation. Screenshots provided of the three reminders I received through text message on top of the three I received through email which are not pictured.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 225-295 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Law Office of Marco A. Torres
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Men's Legal Center
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Partner
  • 1031 Strategies & Services
  • 2005 - 2007
  • General Counsel
  • Equity Investment Exchange
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Associate
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Specialist
  • U.S. Army Reserves / California Army Natl. Guard
  • 1988 - 1996
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  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Univ of California Santa Cruz
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Wells Fargo Bank vs. 1UP Technology Inc.
  • Negotiated Settlement of Matter Pending Litigation
  • XTS Global, Inc. v. Dyer Beech Enterprises, Inc.
  • Settled Pre-Trial
  • Wells Fargo Bank v. DOE, et al
  • 20 year payoff of with 0% interest


  • California Lawyer’s Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • The ARAG Group -
  • Network Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • Cornell Legal Information Institute
  • Officer
  • 2010 - Present
  • San Diego Bankruptcy Forum
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • California Bankruptcy Forum
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Latina Business Women's Association - San Diego Chapter
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Mana de San Diego
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • The University Club of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • UC Hastings Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • San Diego's Top Attorneys
  • San Diego Metro Magazine - SD Metro
  • 2011
  • OurCity Recommended Attorneys
  • Our City San Diego
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Mortgage Modifications: In, Out, Up, and Down
  • 2010
  • MABPA Membership Meeting
  • Organizational Structure Options
  • 2010
  • A New Year, A New Economy
  • Intelligently Navigating the New World Economy
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (9)
Endorse Marco
Family Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Marco is easy to work with and seeks to achieve swift and just results for all of his clients, and he does not unnecessarily incur legal fees or charge his client."
Foreclosure Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers to questions posed on AVVO are well articulate and well thought out."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. The attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several cases to Marco and he has done a great job. I have received raving reviews from his clients. I fully endorse Marco for anything that has to do with bankruptcy matters."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marco is a great attorney that fights for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Marco is a well-respected lawyer in the community known for his attention to detail and creative problem solving. I confidently refer clients to Marco when they are in need of Bankruptcy advice."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marco is very trustworthy and knowledgeable. You can be sure that anyone you refer to him will be in good hands. Marco takes the time to explain all options and is forthcoming with clients."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marco is an attorney who truly cares about his clients and his quality of work. He is truly a professional and very respected by his clients and attorneys throughout the San Diego community."
Business Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marco is a friend and trusted fellow attorney to whom I refer many matters in the areas of bankruptcy, real estate and business law. My clients and others who I have referred to Marco have obtained great results and are very complimentary of Marco's professionalism and competence."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marco’s strategic and practical approach to resolving his client’s legal issues is what makes him a great lawyer!"
Appeals Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Marco's ethical approach towards the handling of his clients and fine, fine work."
Business Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recommended Marco while I was serving as a board of director of a non-profit. The entity was in the middle of a complex and high-stakes transition. Marco jumped right in and has helped steer the massive project through a morass of legal and ethical issues. In addition to juggling the matter itself, he has expertly managed a host of difficult personalities."
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