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John F. Brady is a highly experienced bankruptcy attorney. He has extensive knowledge in bankruptcy, foreclosure and real estate law. He has been practicing law since 1975 in San Diego.


Attorney Brady is an honors graduate from the University of Southern California (U.S.C.) with a degree in Economics. He graduated from University of San Diego, School of Law in 1975 and passed the California State Bar examination the first time.


After starting his law practice, Mr. Brady has enhanced his legal knowledge by taking over 600 hours of Continuing Legal Education with courses in bankruptcy, real estate and litigation. He also took specialty courses for lawyers in Litigation and Trial Advocacy at the premier Hastings College of Advocacy and the San Diego Inn of Court and has served as a judge pro-tem.


He has presented numerous seminars in bankruptcy and foreclosure and counseled homeowners with mortgage and foreclosure problems in San Diego and Riverside Counties with Housing Opportunities Collaborative as a volunteer. He has presented a training program for the San Diego Public Administrator/ Public Guardian’s office in foreclosure and bankruptcy. Attorney Brady has lectured to the Elder Law and Advocacy Legal group about foreclosure and bankruptcy options.


He counseled victims of a massive real estate fraud scheme in San Diego County through the District Attorney’s Office and the Housing Opportunities Collaborative as a volunteer and received an acknowledgement for his work from the San Diego District Attorney, Bonnie M. Dumanis.


He received a Certificate of Congressional Recognition from the United States House of Representative, member Susan A. Davis for his service to the community (volunteer work with the Housing Opportunities Collaborative).

He is a two (2) time recipient (2008 and 2009) of the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services from the State Bar of California and the Legal Aid Society for volunteer work counseling homeowners with mortgage and foreclosure problems.


In his practice, he and his law firm have successfully counseled and represented thousands of individuals and businesses with foreclosure, mortgage and debt problems.


Professional Memberships

  • California Bar Association since 1975

  • California Bankruptcy Forum

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees

  • San Diego Bankruptcy Forum

  • California Chamber of Commerce

  • San Diego Better Business Bureau

  • California Department of Real Estate—Broker’s License No. 00704649



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 13: 35%
    29 years, 2.2 thousand cases
  2. Foreclosure: 35%
    29 years
  3. Chapter 7: 25%
    29 years, 1.3 thousand cases
  4. Bankruptcy: 5%
    29 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David John Rausa

    I endorse this lawyer. As a young lawyer I recall how John always offer me assistance in developing the craft of becoming a good attorney. I will always be thankful for that.


    David Rausa Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
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  • James Nelson Dicks

    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.


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Contact info

John F. Brady & Associates, APLC

3443 Camino del Rio S
Ste 323
San Diego, CA, 92108

John F. Brady & Associates, A Professional Law Corp.

4308 Lime Street, Suite 200
Riverside, CA, 92501



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Volunteer WorkUnited States House of Representatives, Susan A. Davis2009
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California2009
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
CEO & Lead AttorneyJohn F. Brady & Associates, APLC1975 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Better Business BureauMember1994 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1975 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chapter 7Upon filing for Chapter 7 we were able to prevent the bank from immediately foreclosing on their house. Also, in less than three months 100% of their unsecured debts were discharged through the Chapter 7. We helped them discharge over $135,000 in debt.
Chapter 13 / Foreclosure DefenseChapter 13 bankruptcy put a stop to the foreclosure sale and harassing creditor phone calls. It allowed him to repay his taxes and the arrears on his mortgage over five years. At this end of his repayment plan all of his unsecured debts were discharged.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of Southern California Law SchoolEconomicsBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Numerous SeminarsForeclsoure & Bankruptcy2008