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Nichole Renee Cristilli

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at San diego, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
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About Nichole

Learn Nichole’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    I've been doing Bankruptcy and Debt Management for the last 6 years and the relief and freedom that my clients experience when their haunting debts are finally gone is truly inspirational to me. It has encouraged me to push the limits of the current laws and achieve unlikely successes in removing or reducing even the most difficult of debts.

  2. Litigation
    I enjoy the confrontational and formal nature of litigation. It is my true favorite means of dispute resolution. However, it isn't for everyone and it takes a long time to get there so I don't do it as often as I'd like but whenI do get the chance to litigate I'm aggressive and effective.

I am licensed in Southern and Central California and have had many unique successes on both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases helping single and married filers find their way out of debt and back on the fast track to credit repair.  Whether you have a little or a lot I can help.


In a recent Chapter 13 bankruptcy I was able to remove the negative equity on a fixed mobile home to reduce the amount owed by almost $70,000 allowing the retired civil servant who lived there to keep her home and discharge all of her unsecured debts.  


In recent debt litigation I secured a $1.1 million settlement reducing the principal balance owed on a 2 million dollar home in La Costa.


If you think there is nothing you can do about your situation you should ask me first.


Don't have time to come in for a free consultation or just have a quick question?  

Email me today!  I'll do my best to give you an answer or at least point you in the right direction.


Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP
2635 Camino del rio south
Suite 110
San diego, CA, 92108
Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP
2298 Merrill Center Drive
Suite 2
El Centro, CA, 92243
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Posted by Ali | March 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Thankful for Ms. Cristilli
I cannot say enough great things about Ms. Cristilli. From the moment you meet with her until the time you leave, you feel like she really listens to you and genuinely cares about your individual situation. Unfortunately, our family had to file bankruptcy but we were extremely thankful to find an attorney like Ms. Cristilli. She helped us through the entire process from start to finish. She advocated on our behalf at the trustee hearing and we were able to keep our retirement accounts intact. We couldn't ask for anyone more compassionate and knowledgeable.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
bankruptcy and loan modification
She really saved me! She kept me from losing my house, and was able to get a loan modification to make it affordable and a fair interest rate.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • In-House Counsel
  • San Diego University for Integrative Studies
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Partner
  • The Law Office of Cristilli and Cristilli
  • 2010 - 2016
  • intern
  • Bremer Whyte Brown & O'meara
  • 2008 - 2008
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  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence for the Future Award
  • CALI
  • 2008
  • Excellence for the Future Award
  • CALI
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Calexico Teachers Meeting
  • Bankruptcy for Union Employees
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (11)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Cristilli is adept in all aspects of bankruptcy and is my go-to attorney whenever I have a client, friend or family member that needs a consultation, representation or just needs a question or two answered. She is that rare breed of lawyer that truly wants to help people and puts advocating for her clients and achieving the best results possible for them before remuneration or notoriety for herself. She works tirelessly for all of her clients no matter how large or small small their cases may be. I have recommended her services to many and will continue to do so as she is both an outstanding lawyer and an extraordinary human being. I unreservedly endorse Ms. Cristilli."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nicole and I have worked on several matters together and I am always highly impressed with her ethics and work product. I would not hesitate to refer any family member to her for representation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ever since her days of law school, Nichole has been a sharp and talented advocate. She trained early on to be able to competently present her side of a case and to effectively address counterarguments. I highly recommend her for her advocacy skills as well as her compassion and understanding."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nichole is a hard working, bright attorney that truly cares about her clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Family member
"Nichole is an amazing attorney for any consumer protection action and is a whiz at Bankruptcy."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Nichole for a number of years and she is reliable and extremely responsive. She is a great advocate and a formidable opponent to opposing counsel. She is an attorney you want on your side."
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San diego Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Nichole Renee Cristilli
Nichole Renee Cristilli
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
San diego, CA
Licensed for 14 years
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