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M. Wayne Tucker

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Redlands, CA

4.9   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found

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About M. Wayne

Learn M. Wayne’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Get a fresh start with Chapter 7 bankruptcy. All creditors are prevented from collection action. Get relief from credit card debt while retaining your car and home. Stop collection lawsuits, wage garnishments and bank levies. Get your finances back on track and protect assets with the help of Federal Bankruptcy Law protection.

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    If you owe money but need time to repay it, Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a powerful tool to help you straighten out your finances (sometimes called a financial reorganization). Unlike a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are required to file a plan to pay off the money owed over a three-to-five-year period under the bankruptcy court's supervision. Prevent foreclosure, catch up late payments on mortgages and taxes, eliminate interest on credit card debt.

    16 years, 100 cases

  3. Other

  4. Personal injury
    Resolution of personal injury claims gets people recovery of medical expenses, lost wages and monetary compensation for the impact an injury may have on their daily life. Most cases are resolved with insurance companies that have the responsibility to protect their customers by compensating persons injured by the conduct of their insured.

    43 years, 1,500 cases

I focus on individual, family, and small business asset protection and preservation through bankruptcy.  My team and I have helped hundreds of individuals, families, and small businesses restructure their finances to obtain relief from debt so they can move productively forward.

Through Chapter 7 clients have received a fresh financial start while protecting and preserving assets such as income, homes, cars, and retirement savings.

In Chapter 13 clients are reorganizing their debt to protect assets while making monthly payments to creditors. Reorganization usually results in reduced debt balances, reduced interest rates, payment of missed mortgage payments with no interest or penalties, payment of tax debt with no interest or penalties.


Relief from the Harassment of debt collectors

  • Debt collectors call numerous times per day to intimidate and pressure debtors who clearly are already struggling. Most debt was incurred with the intent to pay it. Life happens. Income drops. Sickness hits. Accidents happen. Without much notice suddenly the debt is overwhelming and the strategy of paying every other month or alternating payments among creditors is simply not working. If it appears nearly impossible to get out of debt on your own within the next 24 - 36 months, bankruptcy is a realistic option. Creditors and their collection agencies can no longer harass you if the debt is discharged in a Chapter 7 or if it is being managed in a Chapter 13 plan.

Relief from income tax liability

  • If a tax debt has been due for over 3 years and the tax return was filed at least 2 years before a bankruptcy, it is likely to be discharged in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Tax debt that cannot be discharged, may be managed to the taxpayer's benefit through a Chapter 13 payment plan.

Preventing or stopping wage garnishment

  • If a judgment creditor has obtained a wage garnishment order, employers are required to take up to 25% of your take home pay from your paycheck. Your wages will be protected in a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The employer will be relieved of taking the deduction and turning it over to the Sheriff. The automatic stay goes into effect immediately upon filing a bankruptcy petition, meaning that the wage garnishment order is stopped dead and the debt is discharged or managed through a Chapter 13 plan.

Preventing or stopping a lawsuit

  • A lawsuit to collect money or seeking damages will be automatically stayed when a bankruptcy case is filed. The lawsuit cannot proceed if the debt or claim is discharged in a Chapter 7 or if it is paid through a Chapter 13 plan. If it is not dischargeable, the lawsuit cannot proceed without bankruptcy court approval.

Preventing or stopping foreclosure or repossession of a home, car, or other secured asset

  • The sale or repossession of assets that secure loans will be stopped when a bankruptcy case is filed. After it is stopped, there is an opportunity to develop a plan to keep the property or to make a decision and arrangements for surrender. A vehicle can be surrendered in bankruptcy with no further obligation even if the loan balance exceeds the value of the vehicle.

Eliminating overwhelming debt and protecting retirement savings

  • Bankruptcy law provides the tools to eliminate debt without depleting your qualified retirement savings. Most retirees are dependent on their retirement savings and social security income for daily living expenses. Bankruptcy can eliminate debt without touching the retirement accounts and SSI. The relief from the pressure of debt allows retirees peace of mind and financial security knowing that their retirement income will last longer and will be applied to a monthly budget free of debt payments.

Small business debt relief

  • It's no secret, small businesses struggle to survive in SoCal. When the hopes and dreams turn into nightmares, bankruptcy provides an organized and controlled method of liquidating and/or possibly reorganizing to stay in business.


In addition to the practice of law, I enjoy road cycling and mountain biking and have biked many mountain trails in the Western United States.  I became a four wheel drive enthusiast and enjoy revisiting many of my favorite mountain bike spots but now with an engine, air conditioning and satellite radio. 


My wife and I enjoy a considerable amount of time as cheering fans at our 10 grandkids' sports and academic activities.


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Dolen, Tucker, Tierney & Abraham
1710 Plum Lane
Suite A
Redlands, CA, 92374

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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful
We were so financial stress out......when we came to seek help with Mr Tucker's office....THEY really helped us out thru their services!
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Great Service. I was able to get my case processed quickly and with no hassles. I was always able to communicate with them. And received great customer service. Gave my family the best relief that was needed.
Posted by Adam | April 11, 2015
Great service
When I realized that I needed to file BK I was nervous and had no idea where to go. I found Mr Tucker's information online and gave his office a try. From my first meeting everyone was very helpful and willing to explain the process, no matter how complicated. Due to entanglements with my x wife my BK was a little more complicated. I always felt that my case was important to the firm and felt like I was a priority. Over all I was very happy with the service, price and results.
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Posted by YOLANDA | October 25, 2013
I have called 2 attorneys regarding the same matter and did not get the help I needed in my case. By the way, I did not have an option to tell you that it was regarding an Adversary Case that was due to a debtor showing me (the creditor) on his chapter 7 bankrupty paperwork. Mr. Tucker was the only attorney that gave me the information I needed to pursue my case. He also offered other services that would help me resolve the case as soon as possible but I could not afford his additional services at that time. If I cannot get the information he told me I need by researching other revenues, I will gladly seek Mr. Tucker's help at that time.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2013
Excellent Attorney
Wayne Tucker is an excellent attorney. He made sure to keep me well informed on the status of my case on a regular basis, always asked tons of questions to make sure I was satisfied with the standing of my case. His dedication, and hard work to provide all information and legal documents pertaining to my case made the process easy and simple. Additionally, the staff at his office are friendly, and always helpful when you call.
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Posted by Charles | October 9, 2013
air conditioner lawsuit
Wayne is an excellent attorney who has the interest of his client in mind at all times. I would and will use him again when needed. Wayne has continued to work on my case and has kept my wife and I informed on what he is doing and what he plans to do next. he has given us hope on a case that has burdened us for the last 7 years. I am sure the lawsuit brought against us will be dismissed very soon. I made the mistake of going to a paralegal to answer papers prior to going to Wayne. The paralegals did not explain anything and when I hired Wayne I found that the paralegals had actually did us harm.
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Posted by Sharon | October 8, 2013
Helpful guidance
Mr. Tucker helped me to make a decision on a problem that was difficult to make. I feel that without his guidance I would not have been at ease with my decision.
Posted by John | October 1, 2013
Exceptional Service
We are extremely happy with Mr. Tucker and his staff. Mr. Tucker is a highly competent attorney, and very knowledgeable in his profession. His follow up is also outstanding, we are very happy.
Posted by Jose | October 1, 2013
Mr quick and efficient
I had a previous lawyer handling my case but he got in a very bad car accident and wasn't handle to perform. He directed my case to Mr Tucker and what was a 3year file turned out to be resolved IMMEDIATELY after Mr Tucker took over. He is the "BEST". Thank You, Mr Tucker.
Posted by Nicholas | October 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
They were great they helped every step of the way. Everyone was very friendly and professional
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-45%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of M. Wayne Tucker
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Managing Attorney
  • Tucker, Bevins & Glauser
  • 1992 - 2009
  • Trial Attorney
  • Bell, Orrock & Watase
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Attorney
  • Thompson & Colegate LLP
  • 1987 - 1991
  • Attorney
  • Heiting & Irwin
  • 1986 - 1987
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Barry Regar
  • 1984 - 1986
  • Attorney
  • Garrett & Dimino
  • 1978 - 1984
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  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jane Doe v Verizon Wireless
  • Settled during jury selection
  • Kaufman v Rough
  • Comparative Liability Found against Plaintiff


  • National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Hon. Joseph B. Campbell American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016


  • Southern California Defense
  • Life After Insurance Defense
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (8)
Endorse M. Wayne
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Tucker is a longstanding top lawyer in the Inland Empire. He has an impeccable reputation."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Myron. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Myron Wayne Tucker is a well respected, highly experienced, and skilled trial lawyer who serves his clients well. Mr. Tucker, a zealous and extremely effective advocate in the court room, always practices with the utmost of integrity. His knowledge of the law, passionate attitude in serving his clients, and intellectual wherewithal make him the consummate professional. I, therefore, offer Myron Wayne Tucker my highest endorsement."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Wayne both on the same side and as opposing counsel. I find him extremely knowledgeable and fun to work with. I certainly endorse his work."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Wayne Tucker is a longstanding 28 year attorney who is greatly respected in our legal community. He was a president of the san bernardino county bar association which is the oldest continuous bar association in the state. His firm works on plaintiff personal I jury matters with my office and Wayne's work has greatly assisted my clients. Additionally his firm has expanded to include criminal and bankruptcy law. His client received great assistance at a fair price. I would trust Wayne to handle a matter for me if I was I injuried or was in trouble. Mike Scafiddi"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Redlands Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer M. Wayne Tucker
M. Wayne Tucker
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Redlands, CA
Licensed for 43 years
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