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Lazaro Eloy Fernandez

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Riverside, CA

4.9   56 reviews

also known as Lazaro Fernandez, Lazaro E. Fernandez


Licensed for 34 years

About Lazaro

Learn Lazaro’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    35%
    Through review of client documents and circumstances yields the best results. Meticulous preparation is the key to a successful bankruptcy case. Particular attention is paid to litigation and tax issues. Detailed follow up is employed regarding post-filing compliance. We provide clients with a wealth of information and detail in preparation of their case and meeting of creditors. We communicate with you by email, phone and mail to keep you informed. Attorney and staff speak Spanish.

    33 years

  2. Foreclosure
    30%

  3. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    10%

  4. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    10%

  5. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    10%

  6. Debt collection
    5%

After law school and passing the Bar exam, I clerked for a bankruptcy judge. I have practiced exclusively in bankruptcy law for almost 27 years. The range of services runs from filing a proof of claim to Ch. 7 cases to Ch. 11 cases to Ch. 13 cases as well as trial work (actual trial of cases), generally regarding dischargeability issues.

 

I run a law office; I do not run a mill.  You meet with me personally for the initial consultation. You will hear from me as we prepare your case.  You will meet with me personally to review and sign your bankruptcy paperwork, and I will attend the creditor meeting with you.

 

The filing of a case requires detailed preparation, review and execution. This is why I do  not accept "emergency" cases. You can also check my reviews on Martindale.com and Lawyers.com. We actively manage cases from start to finish to ensure maximum benefits for our clients. You deserve no less, but I expect you to put effort and work into your case.

 

I am fluent in Spanish as are 2 of my staff members.  Yo y dos de mis empleados hablamos Espanol fluentemente.  We can do the entire bankruptcy process in Spanish when the need arises.  Podemos hacer el proceso entero de la bancarota en Espanol si es necesario.  I enjoy travel as a hobby.

 

 

Licensed for 34 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1992
Updated 08/25/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 09/09/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Lazaro

Lazaro Eloy Fernandez
3600 Lime Street
Suite 326
Riverside, CA, 92501
Law Office of Lazaro E. Fernandez, Inc.
3600 Lime St Street
Suite 326
Riverside, CA, 925012971
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  56 customer reviews
Posted by Ariana | November 14, 2013
Great team!
Mr. Lazaro Fernandez was a referral to me from a past client of his and there is no regret what so ever contacting this firm. Mr. Fernandez gives thorough information regarding bankruptcy and was very specific to my concerns regarding my case. Mr. Fernandez made me feel at ease while I was going through such a difficult time with the stresses of life. His staff was very professional and were great at assisting me with all of my concerns. Ms. Shelly M. was excellent and sweet. She never skipped a beat making sure all things were in order and keeping me updated via E-mails and with phone calls. The organization and professionalism on how my case was handled did not go unnoticed. In all my experience with Mr. Lazaro Fernandez and his team was excellent. I thank them very much for making a difficult situation simple and quick.
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Posted by Erin | October 25, 2022
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Very pleased
Lazaro and his team are amazing. They go above and beyond for their clients.
Posted by Taylor | July 30, 2022
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Business BK
Laz is awesome and very knowledgeable. He is easy to talk to and ver informative. Thank you for all your help Laz
Posted by Janet | June 22, 2022
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Great customer service.
I was very pleased with how well they took care of my mother-in-law. They were very patient and answered all of her questions. They did everything they could to relieve her stress. They even met with her in a room downstairs so she did not need to climb the stairs. They did a very thorough job with her bankruptcy. We were very pleased with the outcome.
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Posted by Jonathon | May 10, 2022
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Highly recommend
Lazaro and his staff were great to work with. They were extremely patient with me during this experience. They always answered all my questions until I understood what we were doing. I hope to never have to file a BK again, but I would HIGHLY recommend anyone that I came into contact with, who needs help of this kind to use this company and staff for their needs. Thank you!
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Posted by Ana | March 7, 2022
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Excellent
Thanks Lazaro, answered all our questions and processed our documents on time.
Posted by Katie | January 25, 2022
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Excellent and kind service!
I was naturally very anxious about filing for bankruptcy, but Mr. Fernandez and his staff could not have been more helpful or understanding. Everything went so smoothly and I am so grateful for the help of Mr. Fernandez and everyone at his firm, especially Shelly, who was very responsive and patient with my many questions.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2022
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100% recommended
Very professional knowledgeable makes you feel like family. Thanks for all your help!
Posted by Bruce | October 15, 2021
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Lazaro Fernando is officially on my team
I had un unfortunate busiess outcome a few years ago and my case was hadled with profesional excellence and my case was solved leaving me whole after what could have been devestating to my fginancial condition. Since that time I had a business client that needed his service and referred them to Lazaro Fernandez, wh ohandled his business bankruptcy with the same profesioanlism as I was. Lazaro Fernandez is the attorney I use and refer to without question for any bankruptcy issues.
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Posted by Travis | October 7, 2021
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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
What a great job they did for me. Being under so much pressure, they alleviated the process and made the BK relatively simple but professional. I could contact them and get a response so quickly. Lazaro made the process happen, and I am thankful for Shelly, who works the front desk, for being there at every turn. I highly recommend this Co.
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Posted by Joseph | September 19, 2021
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Will go out of their way to make you comfortable and so helpful.
Lazaro and Shelly are 2 of the nieces and helpful people that I have meet. They made me feel super comfortable and helped me in every way that they could. They always went out of there way to reach out and make sure I did not need any help with anything. Shelly was very nice and welcoming anytime that I went in. Mr. Fernandez always went out of his way to make sure he came out and said hi every time, that I went in even if it was only for a min. They walked me through everything that was going to happen and how the court would go. They always offered offered water every time that I walked in and just made me feel really comfortable and never pressured me to file or anything. I can not recommend anyone better to help you through this time. They helped more then I think they should had but I am so grateful for all the help.
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Posted by Tylar | September 14, 2021
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1 Million Stars!
I do not have enough kind and thankful words for Lazaro and Shelly. To say I highly recommend them isn't even close to the accolades they deserve. I drew out filing for an excessive amount of time and their guidance and helpfulness never once waned. They answer emails and calls promptly. One of my favorite things about Laz is that HE will call you and answer all your questions when requested. In my experience, many attorneys with teams push off communication to their staff and avoid clients but not Laz. And wow, Shelly is wildly knowledgeable and honestly just has the best personality to help you through one of the hardest decisions. They both are, but she is the best first line of communication there is. There can be so much shame surrounding filing and they help alleviate that stress as well. I will forever be grateful that they were the team I hired.
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Posted by Maria | June 7, 2021
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Excellent job
Very professional, honest, and helpful at all times. I highly recommend Mr. Lazaro Fernandez who did an excellent work on my case. He is bilingual therefore was able to help me in Spanish rather than struggling to find someone else to translate.
Posted by annmarie | March 20, 2021
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Amazing attorney!
Lazaro and Shelly made a confusing and frustrating circumstance go very smoothly and easily for me. They were consistently helpful and understanding with me through the entire process. They really made it as painless as possible and I’m forever grateful to them.
Posted by Jacqueline | January 31, 2021
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Review of lawyer
Mr Fernandez, and his staff was very professional, caring ,answered any questions ,available whenever I needed to reach them .
Posted by Felecia | December 1, 2020
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Probate
Very knowledgeable, secretary very nice and friendly. Always kept me updated with information. Returning emails and calls . I recommend Mr. Fernandez!
Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2020
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Bankruptcy Attorney Review
Mr. Fernandez handled our bankruptcy from beginning to end with the utmost professionalism and knowledge. He walked us through each and every step, not stopping until he knew we understood and were comfortable with everything. His Assistant Shelly Morin was wonderful and kept us notified via email or phone call continuously, If we had questions they were answered immediately. The law office made a strenuous, stressful situation as pleasant as possible. We are extremely grateful to them.
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Posted by Bob | September 8, 2020
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Great job Mr. Fernandez
The offices of Lazaro Fernandez did a wonderful job for me! Mr. Fernandez and staff were professional, courteous and generous with their expert advice. Upon the completion of my bankruptcy I am convinced the Mr. Fernandez did more work for me than I originally anticipated. I would highly recommend The law offices of Lazaro Fernandez Inc.
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Posted by Gale | August 23, 2020
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Competent and Caring Attorney
Lazaro was able to assist me in navigating the legal process and filing the necessary documents protecting my interests. He is highly regarded in the legal community but more importantly he goes above and beyond for his clients. I wish all lawyers were like Lazaro!
Posted by Wendy | August 15, 2020
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Above and Beyond
Laz helped me through a difficult time in which he worked endlessly in facilitating my case resulting in positive outcome!!!
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Lazaro E. Fernandez, Inc.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney
  • DesJardins, Fernandez, LLP
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Gonzalez & Fernandez, LLP
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Attorney
  • Hanover & Schnitzer
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Attorney
  • Cameron & Dreyfus
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Attorney
  • Cooper, Nakagawa & Briseno
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Law clerk
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District Of California
  • 1988 - 1989
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Education

  • University of California at Davis School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Macias v. Gibson/6:10-ap-0116-MJ
  • Dismissal of case against Gibson-defendant
  • Guzman v. Arriaza/ 2:10-ap-02932-EC
  • Judgment for Guzman-plaintiff
  • Comm. Care & Rehabilitation Ctr v. Ramsey
  • Judgment for Ramseys-defendants
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Associations

  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Lawyer Referral Service Committee member
  • 2012 - Present
  • College Legal Clinic
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum
  • Board Member
  • 1999 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Defending Sec. 523 and 727 Actions
  • Defending Sec. 523 and 727 Actions
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Laz is one of the best bankruptcy lawyers in Riverside!"
Foreclosure Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lazaro Fernandez is a seasoned bankruptcy lawyer. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lazaro is a smart, practical attorney who does a great job representing his clients."
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Riverside Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Lazaro Eloy Fernandez
Lazaro Eloy Fernandez
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Riverside, CA
Licensed for 34 years