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Amanda G Billyard

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Irvine, CA

5.0   20 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 14 years
    California - CA 15 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Amanda

Learn Amanda’s areas of practice.

Knowledgeable and personable bankruptcy attorney with 15+ years experience helping clients eliminate debt, avoid foreclosure and get a fresh start.  

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Location

Financial Relief Law Center, APC
1200 Main St.
Suite C
Irvine, CA, 92614

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Reviews

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Posted by Michael | January 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service
Victor, and Amanda did a great job with helping both my Mother and I through the chapter 7 process. Very efficient and professional. The pricing was competitive and we will definitely recommend them to others we find in need of competent legal representation.
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney at Law
My Lawyer provided me resources to help me. I enjoy the service and highly recommend her if anyone needs help.
Posted by Monica | March 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Amanda!
Thank you to Victor and Amanda! We truly appreciate all their help with our bankruptcy. We had a complicated case and they were able to help us resolve it all. They went above and beyond for us!
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solid Lawyer
Amanda was patient and empathetic in answering questions. She handled necessary ppw and filings in a timely manner, and communicated well throughout the process which made it less stressful. She is real and does not candy coat things, yet compassionate, which is what you want in a solid lawyer. She is very conscientious to do things the right way and works hard for her clients.
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Response from Amanda Billyard December 6, 2021
Thank you for this glowing review. It was a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Osha | November 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent lawyer!
Thank you so much for answering all my questions. I am grateful! Thank you so much for answering all my questions. I am grateful!
Response from Amanda Billyard November 2, 2021
You are very welcome. Thank you for the review.
Posted by Alberto | October 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
Everyone was very respectful and professional from beginning to end! I would recommend them to anyone considering filing for bankruptcy! It was a hassle free experience and they have excellent communication.
Response from Amanda Billyard October 28, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write me a review. I am glad we were able to get you a fresh start.
Posted by Cory | September 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic
Amanda and her team were fantastic to work with. She made a stressful situation feel seamless. I am so glad I was referred to her.
Posted by Candida | August 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXTREMELY SATISFIED
Filing for BK was a huge decision for my husband and I. I found Amanda on Yelp with excellent reviews and decided to take the 1st step. After my consultation with Victor, I knew this was the firm for me. All my questions and concerns were met. Amanda proved to be very knowledgeable in all aspects of my particular case. She kept me updated in all steps of the process. Andy accomponied us to court and eased our worries and concerns. Overall I am extremely satisfied!
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Posted by Teresa | May 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney who truly cares!!!
I never wanted to be in this position but i got in over my head and was drowning in debt. I am so glad I called and hired Amanda Billyard. she got me through this difficult time. She truly cares about her clients and had empathy for my situation. She was responsive and diligent throughout the entire process. Her and her staff Victor Ugarte are wonderful. If you need legal assistance call them, you will not regret it.
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Posted by Diana | May 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome work
I was very nervous when I decided to file for bankruptcy, I almost did not want to do it. I realized that I could not continue living paycheck by paycheck. I was on time with all of my bills but never saw my balance go down, just throwing my money to interest. So decided to file for bankruptcy. Best decision I ever made. Victor and Amanda were great. They understood why I was doing it and never judge me. They where there every step of the way. Answer all my questions. I would definitely recommend then to anyone who is nervous or hesitating taking this step. Thank you again Victor and Amanda!!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy Process
Amanda was great and the process was simple, Chapter 7 BK I would highly recommend Amanda
Posted by Michael | March 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible lawyer and company during a difficult time for many.
I was introduced to Amanda through Financial Relief Law Center, and during that Bankruptcy Chapter 7 she was a great resource. Nether a short nor simple process she was there for every question I had during the process. During my court hearing she was very human, compassionate, and communicated all the process clearly.
Posted by Lori | February 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Amanda and Victor were professional, patient, and kind during a very difficult time for my elderly parents. The process was straightforward but they took the time to explain every step and were responsive to all questions. I highly recommend this team!
Posted by Julie | December 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would highly recommend working with Amanda and her team.
From the initial phone consultation to order of discharge, working with Amanda and her team was a simple, straightforward and professional process. Making the decision to file is not easy and I made the mistake of putting it off. I wish I would have contacted Financial Relief Law Center sooner. Thank you Victor, Amanda and Richard!
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Posted by Alex | December 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Work
Amanda, Richard, and Victor were very professional and helpful during my Bankruptcy 7. They answered all of my questions. I felt like I could really trust them, and I was right! Amanda took care of my case in a timely manner. Walked me through the whole process. I’m thankful for all your help!
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Amanda and her team are professionals and they are the best. If you are looking for financial advisor, Financial relief law center is the one for you. They helped me with all the questions to go through this entire process. It was a complete nightmare for me, but with Amanda and the team support, I was able to get my life back on track. Thanks so much Amanda.
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Posted by Tony | June 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peace of Mind- Best BK attorney ever!!!!
I was stressed out from all the calls and emails from creditors, so I went online and found Amanda Billyard. From our initial consultation I felt at ease, comfortable and felt like she truly cared about my situation. Bankruptcy can be a scary thing, but having Amanda representing me took all the fear away. I hope I don't ever have to file again but if anyone asks me I will definitely refer them to Amanda Billyard at Financial Relief Law Center.
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Posted by Andrew | September 7, 2012
Amanda saved us!
When we first contacted Amanda, my wife and I were going to loose our home. With her help and expertise of the laws relating to our case, she not only stopped our forclosure, but she was able to help us understand the mistakes we were making with our monthly finances. When we have any questions or concerns she quickly responds to phone calls or e-mails and provides us with answers we can clearly understand. I had almost lost all hope before we started working with Amanda, thanks to her help we can now afford our home and are returning to a normal life free of phone calls from creditors and free of the fear of losing our home.
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Posted by Lidia | August 26, 2012
Smooth Sailing!
We couldn't have asked for a better attorney to guide us through this very difficult process. She is always there to answer our questions and concerns. We feel at ease knowing that Amanda is taking care of it all!
Posted by Ivin/Sheila | August 25, 2012
Ivin & Sheila Hauck
If there were another category higher than excellent we would have checked that box. Amanda is the reason we and my brother and his wife are still living in our homes and have been given a better opportunity to stay in our homes. She has been more than just a professional (that she is). She is a thorough, careful and tenacious advocate for those whom she represents. I recommend her to anyone who needs the type of help she provides without reservation enthusiastically!!!! There was no category to describe what Amanda did for us. SHE IS SIMPLE THE BEST!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Emerald Pacific Realty
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Financial Relief Law Center
  • 2010 - Present
  • Clerk
  • D.C. Superior Court
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Managing Editor of UDC-DCSL Law Review
  • University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • UCLA
  • Estate Planning Certificate
  • 2016
  • University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor Cum Laude
  • 2007
  • Binghamton University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts Philosophy
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Anderson
  • LAM Granted ; Case Confirmed

Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Orange County Lavender Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Equal Justice Works Fellow
  • Univeristy of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Taxation In A Time of Crisis
  • Taxation
  • 2021
  • Taxes in Bankruptcy: The Basics to Advanced Issues
  • Taxes in Bankruptcy
  • 2020
  • Safely Reopening Your Law Firm
  • Law Practice during COVID
  • 2020
  • 10th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review
  • Supreme Court
  • 2020
  • "Flatten the Curve"
  • Bankruptcy During COVID
  • 2020
  • The Winning vs. Whining Story: How to Transform Your Client from Victim to Victor
  • Law Practice
  • 2019
  • Big Heart Intelligence in Negotiating, Structuring, Managing and Resolving Disputes
  • Negotiations
  • 2019
  • An Overview of the IRS Collections Process for Non-Tax Lawyers
  • Tax Law
  • 2019
  • Advanced Asset Planning
  • Asset Planning
  • 2019
  • Accounts Receivable Management for Lawyers
  • Business Law
  • 2019
  • Ethics and the Small Law Practitioner
  • Law Practice
  • 2018
  • Discharging Taxes in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • Discharging Taxes in Bankruptcy
  • 2018
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Law Update
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Law
  • 2018
  • Achieving Real Gender Diversity in the Legal Profession
  • Ethics and Diversity
  • 2018
  • Market Issus de Jour - Short Sales Issues: Flipping, Negotiations and Fraud
  • Real Estate Sales
  • 2016
  • Hot Topics in Real Estate Ethics
  • Real Estate
  • 2016
  • Ethical Conundrums in Real Estate Transactions
  • Ethics and Real Estate
  • 2016
  • Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession
  • Ethics
  • 2016
  • Everything You Need to Know About Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse Amanda
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Amanda is a consummate professional..... extremely competent, very compassionate and fair. I recommend her unequivocally."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure to work with Ms. Billyard, and found her to be professional, responsive, courteous and a zealous advocate."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked for Amanda for 4 years. She's an excellent attorney and a great boss. She cares about her clients and her employees."
Debt settlement Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amanda Billyard has a strong handle on the ever-changing landscape of bankruptcy case law and statutes, which allows her to provide high-level advice and representation to her clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Amanda is one of a kind in terms of caring for clients rather than treating them as just a number. She has a wealth of knowledge and methods to help people save their homes and reduce or eliminate their debt."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Amanda is an exceptional attorney that I would recommend to any client. I had the privilege of working with Amanda and can say that she is reliable, very intelligent, and cares about her clients."
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