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Timothy George McFarlin

Foreclosure Attorney at Irvine, CA

4.9   42 reviews

also known as Timothy McFarlin, McFarlin LLP

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled) No misconduct found

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About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Foreclosure
    30%
    We've Stopped 1000's of Foreclosure Sales; Aggressive Foreclosure Defense and Mortgage Litigation; We Stop Lenders and their Unlawful Practices, Settle Mortgages and Resolve Mortgage Disputes in Favor of Our Clients.

    22 years, 1,200 cases

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    25%
    We've Aggressively Discharged over $100,000,000 in Debts. Premier Personal and Business Bankruptcy as well as Aggressive Bankruptcy Litigation

    22 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Real estate
    20%
    We've Successfully handled nearly Every Type of Real Estate Dispute. Aggressive Real Estate Litigation; We Take Control and Protect your Interests. Successfully Settled or Resolved 95% of Client Matters.

    22 years, 500 cases

  4. Debt settlement
    10%
    Debt Elimination through intricate dispute procedures using FDCPA and Rosenthal Act Disputes as well as Fair Credit Billing Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act; 92% Complete Elimination Rate on most debts.

    18 years, 500 cases

  5. Litigation
    10%
    Aggressive, Effective Litigation Practice including business disputes, breach of contract, collections defense, bankruptcy litigation, and partnership disputes. Successfully Settled or Resolved 92% of Client Matters.

    22 years, 350 cases

  6. Personal injury
    5%
    Successfully Settled or Resolved 97% of Cases. Aggressive Litigation to Maximize Your Settlement. Although we are Very Selective in regard to which cases we take on, we are open to considering a variety of Personal Injury and Auto Accident Cases.

    18 years, 100 cases

Bankruptcy, Real Estate, & Business Litigation Across Orange County & Southern California.

McFarlin LLP provides premier, affordable legal services to a diverse clientele, including small- to mid-sized businesses and property owners throughout California. Our attorneys are all highly qualified and respected, with extensive knowledge and experience in matters of bankruptcy law, business litigation and real estate litigation.

McFarlin LLP is widely regarded as the preeminent foreclosure defense and mortgage litigation firm in California, securing results for our clients beyond even their most optimistic expectations in many cases. Our renowned bankruptcy and foreclosure defense practice includes bankruptcy litigation and serves individuals, corporations and property owners.

Timothy G. McFarlin is the Managing Partner at McFarlin LLP with expertise in a variety of practice areas including real estate law, debt reorganization, bankruptcy, business litigation, and consumer law and mortgage litigation.  Clients range from individual consumers to large national corporations.

Mr. McFarlin has previously worked for the Honorable Christopher M. Klein, Chief US Bankruptcy Court Judge, Eastern District of California as a judicial extern.  Additionally, Mr. McFarlin also worked for Charles W. Daff, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee in the Central District of California, in areas of law related to Business Law, Consumer Bankruptcy, Commercial Bankruptcy, and Foreclosures.  Mr. McFarlin maintains a strong working relationship with Chapter 7 Trustees as well as the US Trustee.

Mr. McFarlin is admitted to practice law before all Superior and Federal Courts in the State of California including the Southern District of California, Central District of California, Northern District of California, and Eastern District of California.  Mr. McFarlin has filed cases in, and practiced before, all Federal Courts in California.

Mr. McFarlin has been a speaker at Orange County Bar Association Events, Real Estate Division, related to foreclosures, mortgage litigation and short sales, and is a member of the Orange County Bar Association as well as the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.  Mr. McFarlin has also been cited and quoted by National Publications (including USA Today), and a variety of local publications such as the Orange County Register on topics related to bankruptcy and foreclosure.

Mr. McFarlin graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with a B.A. degree in Economics, and an emphasis in Accounting.  Mr. McFarlin received his J.D. from the University of California at Davis (King Hall).  Mr. McFarlin focused specifically on reorganization and bankruptcy, litigation, and business law.

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Location

McFarlin LLP
4 Park Plaza
Suite 1025
Irvine, CA, 92614

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Tim and his team are outstanding, professional, and caring. My case was not an easy case because there were so many facets involved that kept complicating my position and the Trustee kept continuing my case wanting more and more information. Tim and his team never gave in or gave up. End result my case was finalized successfully and I truly believe had it not been for Tim and his team I probably would not have won this case. Once this is finalized I fully intend to retain Tim and his team to assist me with repair. Thank you McFarlin Team.
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Posted by Elijah | January 13, 2021
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Amazing People
Mr. Mcfarlin helped me win my case and I am very thankful for him. He and his team were lifesavers and did such a great job.
Posted by Chris | January 15, 2019
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Lawsuit Against a business
I hired McFarlin LLP to represent my mother in law as a plantiff in a lawsuit against a business. It was a very unique situation and McFarlin handled the case professionally. He was able to resolve the lawsuit and get us results that were better than I expected. I would hire McFarlin again, but hope I that won't have to. I highly recommend McFarlin LLP. Thanks again for all your hard work.
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Posted by Jackie | May 2, 2018
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Tim McFarlin is the BEST attorney EVER!!!!
I am writing this review, because it was Tim's reviews that brought me to call his office and make an appointment. When I went to see Tim I was beyond terrified. I was 3 years behind in my mortgage and just received notice that my house would be sold in a couple of weeks. I called Tim McFarlins' office and got in right away, Tim's staff is amazing, they were so welcoming and genuinely concerned. When I met Tim for the first time he was so kind and full of compassion. Tim sat with me at length and explained all my options, the good, the bad, and the ugly. As compassionate as Tim is, he was very honest and told me that due to my payments being 3 years behind, this would be a tough case, and it was but Tim and his staff didn't give up. I was at a cross roads in my case and that's when Tim introduced me to Mary. I remember reading about this amazing Mary when I first started looking at Tim's reviews, but this Mary is TRULY AMAZING!!!!! Mary is Tim's assistant, and what an asset she is to this law firm. Mary is so smart, she knows exactly what the banks want and she helps you through the whole process (You must get your papers in when Mary asks you!!!). It was very nerve racking because the bank wouldn't budge to give me a loan modification but somehow, someway Mary was able to get my loan modification approved. When I first talked to Tim he said the process would be about 6-months to a year and it was a year on the dot!!! I will ALWAYS be grateful to Tim McFarlin, Mary and Staff for saving my house!!!!! My review is almost over but I wanted to take this time to inform all of you reading this, that their are A LOT of non trustworthy people/attorneys who promise you anything you want to hear as long as you pay their fee each month, I know this because I was with an attorney for 3 years who did nothing but take my money each month. Why would I stay with this attorney? Because I was terrified of losing everything I worked so hard for, I was terrified of losing the house I raised my children in. It took me 3 years to finally say enough and take a chance, It was like being in an abusive relationship, you do not want to stay but you have nowhere to go. I hope my review will help, like they helped me.!!! . Good Luck!!! BTW, Tim is now helping my mom with her affairs because he is that GOOD!!!
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Posted by Ted | February 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Saved my home
I cannot begin to express my deep appreciation and satisfaction for the assistance I received from McFarlin. I reached out to them last year for help with my first mortgage. BofA had increased my interest rate by double, which in turn increased my mortgage to an unaffordable amount. BofA later agreed to modify my loan and transferred my loan to a different servicer (BSI Finacial). Once BSI assumed my loan, they told me they would not accept BofA's modification. They immediately stopped accepting my payments and tried to begin the foreclosure process on my home. I sought the help of McFarlin and they immediately stopped the bank from the foreclosure process. They worked with BSI and ultimately got my loan modified. They were also able to help me settle my second loan and saved me several thousands of dollars. Mary and Jared were extremely helpful throughout the process. They kept me posted weekly and did everything they could to keep me reassured. I would recommend anyone fighting to keep their home to seek the assistance of McFarlin, I could not have been happier with their services.
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Posted by Brandon | April 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Real estate
This a review that I thought was do. Tim McFarlin and Mary his assistant really were very consistent in informing me in my case with B of A in helping sue them. They are super honest unlike a lot of others out there. They are really good people which is hard to find in this business. So I very comfortable an giving my recommendation to them from the professionalism and handling my case and success. So for you out there looking for trustworthy law firm they have my recommendation Thanks for your kindness Tim and Mary Brandon
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Posted by Ron | January 6, 2016
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Recommendation for McFarlin Law Firm
I was behind in my mortgage for about two years from which time I had filled up very many loan md. applications and I had been passed on from one organization to another and after two years I had received a negative answer so finally someone recommended the McFarlin Law Firm. They were able to secure a very good loan with a good interest rate and forgive all of the penalties and late charges. I would highly recommend this firm for any law related affairs. Ron
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Posted by Renita and D'Andre Franklin | August 17, 2015
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Awesome and Trustworthy!
We are a hard working "Christian family", who had gone though the modification "torture mill" with Bank of America and several "fraudulent loan modification firms/attorneys", who had left us in worst conditions then we entered when they were closed down by the Attorney General's office ..We were in a desperate situation because Bank of America, after months of playing games with us, leading us on and pretending to be helping us by having us apply for programs they NEVER had intentions of giving us. Actually they were on the fast track of trying to foreclose on our home after reneging on honoring several modification! We knew we had to FIGHT bank 'legally"... So we called Tim McFarlin (McFarlin LLP)! Our first contact was with Paul Rodriguez who brought us into the office to meet Paul . So, with the help of Tim McFarlin..who organized a legal team consisting primarily of Connie Catone and Jarrod Nakano (and several other attorneys during different period), his legal Secretary Mary Guenther who kept us in the loop during the entire process, assisting us in the proper way to fill out the paperwork and sending us status emails as our case...she was AWESOME! Our case went a little over 2 years! But, McFarlin were able to keep us in our home during that time and we walked away with a better modification and one in which BofA will remain under the watchful eye of the courts if they try to renege on this one! Throughout our entire, STRESSFUL ordeal with Bank of America, we found our lawyers to be sensitive and caring...wanting to get US the best deal possible. We had a excellent experience with with McFarlin and would highly recommend them! Blessings, Renita and D'Andre
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Posted by Gregg | June 1, 2015
Saved us from foreclosure
we got behind on our mortgage and had no way of keeping up with our large payment after my wife lost her job. Tim helped us so we could work with the bank and keep our house. Our mortgage payment is now manageable and I am so happy for Tim and his help.
Posted by John | May 10, 2015
Very satisfied.
Tim and his team helped me with a personal injury case and it ended in my favor. Thank you so much, Tim, and I will be certain to recommend you to all of my friends and family!
Posted by Carlton | April 19, 2015
I fully endorse Tim
My family and I thought we were going to be homeless because we couldn't pay our mortgage on time. Luckily my mother in law is a family friend of Tim and we heard about him through her and made a meet up with him to learn about his services and if he could help us. Tim listen to our story and he told us he was certain he could help and that he would do everything he could to work with our lender. R loan was restructured to a point where we could actually pay it and we were saved by Tim and his expertise and I am so grateful we got to work with him.
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Posted by Gordon | April 10, 2015
Helped me with my bankruptcy
Like a lot of the previous reviewers I maintained Tim's services when I filed for bankruptcy. I was pretty embarrassed I had to file but everything was made easier because Tim did an excellent job and he didn't judge me and neither did his team. Everyone made me feel like I was getting a fresh start and I was even given some information where I could improve on my knowledge of finances and budget so this would not happen again. It was a pleasure working with Tim.
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Posted by William | April 1, 2015
he helped me with my finances
I am super happy I ended up working with Tim. I met and spoke with three lawyers about my financial troubles and my gut told me to go with Mr McFarlin. The process was easy and it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be because this lawyer and his team took care of me and my worries. I recommend you bring all your paperwork and records to Tim McFarlin and have him work on your bankruptcy. It was the only option for me and my life is so much better since I decided to start over.
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Posted by Ashley | March 29, 2015
Successful real estate litigation suit
My family and I purchased a home and there was some dishonest practices performed by the selling agent that caused a lot of problems with the home and its repairs. Is actually created some problems with our mortgage lender and us and we believed we had a right to compensation because of the cover-up made by the selling agent and so a lawsuit was brought against them which was settled very much in our favor thanks to Timothy and his expertise.
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Posted by Gail | March 24, 2015
A+
Some dumb woman hit her brakes at a fresh yellow light causing me to slam my own brakes and although I did not hit her someone in a BMW behind us ended up rear-ending me full force causing a chain reaction accident. I was pregnant at the time and was now stressed due to the fact I had no car and was an expecting mother. I did have some back pain as well. McFarlin helped me put pressure on the insurance company of the BMW guy who caused the accident and we reached a settlement instead of having to wait years before this would go to trial and I am extremely grateful to him.
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Posted by Jaciaka | March 8, 2015
Thanks to Tim...
Our home was foreclosed on and I had no idea what to do or even if it was worth doing anything. My spouse had gotten ahold of McFarlin's firm and we met with him to see if it would make any sense to confront our lender. We found out Tim actually had working relationships with a bunch of different lenders including ours and because of this we decided to give his gameplan a try despite being skeptical. Well, fortunately we ended up keeping our home but even more wonderful is Tim worked with the bank so we could not only pay our monthly payments in full (a lower monthly payment) but also work toward paying off the many months we had missed paying. The bank was much more willing to deal with us than we had thought they would. A+ for Tim.
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Posted by Bill | March 3, 2015
Excellent Experience
My business was being sued and once I got the papers in the mail I called a few business connections I respect. One of them reccommended Tim McFarlin due to a successful experience {or experiences….not sure} with the firm. I was taken care of from beginning to end and if I ever run into trouble again I will most certainly use McFarlin’s legal skills. I will also tell others about him as he did a very good job for me.
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Posted by Lila | February 24, 2015
Timothy is a pleasure to work with!
Timothy really took the burden off mine and my family's shoulders when we had to file for bankruptcy! After he helped us though the process, I felt like I could finally breathe again. He is very patient and explained the process to me so that I fully understood everything and answered ALL of my questions. Thanks again Tim!
Posted by Russ | February 20, 2015
An excellent lawyer with an excellent team
A few years ago I had a bankruptcy at the age of 23 due to some health bills I had no way of paying off after a serious life-threatening illness.. I knew I had to file bankruptcy but the task was an amazingly large undertaking and I wanted it to be done both correctly and fully. I heard about Tim McFarlin from the family member of a good friend and I made an appointment to see him. It was such a good decision. Literally—all I had to do was provide Tim and his people with all of the paperwork I had collected as well as some information and back story and after paying Tim he and his people did all of the work and took care of everything. I got a clean slate and ever since I’ve built my credit (and health) back up. I’m not big into credit cards but I know credit is important and so all is well. I recommend Tim for debt elimination. Trust me when I say it feels so good to get a fresh start starting at zero. Filing bankruptcy was a 100% no-brainer for me.
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Posted by Nichole | February 2, 2015
Thank you for everything!
Tim was really a graceful calm under pressure during what could have easily been a chaotic and confusing time. He assured us that my friend's well being was the priority, and that he would take care of the rest - and he did. I am so happy that justice was served, and that it was expedient, not a long, drawn out process. Can't thank you enough, Tim.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • McFarlin LLP
  • 2002 - Present

Education

  • University of California at Davis School of Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • 2002
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re: Mammothy Equities Construction, Inc.
  • Bankruptcy Filing to stop creditors
  • In re: Moore
  • Trustee unable to extend deadline; favorable to debtor (my client)

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • UCLA Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Recognition
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Ask The Attorney Top Bankruptcy Attorney
  • Orange County Register
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top 5 Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top 100 California Lawyers Searched Online
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer Nominee
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • MacArthur Award
  • Susan Scott Foundation
  • 2008
  • Service Award
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2007
  • Attorney of the Year
  • McFarlin & Geurts, LLP
  • 2006
  • Admitted
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • 2005
  • Leadership Award
  • Business Journal
  • 2004
  • Service Award
  • Legal Aid Association of California
  • 2004
  • Admitted
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • 2004
  • Admitted
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • 2003
  • Knowledge Award
  • Smith & Politiski PLC
  • 2002
  • Pro Bono Award
  • UC Davis Prison Law Clinic
  • 2002
  • Admitted
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • 2002
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Publications

  • State Bar of California
  • Real Property Foreclosures- What you need to know
  • 2007
  • Martindale-Hubbell publication
  • Short Sales; A Lawyers Guide
  • 2007
  • California bar association publication
  • Real Property Foreclosures; What You Need to Know to Advise Your Clients
  • 2007
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Short Sales; What you need to know
  • 2006
  • Business and Tax Law Journal
  • The Implications of e-commerce
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • MCLE Bankruptcy Presentation
  • What Realtors Need to Know about Bankruptcy
  • 2010
  • Real Property Foreclosures- What You Need to Know
  • Foreclosures, Loan Modifications, Short Sales
  • 2007
  • Foreclosure and Short Sale Litigation
  • Foreclosure and Litigation
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (33)
Endorse Timothy
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George is an excellent bankpuptcy lawyer. I referred him several bankruptcy cases to him, and my clients were extremely satisfied. He is very passionate abou his work. I highly recommend George."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An exceptional litigation attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Highly recommended lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. McFarlin is a skilled and dedicated lawyer who fights hard to get his clients the best results. He is an asset to the profession and clearly well-liked by his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Extremely knowledgeable attorney. Aggressive representation with results. I highly recommend Attorney Timothy McFarlin for your legal matters."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Timothy McFarlin demonstrates extensive knowledge and experience in bankruptcy and real estate matters. His responses on Avvo are remarkably thoughtful, articulate and accurate. I have tremendous respect for his sound legal knowledge and ability to communicate that knowledge. He is a true asset to our legal community. It is my pleasure to endorse him."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Timothy is a sharp witted, outside-the-box thinker who brings these attributes to the table for his clients' benefit."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney McFarlin is a leader in Foreclosure defense as well as bankruptcy and debt matters. He is helping clients during a real crisis. He has earned the respect of other attorneys as well as the community. I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very competent and hard working."
Unknown Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with complete confidence."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is a consummate professional. When I send clients to him I do so with absolute confidence in his professional abilities."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Timothy McFarlin and would happily refer my clients to him if they have a bankruptcy matter in Orange County."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Timothy is an aggressive attorney that seeks affirmative means to protect and defense your rights in the Bankruptcy process. Trust your case to Timothy McFarlin"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Timothy McFarlin for bankruptcy legal representation."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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