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Timothy George McFarlin

also known as Timothy McFarlin, McFarlin LLP

About me

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.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 40%
    14 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Foreclosure: 30%
    14 years, 500 cases
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    14 years, 500 cases
  4. Litigation: 10%
    14 years, 350 cases



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

McFarlin LLP

11500 Olympic Blvd.
Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA, 90064

McFarlin LLP

444 W. Ocean Blvd., Ste. 800
Long Beach, CA, 90802

McFarlin LLP

17011 Beach Blvd., Ste 900
Huntington Beach, CA, 92647

McFarlin LLP

520 Broadway, Ste 350
Santa Monica, CA, 90401

McFarlin LLP

9701 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1000
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212

McFarlin LLP

2029 Century Park East Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA, 90067

McFarlin LLP

400 Corporate Pointe, Ste. 300
Culver City, CA, 90230

McFarlin LLP

14241 E. Firestone Blvd., Ste. 400
La Mirada, CA, 90638

McFarlin LLP

355 S. Grand Ave., Ste 2450
Los Angeles, CA, 90071



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
RecognitionSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Ask The Attorney Top Bankruptcy AttorneyOrange County Register2011
Top 5 Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysOC Metro Magazine2010
Top 100 California Lawyers Searched OnlineMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super Lawyer NomineeSuper Lawyers2010
MacArthur AwardSusan Scott Foundation2008
Service AwardWho's Who Legal2007
Attorney of the YearMcFarlin & Geurts, LLP2006
AdmittedUnited States District Court, Northern District of California2005
Leadership AwardBusiness Journal2004
Service AwardLegal Aid Association of California2004
AdmittedUnited States District Court, Southern District of California2004
AdmittedUnited States District Court, Eastern District of California2003
Knowledge AwardSmith & Politiski PLC2002
Pro Bono AwardUC Davis Prison Law Clinic2002
AdmittedUnited States District Court, Central District of California2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerMcFarlin LLP2002 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2003 - Present
National Association of Consumer AttorneysMember2003 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2002 - Present
UCLA Alumni AssociationMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re: Mammothy Equities Construction, Inc.Bankruptcy Filing to stop creditors
In re: MooreTrustee unable to extend deadline; favorable to debtor (my client)
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Publication nameTitleDate
Mortgage Banking Attorneys (USFN) ReportThe California Test Case2014
Orange County RegisterO.C. bankruptcies declined 27% in Sept.2013
RivieraAs Seen in Riviera Magazine2012
Bankrate.comAre You Haunted by Zombie Debt2012
The StreetAnatomy of a Bankruptcy2011
Orange County RegisterOC Bankruptcies Jump 37%2011
OC MetroTop Orange County Attorneys2011
MSN MoneyWhen Debt Collectors Break the Rules2010
USA TodayMore Consumers Just Say "No" to Credit Cards2010
UPIConsumers Dropping the Credit Card Habit2010
AOL Small BusinessAs Business Bankruptcies Rise, Is California in Crisis?2010
California Association of Realtors MCLEWhat Realtors Need to Know about Bankruptcy2010
Bankrate.com5 Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Attorney2009
Daily Finance BlogComing Soon to a Grocery Aisle Near You2009
The Salt Lake TribuneHow to Refinance your Mortgage2009
Wallet PopSimple tips for when to refinance your mortgage in 20102009
Good HousekeepingSave $100 (or More) a Month2009
Good Housekeeping25 Easy Ways to Save Money in 20102009
Official WireMcFarlin & Geurts Litigates Loan Modification Turndowns2009
Official WireMcFarlin & Geurts Attorneys Put New Spin On Short Sales2009
State Bar of CaliforniaReal Property Foreclosures- What you need to know2007
California bar association publicationReal Property Foreclosures; What You Need to Know to Advise Your Clients2007
Martindale-Hubbell publicationShort Sales; A Lawyers Guide2007
Orange County Bar AssociationShort Sales; What you need to know2006
Business and Tax Law JournalThe Implications of e-commerce2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawOther - Bachelors2002
University of California - Los AngelesEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MCLE Bankruptcy PresentationWhat Realtors Need to Know about Bankruptcy2010
Real Property Foreclosures- What You Need to KnowForeclosures, Loan Modifications, Short Sales2007
Foreclosure and Short Sale LitigationForeclosure and Litigation2007