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Gary Polston

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Irvine, CA

5.0   32 reviews

About Gary

Learn Gary’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    35%
    I’ll walk you through the process so you can relieve your financial burden quickly.

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    35%
    Taking a personal interest in every case that I handle so my clients feel comfortable every step of the way.

    19 years

  3. Criminal defense
    20%
    Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney working hard to protect his clients from jail and excessive fines

    19 years

  4. Estate planning
    10%

    19 years

My law career began with a sincere desire to help people which continues to this day. The fact is that many really good people get caught up in the legal system and rapidly become lost.  An experienced Attorney can help an individual quickly get their life back to normal.

 

Many people make the mistake of believing the legal system will look out for their best interest. Unfortunately that is not always the case.  There is only one person in the courtroom that is there to represent you –  and that is your lawyer. It is up to you to find someone who will aggressively stand up for your rights and make the system see you as a person, and not a number.

   

I discovered the key to a successful practice is to understand that each individual is unique. It’s crucial to take the time to understand the circumstances of their particular situation. If you find yourself in need of an experienced attorney, either for yourself or a loved one, please call my office. I have helped hundreds of people successfully get their lives back on track and look forward to helping you.

Licensed for 20 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 09/12/2022

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

Contact Gary

The Law Office of Gary Polston
15635 Alton Pkwy, Ste 300
Irvine, CA, 92618

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trusted
I have worked with Gary since 2014 and he has always given me honest, straight forward answers. He is super helpful. He guided me through the process after another BK attorney filed my papers and then disappeared. His advice was spot-on correct, reassuring, and he got me through the legal maze. Since then, he has assisted me with other creditor issues, and I am very thankful for his ongoing support.
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Posted by Ashlee | January 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Bankruptcy Lawyer
Gary was so helpful and made it easy to understand and guide me through my bankruptcy process. He was always available to discuss any questions I had, and responded quickly. He was very professional and was able to get everything taken care of quickly, even with COVID slowing down the courts. His fee's were very fair for his services, and he even helped answer some questions prior to me paying him anything. It was a painless process thanks to Gary Polston.
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Posted by jacqueline | July 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Experience! Highly recommend Gary.
I would 100% recommend Gary to anyone considering bankruptcy. He guided through the entire process making it stress-free. Gary is a true professional both knowledgable and caring. He sincerely cares about his clients and was always accessible to my calls. I couldn't have made a better decision in selecting him and would highly recommend him if you are searching for a top notch bankruptcy attourney. Thank you Gary!
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Gary Polston
Gary is an awesome professional, and handles every detail with clear information and efficiency. He is dedicated to his client's comfort and understanding of the process. It was nice to deal with a human being with a great work ethic and personal manner. Thank you! CV
Posted by Cindy | April 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Attorney
We have used Gary for services along with other friends and family for many many years, I feel comforted knowing we can call on Gary if we have need of an attorney. He has our back, he is sharp, knows his stuff and very kind, considerate and explains everything in a manner we can understand. I cannot say enough good things about Gary and know you will not be disappointed if you give him a try.
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Posted by Vicki B | October 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Gary is a compassionate, professional bankruptcy attorney, I was scared before calling, he made the process easy and he made me feel good thru the entire process. I am now debt free and so thankful to Gary. I would highly recommend him to anyone struggling with debts.
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy process
I came to Gary recommended by a family member. He was very knowledgeable in the subject and was able to see many opportunities to move forward with my case weighing the pros and cos. He also made a suggestion for the best possible outcome regarding my case. After one quick simple hearing he gave me a call couple of weeks later to tell me all my debts are gone. I highly recommend Gary if you are in a debt stressful situation and looking for a new start.
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Posted by Sean F. | November 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best
I retained Gary to handle my chapter 7 bankruptcy case. As someone who had never gone through this process I felt stressed and concerned for my future. Gary was like a lighthouse in a storm. During my initial consultation Gary patiently laid out what I can expect during the bankruptcy process and answered any questions I had. Gary also always responded to any email inquiry I sent and always had time for me. I have had the opportunity to deal with many attorneys as I happen to work in the legal field. I can truly tell you that Gary treats his clients like they are family and I can also tell you that this is rare. Gary cares about his clients and the successful completion of their case is his paramount concern. Gary even gives each of his clients a hug after they make it through the meeting of the creditors, basically the last hurdle to overcome before a bankruptcy discharge, to congratulate them. How many attorneys have you ever heard of that do that? In my 20 years of dealing with attorneys I can tell you that it is a first for me. I cannot recommend Gary enough for your legal needs. You are in good hands.
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Posted by Nick | August 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
I really appreciated Gary's advice. I felt very assured that he was always looking out for me and my family’s best interests. Never once did I feel that he just wanted us to hire him. Thanks Gary for your honest but tough advice.
Posted by Jason | May 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Bankruptcy Attorney In Irvine
After some issues relating to a business, I was forced to file for bankruptcy. While this was not fun or easy, Gary made it better. He explained everything to me in a matter that was simple to understand and was very communicative throughout the process. He even made the process go by quicker than expected, making the whole ordeal easier. I am now on my way to building my life back up, thanks to Gary. Would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a great bankruptcy attorney in Orange County.
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest Lawyer
Gary takes client service to a new level. He was able to receive first-hand very exceptional, honest, personalized service. He is very thorough and attentive in listening to my issues and providing helpful information. Most importantly, he was honest and made himself available for questions. He offered to provide referrals for to attorneys that work with creditors because his expertise was working with debtors. I sincerely believe that Gary will work hard on your case, or provide the appropriate resources to coach you (if he can't take your case).
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Posted by John | May 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Great trial lawyer
Mr. Polston defended me in a bad traffic case. I was a dumb kid who made a mistake and he was able to convince the judge of this and reduce the charges. I've since been able to go back to school without having to make embarrassing character and fitness disclosures.
Posted by Daryl | February 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
I hired Gary to handle my estate planning. I'm very happy with the results. Gary handled the entire process very efficiently. His depth of knowledge in this field was impressive. He answered all of my questions and made sure that I was aware of all of my options. I would definitely recommend Gary to anyone who is interested in estate planning.
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Posted by Ramy | February 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful Defense Attorney
Gary is an experienced and wonderful defense attorney. Not only is he knowledgeable of the law, he is one of the rare attorneys who legitimately cares about his clients and their well being.
Posted by Kim | February 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Gary Polston handled our trust for us a couple of years ago and he did a fantastic job. We found him to be very detail oriented, organized and thorough. He made sure we understood all of the pros and cons. Gary guided and informed us so that we could make some very difficult and important decisions. I would highly recommend Gary Polston.
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Posted by Elizabeth | February 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
I have had the privilege of working with Gary for nearly 10 years. He is incredibly patient, an excellent listener and detail oriented. Our family has used Gary for our Estate Planning and we cannot say enough about his personalized service. I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone who wants anything from a basic will to someone who wants to set up a trust.
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Posted by Marla | February 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Living Trust
Gary put my Living Trust together. He made it so easy, and even easier to help me move assets into it. Great service!
Posted by Hilary | February 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
I knew Gary on a personal level before recommending him to a loved one for criminal defense. Gary was extremely responsive, informative and knowledgeable during his representation. He really made the best experience out of a very difficult situation. My referral successfully avoided jail time and other serious consequences in exchange for obtaining much needed substance abuse care. We couldn't have hoped for a better outcome. Since then, I've referred more friends and family to Gary whenever a situation needs a lawyer. I would trust my life with him if I ever need legal representation. Thank you for the wonderful service, Gary!
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Posted by Howard | February 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
I first met Gary Polston in 2014 when I asked if he would prepare trusts for two older friends of mine. Because of their health and physical limitations, Gary was kind enough to meet with them at the senior residence where they live. He carefully and patiently explained all the details of drawing up the trusts and answered all of their questions, making certain that they understood everything. On several occasions I was present when they telephoned Gary with other questions, and he was always prompt and courteous in responding to their requests. I was so impressed by Gary's unfailing professionalism that I have since recommended him to a number of other friends and without exception they have praised him. My own living trust was completed by another attorney before I met Gary, but I plan to have Gary review it in the future. I have complete confidence in him.
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Posted by Teresa | February 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An amazing attroney
Gary is a great attorney he take the time to explain everything about the case. He puts you at ease very knowledgeable and understanding. He has helped me and family with some legal issues I am pleased with his professionalism ,determination during the case he always made himself available. He is a great attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Gary M. Polston
  • 2004 - Present
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Jellco Container
  • 2002 - 2004

Education

  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • California St Univ Fullerton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • 16WM07809
  • Charges against cilent Dismissed
  • 8:15-bk-10186
  • Successfully concluded with Discharge of all of Client's debts and creditor's claims dismissed
  • 6:16-bk-11875-MJ
  • Successfully concluded with Discharge of all of Client's debts

Associations

  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • The Center Orange County Legal Clinic
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • The Center Orange Coutny
  • Secretary
  • 2012 - Present
  • Project Cuddle
  • Auxillary Board
  • 2009 - Present
  • Orange Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Center of OC
  • Vice President
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Orange County Lavendar Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Project Cuddle
  • Vice-President, Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Project Cuddle
  • Board of Directors
  • 2004 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • 10 Best Attorney
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor Award
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • People's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • People Love Us on Yelp
  • Yelp
  • 2016
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Witkin Award
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2001
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 1999
  • High Honors
  • California St. University
  • 1992
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Publications

  • The Blade Magazine
  • Orientation and the Law
  • 2009
  • The Blade Magazine
  • Spirit of the Holidays
  • 2007
  • The Blade Magazine
  • What To Do If You Are Arrested
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Orlando Vigil
  • Community Tolerance
  • 2016
  • Legislative Intent Service Inc.
  • Legislation Process
  • 2016
  • Green Filing
  • Electronic Filing Training for CA Courts
  • 2016
  • BNI
  • Procedure in the Criminal Defense Arena
  • 2016
  • ABA Center for Professional Development
  • Criminalizing Poverty
  • 2016
  • ABA Center for Professional Development
  • Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases
  • 2016
  • ABA Center For Professional Development
  • Challenges Facing Modern Election Law
  • 2016
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Legal Name and Gender Marker Change Training
  • 2015
  • Web Seminar
  • Blogging for Lawyers: Legal & Ethical Considerations
  • 2013
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Assisting Clients with Student Loan Debt
  • 2013
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Saving Careers, Saving Lives One Attorney At A Time
  • 2013
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 50 Ways to Ethically Dump Your Client
  • 2013
  • Legal Issues for Seniors
  • Estate Planning for Seniors
  • 2013
  • Center for Professional Development
  • The Fourth Amendment in Impaired Driving Offenses
  • 2013
  • ABA Center for Professional Development
  • Lawyer Rankings & Ratings: The Impact on Ethics and the Profession
  • 2013
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Eliminating Bias
  • 2012
  • WSU Incoming Student Orientation to the Practice of Law
  • Practice of Criminal Law
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (30)
Given (37)
Endorse Gary
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is a colleague to whom I have referred multiple clients. He is extremely knowledgeable and sincerely cares about his clients. Besides that, he has the perfect demeanor for dealing with the high stress situation of a potential bankruptcy. I highly recommend him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is an excellent lawyer. Super knowledgeable and delivers great results for his clients."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is a great bankruptcy lawyer who cares about his clients, and is focused on getting the best results always. I highly recommend Gary!"
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had a chance to personally observe Gary interact with his clients and he is knowledgeable, compassionate and extremely bright. He's easy to talk to and always puts his client first. You will be well served by hiring Gary."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Gary Polston is a powerful advocate for his clients. He is always prepared and very successful in the courtroom. The client who trusts his case to Justin makes a wise decision, and I highly recommend his work."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well respected by his peers and his clients."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Other
"Gary is an asset to the legal community and his clients. He has my endorsement!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary Polston is an extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and efficient attorney in his area of practice. His responses to inquiries on Avvo evidence a thorough understanding of Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a concern for consumers' needs, and a common-sense approach to solutions. I enjoy reading his replies and appreciate his willingness to contribute his knowledge. I endorse this attorney."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary Poston is a Top Bankruptcy and Criminal Lawyer who will get you results. I endorse him."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Polston is a very knowledgeable and effective attorney for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Gary to anyone who needs effective criminal defense representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer in the area of Criminal Defense. He is a dedicated professional in this field of practice."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Polston is not only experienced and knowledgeable, he is also caring and approachable. He advocates strongly on behalf of his clients, whether in matters of bankruptcy, debt defense, or criminal defense. I am happy to endorse him, as clients are in good hands with him."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is a great attorney to work with. He is very knowledgeable in the areas of Bankruptcy and Criminal Law. He is very dedicated to his clients and his clients needs. It is an absolute pleasure to know him and am very happy to endorse Gary Polston."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is a smart and experienced attorney, who is very much committed to helping his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated attorney. I gladly endorse him as a colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is an exceptional attorney and zealous advocate for his clients. Gary is passionate about his work and is always reliable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen him in court and his advocacy for clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gary is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. He is patient, responsive, and gives great advice. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help with legal matters."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Gary on a bankruptcy matter, and I've seen him first-hand working hard to find the best solution for his client. I endorse him whole-heartedly if you're experiencing difficulty in debt matters."
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Irvine Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Gary Polston
Gary Polston
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Irvine, CA
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation