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Kevin Arnold Spainhour

Real estate Attorney at Huntington Beach, CA

5.0   17 reviews

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About Kevin

Learn Kevin’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    40%
    Any real estate transaction in CA. Buyer or Seller. Broker or Consumer. REO / Banked Owned specific issues or Traditional Sale. Undisclosed Defects. Construction Defect, Unlicensed Contractors. Broker, Agent, Contractors licensing Hearings / Accusations / Inquiries. Broker's Duties. Lender's Duties. Brokerage Defense. Lis Pendens, Member of NAR & CAR.

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    30%

  3. Business
    30%

Real estate, Business and Consumer debt relief attorney by profession.

Father, Husband, Sailor, Mortorcycle Rider, and Spartan by choice.

We help both businesses and individuals.

 

Licenses:
California Licensed Attorney - All Federal District Courts, Bankruptcy Courts and State Courts throughout California.
California Licensed Real Estate Broker #01330210


FMR Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #1431725
FMR Mortgage Company NMLS # 1491525

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Licensed for 26 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/30/2022

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

Contact Kevin

The Southern California Bankruptcy Attorney
7372 Prince Dr. #104
Huntington Beach, CA, 92647

Reviews

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Posted by AJ | May 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend
Mr. Spainhour is an invaluable asset to any Real Estate business (or general business) legal team. He will always fight for your best interest and his experience alone could save you tens of thousands of dollars and months of litigation. I would recommend his services to any professional/organization seeking counsel.
Posted by LILIANA SANDOVAL | October 25, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
I consulted with Kevin and he helped me understand the process of my dilemma. He was able to answer all my questions and did not hesitate to help me right away. He responds within minutes and I am very satisfied with my consultation. I would recommend him if you want fast responses and quick solutions. Thank you Kevin!
Posted by Sophie Sulashvili | May 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very attentive lawyer!
Mr Spainhour is very attentive and knowledgeable person. He answered all my questions very fast and expressed care, interest and professionalism!
Posted by yaritzia tapia | February 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sincere attorney mr Kevin Arnold spainhour
He understood my situation and asked question so he can truly answer my questions properly. He was completely honest and compassionate to the entire situation. I will defenetly keep him in mind for absolutely any legal troubles I may ever encounter . Thank you avvo for having attorneys like Kevin spainhour .
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
Even though Mr. Spainhour couldn't take my case, he gave me a lot of valuable information and a solid plan that I can use in my case. I greatly appreciate his time spent with me.
Response from Kevin Spainhour February 22, 2016
Thank you for your kind review.
Posted by uma-oprah | August 29, 2014
Extremely knowledgeable, wise and compassionate
I just want to thank Mr. Spainhour and give him my full - 100% - recommendation. I can't go into details about my case, but Kevin reached out to me, listened to me, and helped me far beyond what I would have expected an attorney on an online site like this to provide. Most importantly, he showed that he cared about my case and situation. I didn't know what to expect from Avvo, but it's obviously an incredibly helpful site with lawyers like Kevin sharing their knowledge and experience. Thank you Kevin, you helped me more than you will ever know - may God bless you and your family !
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2014
Dedicated, compassionate and very helpful
Thank you Mr. Spainhour. I appreciate the extensive time you took with multiple questions on e-mail. You were extremely patient with me and very helpful. Hoping to retain you as soon as I have more details about the current status of the case.
Posted by rememberhm | July 22, 2014
Awesome Attorney!
Me. Spainhour is truly one of the most compassionate attorneys I've ever worked with! Top notch!! Thanks Me. Spainhour, I very much appreciated your help!!!
Posted by rememberhm | June 27, 2014
One of a Kind Attorney!
Mr. Spainhour is one of the few attornies I've dealt with, who is truly compassionate and always had your best interest at heart! Thanks Mr. Spainhour!
Posted by Terry | May 22, 2014
The Light in the Tunnel.
Land I had owned for nearly twenty years was threatened by ill conceived and malicious easement claims. One after another, four attorneys had promised to help only to fall victim to intimidation by the opposing council. The last had actually screamed at the top of her lungs... "What part of LOSE do you not understand?", after I had spent $30,000. I fired her, but it did indeed appear hopeless. I then found Kevin Spainhour by way of AVVO. He assured me he could help. Within a very short period the bullying was stopped, the case moved rapidly forward, and finally to my benefit. So much so I actually had doubts, so many bad experiences had completely undermined my faith in the system. But Kevin proved to be smart, persistant, and tenacious. He takes a personal interest, learns fast, pays attention to detail and knows how to read the opposition. Victory suddenly became a real possiblity, if not a certainty. My case never made it to court, we quickly settled, but if it had I am certain the Spainhour Law Group would have performed splendidly. These fine folks have my most sincere endorsement.
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Posted by Ron | March 4, 2014
Attorney Review for Kevin Spainhour
I have been using the legal services of Kevin Spainhour for our real estate needs for over 15 years. Kevin has helped us avoid lawsuits by negotiating or in some cases by simply sending a letter. I really like Kevin because I can call him anytime and he will always get back to me - he is very accessible.
Posted by Kyle Lewis | March 7, 2011
Happy boating
Kevin took great care of me! I wish there were more attorneys out there like him. I have not had very good luck with attorneys in the past, but Kevin and his staff made what was looking like a very bad situation not so bad. My insurance company was trying get out of paying me what they owed me. I sent my case to a few attorneys and they all told me it was a looser and they could not help me. I sent my case to Kevin and with in 2 hours he had a plan and ultimately we won the case!! Kevin, I can't thank you enough for helping me!! Thank you!! KL
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2011
Happy Client
Mr Spainhour came highly recommended from a good friend of mine.working with Mr Spainhour has been such a pleasure i can always count on him to return a phone call or a e-mail with a quick response which i have found very rear with other lawyers and don't find my self stressed out waiting.if your looking for a great lawyer to get the job done then you found him.
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Posted by Lance | February 28, 2011
Kevin Spainhour endorsement
Mr. Spainhour, has handled several legal matters on mybehalf. Kevin is that rare & scarce lawyer in the "White Hat" that anyone hopes for when involved in any unnerving & angst filled litgation. The litigation was complex at times & took many unforseen & convoluted directions during my specific litigation. Once you listen to his explanations coupled with his legal strategies, you realize his ethics & sense of justice. At all times I found him to be a good listener, patient & compassionate. His advise was straighforward, reasonable, prudent & spot on. One of my legal issues, involved litigation regarding another attorney I unfortunately misplaced my trust in for malpractice. The other attorney clearly blatently overbilled, performed unecessary work & completely took advantage of the term "open Book" etc. Kevin was able to sift through the legal minutiae succinctly & cut to the chase. He has the ability, passion & talent to grasp the core & essence of the issues wihout timely & costly legal strategies etc. Through Kevin's advice & guidence we were able to successfully recover money that was spent & I had long thought gone. I TRUST & recommend Kevin without hesitation or reservations for any litigation needs. I'm confident that Kevin truly has the client's best interest rather than his own agenda & interests which I have unfortunately found from my previous experiences with other attorneys.
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Posted by Ken | February 28, 2011
Real Estate Broker Extremely satisfied
Mr. Spainhour is someone you want on your side of any legal matter. He gave me great confidence in his approach on how to handle a number of lawsuits. I then witnessed him in action as he successfully brought to a positive conclusion a number of lawsuits for me. This included him being very mindful of wasting my time and my money. I can only recommend him to people that don't want to beat around the bush seeking a definite strategy for the best outcome possible.
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Posted by Rae | February 28, 2011
Kevin Spainhour review
Kevin Spainhour is a knowledgeable and honest attorney. He has guided me professionally in different aspects of my business from its development to a current litigation I am envolved with. He has given me sound advise each step of the way.
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2011
Current Client
We use Mr. Spainhour for our business operations as well as personal matters. He is very quick to return calls and responds by emails as well. His knowledge in the real estate industry is very helpful and with his background he's a perfect fit for our legal needs.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney / Owner
  • Spainhour Law Group
  • 2002 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • RE/MAX of California & Hawaii
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Owner / Attorney
  • Spainhour Law Group
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Volunteer Legal Aid
  • Legal Aid of Orange County
  • 1994 - 1995
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Education

  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Western State University College of Law
  • Emphasis Program
  • 1995
  • Citrus Coll
  • Undergraduate
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Park v. Nazari et al.
  • $2.2 Million Judgement for Plaintiffs- Includes $100k in Punitive Damages & $487k in Attorneys Fees
  • Sanford v. Wells Fargo et al.
  • Settled on the eve of trial.
  • Middleton et al. v. Hayes et. al.
  • Muliti-million dollar settlement with each unit properly repaired, each homeowners personal property and relocation losses recovered and attorneys fees

Associations

  • Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Admitted Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Knights of Columbus, Council 6020
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States District Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Clalifornia
  • Admitted / Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District California
  • Admitted Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Admitted Attorney / Counselor
  • 2002 - Present
  • Orange County Association of Realtors
  • Realtor
  • 2002 - Present
  • California Department of Real Estate
  • Broker / Officer
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney
  • 1996 - Present
  • Knight of Columbus
  • Officer - Financial Secretary
  • 2012 - 2014
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Realtor
  • 2001 - 2015
  • California Association of Realtors
  • Realtor
  • 2001 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Featured Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Featured Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Shining Armor Award
  • Knights of Columbus
  • 2013
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Featured Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Admitted Attorney
  • United States District Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District
  • 2012
  • Admitted Attorney
  • United States District Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District
  • 2012
  • Admitted Attorney
  • United States District Bankruptcy Court for the Central District
  • 2009
  • Admitted Attorney
  • United States District Court for the Central District
  • 2002
  • Superb Legal Analysis Recognitiion
  • RE/MAX of California & Hawaii, Inc.
  • 2002
  • Emphasis Program in Taxaxtion
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 1996
  • Excellence in Taxation
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 1995
  • Excellence in Business law
  • Citrus College
  • 1992
  • Achievement in Business Law
  • Citrus College
  • 1987
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • 2014 Summer Conference
  • UTC's fJV's for Brokers
  • 2014
  • RE/MAX Company Meeting
  • Solar Power
  • 2014
  • RE/MAX Agent Conference
  • Real Estate Legal Update
  • 2013
  • RE/MAX NOC Broker / Agent Conference
  • RESPA Update
  • 2005
  • RE/MAX Metro Broker / Agent Conference
  • Brokerage Practice
  • 2003
  • RE/MAX of California & Hawaii conference
  • Real Estate Industry Legal Update
  • 2000
  • RE/MAX of California Convention
  • Real Estate Brokerage Legal Update
  • 2000
  • RE/MAX California Broker Retriet
  • Franchise / RESPA Legal Update
  • 1999
  • RE/MAX Broker Conference
  • Broker / Agent Worjers Comp Liability
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

Received (34)
Given (36)
Endorse Kevin
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Spainhour is a frequent contributor on the Avvo website. His responses are accurate, concise and best of all, practical and useful. I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Spainhour has made a subtantial number of contributions on avvo.com. I have read several of his contributions and have found them to be thoughtful, informative and practical. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is a smart and caring lawyer. He excels at tactics and strategy, which is a significant asset to any litigation client."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Government Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Spainhour. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I really want all people to contact him for help."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Very skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to the law."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Other
"Aggressive representation and a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Spainhour and I practice in some of the same areas of law. I have had the privilege of reviewing many of his responses and comments to questions posted on Avvo. His answers and comments reflect a deep understanding of the law and have provided helpful information .I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer.I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin consistently has insightful answers that demonstrate superior knowledge."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His responses to questions posed by the public are always thoughtful, correct and on point."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The time a lawyer spends giving back through sites like this show passion for the law and compassion for people. Kudos to you for helping so many people."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney and a highly respected one in the legal community."
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