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Stephen Nathan Doan

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Mission Viejo, CA

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    25%
    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Debt Settlement, RFDCPA, Litigation, Loan Modification, Short Sale, Loss Mitigation

    22 years

  2. Debt settlement
    25%
    Debt negotiation, debt structuring, loss mitigation, loan modification, short sale

    22 years

  3. Personal injury
    25%
    All injury claims

    22 years

  4. Real estate
    25%
    Real estate litigation, debt restructure, loan modification, refinance, new loans

    22 years

Orange County  attorney Stephen N. Doan received a bachelor's degree in business administration from University of San Diego and a minor in computer science.

He then went on to California Western School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctorate degree in the top 10% of his class.

He has successfully represented thousands of clients in bankruptcy proceedings in the central and southern district Bankruptcy Courts of California.

Stephen is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of California and the Federal District of California, in the southern, central, and eastern divisions. He has successfully litigated hundreds of claims against major credit card companies that willfully violate the bankruptcy code as well as other state and federal laws designed to protect consumers.

He is also an active real estate broker in the state of California and a member of the Orange County Association of Realtors. He has successfully negotiated short sales on behalf of clients in an effort to mitigate loss.

His past and present professional affiliations include:

  • American Bar Institute
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • National Assocation of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers in America
  • National Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Orange County Association of Realtors
  • Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Bootcamp

Above all of his academic and professional successes he is first a devoted husband and father to his wife and four children.

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Location

Doan Law and Real Estate
27201 Puerta Real
Suite 300
Mission Viejo, CA, 92691

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Stephen Doan Made a painful modification process, manageable
Mr. Doan assisted us with obtaining a mortgage loan modification and we are very satisfied with the results. Ours was a very complicated process, but he walked us through it, stood on top of it and got us results we weren’t sure were possible. He is professional, quickly responds to questions, kept lines of communication open, trustworthy. We’ve used his services for another matter previously and had great results as well; we will continue to use his services in the future. We highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great loan modification service
our attorney stephen Did a great service in our loan modification prosess, great service and a great person, we are very happy with our approved loan modification,
Posted by Martha | December 1, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Steve Doan
Steve Doan assisted me with procuring a loan modification of my mortgage and I was very satisfied with his services. I would highly recommend him. He was professional, quickly responded to questions, communicated in language I could understand. I am now utilizing his services for another matter because I consider him my primary legal adviser and will continue to call upon him in the future.
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Posted by Patricia | December 8, 2014
My favorite attorney
Steven is a great attorney. He is bright, professional, and very compassionate at what he does. He was very flexible with his fees which I greatly appreciate especially given the hard time my family was going through. I give him an A++++ and I refer him to all my family members and friends
Posted by Doug | December 4, 2014
Excellent Lawyer
I recently worked with Stephen Doan. I was extremely impressed from the very beginning. His understanding and guidance through the whole process goes unmatched! Knowing you can trust him makes him very easy to refer friends and family to. I highly recommend Stephen – he is VERY GOOD!
Posted by Mark | December 4, 2014
Great Attorney - Proof is in the Pudding
We are extremely satisfied with Stephen’s professionalism. My wife and I came to him with a difficult legal matter, and the turnaround time was ridiculously short – I don’t know how he does it! We weren't passed off to a paralegal or secretary but dealt directly with Stephen. He definitely goes the extra mile for his clients. Stephen is super nice, down to earth , real easy to work with, and we highly recommend his firm.
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Posted by Rex | December 4, 2014
Compassionate and a true asset
It is very rare that I give a five star rating since who is really that good! I was referred to Attorney Doan and right from the beginning he was on top of every detail. Not only did he give me his personal line so that I could contact him any time. He also provided me with his personal cell phone number. Stephen assisted me with a complex real estate matter and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Stephen is not only my attorney but my friend. He is knowledgeable, kind, pays attention to detail and is very professional. Thank you Stephen for being my attorney and my friend.
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Posted by Aspen | December 4, 2014
Brilliant Compassionate Aggressive Attorney
I was referred to Mr. Doan by a family friend - what a Godsend! He came to me during a very dark time in my life and really helped me to see the light. Mr. Doan was always available for me. He resolved all of my legal issues efficiently and his fees were quite reasonable. I have referred family members and friends to Mr. Doan and they are just as pleased as me. Thank you Mr. Doan!
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Posted by Carl | November 28, 2012
A true Life Saver!
It was a blessing when a friend of mine referred me to the Doan Law Firm. I was going through an extremely difficult time in my life, my spouse recently passed away, and I was left with mounting debts. I am sure I came across as a crazy person when I initially met with Attorney Steve Doan. Mr. Doan is compassionate, patient, understanding, experienced, honest and trustworthy, and caring. He truly was a blessing in my life! In addition to being an intelligent attorney he is also a very gifted real estate broker. Utilizing his skills as an attorney and a realtor was definitely a win win situation for me! I will continue to use Mr. Doan for my legal and real estate needs and will continue to refer him to any family and friends in need!
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Posted by Alice | December 12, 2011
Knowledgeable and Experienced - Doesn't get much Better
Steve Doan provided me superb legal services. I consulted with many attorneys prior to meeting with Mr. Doan. Words of advise: do not settle for the first attorney you meet! Mr. Doan has been doing bankruptcy for a long time and his firm is well known in the field. From start to finish they were respectful, honest, and compassionate with each state of the case. I have and will continue to refer friends and family to them!
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Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2011
Bankruptsy Client
I cant say enough good things about Doan Law. This attorney and his staff made me feel so comfortable with a process that was both hard and painful. I am so glad I found them! They are great at explaining in detail what I was doing. I never felt alone with them. Thier customer service for a law firm is like non other! Thank you!
Posted by Shelly | May 26, 2011
Easy bankruptcy process
I couldn't speak higher of Steve Doan and his firm. When my husband and I looked at his website. We immediately knew his firm was for us. The bible verses assured us that we were doing the right thing, it was time we took action and ended our debt and creditor problems. It was extremely scary making the initial call, but steve and his team were so friendly and understanding that we didn't feel nervous very long. When we went to the creditors hearing, we noticed that our attorney was the only attorney that knew all of their clients case information. The other attorneys scrambled in their paperwork trying to figure everything out at the site. He was extremely helpful, professional, & well respected. We were so thankful we chose Steve's firm! Our entire bankruptcy process went by so smoothly and we highly recommend them to anyone who has to go through the bk process. We know people who used another firm and their bk was definitely more painful. It's important who you use for your bankruptcy and this firm would be a wise choice. Don't settle for less.
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Posted by Danny | May 17, 2011
BK attorney
Whenever I had a question or was unsure of anything throughout my bankruptcy process Mr. Doan was right there to set me straight. All of his staff is also very helpful and patient.If i couldn't get a hold of him, I knew I could count on one of his staff I had heard of some really scary bk stories, so I was really worried going into the process. Luckily he is a very ethical and professional attorney and it went really smooth. You can tell he is widely respected in the courts. I recommend him to any of my friends and family that have to go through this. Going through bankruptcy is an extremely difficult process, but Mr. Doan and his firm handled everything and made it a breeze.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2010
Outstanding Attorney
Mr. Doan represented me in my chapter 7 bankruptcy. I was treated with dignity and respect while he handled everything. He transformed a horrible time in my life into much less stressful time.
Posted by Mark | March 8, 2010
Experience Counts
I filed my own bankruptcy (what a mistake). The bankruptcy trustee told me to retain an attorney or he was going to dismiss my case. Attorney Stephen Doan took over my case and ultimately got me my discharge! I have recommended him to many friends and family members.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lead Attorney
  • Doan Legal Center
  • 2002 - Present
  • Senior Partner
  • Doan Law Firm, LLP
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Mark Miller, Esq
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • Dornay Law Firm
  • 1994 - 1999
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of San Diego
  • BBA
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 1016 Motion for Administration
  • Continued administration of Chapter 13 case
  • Opinon re Tax Refunds in Chapter 13 Plans
  • Tax refunds received post-petition but accrued prepetition are property, not income, and are not subject to turnover to the Chapter 13 Trustee
  • Settlor Appearance on Behalf of Deceased
  • Granted
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Associations

  • CA BRE
  • MLO Endorsement
  • 2015 - Present
  • BPOR
  • BPO Provider
  • 2012 - Present
  • Fresno Association of Realtors
  • Broker/Realtor
  • 2012 - Present
  • CDPE
  • Certified Distressed Property Expert
  • 2012 - Present
  • HAUS
  • Certified HAFA Specialist
  • 2012 - Present
  • Max Gardners Bankruptcy Boot Camp
  • Graduate
  • 2007 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Orange County Association of Realtors
  • Broker/Realtor
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Broker/Realtor
  • 2006 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • California Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean

Honors and Awards

  • America's Most Honored Lawyer
  • American Registry
  • 2023
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers
  • The American Registry
  • 2022
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • National Law Journal
  • 2022
  • Lawyers of Distinction 2021
  • National Law Journal
  • 2021
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers
  • The American Registry
  • 2021
  • Lawyers of Distinction 2020
  • The National Law Journal
  • 2020
  • Top-Rated Lawyer 2020
  • The American Registry
  • 2020
  • Five Star Professional
  • Orange Coast Magazine
  • 2019
  • Lawyers of Distinction Roster
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers in California
  • The Legal Network
  • 2019
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • The American Lawyer
  • 2019
  • Lawyers of Distinction Roster
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers in California
  • The Legal Network
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers in California
  • The Legal Network
  • 2016
  • Five Star Professional
  • Orange Coast Magazine
  • 2015
  • Award of Excellence
  • QRS
  • 2014
  • Graduate/Survivor
  • Max Gardner Boot Camp
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers in So Cal
  • ALM
  • 2014
  • Affiliate of the Year
  • Diamond Realty
  • 2014
  • A Ratng
  • BBB
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • OC Time
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Firms
  • DECAF
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Firms
  • DECAF
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • OC Time
  • 2013
  • Award of Excellence
  • Quantus
  • 2013
  • A Rating
  • BBB
  • 2013
  • Affiliate of the Year
  • Diamond Realty
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers in CA
  • ALM
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Completion
  • CDPE
  • 2012
  • A Rating
  • BBB
  • 2012
  • Preferred
  • Trustlik
  • 2012
  • Affiliate of the Year
  • Diamond Realty
  • 2011
  • Award for Exceptional Service
  • Quantus
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • OC Time
  • 2011
  • A Rating
  • BBB
  • 2011
  • Preferred
  • Trustlink
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Bankruptcy Firms
  • DECAF
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • OC Time
  • 2010
  • Award of Completion
  • Max Gardner Bankruptcy Boot Camp
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • CB Conference
  • Real Estate Negotiations
  • 2014
  • CB Conference
  • Real Estate Negotiations
  • 2013
  • CB Conference
  • Real Estate Negotiations
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (102)
Given (87)
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Personal injury Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Doan. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 07
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 06
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 06
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A top-rate personal injury attorney. Well respected and very knowledgable. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Great choice for an attorney and a great advocate for clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great bankruptcy attorney. Professional well-respected and always goes the extra mile for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Responsible and respected member of the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, he is highly regarded in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 01
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Doan is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 03
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
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Mission Viejo Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Stephen Nathan Doan
Stephen Nathan Doan
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Mission Viejo, CA
Licensed for 21 years
Free Consultation