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Norma Nodal Duenas

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

5.0   58 reviews
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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
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FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION . Attorney focused on helping clients get a fresh start and build their life again. I am part owner of Southern California Law Advocates a firm focused on helping clients elimiante their debt. We represent clients throughout Southern California. Our offices are located in Orange County, Riverside, Los Angeles, and Temecula. Our law office is focused on giving our clients personalized help and real solutions.  You can find our office locations below:

 

Orange County Bankruptcy

RIverside Bankruptcy

Temecula Bankruptcy

Los Angeles Bankruptcy

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2019,2013,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2023 2019 2013 + 2 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

Southern California Law Advocates
1801 Parkcourt Place
Ste. F202
Santa Ana, CA, 92701
Southern California Law Advocates
41690 Enterprise Cir N
#202
Temecula, CA, 92590
Southern California Law Advocates
11801 Pierce St.
Suite 200
Riverside, CA, 92505-4400
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Charmaine | July 19, 2010
Norma was great
Norma was very knowledgable, courteous and her attention to detail is amazing. I highly recommend her to anyone that is considering a bankruptcy.
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2012
Highly Recommend for Bankruptcy
From our first free consultation, we knew that we wanted Norma for our bankruptcy expertise services. Excellent customer service, attentive and very knowledgeable. We only met a couple times at the office and the rest of our communication was done via e-mail, which I prefer. She answered all our questions and kept us well-informed throughout the entire process. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Elizabeth | December 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I highly recommend The Attorney Norma Duenas and her team. They were very helpful and patient with me, as I was not only going through financial difficulties but also emotional and health. They helped me get through this process very smoothly, and professionally.
Posted by Raymond | October 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Legal Service with a Personal Touch
Title: Exceptional Legal Service with a Personal Touch Review: I am incredibly grateful to have found Southern California Law Advocates for my bankruptcy case. Their professionalism, coupled with an unwavering dedication to their clients, is truly commendable. From the moment I contacted their office, I encountered kindness and a genuine willingness to help. The complexity of bankruptcy laws can be overwhelming, but Norma, the lead attorney, and Julie, her talented and patient paralegal were adept at simplifying these intricacies. They provided me with clear, concise explanations, ensuring I understood every aspect of my case. The entire process was handled meticulously, and I was kept informed at every step. The communication was flawless - they were always prompt in responding to my queries and provided timely updates on my case. Their proactive approach left no room for confusion or anxiety. What sets Southern California Law Advocates apart is their personal touch. They not only represented me legally but also supported me emotionally throughout this challenging phase. They acknowledged my concerns, validated my feelings, and reassured me, making me feel seen and heard. The outcome of my bankruptcy case has been overwhelmingly positive, thanks to their exceptional legal insight and expertise. The relief I feel now is indescribable. My financial burdens have been alleviated, allowing me to start afresh, all thanks to the tireless efforts of Norma and Julie. In conclusion, I cannot recommend Southern California Law Advocates enough. Their comprehensive knowledge of bankruptcy laws, combined with their empathetic approach, makes them the ideal choice for anyone navigating the murky waters of bankruptcy. Their services are worth every penny, and I am confident that anyone who chooses them for their legal needs will be as satisfied as I am.
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Posted by Diana Perez | August 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional
Norma and staff was very professional, knowledgeable and resourceful. Filing bankruptcy is not the most uneasy feeling. Norma explained carefully the steps, stages in the processing and conclusion. I highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top tier
Attorney Norma was incredibly knowledgeable. Assistant Julie was a pleasure and uplifting to speak with. I trusted them both so much with my case. Thanks
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Service
Ms. Duenas and her staff are helpful, professional and resolve the case on a timely manner.
Posted by Victor | March 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wasn't the easiest client.
I continued to make mistakes that Norma always helped me out of. Office was always on top of deadlines and paperwork, would definitely recommend.
Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service! Professional and Trustworthy
First of all, if you are reading this review, you are might be nervous, scared and wondering what is going to be your future. I get it, was there just like you are now. There is hope!!!! Before I got to talk to Norma, I actually talked to/interviewed around 10 local lawyers. There were some that answered immediately, and were ready to file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, without knowing anything about my financial situation. How can they be so eager to get you in a plan without the facts? Emails with contracts and retainers followed shortly. Some were really pushing the Chapter 13- they make more money. One lawyer suggested that I needed to buy a new car, with a monthly payment around $600. I was like, what? One lawyer, after the free consultation session harassed me for 3 or 4 days to sign the retainer – because “is the law”. No, nobody can push you to do so. And then, there is Southern California Law Advocates. To me, they really set themselves apart from any other firm and lawyer I talked to. Just by the notes in their blog, you can see Norma is different. I suggest you read the blog posts, and pay attention to each of the documents, scenarios that might apply to you. I got my free consultation. My initial questions answered. Signed the retainer. Completed the first questionnaire to see which would be the best option for me. You then have to sign the contract, and start the payments. Is up to you how you pay, monthly, lump sum. It is until you have paid everything upfront- at least for Chapter 7, then the real craziness start. Craziness, because now you are required to provide all kind of documents. So, be prepared. It is up to you to be in schedule. Nobody is going to chase you. If you want it, you have to put the time. If you miss your deadlines, the filing moves to the next month, and now newer documents are required. Make sure you are on top of things. Julie is the assistant and she works with you, providing your required target documents and deadlines. Julie is there to answer questions about documents and she is really helpful. There are times that you will need to talk to Norma, and for that be ready to wing it, as she calls when she has time. You never know when the call is coming. Norma will answer your questions and will prepare you for the forthcoming meetings. It is a stressful time, you worry about this and that, but working with Norma and Julie really made things easier. I would recommend Southern CA Law without hesitation. Good luck!
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great BK Attorney
Norma has been extremely attentive to our needs. She is knowledgeable, responsive, and caring. Without hesitation, I recommend Norma to handle your bankruptcy needs.
Posted by Wendy | July 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional, Very helpful
Norma help me there every step and every question I had. I'm so happy I went through with my bankruptcy. A fresh start was the best choice for me!
Posted by Julio | July 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BK
Excellent representation and very knowledgeable. A real pleasure to work with. Staff and Norma was on top of every mile stone to ensure a smooth transaction happen with the court.
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
Norma and Julie are incredible. Julie, her assistant, was very understanding and helped me in gathering my information needed for Norma to proceed with my case and keeping me updated on my case. Julie was always joyful and a pleasant to talk with while going through the process and responded in a timely matter to all my questions, mostly the same day if not the next day for sure. Norma was incredible in answering all my so many questions and keeping me updated with the process and what to expect. Norma help ease all my uncertainties during this difficult time. Never did I think I would ever need to file for a bankruptcy. Both Norma and Julie are always positive and answered all my questions and I couldn't get through this process without there help and understanding. I would highly recommend Norma in representing you for any bankruptcy needs. Thank you so much Norma and Julie for all your help during this difficult time in my life and for the light at the end of the tunnel.
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Posted by Amanda | December 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attentive & caring during the process
We were very grateful for assistance and professional service during our process. We definitely recommend Norma and think her office staff (Julie) is excellent too.
Posted by Ted | December 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional
Norma and Julie made the process of my bankruptcy smooth and easy. Answered all my questions and kept me well informed. I highly recommend them to anyone contemplating bankruptcy.
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and patient
Norma was so helpful, knowledgeable and patient with us through our bankruptcy. Norma, along with her team, are efficient and quick to respond. I would highly recommend their services.
Posted by J | December 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Job
Norma and her team made the entire process simple and easy. They walked through every step of the way. I highly recommend her service
Posted by Rosario | December 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
She helped make it go smooth and was always able to answer our questions. Quick at returning calls and keeping you informed.
Posted by Mike | December 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Efficient Lawyer
Very professional direct and to the point, answered every question and made it a smooth and as pain-free as possible experience thank you for all your help.
Posted by Shawn | September 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best
Norma efficiently took care of my Ch7 bankruptcy in a very expedient and professional manner. The entire process was smooth and hassle free. She answered all my questions that arose before, during and after the case ran its course.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Nomka UK COmmunications
  • 2008 - Present
  • President
  • Southern Californai Law Advocates
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Macey & Aleman,P.C./Legal Helpers, P.C.
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Research Associate
  • Behavioral Assessment
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • California State University Los Angeles
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Teacher
  • Long Beach Unified School District
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Group Home Tutor
  • Orange County Public Schools
  • 1996 - 1997
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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2002
  • University of California - Irvine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Coy, 2016 Bankr. LEXIS 2370 (Bankr. C.D. Cal. June 23, 2016)
  • Avoidance of Judicial Liens
  • Torre
  • Foreclosure was Not Complete, Debtor could avoid the HOA Lien
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Case
  • The sale date of the home was stopped and the debtors were able to work out an agreement with thier mortgage company

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Central District of California
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Southern District of California
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Southwest Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lead Counsel
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Lead Counsel Rating Bankruptcy
  • Law Info
  • 2015
  • Featured Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • AAA Rating
  • Better Business Burea
  • 2015
  • Chapter 7 client's choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Chater 13 clients choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Evidence- CALI Award
  • CALI
  • 2006
  • Community Property - CALI Award
  • CALI
  • 2006
  • Cum Laude
  • University of San Diego
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Department of Health-New Mexico
  • New Mexico State Study Findings on Statewide Substance Abuse
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Department of Health New Mexico -Study Findings
  • Substance Abuse
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (62)
Given (36)
Endorse Norma
Foreclosure Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Norma at one of the largest consumer bankruptcy firms years ago. She was a great mentor and lawyer dedicated to her craft. Very intelligent. Norma is also one of the most compassionate advocates you'll find. You are in good hands if you choose Norma for any of your legal needs."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in legal community. Responses are clear and complete. Fabulous credentials. Demonstrates a thorough understanding of BK law."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I personally endorse Attorney Duenas for being an outstanding practitioner in her field and for delivering quality legal work to her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Norma Duenas is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show her commitment to serving clients very well. She is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms Duenas' answers on Avvo demonstrate a depth of knowledge of bankruptcy law and a profound ability to analyze complex legal problems. I am happy to endorse her."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Norma is an outstanding bankruptcy lawyer and valuable member of the AVVO community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I proudly endorse this lawyer. Attorney Duenas is well respected in both her own legal community and here within the AVVO community. I highly recommend this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Duenas demonstrates a mastery of the essential requirements needed for debtors considering bankruptcy. She is a valuable asset to the legal community."
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Chapter 7 bankruptcy
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Speeding and traffic ticket
Contracts and agreements
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DUI and DWI
Bankruptcy and debt
Speeding and traffic ticket
Motorcycle accident
Personal injury
Divorce and separation
Car accident
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Immigration
Bankruptcy and debt
Santa Ana Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Norma Nodal Duenas
Norma Nodal Duenas
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Santa Ana, CA
Licensed for 16 years
Virtual consultation available