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Rex Tran’s practice focuses on representing consumer debtors in Bankruptcy since becoming a member of the California Bar. Before starting this law firm, Mr. Tran was a Managing Attorney for the largest bankruptcy firm in the nation. To date, Mr. Tran handled over 1000 bankruptcy cases. As a managing attorney, Mr. Tran not only handled matters personally, but also trained staff and attorneys in all aspects of Bankruptcy.

Additionally, Mr. Tran also has experience in business/civil litigation and personal injury claims from his time as a law clerk for The Law Offices of L. Michael Wilson (formerly Apollo Law Group) from 2006 through 2008.

Military Experience

Mr. Tran also presently serves as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army Reserve with the 78th Legal Operations Detachment in Los Alamitos, CA. In 2008 he was deployed to Camp Taji, Iraq where he provided legal support for 1500 Soldiers of the 419th Combat Support and Sustainment Battalion. During his 12 year military career, he also worked on courts-martial cases and military boards, and provided legal assistance such as helping Soldiers obtain citizenship, wills and powers of attorney.

Bar Membership

California Bar

United States District Court, Central District of California

United States District Court, Southern District of California


California Western School of Law

San Diego, CA, Juris Doctorate

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA, Bachelors of Science, Cum Laude


1633 E 4th St #214

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone: (888) 938-5393
Fax: (818) 436-5953


Languages spoken: Vietnamese, English

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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 50%
    7 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 7: 25%
    7 years, 800 cases
  3. Chapter 13: 25%
    7 years, 200 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Dorothy G Bunce

    I am happy to have the opportunity to endorse Rex Tran. He has demonstrated concern for clients as well as an experienced understanding of the bankruptcy process.


    Dorothy Bunce Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher John McCann

    Rex is a fantastic attorney. I've known him personally and professionally for many years. He has great skills in handling clients' concerns. He is also a very diligent attorney that does what he says he's going to do. This is important with bankruptcy law because the stakes are high. There is a lot of bankruptcy lawyers that don't do what needs to be done in a timely manner, but Rex is not one of those types. Rex is a stand up and disciplined attorney with a military background that you can trust.


    Christopher McCann DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Offices of Chen & Tran

1633 East 4th Street #214
Santa Ana, CA, 92701

The Law Offices of Chen & Tran

2900 Adams Street #B30-5
Riverside, CA, 92504



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2015
Army Achievement Medal78th Legal Support Organization2012
Army Comendations Medal419th CSSB, US Arrmy Reserve2009
Cum LaudeUniversity of California, Irvine2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Law Offices of Chen & Tran2012 - Present
Chief ParalegalUnited States Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's Corp, 78th Legal Operations Detachment, Legal Command2000 - Present
Managing Senior AttorneyJacoby Meyers Bankruptcy2011 - 2012
Associate AttorneyMacey Bankruptcy Law2009 - 2011
Law ClerkApollo Law Group, ALC2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney AssociationN/A2016 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2015 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
California Bankruptcy ForumMember2015 - Present
US District Court, Southern District of CaliforniaAttorney Member2012 - Present
US District Court, Central District of CaliforniaAttorney Member2010 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member2009 - Present
Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern CaliforniaMember and Supporter2015 - 2016
Orange County Bankruptcy ForumMember2015 - 2015
Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern CaliforniaMember and Supporter2015 - 2016
Amnesty International - California Western School of LawTreasurer2005 - 2007
Military Veterans Legal Society - California Western School of LawMember2005 - 2007
Publication nameTitleDate
Chentranlaw BlogHow Much Are Bankruptcy Attorney’s Fees2014
The Law Offices of Chen & Tran BlogHow Much Does Bankruptcy Cost?2014
Chentranlaw BlogThe Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Hardship Discharge2014
The Law Offices of Chen & Tran BlogComplexities in Personal Bankruptcy2014
Chentranlaw BlogCan I Sell My Home During Chapter 13 Bankruptcy2014
The Law Offices of Chen & Tran BlogFinancial Aid, Student Loans and Bankruptcy2014
Chentranlaw BlogBankruptcy Services for People with High Income2014
Chentranlaw BlogCalifornia Guidelines You Need to Meet to Qualify for Bankruptcy Services2014
The Law Offices of Chen & Tran BlogBank Levies and Bankruptcy2014
The Law Offices of Chen & Tran BlogI can’t make my Chapter 13 plan payment2014
Chentranlaw BlogHow Much Debt Should You Have to File Bankruptcy?2014
The Law Offices of Chen & Tran BlogBrighter Skies for American Airlines? Not So Sunny2013 BlogRebuild Detroit with Bankruptcy2013
The Law Offices of Chen & Tran BlogStudent Loan Blog Series VIII: Bankruptcy2013 BlogStudent Loan Blog Series VII: Default Options2013
The Law Offices of Chen & Tran BlogStudent Loan Blog Series VI: Forgiven, Canceled, or Discharged2013 BlogStudent Loan Blog Series V: Forbearance2013
The Law Offices of Chen & Tran BlogStudent Loan Blog Series IV: Deferment2013 BlogStudent Loan Blog Series III: Repayment Options2013
The Law Offices of Chen & Tran BlogStudent Loan Blog Series II: Loan Types2013 BlogStudent Loan Blog Series I: The Student Loan Crisis2013
The Law Offices of Chen & Tran BlogStudent Loan Blog Series: Introduction2013
10th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs OfficeFlags of Their Own2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School, U.S. ArmyMilitary LawAdvanced Leadership 1059 Completion Certificate2013
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of California - IrvinePolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Redeployment ConferenceSCRA / USERRA2008