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Charles William Daff

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    30%
    In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the court appoints a trustee to help you straighten out your finances (sometimes called a financial reorganization). You are required to file a plan to pay off the money owed over a three-to-five-year period under the bankruptcy court's supervision.

    46 years

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    30%
    In a chapter 7 you are usually relieved of financial obligations and given a fresh financial start. However, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy may also require you to sell some of your assets to pay your debts.

    46 years

  3. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    20%
    When a company attempts to stay in business and files Chapter 11, the bankruptcy court supervises the company's reorganization of debts and contracts for repayment. This means the company can negotiate for later due dates, or pay the debts for less, with the creditors' and court's agreement.

    46 years

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    10%

    46 years

  5. Foreclosure
    10%
    Homeowners threatened with losing their home through a bank foreclosure may benefit from the services of a bankruptcy attorney.

    46 years

Charles Daff   is  a State Bar Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy, assisting  consumers and business owners  with  Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 bankruptcies for more than 45 years.  Charles also serves as a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee in the Riverside Division , since his appointment by the U.S. Department of Justice in 1987.  

 

Designated a "Super Lawyer", an award granted to the top 5% of attorneys in Southern California, Charles is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, and the National Associaton of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.  He also serves on the Bankruptcy Advisory Commission for the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and serves on the Bankruptcy Mediation Program Panel.

 

He speaks on bankruptcy issues for a variety of groups and organizations, including the National Business Institute, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Orange County Bar Association, Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum and Orange County Bankruptcy Forum.  

 

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Location

The Law Offices of Charles W. Daff
2107 N Broadway
Suite 308
Santa Ana, CA, 92706

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Posted by Brian | August 30, 2012
I can't say enough good things about Charles Daff
We have been working with Charles for quite some time on a more complicated (to me) case. He is always responsive and honestly has provided services above and beyond the call. He has helped us with accurate information that has been instrumental in making large decisions more manageable. He has been able to give us clear advise that has helped reduce stress. I recommend him, period.
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Cost

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

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee
  • Department of Justice
  • 1987 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Charles W. Daff, A Professional Corporation
  • 1984 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Charles W. Daff, Attorney at Law
  • 1977 - 1984

Education

  • Western State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Nexus Inc
  • distribution to creditors

Associations

  • Bureau of Real Estate, California
  • Real Estate Broker
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission
  • Board Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Mediation Program Panel
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Orange County Bankruptcy Forum
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney
  • 1977 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 100 Most Fascinating People in Los Angeles
  • Best of Los Angeles Award
  • 2022
  • Best Bankruptcy Attorney-2020
  • Best of Los Angeles Award
  • 2020
  • Top Lawyer
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2012
  • Certified Specialist - Bankruptcy Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Brown Bag Seminar
  • Homestead Exemptions
  • 2014
  • Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum
  • Chapter 7 Trustee
  • 2013
  • National Business Institute
  • Creditors' Rights
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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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."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great attorney. Great Bankruotcy Trustee."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I fully endorse Chuck! Chuck is an extremely thoughtful attorney with a vast knowledge of legal issues and strategies. It was a pleasure working alongside him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Chuck as a fellow Trustee for years. He really knows his stuff and is a great guy to deal with."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As one of the preeminent bankruptcy attorneys in Orange County with many years of experience and serving in the capacity as a Chapter 7 Trustee for years as well, Charles Daff possesses a vast knowledge of the laws of bankruptcy which is matched by few. Charles is dedicated person who is helping folks with their overwhelming debt problems, and I recommended him to anyone who is seeking a bankruptcy attorney to help them in this regard. In fact, I have recommended several people in the past to Charles, and they have benefited from Charles' wise counsel and prudent advise. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Charles Daff for almost 30 years now, as we each have practiced in the field of bankruptcy law throughout this time. In every capacity in which I have dealt professionally with Mr. Daff, including as a bankruptcy attorney, as a Bankruptcy Trustee, and as a bankruptcy mediator, he has exhibited the highest degree of integrity and professionalism. I would endorse this attorney."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very professional and extremely easy to work with"
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Santa Ana Chapter 13 bankruptcy Lawyer Charles William Daff
Charles William Daff
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
Santa Ana, CA
Licensed for 46 years
Free Consultation