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Christopher James Langley

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Chris Langley

  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 11 years
    California - CA 15 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2013
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    Reorganize and restructure debt into an affordable 3-5 year plan. Stop foreclosure and cure delinquency over the life of the plan. Restructure vehicle loans.

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Chapter 7 wipes out most debts and gives those who have become overwhelmed by debt a fresh start while often allowing them to keep their home and/or vehicles.

  3. Estate planning
    Designing Revocable Living Trusts, Wills, Special Needs Trusts and other documents that support the family or individual in the event of a disability or after death. Providing for guardianship of minors and designing strategic inheritance plans.

  4. Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Christopher Langley is an attorney admitted to practice in both California and Georgia. He was admitted to the California bar in 2008 and received his legal specialization in bankruptcy in 2017.

Born in Whittier and the second of seven children, Chris’s father worked in IT and systems administration for New Line Cinema and his mother was an English teacher turned stay-at-home mom. After High School, Chris spent six years in the seminary, first in Monterrey, Mexico doing outreach work, with the final two years in Rome, Italy where he graduated magna cum laude from Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum with a bachelors in Philosophy and a minor in Art History. While in Rome, Chris also worked as a translator in the Vatican and was the personal assistant of Fr. Alvaro Corcuera, LC who at the time was rector of the Roman seminary.

After Rome, Chris moved to Orange County and began a career in Human Resources and Recruiting. His work in human resources ultimately led him to law school and he enrolled at Loyola Marymount Law School. Chris gravitated towards bankruptcy law and in his final year of law school he externed for Honorable Richard Nieter, a bankruptcy judge in the Central District of California, Los Angeles. Upon graduating, Chris started working at a mid-sized law firm in Costa Mesa where he primarily represented banks and major vehicle finance companies in bankruptcy.

Within a few years, Chris decided to hang his own shingle and established “The Langley Law Firm” based out of a small loft in Downtown Santa Ana. The firm quickly expanded and within a few years, Chris partnered up with Steven P. Chang forming “Langley & Chang.” In the fall of 2020, Steven and Chris partnered with Gene Shioda in order to create a full service law firm and established Shioda Langley & Chang. In July of 2021, SLC moved into their office in San Gabriel.

Chris married Lupe Garcia, a special needs public school teacher, in 2017 at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. They have two boys together, Tiago and Luca.

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Shioda Langley & Chang LLP
1800 N Broadway Ste 200
Santa Ana, CA, 92706
Shioda Langley & Chang LLP
4158 14th St.
Riverside, CA, 92501
Shioda Langley & Chang LLP
1063 E. Las Tunas Dr.
San Gabriel, CA, 91776
Shioda Langley & Chang LLP
2300 Bethards Drive, Ste N
Santa Rosa, CA, 95405
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney!!
The Recommendation: I’d like to heartily recommend Chris Langley, Attorney at Law, as a legal representative for anyone seeking legal council for bankruptcy proceedings. I was represented by another attorney who I was not happy with. Chris took over the case and was clear in communicating what to expect and the rules in my proceeding. Further he led me thru the process with facts and time frames that resulted into a quick and smooth resolution of my situation. He was an advocate for me , he was honest, truthful, clear and concise in all matters of my proceeding. I highly recommend him! Sincerely, MLH
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Posted by Carlos | November 5, 2019
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Absolutely Amazing!!
I highly recommend Chris Langley and his amazing team! His office manager John Martinez went above and beyond, assisting us every step of the way! He answered every call, handled every issue and made the whole experience amazing! Polite, courteous, knowledgeable are just a few areas in which John and Chris excell in their profession! I can not thank them enough for taking care of me and my family and would never hesitate to call them again when the need arises!
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Posted by Devdat Maheshwari | August 1, 2019
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Excellent Attorney
We hired the attorney for legal services. He is extremely polite and patient and powerful attorney. We are very happy with him. He is professional and knowledgeable. We recommend him for anything and everything.
Posted by Nat | July 23, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Takes a sincere interest
Great guy, Chris. When I first contacted him he was courteous, accessible and willing to help my situation. He also is very confident and it is not put on.
Posted by Andrew | June 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Chris and Omar and staff are fantastic. They handled my case with care and precision. Total professionals in every sense. I can't recommend them enough!
Posted by Alex | January 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Life Savior /Game Changer
Christopher Langley is a great attorney. He knows how to get the job done. Me and my wife were in serious trouble. When we hired Chris he was by our sides at all times. Chris will not allow any major credit card company mess with you when he's your attorney. Every call and e-mail was answered. If you need a BK attorney this man should be your first choice.. Thank you again Chris for your help and another chance to live ... Also shout out to John and Omar.. Alex&Bianca
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Posted by Jeffrey | November 26, 2018
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5 stars doesn't seem enough!
Our deepest gratitude to Chris Langley, Omar and the Team for delivering world-class service in every way possible! Chris took our case after we explained how a very unskilled attorney really messed up a Chap 13, costing us thousands. Chris listened carefully to our story, took great notes and helped us put a plan into place to relieve our family of a mountain of debt due to illness using the Chap 7. It takes a village. When Chris' staff got involved the service didn't waiver, Omar and John were always willing to take a call and were great at returning emails quickly. The whole Team earned our respect and our confidence from day one. We couldn't be happier and highly recommend Chris Langley and his entire Team when you need an amazing attorney team who really care and it shows!
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Posted by James | October 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy Lawyer
I don't know where to start. But, what stands out the most is the COMMITMENT this firm has starting with Christopher Langley, or how I came to call him "Chris," made me feel like I am an old friend of his, but always keeping his professionalism. I've referred a few people to him, and they are also as pleased as I am. Chris has gone above and beyond with my case, working diligently, after hours and always checking in with me. I never felt that I couldn't trust him. From the beginning never sugar coated anything, and the way he said it would go, IT WENT EXACTLY AS HE SAID IT. His rate is worth every penny. He actually knows what he's talking about not like other shiester people in the practice that I've encountered in the past. No hidden fees or extras, that's what impressed me as well, not to mention his fluent Spanish!!! He caught me off guard with that. That's after dealing with him for about a year, who knows what other super powers this man has that I'm not aware of! Hahaha! God forbid I'd need to consult with him again, but believe me when I say, I'll do it all over again to have a smooth and peace of mind experience again. He gave my family and I have closure and that's something money can't buy. Thank you again Chris. -James Cardenas
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Posted by Lucy | January 14, 2015
Top Man for The Job
Christopher and his team are the best. Never once did I feel judged for being in a tight spot. For myself, filing for Bankruptcy was something I had no choice at doing. I had just experienced a tragic loss and had no other choice. Not only was Christopher supportive but he also made me feel comforted during my time of grief. I recommend all you who need to file bankruptcy to please talk to Christopher first before you call anyone else. I can guarantee that once you speak to him and his team, you will stick with him and you will not regret it. Thank you Christopher. My new journey has started with your help and support. Lucy M
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Posted by Todd | April 20, 2013
Fast and effective !
These guys were fast and effective. I literally had to get my Chapter 13 done in 24 hours. I was there at 7:45 am and they got it submitted before 8:00am. Awesome !
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2012
Highly recommended
Without reservation, I highly recommned Mr. Langley. I found him to be very competent and knowledgeable in the area of bankruptcy as well as very accessible to his clients. He treated my case with a sense of importance and urgency. We contacted Mr. Langley after working with two other attorneys who did not handle our case to a high level of satisfaction. After contacting him, he met with us at his office after hours and guided us thru the process and the next steps to complete our file. We met with him one more time to complete the process and he filed our case a few days afterwards. Throughout, he took our calls and unlike other attorneys, we dealt with him directly and not a paralegal. The day of our confirmation hearing when very well as we expected our plan paymet to increase based on my previous research. However, this was not the case as he answered all of the trustee's representative questions and used his professional, experience and good relationship to ensure that we did not have to pay any more than an additional $100.00. As we are committed to the plan for five years, we will contiune to utilize his services on a as needed basis. As previously stated, without reservation, Mr. Langley is highly recommended.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Shioda Langley & Chang LLP
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Langley & Chang
  • 2014 - 2019
  • Of Counsel
  • Simon Resnik Hayes LLP
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Extern for the Honorable Richard Neiter
  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Judge
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Cooksey Toolen Gage Duffy & Woog
  • 2008 - 2011
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  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum
  • Philiosphy
  • 2003


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist - Bankruptcy Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Certified Specialist - Bankruptcy Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Endorse Christopher
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have never seen a lawyer who fights as hard for his Ch. 13 clients than Mr. Langley. Highly recommend. He is an attorney with passion for the law and a heart for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Other
"I am very impressed with Christopher Langley and his credentials. I endorse this attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Chris is fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable and will fight for your case."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris has great attention to detail and really cares about his clients. He's a zealous advocate for his client's rights within the bankruptcy process."
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Santa Ana Chapter 13 bankruptcy Lawyer Christopher James Langley
Christopher James Langley
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
Santa Ana, CA
Licensed for 15 years