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12 Year Attorney with Broad Lead Experience with Firms, In-House, And Directly With Clients in Private Practice; Entrepreneurial, Business Minded Executive Who Is Also Great With Numbers & Able To Take On Any Challenge with Little Need for Oversight and Natural Problem Solving Ability



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
  2. Securities Offerings: 25%
  3. Chapter 13: 10%
  4. Chapter 7: 10%
  5. Chapter 11: 5%



Hourly ($250-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Brad Michael Micklin

    Christopher Barsness is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly.


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  • Sharen Heshy Ghatan

    I endorse this lawyer. I have referred several clients to this attorney and he has performed beautifully. Chris is knowledgeable, passionate, hardworking and an excellent negotiator. He will get the job done. It is a pleasure to be able to recommend someone with ease and sense of confidence that clients will be satisfied!


    Sharen Ghatan Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Barth Calderon, LLP

333 City Blvd West, Suite 2050
Orange, CA, 92868



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public reproval with/duties
    issued in CA, 2015


    This sanction means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar placed conditions on the lawyer's activities to try to prevent a recurrence of the wrongful act.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBarsness Law Group, APC2008 - Present
Chief Financial Officer, General CounselBioGold Fuels Corporation2007 - 2008
General CounselAuriga Laboratories2007 - 2008
AssociateAdellson, Testan2005 - 2006
AssociateGrancell Lebovitz2004 - 2005
Of CounselWatkins Law2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2009 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re JonesChapter 11 Bankruptcy
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Publication nameTitleDate
SelfStartup Bootcamp 1012011
Loan Modification 101How to do your own loan modification2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of BusinessBusiness/financeMBA2001
University of San Diego School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Arizona State UniversityN/AOther - BachelorsN/A