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Susan Jane Salehi

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Ventura, CA

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1991
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Some firms file a lot of Chapter 7 cases but seem to not explain or offer their clients the option of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which can help you bring pastdue mortgage payments current, "strip off" unsecured second mortgages, pay pastdue taxes and child support/alimony, stop lawsuits, etc. Chapter 13 is also very helpful for people who make too much money to qualify for a Chapter 7 or too many assets that they might lose in a Chapter 7 case.


I have meet with many people who had either met with one of the attorneys who only do Chapter 7 and who had not been advised of the advantages of filing a Chapter 13. Fortunately, I could still help those people keep their homes and reorganize their debts. Others have come to me after their filed a Chapter 7 through one of these "Chapter 7 only firms" and it is so difficult to have to explain to them that they could have kept their home if they have been given a comprehensive consultation and been given all of their options before filing.


I will explain all of your options, including Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcies. We will review your financial information, including income and assets and develop a plan that can help you get a fresh start in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or reorganize your debts in a Chapter 13 reorganization plan which is tailored just for you.


I have offices in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Bakersfield, and Woodland Hills. If you prefer, you can contact me by email at or through my website at .


I started my practice in Bakersfield and enjoy going there every week to meet with clients and attend hearings. I moved to Ventura in 1992 and have an office conveniently located by the Ventura Harbor. I also see clients in Woodland Hills and Santa Barbara near the Bankruptcy Courts where I practice in those locations.

I represent debtors exclusively in Consumer and Small Business Bankruptcies, and have represented 1000's of clients since 1991.

My goal is to provide the highest quality service possible to people who been suffering with debts they cannot afford to pay for years. Whether the problems started with the loss of a job or overtime, illness, divorce, or just not the greatest financial planning, there is hope. There are very few people that I cannot help with either a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.


Bankruptcy us not a bad word. It is a very helpful process to get your financial life back on track.


The call is free. The consultation is free. you will always meet with me, never a paralegal or other assistant. Most of my work is done on a "flat fee" basis and you will receive a written fee quote before you leave my office.


Call today and learn how we can help more information you can bring with you, the more helpful I can be to you.   Proof of income (paystubs, etc.) for the six months prior to filing and a recent credit report (every year you can get a free credit report from ) and foreclosure notices, lawsuits, letters from the IRS or FTB are helpful. 


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Law Office of Susan J. Salehi
3639 E. Harbor Blvd., #103
Ventura, CA, 93001
Law Office of Susan J. Salehi
1712 19th Street, #217
Bakersfield, CA, 93301
Law Office of Susan J. Salehi
2945 Townsgate Road, Suite 200
Westlake Village, CA, 91361
Law Office of Susan J. Salehi
1029 State Street, #210
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
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Posted by Jorge | October 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 7
Ms. Salehi represented me this year for my Chapter 7 case in September. The Bankruptcy is a very stressful process, but Susan has a lot of experience. She responded to my phone messages and e-mails on time and with detailed explanations. ”When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell. I recommend Susan 100% because she is very knowledgeable and a kind lawyer! Thank you very much for all your help and support Susan!
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Posted by Randy R | June 9, 2023
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By all means hire her
Me Salehi from day one made everything seem so easy. Very professional and trusting. I was a little apprehensive about filling but after consulting with her, I was immediately convinced she was the ONE. She lead me from beginning to end and made every step comfortable. I would strongly advise and refer anyone and I mean anyone to her Thanks again Ms Salehi.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2017
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Chapter 13 completed :)
Filed a chapter 13 with Susan just over 5 years ago. confirmed completion last month. She made the process easy to understand, easy to file and was available during the entire 5 year process. She is very friendly. She cares about her clients.
Posted by Darrin | June 28, 2016
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Highly Recommended !!!
Ms. Salehi represented my wife and I during a Chapter 13 case. I can’t say enough good things about our experience with her. Bankruptcy is a very stressful and humbling process, but Susan put us at ease with her sincere compassion and expertise. Despite having several offices, she was always available to us by phone or e-mail and seemed to have endless endurance. Unlike other bankruptcy attorneys we’ve heard of, she didn’t rubber-stamp our case. She was always thinking outside of the box (but within the law) to do all she could to protect us and our interests. Good luck finding better representation.
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Posted by Alberto | June 18, 2016
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My lawyer miss Susan was great on handeling my case...great job...
Posted by Melissa | June 11, 2016
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Excellent BK Attorney
I had never experienced a bankruptcy before and I was afriad of the situation. Susan explained the process and made the potentially embarrassing experience pain free. She set up out meeting within minutes of my office our meetings were set up on my lunch breaks so I didn't have to take time off work! Any questions i had she answered promptly.
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Posted by Kristine | June 11, 2016
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Awesome job
My lawyer was clear through the entire process of my case. To the time understood our concern addressed them promptly. Andost of all returned phone call at a very rapid rate. We loved her services and honesty and integrity.
Posted by Stacy | June 11, 2016
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Great bankruptcy attorney
Ms Salehi was great! She explained every detail of my bankruptcy. She worked with me on her fees. It's been 2 years and she still takes care of any issues that come up concerning my bankruptcy. I have and will continue to recommend her.
Posted by Tom | May 29, 2014
comforting and put my mind at ease
i have used Susan Salehi several times over the years. she has been nothing but go above and beyond with my worries and constant questions. Always putting me at ease and following thru with what was no effort on my part , she laid out step by step how she thought everything would play out and that is just the way it happened. BK discharged. No questions asked. Every situation resolved with the best outcome. Tom B
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Posted by Kathy | August 14, 2013
Review of Susan Salehi
Susan was easy to work with, she knows her stuff and was very accomodating to my time. She frequently would come in on Saturday or after hours if need be. I loved the fact that she communicated by e-mail and returned email responses very quickly.
Posted by Jason | June 24, 2013
Thank you Susan Salehi!
A real professional. So glad I went to a real attorney to sort out my financial mess instead of these here today gone tomorrow paralegals who think they are attorneys.
Posted by Bruce | June 20, 2013
Excellent Services
I had to talk with multiple attorneys before finding Susan but we are very pleased with her and she is very competent in helping us out with our bankruptcy. We are still in the process of finalizing everything but Susan was definitely a good choice in this area of law. She is very ethical and thorough which made our Chapter 13 bankruptcy go through very smoothly and she certainly knows her law. You won't regret choosing Susan Salehi as your attorney.
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Posted by Marco and Carole | June 20, 2013
Finally we found a Trustworthy Attorney that was there for us every time with answers. Susan handled every issue perfectly.
We went to see Susan Salehi when our life had fallen completely apart. We were retired and really needed guidance and someone who would protect us in a very upsetting situation. Susan always returned our calls asap and went beyond her duties to help our anxiety. Susan went to court with us, stayed with us telling us every move and questions to expect. We have called her several times just to verify what we wanted to do was the right thing and Susan always takes our calls. If you want a truly Loyal, Bright , Caring and HONEST attorney, Susan is the one ! Thanks for everything Susan !
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Posted by paul | June 20, 2013
She walked me through the whole process giving me a piece of mind. I have a new life because of her expertise.
Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2011
Susan Salehi Lawyer
Great job on my Chapter 13. Case confirmed and life goes on.Great service from consultation through completion. Highly recommended bankruptcy attorney Ventura.
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2011
Great Bankruptcy Attorney
Did a wonderful job representing me in my Chapter 13. I highly recommend this attorney wholeheartedly!
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2011
Great Bankruptcy Lawyer
No problems throughout my 3 year Chapter 13 plan. I have recommended friend and family all with excellent experiences!
Response from Susan Salehi April 15, 2011
Made a really difficult and confusing time so much easier for us. She met with us personally - I never felt like I was just another number to her. She is very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions really quickly.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Offices of Susan J. Salehi
  • 1992 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Patrick Kavanagh
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Contract Attorney
  • Kern Schools Federal Credit Union
  • 1990 - 1991


  • University of Honolulu School of Law
  • Juris Doctrate
  • 1991
  • California St Univ Fresno
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976


  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Central California Bankruptcy Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Central California Bankruptcy Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 21
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"I endorse this lawyer. Susan Salehi is one of the most competent, intelligent, professional and compassionate attorneys I know. I have referred clients to her without hesitation."
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