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As the founder of the Law Offices of Janet L. Mertes, Ventura lawyer Janet L. Mertes offers legal services for bankruptcy and family law cases. Ms. Mertes has been in private practice for her entire career. She received her Juris Doctorate from the Ventura Colle of Law. On, Attorney Mertes has been recognized with a 7.7 Very Good rating. Ms. Mertes holds memberships with the Ventura County Bar Association, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Association. Contact her firm today for a free consultation.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
  2. Bankruptcy: 25%
  3. Chapter 7: 10%
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • Lawrence Rainier Gund

    I have known Janet for several years and she always impresses. She is diligent, caring and professional and works hard for her clients. That she has experience in both family and bankruptcy law is a great asset. Not only is she an excellent attorney but she is also a really nice person. I endorse this lawyer.


    Lawrence Gund Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gary Lee Stanley Jr

    I am very impressed with Janet Mertes and her credentials. I endorse this attorney.


    Gary Stanley
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Contact info

Law Offices of Janet L. Mertes

674 County Square Drive
Suite 201
Ventura, CA, 93003


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Central DistrictCalifornia State Supreme Court2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Janet L. Mertes2009 - Present
Certified Law StudentVentura County Office Of The Public Defender2007 - 2009
VolunteerVentura County Family Law Clinic2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
Conejo Valley Free Legal ClinicVolunteer Attorney2009 - Present
Ventura County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Ventura County Mock TrialVolunteerN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Bankruptcy AttorneysN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chapter 7 BankruptcyI am debt free!
Will and TrustMy estate is in order and I have a will and trust.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Citations (VCBA)Profile of a Volunteer AttorneyN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine UniversityStraus Institute for Dispute ResolutionN/A2006
University of California - Los AngelesN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Collaborative Family LawyersBankruptcy and Family Law IssuesN/A