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Timothy Cecil Springer

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Fresno, CA

5.0   18 reviews

also known as Timothy Springer

  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

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About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    24 years, 1,377 cases

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy

    24 years, 600 cases

  3. Bankruptcy and debt

    24 years, 1,980 cases

  4. Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    12 years, 3 cases



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Client's Choice 2016
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Top Contributor 2012
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Timothy Cecil Springer


5.0 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Posted by Kenneth | November 7, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very informative.
Tim is the man. If you've got financial debt and are in need of a resolution, he is well informed and able to navigate legally with the confidence and reassurance we all need to get through. He will get the best resolution possible. I appreciate how knowledgeable he is about his craft.
Posted by Aaron | June 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timothy was very efficient in handling a matter for me a few years after I had filed. He took the time and resolved my matter. I highly recommend Timothy!
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Bankruptcy Attorney
I had to file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy due to extenuating circumstances. The first time I called his office he took my call and answered all of my questions. I then scheduled a meeting where he explained the entire process, what to expect, and what documentation I needed to complete my filing. He always answers my calls, or calls me back promptly if I have to leave a message. I hired him March 2020 and although bankruptcy isn't pleasant, he was great to work with and made the process simple. In addition, I just called him today (over 2 years later) and he took my call and answered my question. What attorney does this without charging for their time? He's amazing!
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Posted by Lucas | December 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent customer service
Although I did not hire him to represent my case, I'm very impressed with the quality of customer service he provides. He genuinely care about my problem and provide a follow up email. His service fee is just a bit too pricey for me. Nonetheless, he's among the top lawyers I will contact and hire for future legal matters.
Posted by Susan | January 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest, friendly and helpful
I contacted this attorney due to an issue that just surfaced from a bankruptcy that closed 6 years ago. He was absolutely helpful with my situation and advised me how to handle the situation. Should I need an attorney with this situation again, I will most definitely call him back. Very friendly and willing to help. Thank you for spending the time necessary to help alleviating this situation!
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Friendly and helpful
The website is great and explains the bankruptcy process really well so I decided to call and ask a few questions. Timothy was prompt and answered my questions. Sometimes, it is intimidating to speak to a lawyer but he was very approachable and I felt at ease.
Posted by Jose Mendoza | August 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Tim was able to break the good and the bad from the get-go. Gave me really solid advice as how to approach my situation. Communication was solid and he was able to get back to me with all the questions I had. Very knowledgeable and confident. 2 things I was looking for when I chose an attorney. I had a good vibe about Tim, and I've seen a few before making my decision to run with him. Overall, it was a very comforting and humble experience. Knowing that he would go up to bat for you the second things went south, means a lot during these stressful times. TIm, thanks again for your assistance and helping hand in getting us through this hardship. Very well done!
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Posted by Brittney | January 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Ever!!!
To start of this Attorney is amazing. My husband and I was were so far into debt we just couldn't catch up and really wanted a fresh start and start building up our credit again. We called and Timothy Springer instantly made us an appointment for a free consultation and told use what our best option was since we were wanting to file bankruptcy. He instantly was super happy to help us and got us on the right track right away for filing bankruptcy and providing us all paperwork that went through his office and the courts so were always updated as to what was going on and then went with us to court to represent us. Not only did he help do all of that he made sure we didn't loose our cars and were able to keep them and still make our normal monthly payments on our car loans which instantly helped start building our credit again right away. Lastly, one company we filed bankruptcy on never deleted the account with the 3 main credit reporting agencies and was therefor making it hard for our credit score to move up. I called Timothy Springer a couple years later and he was right on it the same day and within the next day he called me personally and told me that it was all taken care of and faxed me a letter of proof. This man is amazing he knows what hes doing and doesn't try to rip you off like other attorneys and he is just so fast and so extremely nice he truely makes you feel like he cares about you. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to file bankruptcy.
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Posted by sylvia | January 12, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Called and went In person. This lawyer is one of a kind. He helped me with crucial information that was pertinent in making an important decision. I felt a lot of trust in speaking with him. Did not charge me. God bless him
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Phone Consultation
Before I contacted Mr. Springer's law office, I wasn't sure if I needed an attorney. I didn't know who else to turn to for help and felt that someone with his background can help guide me in the right direction. I was NOT disappointed! My issue involved receiving phone calls from what I discovered to be a debt collection agency stating that they have been trying to track me down in order to serve me paperwork for a civil suit on behalf of their clients. While they had my correct address and contact information, I had not received any court papers stating that I was being sued, though they insisted that they had served me and that I had failed to respond and they were now prepared to put a hold on my bank accounts and garnish my wages. Many of their statements were contradictory and confusing, their claims were unsubstantiated and didn't even match the statute of limitations for filing such a suit. Even with my very basic knowledge of the court system and how the laws function, all of this sounded very fishy to me. It did however worry me enough for me to look into it. That's when I called Mr. Springer's office. He quickly got on the phone, listened patiently while I explained my situation, and proceeded to guide me with some great advice. Not only did he put my worries to rest, but he went on to give me a course of action to take if these illegal scare tactics continued. He went above and beyond by sharing what steps to take in response to different scenarios that may arise. Mr. Springer gave me his time and advice based on his experience and extensive knowledge of the law for no other reason besides the fact that he cares and likes to help people. While I didn't need to hire an attorney as my situation doesn't call for it, I also feel like I should have actually paid for the level of time, attention and advice I received! I would recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney in his specialization areas. Besides his knowledge and experience, he's someone who genuinely cares about his clients and enjoys helping people. That's the kind of person you want in your corner! As a side note, he also employs extremely professional and courteous front office staff which I very much appreciated.
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Posted by Stella | September 5, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
I made an appointment to consult with Mr. Springer on a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. He took the time to explain to me both the Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and advised me what we needed to do to answer a seven day notice for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, that was out of state. I did appreciated the time and the research he did for me to answer all of my questions. I would highly recommend Mr. Springer should you have a need to file Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. He was very courteous and knowledgeable.
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Posted by RJ | June 22, 2015
A very knowledgeable and aggressive attorney.
Mr Springer was very receptive and well versed in bankruptcy law; his certificates speak for themselves. He was very reassuring as well as aggressive with his style. Mr Springer made my wife and I feel very reassured and confident throughout the process of filing bankruptcy even when we felt nervous; so much so that I recommended him to a few friends who were struggling with the idea of filling for themselves.
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Posted by Tiffany | January 14, 2015
Extremely helpful
Mr Springer was very knowledgeable and helped me with all of my questions. He explained everything to me in a way I could understand and he was very patient. I appreciate that he took the time to speak to me.
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2015
Mr. Springer, ATTY is an very knowledgeale and caring attorney
I called his office regarding a free phone consultation and he returned my call promptly. I had some questions regarding a judgment and what I should do. He informed me of the exemption I could take for myself and family to protect my home equity. He was very helpful and concerned about my situation. He suggested websites I could go on to seek further information on the subject so I could be informed and help make an educated decision. I was so impressed with his genuine interest and concern and taking his time to give me this information. I highly recommend him as a very knowledgeable and caring attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2014
Very easy to contact and deal with
I dealt with Timothy regarding a credit card summons and he was very helpful and informative. I was able to reach him via phone and/or email easily. I would recommend him to anyone needing this kind of help.
Posted by Douglas | February 10, 2013
Initial consultation review.
Mr. Springer promptly returned my initial call, one of 7 lawyers that I tried to contact by phone, in which he spent over a half an hour explaining my options. I made an appointment for the following week. I was taken in promptly at 1 pm, where Tim spent an entire hour explaining my options more thoroughly, making phone calls to his contacts, getting the facts right I could tell. In my case it was not necessary to hire Mr. Springer yet, consequentially no charge was incurred by me, but it was a lot of his time to give away, i'm certainly impressed. You just don't find that anymore. I will certainly call him again if i need to hire or just for advice.
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Posted by Lynette | January 22, 2011
You cant go wrong with Mr Springer!
Mr. Springer provided me with all the necessary information that allowed me to make the best decision for me and my family. He is a professional that is in the business to help and assist people in need. It truly feels wonderful to know that he is my advocate and has my best interest at hand.
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2010
A lifeline!
I just wanted to take a moment to thank Mr. Springer and his staff for his professionalism and attention while handling my case. Filing for bankruptcy is not an easy process (both emotional and practical), but their dedication and attention to ensuring everything was submitted, attending the meetings with creditors and court moguls with me, with their best disposition, made everything less frightening. Most of all, I felt supported all the way through and for that remain grateful to Mr. Springer and his staff. They always answered my questions and were flexible and candid while following up with creditors and next steps in my case. From my perspective the quality of your work and that of your staff must be recognized. They are a lifeline to many of us at the end of the rope! If I ever know of anyone needing bankruptcy services, I will send them their way!
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Lead Counsel
  • Law Office of Timothy C. Springer
  • 2000 - Present
  • Professor
  • Central Calif. College School of Law
  • 2002 - 2003


  • Central California College School Of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Case No. 14-11774 Cavalry Investments, LLC
  • recovered garnished wages of $1,569.05
  • Case No. 12-12101 Capital One
  • recovered garnished wages of $3,476.16
  • Hernandez v CitiFinancial
  • Judgment against CitiFinancial, Inc
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  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Central California Bankruptcy Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Lead Counsel
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2018
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Timothy
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've had the opportunity to work with Mr. Springer on a number of matters, and he always represents his clients well. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Timothy Springer is a very honest and hard working person. He represents his clients diligently."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally known Timothy Springer for approximately 20 years. His years of experience in the area of bankruptcy certainly serve his clients well. Not only do his clients tell me how happy they are with his results, but also what a pleasure it is to work with him and his staff. I would strongly recommend any one considering bankruptcy to meet with Mr. Springer so he can help them explore their options and make an informed decision."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Other
"I am very impressed with Timothy Springer and his credentials. I endorse this attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He works very hard to make sure his clients needs are fulfilled."
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Top Contributor 2012
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Fresno Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Timothy Cecil Springer
Timothy Cecil Springer
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Fresno, CA
Licensed for 24 years