Attorney Gabe Waddell is a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, and is a shareholder of the Fresno firm of Fear Waddell, P.C. He represents debtors and trustees, with particular focus representing consumer debtors in Chapters 7 and 13 and in bankruptcy-related litigation matters.
He is admitted in the Eastern District of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and all courts of the State of California.
Gabe received his law degree from the Oak Brook College of Law, with honors, and his B.A. from Thomas Edison State College, and has been representing parties in bankruptcy since 2009. Gabe is the past President of the Central California Bankruptcy Association, is on the Board of Directors of the California Bankruptcy Forum, and is a member of the Federal Bar Association and the Federalist Society.
Prior to joining Fear Waddell, P.C. Gabe worked with a wide variety of non-profit organizations, doing public policy, humanitarian, and legal advocacy work. Most recently, Gabe led an international humanitarian organization providing relief to widows and orphans in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He has traveled widely, and continues to be active in humanitarian work. More locally, Gabe serves on the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley, Inc., working to provide a “home away from home” for families with critically ill children receiving treatment at Valley Children’s Hospital.
Gabe and his wife Katie live in the Madera Ranchos. When he’s not at the office, you might find him searching for scenic views to photograph, reading a wide variety of literature, or cooking for friends.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law||California Board of Legal Specialization||2015|
|Clients' Choice Award||Avvo||2015|
|Clients' Choice Award||Avvo||2014|
|Attorney and Shareholder||Fear Waddell, P.C.||2016 - Present|
|Attorney and Shareholder||Fear Law Group, P.C.||2014 - 2015|
|Attorney||The Law Offices of Peter L. Fear||2009 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley, Inc.||Vice President||2019 - Present|
|Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference||Lawyer Representative||2019 - Present|
|California Bankruptcy Forum||Consumer Co-Chair for 2020 Insolvency Conference||2019 - Present|
|Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley, Inc.||Director||2016 - Present|
|California Bankruptcy Forum||Director||2015 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Federalist Society||Member||2009 - Present|
|Central California Bankruptcy Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Central California Bankruptcy Association||President||2014 - 2015|
|Judicial Advisory Committee, Eastern District of California||Member||2014 - 2015|
|Central California Bankruptcy Association||Vice President||2013 - 2014|
|Central California Bankruptcy Association||Director||2013 - 2016|
|California Bankruptcy Journal||Echoes of History: A Survey of the Interplay of Culture, Economics, and Law in Ancient Insolvency Systems||2019|
|Oak Brook College Journal of Law and Government Policy||J.D. Student Editor||2005|
|Oak Brook College of Law & Gov't Policy||Juris Doctor||2008|
|Thomas Edison State College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Luncheon Program||Civility in Bankruptcy Practice||2019|
|Business Development Tips and Tricks for Solo and Small Firm Attorneys||Opting Out of Chapter 13 "No Look" Fees||2019|
|Central California Bankruptcy Institute||Complex Chapter 13 Plan Modifications||2017|
|2017 Insolvency Conference||Session Producer: Keynote Address and Judges' Roundtable||2017|
|Central California Bankruptcy Institute||Advanced Chapter 13 Practice: Competently Protecting Clients' Rights After the Chapter 13 Plan is Over||2016|
|Lunch Meeting Panel with Hon. Fredrick E. Clement, Glen Gates, and Trudi Manfredo||10 Things About Bankruptcy Every Family Law Attorney (and Family Court Judge) Should Know||2015|
|In re R-----||Complicated Chapter 13 successfully completed and discharge entered.|
|M------ v. Department Store Credit Card||Case settled when department store creditor agreed to pay damages for violation of the automatic stay.|
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