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Griselda Torres

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Fresno, CA

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About Griselda

Learn Griselda’s areas of practice.

Ms. Torres has worked on all types of personal injury cases from simple motor vehicle accidents to complex multi-vehicle pileup accidents involving numerous deaths.  Working in the area of personal injury in various capacities for over 20 years has allowed Ms. Torres to become extremely knowledgeable, enabling her to provide quality legal representation. 

In light of the difficult economic times facing California residents. Ms. Torres expanded her practice to include bankruptcy.  She assists people in financial trouble understand their options, make choices, and take actions to prevent debt problems from spiraling out of control.

Ms. Torres graduated magna cum laude from California State University Fresno with a B.A. in Criminology.  Ms. Torres is fluent in Spanish and is admitted to practice in all California State and Federal Courts.

Licensed for 12 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Griselda

Law Office of Griselda Torres
1255 W. Shaw Ave., Ste. 105
Fresno, CA, 93711

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Amy | September 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Felt safe with Griselda and staff
This was the first accident I have ever been in. Which affect my 3 boys and myself. I didnt know what questions to ask in this process. However, from the moment I sat down with Griselda I felt safe and reassured. Her confidence in the industry, her boldness to say the truth and her sensitivity to my uncertainty. The outcome was better than we expected and I thank Griselda and her staff for their commitment to my family and I.
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Griselda Torres
Griselda Torres different angles problems like the one I was seeking help for. Kindly she went out of her way to find someone who could help
Posted by Dina | February 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 7
Griselda Torres is an excellent lawyer with a tremendous knowledge. I felt at ease from the first minute of talking to her. She answered all my questions, erased all my fears. Griselda suggested to wait a few months before filing, I'm glad I did, because the final outcome came fast and I could not be happier. I recommend her to anyone who is thinking about bankruptcy. She is an expert in her field! Thank you Griselda!
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2015
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Mrs. Torres was knowledgeable, organized and efficient. She handled my case very professionally. I would recommend her highly.
Posted by Diana | May 26, 2015
Excellent!
Attorney Griselda Torres is the best! I researched other attorneys before I chose her. I'm so glad I chose Griselda. We filed Chapter 7, the day of the hearing I felt at ease knowing Griselda was there with us. I looked around at all the other folks who had attorneys with them and I was truly proud of mine. She was confident, well prepared and would go up to bat for us with no hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2015
Excellent Bankruptcy Attorney
Griselda Torres was extremely helpful throughout the process when I decided to file bankruptcy, keeping me well advised, with a no-nonsense, no frills approach. She was quite respectful of my plight and very helpful in explaining the process from begining to end. I would highly recommend Griselda Torres to anyone considering filing for bankruptcy.
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Posted by Stacey | October 5, 2014
Very impressed with Griselda's services....Best Lawyer I've hired
Griselda Will Walk You Through Every Step Of The Way. She Calls To Keep You Informed. She Will Be By Your Side In Court She Is The Best Lawyer I Have Every Hired. You Will Not Regret Having Griselda On Your Side. I Would Recommend Her To My Family.
Posted by Ken | July 31, 2014
Best Bankruptcy Lawyer
I consulted several attorneys before hiring Ms. Torres and from the very beginning she was the most honest, professional and knowledgeable person. She let me make payments and talked to my creditors even before I had finished paying her fee. When we went to Court, she was super prepared and was a real "bulldog" protecting me from the creditors that showed up to the hearing. She was worth every penny!! I most certainly would recommend her to anyone in financial trouble.
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Posted by Swindell | June 25, 2014
She's got it down!
Ms Torres makes this so easy. Just about everything was in electronic form, and if not, she would take scanned copies (of bills and other paperwork) via email. She also answered text messages quickly! This made it so convenient for my busy schedule. I also like her because she tells it like it is from the top and through out. She doesn't sugar coat or BS... just straight, blunt talk. would totally do it again... well actually I won't because i don't plan on doing this again!
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2014
Professional & Expert
Ms. Torres impressed me from the initial phone conversation, through the entire process, and at the end of the process, which included a personal phone call regarding the closure of my case. Her empathy towards people, her genuine response toward my personal situation and her skilled handling of my case, from beginning to end, are reasons enough to recommend her with no hesitation to family and friends. There were no glitches in my case before the court appearance, during the court appearance, or afterwards. Everything was handled with expert knowledge and preparation. She made me feel at ease during a difficult time in my life and she is someone who can be trusted implicitly, without hesitation. My very best to her and her career. Expert professional AND wonderful human being!! Thank you Grace.
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Posted by Lupe | August 20, 2013
Great Lawyer. Amazing Human Being!!!
We always took pride in being able to pay our bills and live within our means but then my hours were reduced at the plant and my wife was laid off. We were struggling to get our bills paid. We also had a son who was graduating from high school and would be the first person in our family to attend college. From the moment we met Ms. Torres, she put us at ease. Explained the process in way we could understand and she even took the time to talk to our son about college. She went above and beyond anything we could have ever expected. We would absolutely recommend Ms. Torres to anyone. Chose her and you won't be disappointed!!
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Posted by Shannon | April 3, 2013
Being in debt is a bad situation; that doesn't make you a bad person...
I obtained Griselda Torres's services after being referred to her by a mutual colleague. Ms. Torres helped me through one of my most significant and terrifying low points I had reached in my life and I felt lost and hopeless. Not only is Ms. Torres extremely professional, equally proficient and efficient, she is also tremendously amiable. What began in a spiraling downward, out of control debt crisis due to long term care for my father dying of cancer, 10% loss of income due to statewide furlough for service employee's, and being burned by my family (that neglected to pay back loans provided to them by me ), I had no other resources to turn to and found Griselda. She was able to help provide and restore faith and light at the end of my tunnel. Now looking back five months, being provided a fresh start, I now have a brighter outlook on my future. Being in debt is scary and having to file bankruptcy is extremely stressful; but it doesn't have to define you or consume you. Your finances/debt may be a bad situation for you, but that doesn't mean you are "bad". Call Griselda and let her help you breathe again! Thank you Grace for all of your help !
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2013
Compassionate and Trustworthy
I met Mrs. Torres many years ago through a mutual friend. I have referred to her expertise many times throughout my life on many different situations. Most recently, I retained her services to represent my husband and our 8 year old daughter for an auto accident they were involved in. They were hit from behind while at a complete stop. Unfortunately, it was my daughter’s first experience with auto accidents and she was very shaken up. Mrs. Torres was incredible with my daughter throughout this process. She showed tremendous compassion and made my daughter feel very comfortable and at ease. Mrs. Torres made sure that my daughter completely understood everything being asked so that all information was precise and accurate. Our vehicle of 6 months was completely totaled and Mrs. Torres had negotiated with our insurance company the replacement value of our vehicle. I was amazed at her skill and dedication to ensure that we receive an appropriate and fair amount for our vehicle as well as the personal injury settlement. Mrs. Torres handled everything! My husband was only called in to the office to discuss and sign documents and she called us regularly to discuss the progression of the case. Mrs. Torres is an amazing lawyer and I trust her completely. She conducts her life in an extremely professional manner, from her intelligent mind all the way down to her trusty heels! I have recommended her to many people already and will continue to do so.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2013
Compassionate and Caring
After going losing my mother in a tragic auto accident, I was approached by various attorneys. They were all eager to sign me up. I was being burdened by the insurance company and people calling all the time. I was so depressed, confused and didn’t know what to do. On referral from a friend, I went to see Ms. Torres. She immediately treated me with compassion, understanding and sympathy. Not at all what I had experienced with the other attorneys, I was not just another fee to her. I felt she really and truly did care. She looked at every angle, making sure to find all of the responsible parties. She explained everything completely. In the end, I knew that nothing could bring my mother back but I was satisfied that Ms. Torres did everything in her power to obtain the only thing we could, compensation for negligent death of my mother. I feel very blessed to have found her and would recommend her without any hesitation at all. Thank you Ms. Torres for understanding my loss and treating me like a person. I am eternally grateful for what you did. I will never forget your compassion and caring. May GOD continue to bless you in your business.
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Posted by Hall's | December 17, 2012
Beyond what we imagined
Gracie was a blessing. We looked at a couple of other lawyers before we chose her and we have no regrets choosing her. She went above and beyond our expectations. She held our hands all the way through our bankruptcy process. She made us feel like friends from the beginning. She educated us through the process as well as what the future would hold for us financially. We have already recommended her to others for her services. I am so glad we chose Gracie and if ever again we need a lawyer she will be the first we call.
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Posted by Melanie | December 11, 2012
She is AMAZING!
I remember before I entered her office, I was in panic mode. My wages were being garnished. I barely made enough to cover my bills as it was, much less having more taken out. I am a single mother who recently went through a horrible divorce. This just put me over the edge. After my first meeting with Griselda Torres, I left feeling as if there were hope. Now I just had to help her help me! I was amazed at how kind she was. She took such good care of me and not only stopped the garnishment but showed me that I was already on the verge of bankruptcy. I knew she was truly on my side and it was like going through a hard time with a good friend. She is an exceptional lawyer and really did a through job. Now I can rebuild my life without the pressure of my past on my shoulders. I can't say enough about how much care and time she took with my situation. I just feel so lucky I found her. I give her the highest recommendation.
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Posted by Anthony & Patricia | November 15, 2012
Excellent experience
We first came to Griselda Torres to see what we could do about our wages being garnished. We found her easy to talk to and not like any attorney either of us had ever experienced before. We liked her directness and her ability to make us feel at ease while discussing financial matters. By the time our initial consultation was over, we found out we were in much deeper financial problems than we originally believed. Our reason for seeking her help turned out to be only the tip of the iceberg of our troubles. She gently explained our options and gave us the “big picture” of making one decision over another. She didn’t mince words and answered our questions. She encouraged us to call her again after we’d had time to think things through. Griselda Torres is an extraordinary attorney on many levels; she has the innate ability to put people at ease—even if you have a general mistrust of lawyers. She will tell you the truth about your situation and not candy-coat it. Once she begins to work for you, she means it. She works very hard and she will not give up. Griselda is very knowledgeable and well-informed. She cares about people. If you are lucky enough to have her for your attorney, you will not regret it. She gets the job done. Our case turned out to be a positive experience, even though at one point it seemed it might have turned out differently. It is because Griselda didn’t give up and she gave us every reason to keep up the faith. We believed in her, and so we strongly recommend Ms. Griselda Torres.
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2012
Highly Recommend!!!
I was referred to Ms. Torres by a friend who had filed for bankruptcy. My friend told me I would be in good hands and he was definitely right. Everything ran smoothly from the beginning to the time I received my discharge, which by the way took less than 6 months. During the process and even after, each and every time I spoke with Ms. Torres, I was treated with respect and compassion. I would rank Ms. Torres at the top of all the attorneys listed here based on her professionalism, integrity and compassion. If you are in need of a bankruptcy attorney, I would highly recommend Griselda Torres. I am eternally grateful to you.
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2012
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Griselda was referred to us by a co-worker, and was a great choice. She made my fiance and I feel very comfortable and always kept us informed with what was going on with the case. I would definitely recommend her.
Posted by Toua | June 15, 2012
Exceeded expectations
I had been turned down by several attorneys who told me I wouldn't recover anything because the damage to my vehicle was minimal. Ms. Torres was able to do what other attorneys couldn't....that is fight with the insurance company and get them to pay. I am glad I didn't give up and found Ms. Torres. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. She will fight for you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Griselda Torres
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Of Counsel Attorney
  • Walters & Moshrefi
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Baradat & Paboojian
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Baradat & Paboojian
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Baradat & Edwards
  • 1995 - 2008
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Education

  • San Joaquin College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2005
  • California State University, Fresno
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Flores v. Walmart
  • Settlement
  • Brzezinski v. RicMar, Inc.
  • Settlement
  • Jane Doe, a minor v. Dog Owner
  • Settlement

Associations

  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Fresno County Women Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Central California Bankruptcy Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • La Raza Lawyers Association of Fresno
  • President
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Best Bankruptcy Lawyer and Best Law Firm
  • The Fresno Bee - 2022 Best of Central Valley
  • 2022
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 Bankruptcy Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • Advancing Latino American Community
  • The Latino American Who's Who
  • 2014
  • Excellent Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Altruism in the Pursuit of Literacy
  • Olmos Elementary School
  • 2013
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers in California
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo.com
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo.com
  • 2012
  • Excellent Rating
  • Avvo.com
  • 2012
  • Student of the Year
  • San Joaquin College of Law - Student Body Association
  • 2005
  • Brief - Placement
  • Roger J. Traynor Moot Court Competition
  • 2005
  • Best Brief and Best Oral Advocate Finalist
  • George A. Hopper Memorial Moot Court Competition
  • 2005
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • California State University
  • 2000
  • Oustanding Graduating Student
  • Criminology Department
  • 2000
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Publications

  • centralvalleybankruptcylawyer.com
  • Bankruptcy FAQ
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Harvey Wallace Northern CA AMTA Regional Competition
  • Regional Mock Trial Competition
  • 2012
  • San Joaquin College of Law
  • Law Forum
  • 2011
  • Exitos 107.1 KHITS
  • Filing Bankruptcy - Open Forum
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Griselda
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 28
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 04
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse this lawyer, they are a well respected member of the legal community and always give their clients the best representation, If you are looking for someone willing to fight hard for your case, then look no further"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 17
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Griselda's knowledge and expertise in the field is evident by her thoughtful, accurate and helpful AVVO answers. I highly endorse her and recommend her, without reservation."
Slip and fall accident Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Torres is a knowledgeable lawyer who is generous with her time and expertise. I recommend her."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Griselda is an asset to the Avvo community and to this profession. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her contributions to Avvo are very helpful and an invaluable service. Ms. Torres is clearly knowledgeable in her area of expertise and is respected by clients and peers alike."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I have reviewed Ms Torres' contributions on Avvo and have found them to be both highly competent as well as informative."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this attorney. Very intelligent and very thorough when analyzing legal issues! Compassionate with clients and aggressive with legal issues! 5 STARS!!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Griselda Torres is a hard working professional who is much appreciated by all her clients. She is knowledgeable and caring. She has a bright future ahead of hers and she is well equipped to meet her growing clientele by her ability to communicate in several languages, specially Spanish, which is spoken by a large number of her clients in Fresno, Ca. I endorse attorney Torres to all people in need of a bankruptcy attorney in Fresno."
General practice Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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