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Peter L. Fear has been practicing law for a decade and a half. As a Fresno bankruptcy lawyer, he has helped countless families, farmers, and individuals regain control of their financial situation and enjoy a debt-free future. Mr. Fear is a frequent speaker at legal events and is committed to continually furthering his education to better serve his clients. He is passionate about crafting creative solutions to his clients’ financial problems, whether they be big or small. He understand how challenging financial matters can be, which is why he has dedicated his career to this area of law. Mr. Fear enjoys helping individuals achieve their financial goals and move forward with their lives. He even holds a 9.9 Superb Avvo rating and is recognized as a top bankruptcy attorney in his area. Reach out to Fear Waddell, P.C. at (559) 436-6576.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 11: 30%
    3 years
  2. Chapter 13: 30%
    3 years
  3. Chapter 7: 30%
    3 years
  4. Bankruptcy: 10%
    3 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark Jarrod Bigger

    Peter has established a great reputation in the legal community. That reputation has been built from a great knowledge of the law in conjunction with wisdom and patience in walking people through how best to resolve their financial situation. You will not find a better attorney to help you through tough financial times.


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  • Lenden Franklin Webb

    I met Peter Fear as opposing counsel in a trial and he left a lasting impression: diligent, congenial, yet zealous in advocating for his client and their rights. Since that time I have sent dozens of clients to his office as he is very talented in bankruptcy matters. His specialization has become more and more focused, and for larger bankruptcy matters I note that my clients consistently return with enthusiastic reports about Peter's straight-forward, intelligent and careful look at not only the obvious options, but some of the nuances that many other practitioners would likely miss. I know of (and in some matters have worked with) the top 5 bankruptcy attorneys in Fresno, and Peter is undoubtedly my favorite of these 5.


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    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Fear Waddell, P.C.

7750 North Fresno Street, Suite 101
Fresno, CA, 93720-2410


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Superb RatingAvvo2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFear Waddell, P.C.2009 - 2016
Special Assistant to the ChairmanFlorida House of Representatives, Finance & Taxation Committee1997 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar Association (San Joaquin chapter)Treasurer2012 - Present
Federal Bar Association (San Joaquin chapter)Director2011 - Present
California Bankruptcy ForumBoard of Directors2008 - Present
California Bankruptcy ForumVice-President2013 - 2014
Central California Bankruptcy AssociationPresident2008 - 2009
Central California Bankruptcy AssociationBoard of Directors2005 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re MorenoVictory for client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Advising Minnesota Corporations and Other Business OrganizationsContributing Author to Chapter 105 - Bankruptcy Practice2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oak Brook College of Law & Gov't PolicyN/AJuris Doctor1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nuts & Bolts of Bankruptcy LawBankruptcy2010
Landlord-Tenant Law in CaliforniaWhen the Tenant Files Bankruptcy2010
Fundamentals of Bankruptcy LawPre-Filing Considerations2010
Nuts & Bolts of Bankruptcy LawBankruptcy2009
Fundamentals of Bankruptcy LawPre-Filing Considerations2009
Central California Bankruptcy InstituteBankruptcy Means Test2009
Nuts & Bolts of Bankruptcy LawBankruptcy2008
Landlord-Tenant Law in CaliforniaWhen the Tenant Files Bankruptcy2008
Landlord-Tenant Law in CaliforniaWhen the Tenant Files Bankruptcy2007