Skip to main content

About me

I represent individuals and small businesses with debt problems.  I've practiced in the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly 35 years.


Educating the next generation of bankruptcy lawyers is my side gig.


When I'm not thinking or writing about bankruptcy issues, I enjoy cooking, nature, and growing stuff to eat in my kitchen garden.


Photos and videos

353507 1364134473

Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 95%
    38 years
  2. Business: 5%

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Catherine Eranthe

    I endorse this lawyer. She cares about the work she does and has a fantastic wealth of knowledge. She is generous with sharing her information to other lawyers and I would definitely seek her assistance if I were in the south bay.


    Catherine Eranthe Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrew Louis Kern

    I endorse this lawyer. Cathy is one of the most knowledgeable bankruptcy attorneys in Northern California. She is a strong advocate for her clients.


    Andrew Kern Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Moran Law Group

1674 North Shoreline Blvd Suite 140

Mountain View, CA, 94043-1375


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
!00 Best BlawgsAmerican Bar Association2013
Northern California Bankruptcy Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Northern California Bankruptcy Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Northern California Bankruptcy Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Northern California Bankruptcy Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2010
Northern California Bankruptcy Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Northern California Bankruptcy Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Member of the MonthNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Inc.2008
Northern California Bankruptcy SuperLawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Certified Specialist BankruptcyBoard of Legal Specialization2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Director of EducationLaw-full2011 - Present
EditorConsumer Ledger2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sunahara v. Burcharddecision in favor of debtor
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
Learn to Practice Bankruptcy LawBankruptcy Mastery2010
Guide to Consumer & Small Business BankruptcyBankruptcy in Brief2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Stanford UniversityPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Judge Joe Lee Bankruptcy InstituteMeans Test: Does It Matter?2013
Fall WorkshopAdvanced Topics in Means Testing2012
Bankruptcy Practice SkillsCommunity Property Issue in Bankruptcy2012
Mastering the Means TestMeans Test Gamechangers2011
Fall WorkshopsBankruptcy Means Test2011
What Every Attorney Representing Homeowners With Mortgage Issues Should KnowMortgage & Foreclosure Issues2010
Standing of Mortgage LendersMortgage Issues in Bankruptcy2010
Bankruptcy Basics: Claims & Contested MattersClaims Objections & Contested Matters2010
Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy ForumBankruptcy Means Test2009
Fall WorkshopGetting Paid in Chapter 11's2009
Avoiding Liens in Chapter 13Lien Avoidance2009
ABI Midwestern Bankruptcy InstituteSmall Business Bankruptcy2009