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Martha Jill Simon

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Martha J. Simon, Marti

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I counsel consumers and businesses with financial problems, filing bankruptcies on their behalf, or seeking other strategies to work with their creditors outside of bankruptcy.   I also represent creditors in connection with bankruptcy matters.  In all cases, I seek to address the particular needs of each client. 

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Licensed for 41 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1981
Updated 12/04/2022

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Martha J. Simon
369 Pine St.
Suite 527
San Francisco, CA, 94104


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Posted by Keith | February 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very, very good experience with Martha
Looking over the entirety of my legal engagement, a bankruptcy filing, with Martha the entire engagement went very, very well. Martha is very professional in all respects. While at times during the engagement it seemed Martha was focusing on minor details and asking for excessive personal information, sure enough, all the information was eventually needed for the bankruptcy petition. I felt the bankruptcy petition which Martha prepared on my behalf was a thorough, accurate, and – most importantly – successful legal document. In addition to her professionalism, Martha was very caring, patient, and attentive to my personal situation. Martha worked with me when I had delays raising the money to pay her fee, even though my delays led to additional work for her (in the form up updating previously provided information, etc.). Martha also provided very good personal, spending and budgeting advice when I was having severe financial issues. In my experience, Martha is firm when she needs to be but is also very fair. Also, most certainly, she is a very experienced and knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney. I can literally say “I don’t know where I would be without Martha’s legal assistance”; however, my situation would almost certainly be a much less fortunate one than the one I am in now. Thank you, Martha, once again.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2015
Martha is the best
Martha came highly recommended and was great through the difficult process. Very professional and knowledgeable. Responded to questions quickly and accurately. A strong advocate with the trustee.
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2014
A Great Choice for Bankruptcy Representation
I would highly recommend Ms. Simon. She is extremely competent in bankruptcy matters, and offered path of what our options were and what we could expect. There were no surprises.
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2014
Martha is all heart
Martha helped me through an extremely difficult time 8 years ago and remember her being caring and fair with me even when things were more cloudy. That is invaluable.
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2014
My Review
I retained Martha after I had filed as I recognized I had filed incorrectly had as a result incurred potentially significant legal problems. Martha quickly appraised my situation and crafted a solution. After much work my potential issues were resolved. Through out the process, which was rather lethally, Martha anticipated any further potential problem and had a solution ready, I was always kept informed.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2014
Well into my divorce, my ex filed for bankruptcy. I was advised to hire Marti for protection from his creditors. She did such a fine, thorough job, the court switched his hearing from one of bankruptcy to one of bad faith. He withdrew his filing, I was protected and the system was not defrauded. Marti is delightful and her advice is clear.
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Posted by Jaimie | November 2, 2014
Top Notch
I had to file for bankruptcy because of massive medical bills and credit card debt that I could not pay off because of a prolonged illness. I had always considered myself to be a financially responsible person and just the thought of having to declare bankruptcy was emotionally draining and very scary. I had consulted at least 4 other attorneys but meeting Marti was a turning point for both my financial future and my psychological state. She told me exactly what to expect and was completely honest, transparent, non-judgmental, and supportive throughout the whole process. I also found it very helpful and reassuring that she works on both ends of the bankruptcy process because it helped me understand the greater picture of how everything worked. Marti made the process easy and worry free and was very responsive to all my inquiries and concerns. Marti's support continued post-bankruptcy as she gave me continued advice on rebuilding my credit and helping me recover my financial health post-bankruptcy. I am so glad I found her and I recommend her expertise for anyone who needs to get a better understanding and hold on their financial situation.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Martha J. Simon
  • 2001 - Present
  • Partner
  • Simon & Kane
  • 1991 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Frandzel & Share
  • 1987 - 1990


  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • American University School of International Service
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972


  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Admitted
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Assn. of Consumer Bankruptcy Attys. (NACBA)
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Panel (BDRP)
  • Resolution advocate - appointed by Bankruptcy Court
  • 1996 - Present
  • Aids Legal Referral Panel (ALRP)
  • Panelist, Past Board Member and Board Co-Chair
  • 1995 - Present
  • Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section, SF Bar Assn.
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Queen's Bench Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Clint Hockenberry Leadership Award
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP)
  • 2010
  • BDRP resolution advocate service award
  • US Bankruptcy Court, N. District of California
  • 2009
  • Hero Award for 15 years of service
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP)
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Educ. for Attys.
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • 2009
  • Barristers' Club
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • 2009
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Boot Camp
  • 2009
  • Family Law Committee
  • Family Law and Bankruptcy Issues
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed by Attorney Simon's credentials. I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Martha Simon for over twenty years and know that she is a skilled bankruptcy attorney who cares deeply about her clients. She is extremely knowledgeable, works hard, and gets results. I highly recommend her."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had the privilege of working with Martha Simon over the past several years with bankruptcy matters. She is an experienced, thoughtful and dedicated lawyer who provides outstanding service to her clients. I am pleased to have this opportunity to endorse her."
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