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|Attorney at Law||Law Office of James A. Michel||1996 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Attorneys||Member in Good Standing||2014 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member in Good Standing||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Menber in Good Standing||1996 - Present|
|St. Francis Bay v. Ferro, Ramil||Homeowner paid nothing to Condo Ass'n. However, the homeowner obtained payment from debt collector JQD LLC (ProSolutions) who had sent a demand letter to homeowner.|
|National Collegiate Trust v. Norberg||award of attorney fees for borrower's lawyer, in the amount of $24,412.50|
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|Golden Gate Univ SOL||N/A||J.D.||1996|
|St. John's College||Philosophy and Mathematics, Double Major||B.A.||1992|
|How to Fight Debt Collectors in State Court||How to Fight Debt Collectors in State Court||2016|
Posted by Carolynn
I'd been searching for an attorney due to getting sued by a student loan. I called him and we were able to meet the very next day. Very personable listened to all my concerns and reassured me to no worry that he had dealt with this company many times and menruined the companies lawyers by first name which was a huge relief. He's been super thorough this this stressful process and it's been a huge relief. We are still in proceedings but everything has been going smoothly. So far so good. Definitely would recommend!!
Posted by dan
If there is anyone who is undecided about hiring James, they need to know our story.
We got into financial trouble from overwhelming medical expenses. I wish we have been profligate and scattered our money experiencing wild and exciting things, but that was not the case.
Before we were in contact with him, we spoke with other attorneys. We felt they did not spend the time to provide us with good information and advice. We felt that they just wanted to push us into doing what was best / easiest for them. We would have been lost had James not helped us.
He spent the time and made the effort to help us understand the rules so that we could make the right decisions and get the best deal possible. He helped us survive even though we have hit some rough spots.
Posted by Amy
James Michel has been an excellent attorney throughout my Chapter 13 filing. Without his attention to detail and always looking out for my interests, I would not have been able to afford to modify my mortgage and keep my home. He was instrumental in getting me a $32,000 credit card debt removed from the bankruptcy plan, thereby enabling me to be able to afford my new mortgage payment. He is now working with me to help me modify my second mortgage as well. His specialized knowledge with regards to debt buyers and claims by creditors based on purchased debt gives him the ability to potentially reduce the amounts that need to be repaid. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a confident, experienced attorney.