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About me

I help people with financial issues whether Estate Planning or Bankruptcy. I believe one of the most important things I do with all clients is education. I will teach you the law as it applies to your circumstances and options available to you. After 25 years in this industry, I have the knowledge and experience to help guide you through this process. 

Our offices are located in Walnut Creek, Brentwood and Antioch. Please call to schedule a free 30 minute consultation at (888)77BK-LAW.  We are here to help.

  • Estate Planning

  • Trust Administration

  • Bankruptcy


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 60%
  2. Chapter 13: 20%
    31 years
  3. Real Estate: 10%
    31 years
  4. Chapter 7: 10%
    31 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Alice Pak-Yan Cheng

    Joan is extremely sharp and knowledgable about estate planning and bankruptcy. She is a nice person to boot! I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer.


    Alice Cheng Child custody Attorney
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  • Kendall David Coffman

    I endorse this lawyer. Bankruptcy attorneys can appear to be "a dime a dozen." Simply search for 'bankruptcy lawyers' online, and see how many hits you get. Mrs. Grimes, however, is not just another 'dime a dozen' attorney. Mrs. Grimes understands bankruptcy, real estate, and tax issues, and I have consulted with her when I needed to do some 'brain storming.' Highly recommended.


    Kendall Coffman Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Joan Grimes

1600 S. Main St
Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

Law Office of Joan Grimes

191 Sandcreek Road, Suite 220
Brentwood, CA, 94513



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office Of Joan Grimes2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2007 - Present
California Association of RealtorsMember2006 - Present
Bay Area Bankruptcy ForumMember1995 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
110° MagazineGiving People Hands-Up Towards Success2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of California - BerkeleyN/AOther - Bachelors1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law School CourseBankruptcy Law Course2011
Bay Area Real Estate show with Krista MashoreBankruptcy Advice2011
Legal Issues Facing HomeownersForeclosures and Short Sales2010
The Law You Need to Know in the Mortgage CrisisShort Sales, Foreclosures and Bankruptcy2009