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Michael John Primus

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Walnut Creek, CA

5.0   20 reviews

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    26%

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    26%
    Most common type of bankruptcy.

    29 years

  3. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    24%
    Business Reorganization

    29 years

  4. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    24%
    Reorganization for individuals and small businesses. Can remove a second mortgage or Home Equity Line of Credit in many cases.

    29 years

Helping Honest People Get Back On Their Feet Since 1993

CONSIDERING BANKRUPTCY?

CALL TODAY to schedule a free 30 minute in-office consultation

Confidential counseling for those in need.

We are a debt relief agency.  We help peolple file for bankruptcy under the bankruptcy code.

I specialize in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.

 

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Hercules Office located at 500 Alfred Nobel Drive, Suite 135, Hercules CA.  510-741-1800
Licensed for 30 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 12/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Michael John Primus
2950 Buskirk Ave, Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA, 94597
Michael John Primus
511 West 3rd Street
Antioch, CA, 94509
Michael John Primus
500 Alfred Nobel Dr Ste 135
Hercules, CA, 94547
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Posted by Randy | March 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you to the Law Offices of Michael Primus
I appreciate the hard work that Mr. Primus and his office staff gave! If you find yourself in a situation where you need a bankruptcy attorney, I strongly recommend Mr. Primus!
Posted by Cheryl | March 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SO HELPFUL - Thank you!! :)
Mr. Primus was very knowledgeable, responsive, understanding my questions and having the answers and so very kind every time that we met. He really helped me and I am on my way to get my credit back on track!!! His team is also very professional and very responsive - I would definitely recommend him if you need an attorney for bankruptcy - he made the process very smooth.
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Posted by Christopher | March 2, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful! Thank you
Thank you so much for your help! Mr Primus is the prime example of great help! He took the time to provide resources I was unable to attain my myself. Thank You so much for your support of our Military serviceman past and present also.
Posted by Cindy Vertin | August 6, 2014
Excellent care of our bankruptcy case
Michael helped my husband and I with our bankruptcy case, and we were so impressed by his knowledge of the bankruptcy laws. He helped put us at ease, and took the time to ensure we understood what was going to happen. Michael answered all of our questions and made sure we were prepared when the time came for The Meeting of the Creditors in court. Even when we went to court the women handling the meetings that day commented how organized our case file was, it makes you feel good to know that you are taken care of that well. We would gladly recommend Michael primus to anyone in need of an attorney fit for their needs, because without Michael's expert help in handling our case we would probably still be looking.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2014
Michael Primus is the Real Deal
I am Michael's colleague. I frequently consult with him on issues that come up in my bankruptcy cases. He has always answered my questions in a timely manner - if not the same day then usually by the next morning. I find his advice to be invaluable. His level of experience and expertise is unsurpassed by most attorneys I know. Not only that, he is a kind person to boot. He loves being a debtor's attorney and helping folks to get a fresh start.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2013
Extremely Ethical
I consulted Michael after my case had been dragging on with many complications from a different bankruptcy attorney. He listened to my case with genuine interest and concern. He referred me to aother attorney who specializes in these extreme cases. Had my other attorney done this a year ago, everything would probably be resolved by now.
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2013
Honest advice!
Myself and my husband had met with 3 other lawyers prior to meeting with Michael. All 3 lawyers had assured us that they could help us but were unwilling to answer our questions or give us specifics unless we retained them (which was a hefty fee). We were looking for advice regarding bankruptcy and to see if we would qualify to have our Home Equity Line of Credit "striped". Within a couple of minutes of meeting with Michael it was clear that we probably would not be able to "strip" our HELOC and that bankruptcy probably wouldn't be the best option for us. We were the last appointment of the evening (6:30pm) and even though he would not benefit from assisting us further he went on to counsel us on how we could/should proceed. While discussing our credit card debt, he advised us NOT to hire a Debt Consolidator but to instead act on our own behalf which was refreshing advice. He did not try to rush us out of his office at anytime but instead answered all of our questions HONESTLY. This was the first lawyer that had done this for us. I can't convey enough the relief that I felt leaving his office. Although, bankruptcy turned out not to be the best option for us I was relieved to finally have a firm answer. We could now move forward without the question "what if...." If you are like us and need honest answers, please call Michael. The relief you will feel leaving his office will be awesome. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
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Posted by Eric | October 8, 2012
Trustworthy and Professional- I recommend Michael Primus
At a time where it seems impossible to get a helping hand and no hope in sight we found Michael Primus. Michael made us feel comfortable and informed of all the necessary steps that we had to take throughout our financial crisis. He is a professional and i consider him a friend, i have recommended his services to others and feel 100% confident that he will help them too. Thanks again Michael !
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2012
Grateful
Although he did not take my case,he could have. He informed me that it would cost me more then what my debts were. Not many others would have done that - they would have taken my case and my money! He gave me some helpful advice and if in the future I do need a bankruptcy attorney he will be the one hands down.
Posted by Michael | May 7, 2012
very helpful
I have been using Michael Primus for the last several months. He has been extreamly helpful and responsive. He explaines things very clearly and took the time to listen and understand my issue. I feel very confident in his abilities and would see him again if needed.
Posted by jak2032 | January 13, 2012
Very Helpful! Highly Recommend!
I can not say enough how Michael was able to help me with my situation. With what should have been a simple and normal case, we ran into a snag due to some information I provided. Through his experience and knowledge, Michael was able to work it out without any consequences to me.If you need an attorney with his expertise, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND him! He and his staff are knowledgeable, thorough, and responsive while showing empathy.
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Posted by Steve | July 27, 2011
Very happy
I hired Mr Primus after going to 4 different free consultations. (I had a horrible experience with an attorney before) So I didn't have a whole lot of faith going into this process, but I needed a Lawyer. I hired Mr Primus in late 2008 for a chapter 13. From the very beginning Mr Primus, and his whole staff, has answered every question that I have ever had. From them free consultation to the last appt I had with him, to all the ones in between. He NEVER pressured me because of a "time limit." He sat there and patiently answered all that was asked, untill I understood what I was asking. A TRUE PROFESSIONAL!! I would highly recommend Mr Primus if you need a good attorney.
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Posted by Dave | June 8, 2011
Good lawyer, fair prices!
Michael made the bankruptcy process easy to understand and provided great service, with respect and kindness towards us. I highly recommend Mr. Primus and his knowledgable staff to help you.
Posted by Ron | May 28, 2011
One Happy Customer
I was very happy and impressed with his work. He was able to guide me through the proper steps professionally and intelligently. I would highly recommend him to anyone that may be faced with financial problems.
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2011
Lawyer Review
Michael is great! He walked us through legal issues every step of the way taking away much anxiety and stress.
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2011
Michael Primus Services
Michael assisted us with the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy filing. He explained the process in detail and kept us informed of any new development at all times. We felt comfortable working with Michael. He was compassionate with our situation and allowed us to ask questions. His guidance from start to finish is commendable. We were very pleased with his service, as well as his staff.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2011
Grateful Client
Bankruptcy is a very emotional thing to go through, but the way Mr. Primus and his staff handled the case, so helpful, always thinking of the client, so organized, helps put the client at ease. Everything ran so smoothly. We appreciate all they did.
Posted by Beth | April 7, 2010
Highly Recommend!
Michael and his team were patient, knowledgeable, kind, efficient, and made a bad situation remarkably easy to deal with. I got my life back.
Posted by Don O | January 6, 2010
Highly reccomend
Being a business owner and in dealing with many attorneys over my 20 year carrer. I have to say he gave me the best experience I have ever had. I could tell he really cares about me, my family and my business. I went through 6 attorneys to find him. Im glad I found him as he saved my company and life from devestation when he went the extra mile when all the other attorneys said it couldnt be done. God Bless you Michael
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Posted by joey fernandez | December 28, 2009
Excellent Attorney!
Excellent Attorney! Made the process so much easier to go through. I would definately refer my friends & family to him.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Michael Primus
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Brule & Rooney, LLP
  • 1995 - 2006
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of James Coffer
  • 1992 - 1995

Education

  • California Western SOL
  • Law
  • 1992
  • San Diego State Univ
  • undergraduate
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Bankruptcy of Frates (9th Cir. BAP 2014)
  • Win On Appeal
  • Bankruptcy of Ryder (Oakland, CA)
  • Published Decision - Win for Client
  • Bankruptcy of Hill (Oakland, CA)
  • Published Decision - Win For Client

Associations

  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy section board member
  • 2022 - Present
  • American Youth Soccer Association
  • Soccer Coach - boys and girls
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Pleasant Hill Baseball Association
  • Baseball Coach - Boys Instructional, Pioneer, American, National
  • 2012 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2021
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2021
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2019
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2018
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2017
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Pick of the Vine
  • Grapevine Monthly
  • 2015
  • A+ rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2015
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2014
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2012
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2011
  • Academic Achievement Award
  • California Western School of Law
  • 1991
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • The Malleable Means Test - Room to Move
  • Means Testing in bankruptcy
  • 2022
  • Luncheon
  • Trustee Best Practices: Dealing with Bankruptcy Trustees
  • 2019
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Appeals - Beginner's Guide
  • 2014
  • Bankruptcy Litigation 101
  • Bankruptcy Appeals
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (32)
Given (34)
Endorse Michael
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Whenever I have a question on bankruptcy law in California, Michael is always the attorney I ask first."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is the consummate professional. I have been amazed at how his mind works when dealing with unique problems. He always questions why to learn the what behind a situation. A true guardian of the rights of his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mike for over 7 years now. He's a diligent and dedicated attorney who cares and fights for his clients. He is a respected name in the bankruptcy community and I do not hesitate to recommend him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Other
"I am pleased to endorse Mr Primus to the Avvo community as a competent bankruptcy advocate. His Avvo rating of "10" suggests the quality of his work and his reputation is among the very best. The answers he has given to Avvo posts are clear, concise, and accurate. I am happy to endorse him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael cares about his clients and he is very experienced. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with him on bankruptcy cases and have been impressed with his knowledge of bankruptcy law, and skill in applying that knowledge to bankruptcy issues."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Other
"Aggressive representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a well resected lawyer in the community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Primus an outstanding and excellent attorney. I would recommend anyone and everyone to him for his services. I have been practicing for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, private attorney, and prosecutor, and I learn from his answers on Avvo every day. Simply an exemplary attorney."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Offers concise and good advice. He is a very experienced attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Concise answers to real world questions"
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael for over 10 years and we have exchanged ideas on several cases. I value his input from another attorney's perspective."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I absolutely endorse this lawyer. Michael Primus is a fantastic attorney and probably one of the smartest people I know. He is an amazing strategist and fights tirelessly for the rights of his clients. I strongly recommend him - as a friend, colleague and fellow bankruptcy practitioner."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Primus has enough experience to handle all manner of cases and is not shy of getting down to actually fight for his clients. You won't go wrong seeking out his advice."
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