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Julie Bettencour Cliff

Appeals Attorney at Los Gatos, CA

4.8   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Julie

Learn Julie’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    Civil appeals and bankruptcy appeals.

    20 years

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    Chapters 7, 11 and 13, and adversary proceedings.

    15 years

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    15 years

  4. Chapter 13 bankruptcy

    15 years

  5. Litigation
    Business and real estate litigation.

    20 years

I have an active and busy bankruptcy practice. I handle Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies, and also represent various parties in bankruptcy adversary proceedings.

I also handle appeals in federal and state courts both in cases in which I have represented a party or in cases in which I have been brought in specifically for my appellate proficiency.

For five years, I was a litigation associate at The Carey Law Firm. I specialized in insurance class action litigation, and brought lawsuits against many insurance companies, including Allstate, American Family, American Standard, Farmers, Guideone, Liberty Mutual, Nationwide, Progressive, Shelter, and State Farm. I successfully brought cases through trial, appeal and/or settlement.

 I have litigated consumer class action lawsuits in California, Colorado and Arizona, including cases against the City and County of Denver, the Colorado Lottery, the Arizona Lottery, the California Lottery, Hyundai Motor America, Mail Boxes, Etc., Postal Annex+, Inc., Rexall Sundown, Inc., U-Haul International, Inc., and United Parcel Service.

 I have extensive experience in the appellate briefing of issues pertaining to insurance bad faith, unfair business practices, consumer protection, false advertising, and governmental immunity. 

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Law Office of Julie Cliff
20 Santa Cruz Avenue
Ste. 300
Los Gatos, CA, 95030


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Posted by George | December 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney for bankruptcy
Needed a attorney to handle my bankruptcy. From the beginning to the end of my case Julie did everything she told me she would do. Very Professional yet pleasant to work with. Would highly recommend Julie for your bankruptcy needs.
Posted by Richard | November 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Senior Attorney
I retained Julie to research and write points and authorities, etc. for several cases. Her research skills are excellent and her writing is excellent as well. She is thorough and takes the time to understand the case. She often suggests claims that could apply to the particular matters. I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Kathleen | March 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
As is true of most of us, dealing with any legal matter is daunting. Ms. Cliff made me feel comfortable and reassured that all would be well! She kept me up to date in all aspects of my case as they happened. I would highly recommend Ms. Cliff!!
Posted by Wendy | March 4, 2011
Excellent Attorney
Julie Cliff is an excellent attorney. Her knowledge is invaluable and the customer service I received far surpassed any other attorney I've worked with. She is always more than willing to meet with you, giving you solid answers to your questions.
Posted by Harold and Frances | October 3, 2009
Client rating for Julie Bettencour Cliff attorney
Julie Cliff is a very respectable, pleasant , kept us informed on all that was going on, helpful person. I would recommend her to anyone that would want a good and reliable attorney.
Posted by Eva Saldivia | March 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Julie Cliff is a very professional attorney, a good listener and took interest in my case. She explained to me the Pros and Cons of filling chapter 7 and 13. I felt very comfortable with her and will definitely recommend her to anybody.
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AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Julie Cliff
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • The Carey Law Firm
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Legal Extern
  • San Mateo County Superior Court
  • 1987 - 1988

Legal Cases

  • Published Decisions


  • Santa Clara County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Julie is professional and results-oriented. I worked with this lawyer to help keep people in their homes during the foreclosure crisis. Her experience and know-how was key to our success. We have also worked on general civil litigation matters together. Julie always demonstrates a high level of commitment to her clients and is pleasant to work with. I highly recommend this lawyer to both clients and counsel."

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Los Gatos Appeals Lawyer Julie Bettencour Cliff
Julie Bettencour Cliff
Appeals Attorney
Los Gatos, CA
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation