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Michael William Malter

About me

It is highly stressful to either owe money or be owed money.  Whether you are a debtor or a creditor, I never lose sight of the stress you are under and bring compassion along with a high level of knowledge and skill.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 75%
    36 years
  2. Debt Settlement: 25%
    36 years



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Robert Bruce Kopelson

    I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable and well respected in his field. I have referred clients to him over the years, as I respect his expertise. He is a nice guy, too.


    Robert Kopelson Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

Binder & Malter, LLP

2775 Park Avenue
Santa Clara, CA, 95050


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Volunteer of the YearSanta Clara County Bar Association1987
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBinder & Malter, LLP2008 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Michael W. Malter2003 - 2008
PartnerMalter & Ward2002 - 2003
AssociateLaw Office of Arnold L. Cornez2000 - 2002
Adjunct ProfessorSanta Clara University School Of Law1985 - 2000
ProfessorSanta Clara Law School Paralegal Institute1983 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Congressman Don EdwardsCo-Founder2002 - Present
Congressman Don Edwards American Inn of CourtMember2002 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1980 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
San Francisco Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Congressman Don Edwards American Inn of CourtPresident2011 - 2012
Congressman Don EdwardsPresident2002 - 2004
Bench Bar Liason CommitteeMember1998 - 2001
Judicial Appointment PanelMember1988 - 1989
Debtor/Creditor CommitteeChairman1983 - 1983
Debtor/Creditor Executive CommitteeMember1981 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pacific Steel Casting Company, IncPlan of Reorganization Confirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Mobile Home WeeklyMalter's Column1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of South FloridaMass Communications and English EducationBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law SectionBankruptcy and Family Law2014
Family Law SectionBankruptcy and Family Law2010
Continuing Legal EducationBankruptcy 1011990