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Ethan A. Turner

Debt settlement Attorney at Amador City, CA

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Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy or "liquidation" is not what most people think it is. Most of what you own will be exempt from any collection effort. California, thanks to former Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, has the most generous exemption schedules in America, allowing a person in need of a fresh start to begin anew with a strong foothold.

    9 years, 3 cases

  2. Debt settlement
    I have assisted several clients who were facing lawsuits or who already had judgments against them. In each case I negotiated a settlement for 10% to 30% of the initial total demand and assisted in establishing reasonable payment plans.

    9 years, 6 cases

  3. Other

  4. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows you to pay off that portion of your debts which you can afford through a 3-5 year plan. After completion of the plan any remaining debt is discharged. Chapter 13 plans also frequently allow homeowners to get rid of their second mortgages.

    9 years, 1 case

  5. Contracts and agreements
    Most contract disputes can be settled, and should be settled, without recourse to the courts. Very few contracts between ordinary businessmen are worth bringing before a judge because the time and expense of litigation is so high. Even where a suit is filed, the case can be subsequently settled. I can be effective in assisting you resolve your disputes and getting what your due or help protect you from unfair practices of another.

    9 years, 3 cases

  6. Trusts
    If you are interested in setting up a living trust for the purposes of probate avoidance, I would be happy to assist you at the lowest available prices. If you are interested in setting up a conventional trust I can recommend an excellent attorney in the local area to assist you with that.

    9 years, 2 cases

I am an attorney principally interested in government entity law. I have been the City Attorney for Amador City since June of 2015 and I have been working as a deputy County Counsel for the Couny of Calaveras since September of 2016. In Calaveras, I represent the Planning Department, Code Compliance, and the Tax Collector in all matter cannabis related. I assist Planning with processing of their application and in defending staff decisions in appeals before the Planning Commission, The Board of Supervisors, and in Superior Court. I helped design and build an office of administravie hearings for expedited administrative adjudication and enforcement against illegal cannabis cultivation. I represent the tax collecter in appeals of commercial cannabis tax assessments which are heard by the County Office of Administrative Hearings. In my role with the Planning, Code, and the Tax Collector, I've represented the County in over 300 contested administrative hearings. I've successfully defended the County against numerous writs of mandate and am in the process of developing more effective and efficient collections program to go after delinquent administrative fines, unpaid fees, and unpaid business license taxes. 

         As City attorney for Amador City, I represent the City Council in all matters from encroachment permits and code enforcement to tort liability. I have also been involved in numerous landlord tenant cases, a few dozen consumer bankruptcy cases, contract disputes, and done a small amount of probate and trust practice. All areas of the law interest me, but I'm principally interested in the role of government in society and the interplay of the law, land use regulations, and individual rights.

Licensed for 9 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 09/14/2022

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

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Ethan A. Turner
14204 Main (Old Hwy 49) suite 5
PO Box 165
Amador City, CA, 95601


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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 100-150 per hour
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Amador City Debt settlement Lawyer Ethan A. Turner
Ethan A. Turner
Debt settlement Attorney
Amador City, CA
Licensed for 9 years
Free Consultation