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Attorney and Counselor at Law. Bankruptcy, Disability and General Litigation. . United States Coast Guard, Aux Attorney Legal Assistance Branch-JAG.

We make house calls if necessary, just ask.


Contact info

Chism Law Offices

Serving South Lake Tahoe and Surrounding Areas
South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150

Chism Law Offices

Serving the San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area, CA


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 80%
    10 years
  2. Social Security: 10%
    10 years
  3. Estate Planning: 10%
    10 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Oliver Max Gardner III

    Guy is a graduate of my Consumer Bankruptcy Boot Camp and is doing great work in California for consumers.


    Oliver Gardner Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Ethical, very bright, hard working, and personable. Judges respect him.


    James Keenan Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer/Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2014
Super Lawyer/Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
Meritorious AwardUnited States Coast Guard Aux2013
United States Coast Guard Spirit of ExcellenceUnited States Coast Guard Judge Advocate General2010
Meritorious ServiceUnited States Coast Guard2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Aux Attorney Legal Services CommandUnited States Coast Guard JAG2007 - Present
Managing AttorneyLaw Offices of Guy David Chism, Esq.2006 - Present
Asst Dean-Adjunct ProfessorSilicon Valley Law School2008 - 2009
Adjunct ProfessorNew College School of Law2007 - 2008
Tutor/InstructorLaw School Tutoring Services2004 - 2009
Bar Exam Educational ServicesFlemings Fundamentals of Law2001 - 2010
Law AdministratorSutton Law Group1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Max Gardners Bankruptcy Boot CampN/A2009 - Present
United States Coast Guard JAGLegals Services Attorney2009 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2007 - Present
Oral Roberts UniversityAlumni Board of Directors2010 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
Contra Costa Bar AssociationThe Answer Man2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Masters InternationalN/ADoctor of Divinity2013
New College of California School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Oral Roberts UniversityTheologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
United States Coast Guard Foreclosure SeminarForeclosures, Loan Modifications, Bankruptcy2009