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    Michael G. Doan, Esq.

    Certified Bankruptcy Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification since May 21, 2003:

    San Diego Bankruptcy Attorney Michael G. Doan, started working at the age of 14, achieved Eagle Scout status at 14, and has a work ethic second to none. Michael graduated from the University of San Diego with a Major in Accountancy, Minor in Philosophy, and earned departmental honors.  Michael earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from California Western School of Law and passed the bar exam with his first attempt.

    Michael founded Doan Law Firm in 1995 concentrating in Bankruptcy, Personal Injury, and Workers Compensation.  Eventually Michael transitioned solely to Debtor representation in Bankruptcy with over 25 years of experience in the practice of Consumer Bankruptcy Law.  Michael refuses to represent creditors and concentrates his practice solely to individual consumers in financial need. Michael also has considerable experience in consumer rights, debt negotiation, creditor collection abuses, contracts, real estate, and tax.

    Since May 21, 2003, Michael has been a Board Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, one of only a handful of such attorneys in the Southern District of California. He owns and manages the Oceanside Bankruptcy Attorney Office.

    Michael is admitted to the State Bar of California, Federal District Courts in California, the American Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Association, and the North County Bar Association. Other professional affiliations include:

    National Bankruptcy Institute
    Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
    National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
    American Bankruptcy Institute
    National Association of Consumer Advocates
    North County Attorney Referral Service
    The San Diego County Attorney Referral Service

    Michael is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of California, all Federal Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, all Federal District Courts in the Southern and Central Districts of California, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit, and all Bankruptcy Courts in the State of California.

    To date, Michael has filed over 6,000 consumer bankruptcy cases as well as hundreds of other actions inside those cases against creditors for collection abuses.  He has also has extensive appellate experience and has been published on numerous occasions by both the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.

    Michael practices on the cutting edge of bankruptcy law and was the first attorney in the entire Southern District of California to file the very first Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and very first Chapter 13 Bankruptcy under the new Bankruptcy Laws which went into effect on October 17, 2005.

    Michael is also a licensed Mortgage Broker and Realtor by the State of California with membership in the San Diego Association of Realtors, SANDICOR, and President of a full-service real estate company, First Platinum Properties.

    Michael and Megan are married, reside in North County San Diego, and have five (5) adult children. Hobbies primarily consist of surf trips to various parts of the globe, including extensive travels in Nicaragua, Central America.

    Michael G. Doan has successfully completed The American Board of Certification requirements for national certification in consumer bankruptcy law.  To become certified, San Diego Bankruptcy Attorney Micheal G. Doan satisfied the following requirements:

    • Full time practice of law for at least five years
    • Documented involvement in consumer bankruptcy by providing information on cases practiced
    • Demonstrated commitment to continuing legal education by earning at least 60 hours of bankruptcy education in the past three years
    • Passed an extensive all day written examination covering consumer bankruptcy issues


    The American Board of Certification is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public and improving the quality of the bankruptcy bar. The rigorous certification standards are designed to encourage bankruptcy practitioners to strive toward excellence and to recognize those attorneys who are experts in the bankruptcy field. The certification program is accredited by the American Bar Association.

    The American Board of Certification is co-sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America. The ABC Board of Directors consists of many of the nation’s finest bankruptcy and creditors’ rights lawyers, former judges, and law professors.

    Michael G. Doan is also a graduate of Max Gardner’s Bankruptcy Camp. Gardner’s Boot Camp is an intensive five(5) day, twelve(12) hour/day, training session in bankruptcy litigation conducted on Gardner’s 160-acre Farm located deep in the South Mountains of Western North Carolina near the small town of Casar. Gardner is widely recognized as the leading lawyers in America in the areas of Predatory Mortgage Servicing and the collection of discharged debts in consumer bankruptcy cases.  As a Proud Bootcamp graduate, Michael Doan and fellow Bootcampers are bringing considerable reform to creditor misconduct in bankruptcy cases throughout the United States.

    1930 S Coast Hwy, #206
    Oceanside, CA  92054
    phone: 760.450.3333
    fax: 760.720.6082

    The San Diego Bankruptcy Attorneys of Doan Law Firm, California’s Largest Family of Attorneys, Specializing in Bankruptcy, and Non-Bankruptcy Alternatives.

    Doan Law will answer all your Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy questions. Call us now to meet with our expert Bankruptcy attorneys, at any of our San Diego Bankruptcy offices, call (760) 450-3333.

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