Michael G. Doan

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San Diego Bankruptcy Attorney Michael G. Doan graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Accountancy, earning departmental honors, and minoring Philosphy. He then entered California Western School of Law, earning his Juris Doctorate Degree.

Michael is admitted to the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, as well as the San Diego County Bar Association and the North County Bar Association.

Other professional affiliations include:

  • Bankruptcy Law Network, LLP
  • National Bankruptcy Institute
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • 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, and all Federal District Courts in the Southern and Central Districts of California.

He is a highly skilled Bankruptcy Attorney with nearly fifteen years experience practicing in the fields of insolvency, bankruptcy, personal injury, estate planning, contracts, real estate, and tax and debt negotiation.

Currently, Michael is concentrating his practice solely in Bankruptcy Law and is a Board Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, one of only eleven such attorneys in all of California.

To date, he has filed over 5,000 consumer bankruptcy cases in addition to hundreds of seperate lawsuits inside those cases. He has also has been published in both the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.

Mr. Doan also practices on the cutting edge of bankruptcy law, being 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.

He is also a licensed Mortgage Broker and Realtor by the State of California with membership in the San Diego Association of Realtors, Big Bear Association of Realtors, SANDICOR, and President of a full-service real estate company, First Platinum Properties. He and his wife also own DLPT, LLC, which owns and manages commercial and residential real estate throughout Southern California and Mexico, and is currently developing real estate in Nicaragua.

Michael and his family reside in North County. He has been happily married for 14 years and has 3 children. Hobbies include Surfing, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Travel and attending his kids soccer games.

National Certification in Consumer Bankruptcy Law 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, day-long 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 Doan also recently attended Max Gardner’s Bankruptcy Camp. Gardner’s Boot Camp is an intensive five day, 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. His Boot Camps have been featured in the NY Times, the Washington Post, Business Week, and CNN, and Nightline. As a Proud Bootcamp graduate, Michael Doan and fellow Bootcampers are bringing considerable reform to creditor misconduct in bankruptcy cases throughout the United States.


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