Who Is The Right Lawyer For Me?

Max Gardner is a certified Bankruptcy Specialist since 1995
and is affordable for any kind of case.

Looking for Debt Relief?

There are bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy options.

Bakersfield Bankruptcy Attorney

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My office will remain open during the COVID-19 lockdown. As a convenience to my clients and future clients, we will be able to provide virtually all services while limiting personal contact by conducting phone and Facetime/Skype meetings and document signings with the use of email, regular mail and scanning. The Bankruptcy Court will remain open in order to receive case filings and allow telephonic appearances. Meetings of creditors are being conducted remotely and there will be no delay in the administration of Bankruptcy cases.

Please feel free to reach out with questions and concerns.


Max Gardner

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 allows you to discharge your debt and most often keep your home and other assets.

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy allows your business to remain in operation and retain control over most or all of your assets.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 is an option if you can’t file Chapter 7 and/or wish to pay taxes or catch up your house payment.

Bakersfield Bankruptcy Attorney – Max Gardner

Experienced, Effective, Affordable

Max Gardner - Bankruptcy Attorney BakersfieldMax Gardner was admitted to the California State Bar in December, 1987 and has primarily focused his practice in Bankruptcy law since 1990. He is an AV rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell and a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.

Max Gardner represents debtors, creditors, trustees, and creditors’ committees in Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13. He has extensive bankruptcy litigation experience in trying cases involving dischargeability of debts, preferences, fraudulent conveyances, objections to claims, objections to exemptions, plan confirmation and a variety of other actions obtaining declaratory relief from the Bankruptcy Court.






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    – What Our Clients Are Saying –

    Mr. Gardner was our attorney in a Chapter 11 case that dragged on for over a year.  He never stopped trying to get our claim removed from the court and was finally successful.  He showed deep concern for us and we know he tried his very best every step of the way. We finally prevailed and are very happy to have made this friend.

    A.N. - Los Angeles

    I found Max to be accessible, responsive and prompt in handling my legal needs.  He got the situation handled the same day I called him for help.

    D.C. - Bakersfield

    Max did a great job and did not judge us. He stopped the collection calls and was honest and helpful. Max lifted the weight off our shoulders. We should have called Max sooner!

    l.W. - Bakersfield

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