Should I File For Bankruptcy?


Get advice sooner, rather than later. Call for a free consultation.

Looking for debt relief?


There are bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy options.

Questions About Bankruptcy?


The decision to file bankruptcy is a crossroad in your life. Get objective advice without any pressure.

Who Is The Right Lawyer For Me?


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







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Max Gardner - Bankruptcy Attorney Bakersfield

Bakersfield Bankruptcy Attorney


Max 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….

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is some times referred to as “straight bankruptcy” or “liquidation bankruptcy”

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Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy allows your business to remain in operation and retain control over most or all of your assets.
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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

For many families filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy means they can seek relief from debt collectors and still save their assets.
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Bankruptcy Lawyer | Is it Possible to Avoid Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Lawyer | Is it Possible to Avoid Bankruptcy    Bankruptcy Lawyer | As the years roll by, the number of clients from Bakersfield, Kern and Inyo counties who have consulted me about bankruptcy are well into the thousands. We are currently in a period of time...

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The decision to file bankruptcy is a cross road in your life and should not be made without obtaining objective, considered advice from an expert.


If bankruptcy is not an option, have your rights reviewed as a debtor or a creditor. An initial consultation is offered at no charge.

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.


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