Michael J. Berger (Riverside, California)
Michael J. Berger (Riverside, California)

Michael J. Berger

AV Preeminent
Champion Badge Silver

Licensed for 38 years

Serving Riverside, CA (view address)

Michael J. Berger

Serving Riverside, CA (view address)

About Michael J. Berger

With over 32 years of bankruptcy law experience, Michael Jay Berger, Attorney at Law, represents clients in bankruptcy proceedings throughout Southern California. Mr. Berger is a certified bankruptcy law specialist, as determined by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. As of May, 2012 only 124 attorneys in the State of California were designated as certified specialists in the area of bankruptcy law. Mr. Berger has attained the highest possible rating of "AV," indicating preeminent legal ability and highest ethical standards in the practice of law from Martindale Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys. Mr. Berger represents both debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13… Read more
With over 32 years of bankruptcy law experience, Michael Jay Berger, Attorney at Law, represents clients in bankruptcy proceedings throughout Southern California. Mr. Berger is a certified bankruptcy law specialist, as determined by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. As of May, 2012 only 124 attorneys in the State of California were designated as certified specialists in the area of bankruptcy law. Mr. Berger has attained the highest possible rating of "AV," indicating preeminent legal ability and highest ethical standards in the practice of law from Martindale Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys. Mr. Berger represents both debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases. Please view the Firm Overview page of this website for a more detailed description of Mr. Berger's practice areas.

Mr. Berger received Juris Doctor Degree, with Honors, from the University of California, Hastings in 1981 and joined the California Bar later that year. He also graduated with Honors with a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University in 1978. Mr. Berger is also a Mensa, certified genius, with the intellectual ability to craft creative solutions to even the most difficult legal problems.


Mr. Berger began practicing bankruptcy law with Rifkind & Sterling in 1981. He then established his own firm in 1983. Mr. Berger has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Beverly Hills Municipal Court and as an Arbitrator for the Beverly Hills Bar Association. He also served as an Editor of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal. He maintains active membership in the Beverly Hills Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, the California Bankruptcy Forum, the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys' Association, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.


If you are considering bankruptcy and would like to discuss the specifics of your case, please contact our offices immediately for a free initial consultation by email, or at (310) 271-6223. We will respond to your call or e-mail promptly.


Phi Alpha Delta; Order of the Coif. Member: Thurston Honor Society; National Honor Society; Hasting College of Law, University of California Law Review. Captain, Duke Debate Team. Chairman, North Carolina Public Interest Research Group. Former Judge Pro Tem, Beverly Hills Municipal Court. Editor, Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal. Attorney and Managing Partner, Berger & Stolar, Inc., 1983-1996. Attorney, Rifkind, Sterling & Levin, 1981-1983. I am a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law*. I have achieved the highest rating for legal ability in Martindale-Hubbell with 30 years of experience in solving bankruptcy problems.

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Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger

Areas of Law

  • Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Bankruptcy
  • Foreclosures
  • Consumer Credit Law
  • Debt Law

Attorney Reviews

Reviews

  • 4.1/5.0 7 reviews
  • Champion Badge Silver

Communication

4.1

Responsiveness

4.1

Quality of Service

4.1

Value for Money

4.1
  • Commercial Bankruptcy

    Client Review  |  October 01, 2017

  • Bankruptcy

    Client Review  |  September 27, 2017

    I donf know how to thank michael, he pulled the impossible by keeping me in Chapter 11 wayyyy longer then possible, Michael took me under his wing and gave everything he could to protect me. God bless Michael, he is a true miracle worker.

    I donf know how to thank michael, he pulled the impossible by keeping me in Chapter 11 wayyyy longer then possible, Michael took me under his wing and gave everything he could to protect me. God bless Michael, he is a true miracle worker. Read less

  • Bankruptcy

    Client Review  |  September 26, 2017

  • Bankruptcy

    Client Review  |  January 26, 2011

    There is no honor in bankruptcy-the staff made the process as comfortable and as clear to me as possible. They answered my endless (& sometimes repetitive) questions with caring and patience. They understand the emotional crush of having to file bank... Read more

    There is no honor in bankruptcy-the staff made the process as comfortable and as clear to me as possible. They answered my endless (& sometimes repetitive) questions with caring and patience. They understand the emotional crush of having to file bankruptcy and were sensitive to my concerns and my feelings. Thanx Michael, Jenifer, & especially the lovely & amazingly sensitive Georgeann-you're a goddess! Read less

  • Bankruptcy

    Client Review  |  December 12, 2010

    He is only as good as the information you provide. Very organized and proficient.

    He is only as good as the information you provide. Very organized and proficient. Read less

  • Administrative Law

    Client Review  |  August 18, 2010

  • Bankruptcy

    Client Review  |  January 13, 2011

    I do not believe that Mr. Berger had our best interest at heart. Many of people involved wondered my Mr. Berger did not do more to further our cause. It seemed that when Mr. Berger realized that our case was going to take much more time and effort... Read more

    I do not believe that Mr. Berger had our best interest at heart. Many of people involved wondered my Mr. Berger did not do more to further our cause. It seemed that when Mr. Berger realized that our case was going to take much more time and effort than originally planned, he basically rolled over and accepted whatever the opposing counsel wanted. Many people were harmed by the resolution that was forced upon us. Read less


Legal Community Activity & Contributions

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  • How Chapter 7 Works

    Oct, 21 2011 | Bankruptcy

    When debtors face insurmountable debt, Chapter 7 bankruptcy is often the only solution to help them recover from their financial burdens and begin a new chapter in their lives.  Because bankruptcy is a complex legal process, it is a good idea to seek the guidance of an experienced Chapter 7 bankruptcy lawyer in Los Angeles […]

  • Chapter 11 Bankruptcy for Small Businesses

    Sep, 21 2011 | Bankruptcy

    The purpose of Chapter 11 bankruptcy Operating a small business can be a difficult endeavor, especially in today’s economic downturn.  When the high costs of operation, low profits, unsuccessful business ventures, and other problems that typically plague small businesses become insurmountable, often the best solution is to file for Chapter 11 with the help of […]


Credentials

Position

Principal

Admission Details

Admitted in 1981, California

Birth Information

Born in 1957
Savannah, Georgia, March 28, 1957

Associations & Memberships
Beverly Hills Bar Association (Member, Bankruptcy Section
Former Arbitrator)
State Bar of California
Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
California Bankruptcy Forum
Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys' Association
American Bankruptcy Institute.
Certifications
( Certified Specialist, Bankruptcy Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization )
Languages
Armenian and Cambodian and English and Hebrew and Korean and Russian and Spanish


Attorney FAQs

What year was this attorney first admitted to the bar?
Michael J. Berger was admitted in 1981 to the state of California.
Does this attorney maintain a professional presence on any social networks?
Yes, Michael J. Berger has a professional profile on Twitter, facebook and LinkedIn.
Is this attorney Martindale-Hubbell Client Review rated?
Yes, Michael J. Berger has a 4.1 Client Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
How many attorneys are in this law firm?
Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger has 6 attorneys at this location.
What law school did this attorney attend?
Michael J. Berger attended Hastings College of Law and University of California.

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