Colby Dean LaVelle II proudly manages LaVelle Law Offices with the personal attention of a boutique law firm but with the resources of larger law firms. An honored graduate of Santa Clara University of Law, Mr. LaVelle has dedicated his career to the pursuit of justice. He began his legal career working for the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. Following his success litigating criminal matters, Mr. LaVelle started the LaVelle Law Offices. Now with eight locations across California, The LaVelle Law Offices is an incarnation of Mr. LaVelle's desire to serve the public, as he did so aptly in his role with the District Attorney.
- Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
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Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
Our Chapter 7 attorney fees for a single filer are typically $995 plus court fees.
- English: Spoken, Written
- Managing Attorney
- The LaVelle Law Offices
- Santa Clara University School of Law
- J.D. | Law
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- California State Bar  # 316277
- Alameda County Bar Association
- San Francisco Bar Association
- National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
- Q. Will Chapter 7 Trustee tries to sell my property if I have equity little more than the homestead exemption amount?
- A: Home listing sites like ZIllow.com and Realtor.com are a great starting point for home value and especially for comparable sales in your area (you can sort recent sales on Relator.com and then look for homes similar to yours in size and specs), but this data is not a substitute for getting an actual appraisal prior to filing bankruptcy. I recommend that my clients who own homes get a professional appraisal. It is critical to protecting your home that you understand the amount of equity that you have.