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Tristan Brown

Tristan Brown

Over 2,000 bankruptcies filed ** BBB rating A+ ** Se habla Español
  • Bankruptcy, Immigration Law, Estate Planning
  • California
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T.L. Brown Law Firm was awarded an A+ by the Better Business Bureau. Filing over 300 cases each year, Attorney Tristan Brown remains a leading bankruptcy attorney in San Diego and the Southern California area.

Additionally, T.L. Brown’s estate planning and immigration law practices continue to grow.

Attorney Tristan Brown obtained his Juris Doctor degree from UCLA School of Law and quickly earned recognition as a leader in bankruptcy law. He was awarded "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024.

Practice Areas
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Immigration Law
Citizenship, Family Visas, Green Cards, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Visitor Visas
Estate Planning
Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
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U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern & Central Districts of California
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
T.L. Brown Law Firm, P.C.
- Current
Office Manager and Attorney
D|R Welch Attorneys
Executive Director
The Trejo Law Corporation
Law Clerk
The Gillam Law Firm
Legal Intern
Occidental Petroleum
UCLA School of Law
J.D. (2008)
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University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. (2004)
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Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Superb Rating
Best Bankruptcy Attorneys in San Diego
A+ Accredited Business Rating
Better Business Bureau
Top 40 Under 40 Attorney
National Black Lawyers
California Top Attorneys
America's Best
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 298631
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San Diego County Bar Association
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Speaking Engagements
Ep #2 Tristan Brown, SMP: Sunlight Media Podcast
Websites & Blogs
T. L. Brown Law Website
T.L. Brown Law Firm en Español
T. L. Brown Law Firm News
Legal Answers
18 Questions Answered
Q. Is my unborn baby considered part of California's Median Family Income? Or does that start at birth?
A: By IRS standards, a child is not considered a dependent until it is born. It is my understanding that you would not include your unborn child as part of your overall household size until it is born.

Be sure to consult an experienced bankruptcy attorney in your state to determine how your current household size affects the Means Test.
Q. Bankruptcy Question - I have vast amounts of credit card debt that I need to file...but I am also a homeowner.
A: There is not enough information provided to answer your three questions, but I can provide some general information.

1. Even if a borrower did not execute a security agreement with an unsecured creditor, the unsecured creditor may possibly obtain a civil judgment against the borrower which enables the unsecured creditor to place a lien on real property.

2. There are situations where both an LLC and its owner are simultaneously liable for a debt. If the LLC and its owner share liability, the owner may possibly discharge his or her personal liability via the bankruptcy process. However, if the owner discharges the debt through the bankruptcy process, the LLC (as a separate entity) may continue to be liable for the debt.

3. Debtors are often permitted to claim exemptions for certain assets during the bankruptcy process. The exemption amounts vary due to multiple factors. For example, I've helped certain debtors protect $15k held in their bank accounts. On the other hand, I was not able to protect the bank funds of certain other clients. Your exemption possibilities can only be determined by speaking to an experienced bankruptcy attorney in your state.
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Q. Just wondering i have 10k in credit card debt how do i file for chapter 7
A: Based upon the information provided, I am unable to determine whether bankruptcy is advisable in your situation.

Be sure to contact an experienced bankruptcy attorney in your state to discuss your bankruptcy options. Multiple factors are considered to determine if filing bankruptcy for debts amounting to $10,000 is recommended. You may also use that opportunity to discuss bankruptcy alternatives with an attorney.
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Contact & Map
T.L. Brown Law Firm, P.C.
3160 Camino del Rio S
Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92108
Telephone: (619) 633-7778
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: Closed (Today)