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James R. Selth

A California Bankruptcy Lawyer for Complex Debt Negotiations

Bankruptcy Lawyer James R. Selth is a graduate of University of California, Riverside where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and served an internship in the United States Senate. In 1985 he received his Juris Doctor Degree, Cum Laude, from Western State University.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Selth was employed for seven years by California Federal Savings & Loan Association where he last worked as Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of Cal Fed’s Pasadena office. His experience in this capacity serves his clients well whether they are debtors seeking bankruptcy protection or creditors who want to collect on debts owed to them.

This experience and his background representing debtors and creditors serves all of his clients. By being able to anticipate challenges from both perspectives, Mr. Selth has the skill to avoid some of the pitfalls that can emerge during debt negotiation. By contacting him at the first signs of financial trouble, many of his clients avert some of the more complex challenges that can arise in debt settlement.

Extensive Legal Experience and a Record of Success

Mr. Selth served as a Deputy District Attorney in Orange County for two years before joining the firm of McKinley & Capeloto in Pasadena in 1988 where he was a partner from 1994 until 2001. In 2002 he joined Weintraub Law Corporation as Senior Counsel. The firm became known as Weintraub & Selth, APC in 2004. Mr. Selth is recognized as one of the leading consumer and small business bankruptcy attorneys in Southern California.

His hands-on and personal approach to each of his cases and dedication to the highest level of client satisfaction has helped hundreds of clients emerge from bankruptcy with the goal of a discharge and fresh start accomplished. Many of Weintraub & Selth’s clients have successfully completed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and received their discharge even after other attorneys told them they did not qualify for Chapter 7. There is a reason why the firm gets referrals from throughout the state of California: the attorneys and staff are dedicated to offering the highest-quality representation to each and every client. Mr. Selth leads by example.

In addition to representing debtors and creditors in a variety of matters, Mr. Selth has years of experience representing financial institutions and mortgage lenders in state courts and bankruptcy courts throughout California. He has a particular focus on areas of concern to credit unions. As a member of Provisors, an alliance of senior level professionals from the fields of law, accounting, banking, finance, insurance and consulting, he is able to refer his clients to trustworthy, accountable, seasoned professionals in virtually any field. Furthermore, he is able to consult with highly-specialized experts for the benefit of his clients.

A member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association, Mr. Selth brings a hands-on background in the banking industry and extensive trial and bankruptcy court experience. He handles and supervises state court and bankruptcy litigation as well as foreclosure and receivership matters. There is virtually no question about bankruptcy law for which he is not prepared. For the type of assistance you need, call on the attorneys of Weintraub & Selth.