Michelle Patterson is a solo practitioner, and the founder and owner of Michelle Patterson Law.  Michelle’s legal career began in 2009, prior to becoming a lawyer, in a large, multi-state law firm, handling high volume caseloads in the field of Bankruptcy, where she supported a team of attorneys who defended creditors and foreclosure trustees in Chapters 7, 13 and 11 litigation cases.  Many of the cases she worked on involved allegations of wrongful foreclosures and violations of the Bankruptcy Code, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. 


Her background and experience working in a large law firm motivated Michelle to build her law practice with the goal of providing personalized legal services to her individual clients, by using her prior experience to help individuals get the peace of mind they need when faced with difficult and oftentimes stressful situations.        

Michelle was raised in Southern California and has been a permanent resident of San Diego County since 2002.  Her hobbies include hiking, reading novels, piecing together jigsaw puzzles, walking her dog, and yoga.     

Michelle's mother is a budget analyst for the federal government and real estate investor, and her father is a boat mechanic and boat surveyor.  She earned her J.D. in 2016 at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and her B.A. in 2008 at San Diego State University.  She is a member of the California State Bar and the Federal Bar in the Central and Southern Districts of California.  She is also a member of the San Diego County Bar Association.      





101 W. Broadway

Suite 1770

San Diego, CA 92101



Monday through Friday 

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


(619) 630-5282


(619) 393-0650

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*Payment Plans are available for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy clients, based on ability to pay.    

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Notice Regarding Debtors and/or Bankruptcy Filers: This office is a debt relief agency under the Bankruptcy Code. This office helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.


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