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Founder & Lead Bankruptcy Attorney, Justin Harelik

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Attorney

 Debt Happens.  How you react to it is up to you.

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Attorney, covering LA county, providing Chapter 7 & 13 bankruptcy filing services, as well as bankruptcy alternatives, debt counseling, and protection from collection harassment.

The bankruptcy attorneys at Westgate Law have filed over 5,000 bankruptcy cases. That vast experience will ensure that if you are a good candidate for bankruptcy, your case will proceed smoothly from filing, to hearing, to discharge.

Westgate Law has a three step approach to financial distress. We start by helping you come up with a plan to deal with your immediate debt crisis, either through bankruptcy, settling your debts or establishing a repayment plan with your creditors.

One of our bankruptcy attorneys will work with you to execute that plan. During this step, we also stop creditors from calling you, and, when appropriate, file lawsuits against creditors who harass you. In some cases, our clients don’t even file for bankruptcy because of settlements we reach with creditors during this step.

After that, we stay with you forever to help you reestablish and maintain your credit, because having excellent credit is a critical component of building a great life for you and your family.

In short, our comprehensive bankruptcy attorney service means we will be the last law firm you ever need to call. That’s not an empty promise – we stick with you, and help you achieve your lifelong financial goals. Just try to find another firm that wants to work with you after your financial crisis is over! You can’t.

If you’re looking for a bankruptcy attorney, you’ve come to the right place, but that’s not all we do. Westgate Law takes great pride in pointing out all available options. We will not push you into bankruptcy if we can genuinely provide you with an alternative. That is one of the benefits of working with a bankruptcy law firm like Westgate Law that focuses on all aspects of consumer credit protection laws and not just on bankruptcy law. We can discuss all viable options and tailor a solution to fit your situation. And then, after we execute your plan, we stay with you, to build a bright financial future for you and your family.

How do we know our approach works? Because we constantly receive referrals from people that did not hire us after we pointed out a more viable alternative to them. They trusted us, didn’t give us their business and then sent their family and friends to us afterwards.

This is the heart of our business. Finding the best solution for you, whether or not you become a client. You will remember us and come to us when you, your family or friends needs legal assistance. And we want you to stay with us forever.

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Why Choose Westgate Law?

More Than Just a Good Price

No Surprises

We’re upfront about costs and stick to our rates. Other firms advertise cheaper rates, but they don’t tell you up front that they add hundreds of dollars to their base rate just to appear at the meeting of creditors (among other hidden costs). We include that in our fee.

Easy Payment Plans

We offer easy payment plans to help spread the cost. We understand that you’re financially strapped. If you weren’t, you wouldn’t be calling us.

Protection and Peace of Mind

When Westgate Law takes your case, you can say goodbye to harassing calls by creditors and the threat of lawsuits. We will make these things go away.

Office Visit Not Required

We can do a phone consultation and file your case electronically. Skip the traffic and avoid spending your valuable time in an attorney’s office. We can get the process started right now.


Lead Bankruptcy Attorney, Justin Harelik has filed more than 3,000 bankruptcy cases and consulted with more than 10,000 individuals about their debt.

Eliminate Debt AND Get Back on Your Feet

We get you out of debt AND help you rebuild your credit too. You’re not just a number or a dollar sign at Westgate Law.

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Justin Harelik
Justin Harelik
Founder & Lead Bankruptcy Attorney Practice Areas: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy Alternatives

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Matthew A. Rosenthal
Senior Attorney Practice Areas: Consumer Protection Law
Repossession Law

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What Our Clients Say

Justin had my back from the start to the finish – and that guy knew what he was doing – that’s for sure. I hope NEVER to be in hot water again, but if I was – I’d call Justin in a heartbeat. Thank you Justin!!

Montoya G., Palmdale

Justin is extremely knowledgeable and helped us through a very financially challenging time. We couldn’t have had anyone better.

Chris T., Los Angeles

Justin Harelik assisted us with a chapter 13 bankruptcy filing. The quality of work provided was excellent. He was punctual, knowledgeable, available for questions and explanations in a timely manner. We would not hesitate to have him assist us with legal services in the future. Thank you, Mr. Harelik, for your fine work!

Rick G, Los Angeles

It was invaluable to have Justin in my corner during what was a very difficult time. He was a pleasure to work with and his attention to detail and his compassion for his clients is not something you find every day in an attorney.

Jay W., Los Angeles

A very heartfelt “thank you” for all your guidance and sincere help with our bankruptcy case. Your cordial manner was a great help putting our mind at ease over a very stressful situation.

L. & A. W., Lancaster

Thanks so much for your help and quick service, the whole process was icky and overwhelming a little, but working with you made things much easier and I appreciate you and your team.

J.M., San Fernando Valley

Filing for bankruptcy had been the last idea on my mind. It appeared to me as a nightmare,  the end of everything. However, when my financial situation became very tight, my many credit cards approaching the credit line and my car breaking down out of town for a couple of hundred bucks  repair, I came upon an online add of  the bankruptcy law firm Westgate Law. It gave a very nice, easy and friendly impression and I decided to make an appointment. When I met Justin Harelik, it’s very professional young and dynamic lawyer with a great sense of humor, that impression was more than confirmed. My nightmare was gone. I gave the case to Harelik and had not to care about it anymore. He did an outstanding job for the little money I paid him and I just received the official letter of discharge of my debt.

L.M., Los Angeles

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