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Tristan Brown

Tristan Brown

Over 1,000 bankruptcies filed ** BBB rating A+ ** Se habla Español
  • Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Consumer Law ...
  • 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 immigration law practice continues to grow as the country’s immigration reform creates new paths to citizenship for immigrants.

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 and “California’s Top Attorneys 2020” by America’s Best.

Practice Areas
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Foreclosure Defense
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar 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
University of California - Los Angeles
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UCLA School of Law
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Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selected in the top 2.5% of attorneys in the field of bankruptcy.
California Top Attorneys
America's Best
A+ Rating
Better Business Bureau
Professional Associations
San Diego County Bar Association
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State Bar of California  # 298631
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Articles & Publications
Community Highlights: Meet Attorney Tristan Brown
Voyage LA Magazine
Ep #2 Tristan Brown
SMP: Sunlight Media Podcast
"Attorney Tristan Brown Ensuring Kids in Need Not Forgotten at Christmas"
Attorney License
State Bar of California
Central District of California
Southern District of California
Websites & Blogs
Bankruptcy Attorney
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered
Q. I am the vendor in a bankruptcy case and the pay out was to commence on 2021/25/05, and the judge approved my paperwork.
A: Hello, Given the information provided, I am unable to determine what information you are seeking. Please provide some additional information if you are seeking an answer or solution on this forum.
Q. What if a defendant files for personal or biz bankruptcy before making all the payments of a settlement payment plan?
A: More information is needed to determine how a bankruptcy may affect the settlement. Once the defendant files for bankruptcy, whether it be personal or business bankruptcy, an automatic stay is generally issued. The automatic stay may legally prevent you from enforcing the settlement or collecting for a period of time. Be mindful that the nature of the debt is a large factor in determining whether or not the debt at issue will be discharged in the bankruptcy. If the settlement you mentioned pertains to a debt that is non-dischargeable in bankruptcy, you may be able to collect and enforce the settlement at a later time. However if debt is a dischargeable debt, you may be out of luck. I encourage you to speak to a knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney in your state.
Q. Can I sue for monetary compensation?
A: In general, a co-signor agrees to share liability for a debt with the co-debtor. A default by a co-debtor is often considered a default by the co-signor as well. Did your friend use your information to apply for the loan without your consent? Did you willingly co-sign for your friend? Given the facts you presented, I am unable to determine all of your options. In order to determine if there are legal grounds upon which you can sue your friend and be monetarily compensated, you'll need to seek the advice of a knowledgeable attorney in California. I'm sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.
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Contact & Map
T.L. Brown Law Firm, P.C.
3517 Camino Del Rio S Ste 202
San Diego, CA 92108
Telephone: (619) 450-1516
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 2 PM
Sunday: Closed (Today)