Executive Secretary & Founding Board of Director
David L. Skelton, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee, San Diego, CA Staff Attorney, August 2010- Present Represent the Chapter 13 Trustee in Confirmation Hearings, Evidentiary Hearings. Preside over 341(a) Meetings of Creditors. Review chapter 13 petitions, schedules, plans, and financial data for conformity with chapter 13 of the US Bankruptcy Code. Prepare and file objections to confirmation, motions to modify plans. Prepare and file briefs on various legal issues pertaining to chapter 13 of the US Bankruptcy Code. Interact with Debtors’ and Creditors’ counsel. Supervise staff members.
The Law Office of Richard L. Stevenson, San Diego, CA Solo Practitioner, April 2006- August 2010 Educate and counsel clients regarding their rights under Federal Bankruptcy law, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and California law relating to the enforcement of judgments. Prepare and file for relief under Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Assist clients in negotiating with creditors.
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Restraining Order Clinic, San Diego, CA Legal Volunteer, October 2005 – January 2006 Assisted indigent clients in preparing petitions for Temporary Restraining Orders in domestic violence cases. Conduct client interviews and assess client needs for a TRO. Counseled clients regarding move-out orders, temporary child visitation, having law enforcement accompany the abuser to retrieve personal effects, and other related issues.