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Paul Mankin

Attorney Location: California

Phone: 800-654-9517

Fax: 323-207-3885

Email: Email Me

Areas of Practice

  • Debt Collection Defense
  • Tenant Habitability Rights
  • Personal Injury

Prior to attending law school, I didn't realize how much everyday consumers need legal protection from unscrupulous business and insurance companies.  I had this idea that it was mostly large businesses that used lawyers to deal with their business disputes or people who had been accused of breaking the law needing a criminal defense attorney.

But, after going to law school, externing for two bankruptcy court judges, working at a personal injury firm, and then being in practice for almost 10 years, I now see how often everyday people are taken advantage of by large corporations and insurance companies.  I have found it doesn't matter what education level or income level you have, consumers are under constant attack.

During law school, I externed for two bankruptcy court judges in Orange County, CA and saw first hand how vicious creditors are to everyday people during a good and a bad economy.  Many of these individuals had been injured in an accident and their injuries prevented them from working.  Ultimately, they lost their jobs because of the amount of time they needed to take off from work. After that they couldn't afford health insurance and became buried in medical bills. Their creditors forced these people into bankruptcy by trying to take their homes or the remaining money they had in their bank accounts. Surprisingly, many of the creditors were breaking the law in their attempts to collect the money owed.

After law school, I worked at a well-respected personal injury law firm in Beverly Hills, CA.  There I saw how insurance companies do everything they can to not help people who have been seriously injured by the wrongful and negligent acts of others.  My clients regularly worried about whether their injuries would heal to the point of where they were before the accident, how they were going to pay their medical bills, and how they were going to travel to work because the insurance company was attempting to delay payment to repair my clients' vehicles. Now my clients who had done nothing wrong and were injured through no fault of their own started getting creditor calls starting this vicious cycle.

That is why when I started my own law firm in 2009, I decided to fight big insurance companies by helping people who are injured.  Whether my clients are injured in an auto accident, slip and fall, dog bite, defective medical device, or in any other way caused by the negligence of someone else, I want to help get them the medical treatment they need to get better, their medical bills paid, their car repaired (if a car accident), the wages they lost from being out of work back, and any other compensation they deserve.

Additionally, I help people who are being bullied by debt collectors and credit reporting agencies.  Debt collectors often prey on people when they are at their weakest showing no compassion or sympathy for the difficult situations of others.  And, these debt collectors consistently break the law while doing so.

Recent Blog Posts


  • extremely competent

    "I have known Paul Mankin for over 12 years, and have sought his professional services on several occasions. He is extremely competent, professional, and knowledgeable in the area of bankruptcy law. All of his bankruptcy clients are in very good hands and I would not hesitate to recommend him to ...
  • fresh start

    "I met with the attorney Paul Mankin, and he explained the different options that were available to me, and helped me decide which option was most appropriate to remedy my situation. I was able to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy, which allowed me to eliminate all of my debts and get a fresh start."
  • most reasonably priced

    "I consulted with Paul Mankin regarding my options for bankruptcy in early June after researching a few different bankruptcy attorneys and found this office to be one of the most reasonably priced. After the consult I ultimately decided not to file because my situation didn't warrant it, but I ha...
  • very knowledgeable

    "Mr. Mankin was very knowledgeable and clearly walked me through the steps. I'm very satisfied and would highly recommend him."
  • relief I needed

    "Bankruptcy is such a hard thing to face on your own. But, I felt never alone when I was working with Mr. Mankin. Him and his staff were very supportive and I never felt judged by them. They gave me the relief I needed."
  • worked quick

    "I have been working with Mr. Mankin for several weeks now on my case, and with time not on my side Mr.Mankin worked quick to get started on my case. He made me aware of the issues that may arise and his legal advise. I am very much over all pleased with Mr.Mankin and his dedication to get the be...
  • treated me respectfully

    "Paul Mankin and the M & F Law staff have been a Godsend to me. He helped me to get the harassing debt collection calls to stop and was able to procure me a nice compensation. Mr. Mankin and his team treated me respectfully, never judging or condemning me for my situation. During my free consulta...

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