Our Story

We met at a Bankruptcy Meeting of Creditors and discovered we had some similar philosophies regarding our business and life. We both believed it would be satisfying to focus on and master consumer bankruptcy law, have a lean business, and take fewer clients so that could be more attentive to their individual bankruptcy needs.

Our bankruptcy clients these days prefer e-mails, text messages, video conferences and phone calls. We learned to adapt to the modern age and are available by these methods throughout the week. We both live out of state but keep our virtual office in Liberty Station so we can meet clients should they request an in-person appointment.

John Varley

Owner & Partner 

John Varley is an attorney admitted to practice law in California including the California Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Tax Court, and the US District Courts- Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California. In the area of bankruptcy law, John has personally filed more than 2,500 successful cases through the Federal bankruptcy court system. John is one of few attorneys to have trained and certified in three separate training trips to North Carolina under the preeminent bankruptcy litigator, Oliver Max Gardner. He received his Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2007. Varley is a Certified Public Accountant (Delaware) and earned an MBA with emphasis in Finance from San Diego State University in 1989. Varley received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UCLA in 1984.

John enjoys spending time with his daughters, fishing and Brazilian jiu jitsu. He lives in Oregon.

Lennie Alzate

Owner & Partner

Lennie Alzate is a bankruptcy attorney admitted to practice law in California since January 2011. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she was president of the UNLV Boxing Club. Lennie received a certificate of Global Legal Studies after studying comparative law at the Zhejiang University Guanghua College of Law in China through her law school Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She also graduated from The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School, United States Army, in August 2018. She is currently a Captain in the United States Army Reserve and a JAG attorney.

In Lennie’s spare time she enjoys rock climbing, reading and grappling. She lives in Nevada.

Appearance Attorneys

Gary Sehnert, Richard Komisars, John Varley and Lennie Alzate

After filing a Bankruptcy, you are normally require to appear at a MANDATORY Meeting of Creditors (or two). However, during the Covid-19 restrictions, trustee are conducting the hearings over Zoom video conference or telephone. You may even be asked to appear at a bankruptcy hearing at the Bankruptcy Courthouse. One of us will accompany you whether via zoom, telephone or in person.

Our firm is available seven days a week by phone, email, text message and video conference and by appointment at one of our offices. We are always available to answer questions and we answer all of our own phone calls. Contact Alzate Varley, APC, to schedule a free initial phone consultation at 619-800-8804.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

Alzate Varley, APC, is located in San Diego, California, and services clients throughout North County and San Diego County, including the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, San Ejilo Hills, Poway, Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa, National City Encinitas, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa Fe and Cardiff-by-the-Sea, as well as military members from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton