Bankruptcy can get complicated and it’s important to hire experienced bankruptcy attorneys who care. We are not a “general practice” law firm. Our focus is exclusively on bankruptcy law. Combined we’ve filed over 3,000 bankruptcy cases. However, we find it more rewarding to take fewer cases and work directly with our clients
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.
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 Hangzhou 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 Lieutenant in the 78th Legal Operations Detachment and a JAG attorney.
In Lennie's spare time she enjoys rock climbing, reading and grappling.