Shanner Law


Our firm has filed over 2,000 bankruptcy cases.  We file Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 cases.  We file bankruptcy cases to give people fresh financial starts.  We derive great joy seeing the stress that is removed when a person hires us and gets a fresh financial start.  Filing a bankruptcy ends creditor calls, ends lawsuits, and ends garnishments, stops foreclosures, repossessions and much, much more.  The bankruptcy laws are fundamental rights provided to us by The United States Constitution.  Our firm will thoroughly explain these rights to you and help determine if bankruptcy is the right solution for you.


If a person dies with a will, or without a will, or without a living trust in California, Probate is the legal process through which that person’s estate is distributed to their heirs and beneficiaries.

Our firm represents surviving spouses and family members through the probate process from start to finish.  This can be an especially hard time for the surviving family members and we provide them with the utmost respect and care to see them through this process as easily and as stress free as possible to get them the results and relief they need.  Our goal is to take the stress and worry from our clients so they do not need to concern themselves with the court process and instead to focus on their quality of life and well-being.

IRS Tax Debt Resolutions and Solutions

  • Discharging taxes in bankruptcy,
  • Offers in compromise,
  • Installment agreements or being placed in an uncollectible status.

There can be no greater stress in life than owing Federal Income Tax.  Hire our firm to find the best solution for you.  Whether that be an Offer in compromise (OIC) to settle the tax debt owed for far less than is owed, wiping out the taxes in bankruptcy, or simply entering into a payment plan, or having the IRS pause its collection efforts by deeming you uncollectible, we can do it all and can advise you on the best solution for you.  We can take the stress from you and contact the IRS on your behalf, so you do not have to!

Credit Report Violations

This day and age, credit is everything.  Not having the credit score you are entitled to can cost you thousands of dollars.  If you have an error on your credit report, we will represent you on a contingency basis.  This means you pay us nothing up front.  We write dispute letters on your behalf to the credit bureaus.  Often times that is the end of the representation as your credit report is corrected based upon the dispute letter.  This is a win for you!  If your credit is still not corrected after the dispute letter process, then we bring a lawsuit under California and Federal laws to MAKE SURE those errors are corrected.  Only if the creditor pays you money, do we get paid.  This area of law gives us great joy to see our clients win.  Nobody should have to pay more than others for buying goods, houses, and cars due to errors that are not their fault!

Personal Injury

If you or someone you know has been injured and a third party is at fault, please contact our office for a free evaluation of your case.  Our firm has reached personal injury settlements in excess of 1 million dollars.

Estate Planning

Our goal is to provide clients with peace of mind and sound counsel as they plan for the future.  To do this we will prepare for you the fundamental estate planning docuemnts that every person needs, including a living trust, pour-over will, power of attorney, health care directive, and who will take care of your children if that need arises.  As attorneys who have families we know first-hand how critical having these documents is.