Top Bankruptcy Attorney in Los Angeles 

11268 Washington Boulevard
Suite 203
Culver City, California 90230-4647

Telephone: 310-391-2400
Toll Free: 800-307-DEBT (3328)
Fax: 310-391-2462


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At The Law Offices of Peter M. Lively, you will find experienced, professional, and informed attorneys who can provide practical advice for solving difficult problems.

The strategies we use to assist our clients include:

  • Counseling to avoid bankruptcy
  • Avoiding bankruptcy through workouts
  • Bankruptcy without Asset Liquidation


Law Office of Peter M. Lively is a full service bankruptcy law firm.  We assist clients with all aspects of bankruptcy starting with determining whether filing bankruptcy is even necessary.  We work with clients through the pre-bankruptcy (asset protection and exemption planning) stage, case preparation and filing stage, and the post-filing adversary litigation services and post-filing United States Trustee’s Office audits, where applicable.  We have substituted into over 400 chapter 13 cases after plan confirmation to help debtors modify their plans and finish their cases. We also offer advice to facilitate post-bankruptcy credit repair.Peter M Lively and Ilya Volk  

Our lawyers provide our clients with all of the options available including

  • Counseling to avoid bankruptcy
  • Pre-Bankruptcy asset protection and exemption planning
  • Financial reorganization or liquidate for businesses (Chapter 11 and Chapter 7)
  • Financial reorganization for individuals (employed and self-employed) with regular income (Chapter 13)
  • Buying or selling financially distressed assets
  • Real estate foreclosure/distressed real estate
  • Student loan resolution services
  • Workouts with creditors/Debt settlement

Peter M. Lively has helped thousands of clients start new financial lives. Call us today at
(310) 391-2400 or contact us online at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up an initial consultation.

Areas of Practice:

Bankruptcy Law

Litigation Percentage:

10% of practice devoted to litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • 1992 - California
  • 1993 - U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • 2007 - U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit


  • University of California Los Angeles School of Law - Los Angeles California, 1992,  J.D.
  • University of California Los Angeles, John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management - Los Angeles, California, 1992, M.B.A.
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Major: Economics / Business, B.S.


We can help you start a new financial life.

Law Office of Peter M. Lively provides an array of services to individual employed persons, families, self-employed persons, and business entities throughout central California, including: Los Angeles County, Orange County, Santa Barbara County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Ventura County.  We also provide student loan resolution services.

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


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