Logo, Law Offices of Karen L. Grant

(805) 962-4413
924 Anacapa Street, Suite 1M
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Attorney Profile

I have been a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization since 1995.  I have been in practice since 1985 and have limited my practice to bankruptcy and debt workouts since 1989.    

Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist

As a Certified Bankruptcy Specialist, I am more than just an attorney who specializes in the area of bankruptcy law. In order to be certified by the State Bar of California as a Bankruptcy Law specialist, I was required to perform the following:
       

• Take & Pass a Written Examination in Bankruptcy Law
• Demonstrate a High Level of Experience in Bankruptcy Law
• Fulfill Ongoing Education Requirements Related to Bankruptcy Law
• Be Favorably Evaluated by Other Attorneys & Judges Familiar with My Work

Current Employment Positions
• Sole Practitioner

Areas Of Practice:
• 100% Bankruptcy/Debtor-Creditor

Litigation Percentage:
• 10% of Practice Devoted to Bankruptcy Litigation

Certifications/Specialties:
• Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law
• State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, 1995

Bar Admissions
• California, 1985
• U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1986
• U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1986
• U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1986
• U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1986
• U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1986

Education
• Santa Barbara College of Law, Santa Barbara, California J.D.
• University California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, 1979 B.A.
• Honors: With Honors Major: Spanish Major: Linguistics

Classes/Seminars Taught
• Trust Deeds, Foreclosure and Bankruptcy
• Speaker - California Bankruptcy Forum -
  Violations of the Automatic Stay
• Instructor - University of California, Santa Barbara Extension -
  Bankruptcy Law For Paralegals

Professional Associations & Memberships
• State Bar of California Member
• Santa Barbara County Bar Association, 1999 - Present
• United States Bankruptcy Court Mediator, 1995 - Present
  Bankruptcy Mediation Program
• Federal Bar Association Central Coast Chapter, President
• California State Bar Personal and Small Business Bankruptcy
  Law Advisory Commission, 2000-2003
• National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member
• American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
• Santa Barbara Womens' Lawyer Member of
  Board of Directors, 1995-1999
• Santa Barbara Womens' Lawyer Member, 1995 - Present

Karen L. Grant has been a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization since 1995. She has been in practice since 1985 and has limited her practice to bankruptcy and debt workouts since 1989.

Contact me, a bankruptcy lawyer, in Santa Barbara, California, for guidance when you need it most.