Michael g. doan

About Mike


  • California Western School Of Law
  • University of San Diego


  • California State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • North County Bar Association

San Diego bankruptcy attorney Michael G. Doan graduated from the University of San Diego with a bachelor in accountancy, earning departmental honors, and a minor in philosophy. He then entered California Western School of Law, earning his Juris Doctorate degree.

Michael is admitted to the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, as well as the San Diego County and North County Bar Associations.

His past and present professional affiliations include:

  • Bankruptcy Law Network, LLP
  • National Bankruptcy Institute
  • Association of Trial Lawyers in America
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • North County Attorney Referral Service
  • San Diego County Attorney Referral Service

Michael is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of California, all Federal Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and all Federal District Courts in the southern and central districts of California.

He is a highly skilled bankruptcy attorney with nearly fifteen years of experience practicing in the fields of insolvency, bankruptcy, personal injury, estate planning, contracts, real estate, and tax/debt negotiation.

Currently, Michael is concentrating his practice solely in bankruptcy law and is a board certified specialist in consumer bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification, one of only eleven such attorneys in all of California.

To date he has filed over five thousand consumer bankruptcy cases in addition to hundreds of separate lawsuits inside those cases. He has also been published in both the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.

Michael also practices on the cutting edge of bankruptcy law, being the first attorney in the entire southern district of California to file the very first Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies under the new bankruptcy laws that went into effect on October 17, 2005.

He is also a licensed mortgage broker and realtor by the State of California with membership in the San Diego Association of Realtors, Big Bear Association of Realtors, SANDICOR, and president of a full-service real estate company, First Platinum Properties. He and his wife also own DLPT, LLC, which owns and manages commercial and residential real estate throughout Southern California and Mexico, and is currently developing real estate in Nicaragua.

Michael and his family reside in North County. He has 3 children. Hobbies include surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, travel and attending his kid's soccer games.