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Judith A. Runyon, Esq.

Attorney at Law

The Jefferson Building

4255 Main Street, Suite 3

Riverside, CA 92501

Office: (951)782-7495

Fax: (951)782-7497



In these deeply troubling financial times, millions of people are experiencing severe economic hardships, most through no faults of their own.  If you are at risk of losing your home through foreclosure, or are considering filing for bankruptcy, you need expert legal guidance to help you make the right decisions and avoid costly mistakes.   I have helped dozens of individuals and families in Riverside and San Bernardino counties to save their homes and take advantage of the legal options available to them.   

Meet with me--before it is too late--for a free, confidential, no-obligation initial consultation. I can analyze your financial situation and advise you as to whether you qualify to file for bankruptcy.  If so, I can provide guidance as to which Chapter of bankruptcy  you should file for, and discuss with you how it can benefit you and your family.  I may even be able to help you save your home!  You have nothing to lose by meeting with me, and so much to gain!  Click Here.

About Me

Unlike large law firms that routinely pass off their clients to paralegals, I will work closely and directly with you throughout the entire legal process, from start to finish.  I will be there to answer your questions, and I will personally appear with you in court.  I consider my relationship with you as a client to be a personal one.  I listen, and I care.  I have a much lower overhead than the large, impersonal law firms, and so my fees are quite reasonable. I offer plan payments for my attorney fees, which are regulated by the court.       

I am an experienced attorney who has practiced in Riverside and San Bernardino counties since 1992.  I practiced Family Law until 1999, and then redirected my practice to Bankruptcy law.  I am a certified mediator for the U. S. Bankruptcy Court Central District  since 1998; a mediator for the Dispute Resolution Services of the Riverside County Bar Association since 2000; and an arbitrator on the California State Bar Panel of Arbitrators since 2000. 

I represent both debtors and creditors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings, and I represent creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings. I have successfully filed voluntary debtor petitions, and prepared and represented debtors and creditors in Adversary actions.  I have been Counsel to Chapter 7 Trustees in asset and related cases.  

Professional Information

Bar membership:

  • California, June 1991
  • Central District of California, June 1991
  • US Supreme Court, May 1998

Professional Organization Membership:

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • California State Bar Association
  • Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Riverside Inns of Court

Awards, Scholarships, and Published Writings

  • American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Practice
  • Hornbook Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement
  • Scholarship from American Association of Law Libraries
  • Writing published: Downsizing: The Recession Is Here.   Managing the Private Law Library 1991.  Practicing Law Institute.

Professional Service Activities

  • Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum (IEBF)  Executive Board--Board Member 1995-2005, Secretary 1997, President Elect 1999, President 2000.
  • Riverside County Bar Association's committee on Dispute Resolution Services, Executive Board since 2002
  • Board of Library Trustee, Riverside Public Library, appointed 2007.

Advanced Education

BA 1973 University of California, San Diego
Summer 1976 University of Richmond's International Law
    Program at University of Kent, Canterbury, England
JD 1977 Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego
MSLS 1984 University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Contact Information

Postal address
Law Office of Judith Runyon, 4255 Main Street, Suite 3, Riverside, CA 92501
Electronic mail