Doan Law Group

Posted on February 1, 2019
Doan Law Group

The Doan bankruptcy attorneys – a father-and-five-sons – have helped thousands of Californians file bankruptcy and get out of debt for more than two decades, with Chapter 7 Debt Wipeout and Chapter 13 Repayment Plans. We also help folks avoid bankruptcy when possible through Debt Settlement and other available options.

Lawyers & Brokers with 100+ Combined Years of Experience

Of the six Doan lawyers, three are also licensed real estate brokers. With more than 100 combined years of legal and real estate experience, our collective skill-set and knowledge base gives us a differentiated advantage over other attorneys and brokers, and is of great benefit and value to our clients who own real estate, or would like to some day.


Legal Team

Gregory J. Doan, Esq.

Greg grew up in the Inland Empire of Southern California and currently resides in San Clemente with his wife, Marianna.

He attended college at Eastern Washington State College, University of Southern Mississippi, and received his undergraduate from California State University San Bernardino.

Advanced studies were undertaken at Sonoma State University and he received his Juris Doctorate degree from Western State University College of Law.

Greg and his wife, Marianna, were married in 1968 and have raised five sons of whom many, like Greg, are Eagle Scouts and all of whom are currently attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of California.

Greg is a Viet Nam era veteran and is proud of his faithful service to his country.

Greg was admitted to practice law in the State of California from the Supreme Court of the State of California on June 18, 1993. He is admitted to practice law in the United States Federal Districts of Southern, Eastern and Central California.

His past and present professional affiliations include:

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)


  • Eastern Washington State College
  • University of Southern Mississipi
  • California State San Bernardino
  • Sonoma State University
  • Western State University


  • California State Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association


Michael G. Doan, Esq.,
Certified Bankruptcy Specialist – American Board of Certification

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.


  • California Western School Of Law
  • University of San Diego


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


James P. Doan, Esq.

James P. Doan is a managing partner at Brothers Law Group, LLP (Doan Law Group). James graduated from Mater Dei High School and completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of San Diego. In 1993, James was faced with the decision of furthering his Psychology/Psychiatric Studies, or pursuing law school, which was also of interest to him. After much deliberation, James decided that a career in law would encompass the best of both worlds by providing a unique opportunity to practice law and counsel those in need.

During the following three years, James worked as a law clerk for his uncle, Attorney Val J. Dornay, while attending San Joaquin College of Law. In 1996, James graduated from law school with the degree of Juris Doctor, and began working for his father, Gregory J. Doan, and brother, Michael G. Doan, in their Vista, California law office.

It was in Vista that James had a vision of “The Doan Family, California’s Largest Family of Attorneys.” As James reminisces, “I had no idea my younger brothers would also go to law school. However, as competitive as we are with each other, if dad and two of the brothers can do it, the others can do it faster and better.” After the youngest brother, Jonathan, passed the California State Bar Exam, James vision became a reality.  The Doan Family was, and still is, California’s (and perhaps the nation’s) Largest Family of Attorneys.

Today, James is still a driving creative force behind the Doan law practices, and has established a brand for the firm unlike any other. “Where else are you going to find a father-and-five-sons law firm? This in and of itself speaks volumes toward character and credibility. We are extremely blessed to be able to work together. The message on our family crest sums it up.. ‘Omnia mei, dona Dei,’… All that I have, God has given me.”

James has been happily married to his wife, Gwendolyn, since 2001, and together they have five children.


Areas of Practice

Bankruptcy & Debt Solutions
Real Estate & Home Loans

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