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Leonard K. Welsh, Esq.

Leonard K. Welsh received his J.D. from Washington and Lee University in 1980. He holds national certification in both business and consumer bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certiciation (ABC) and has more than 28 years of experience practicing law. His practice includes insolvency,bankrutpcy, business & farm reorganizaions, and debtor and creditor rights.Leonard is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest designation, and has been named as a "Super Lawyer" three times by the publishers of Law & Politics Magazine.


Bar Admissions

State Bar of California, 1981


U.S. Distrct Courts

-Eastern District of Califoria, 1981

-Central District of California, 1982

-Northern Distrcit of California, 1983

-Southern District of California, 1981


U.S. Tax Court, 1981



Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Brigham Young University, 1977

Juris Doctor, Washington and Lee University, 1980

Board Certified, Business Bankruptcy Law and Consumer Bankrtupcy Law, American Board of Certification, 2007


Professional Associations and Leadership

Kern County Bar Associations, 1981-present

American Bar Assocation, 1981-present

American Bankruptcy Institute, 1996-present

Central California Bankruptcy Association

Kern County Banruptcy Forum

National Association of Chapter 12 Trustees

Bankruptcy Judgeship for the Eastern District, California

-Merit Screening Committee, 1997

California State Univiersty, Bakersfield

-Adjunct Professor of Law

Conference for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District, California

-Attorney, Delegate, 15 times


Professional Experience

Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP, 1998- 2010

Law Offices of Leonard K. Welsh, 1985-1998

Price & Welsh, 1984-1985

Austin, Thompson, Sims & Welsh, 1983-1984

Rudnick & Arrache, 1981-1983




Mr. Welsh has over 30 years of experience in bankruptcy law and has helped hundreds of people solve their debtor-creditor problems, including over 100 debtors in chapter 11 and chapter 12 cases

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