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James Pixton improves lives and saves homes as a bankruptcy attorney in Alameda, California.

Welcome to my office!

In 1996, James Pixton moved to California so he could be a bankruptcy lawyer. It was kind of a funny thing because he had always said he’d live anywhere but California.

A decade and half later, James now has four wonderful kids including a couple water polo players and two prolific writers. Alameda has been our home for nearly the entire time–and we don’t want to be anywhere else!

Alameda is the East Bay’s best kept secret. With a rejuvenated Park Street business district, there is almost no reason to ever leave the island! The Pixtons love Alameda! This town has been so good to us.

James Pixton Blogs and Sometimes It’s Even Interesting!

Alameda Bankruptcy Attorney James Pixton Reflects on 9/11

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It was eleven years ago today that terrorists hijacked several airplanes on the East Coast. They were completely fueled up and headed to the West Coast (one was actually destined for my home turf in the San Francisco Bay Area). … Continue reading

Attorney James Pixton Takes a Bankruptcy Trip from Oakland to Fresno on Amtrak

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I had a morning hearing in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case I’m working on in Fresno today. Rather than drive for four hours to attend a short hearing and then drive another four hours back, I did one of my … Continue reading

The Downtown Parking Garage: A Glorious Monstrosity

I remember the protests and the threatened (and actual) boycotts. I remember the op-ed pieces for and against. I remember neighbors and neighborhood taking sides. “It’s going to destroy the small-town feel of the Park Steet corridor!” “No, it’s going … Continue reading