Michael Raichelson


Michael H. Raichelson has over 23 years of experience helping individuals and businesses throughout California and the United States manage their debt problems and find solutions that give them a fresh start. No matter how simple or complex your financial situation may be, Raichelson Law, P.C. offer personalized and comprehensive attorney services that not only solve problems through bankruptcy, but also provide strategies to preserve clients' futures as they move forward in life after bankruptcy.

Born, raised, and educated in California, Michael H. Raichelson grew up in Los Angeles before attending the University of California at Santa Barbara and graduating with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. He would later attain his Juris Doctor and graduate cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law. Since then, he has taught numerous legal and paralegal classes, which serving as a lecturer in elementary through high school regarding legal rights and responsibilities. Mr. Raichelson has also given back to the community by serving on the Board of Governors for United Cerebral Palsy and as an attorney-coach for the Constitutional Rights Foundation, where he educated high school students on trial skills.

Prior to founding the Law Office of Michael H. Raichelson and focusing on California bankruptcy, Mr. Raichelson acquired substantial experience in complex litigation in state and federal courts, including the federal multi-district court. He also worked for a multi-state law firm specializing in real estate litigation and has represented a vast range of clients, including real estate developers and brokers, mortgage and escrow companies, banks, insurers, CEOs and other law firms.

Mr. Raichelson has helped hundreds of people solve problems with tax debt in California and start over fresh by way of Chapter 7 bankruptcy. His service to both his clients and the community has earned him substantial recognition from his peers and colleagues. He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the California Bankruptcy Forum and the Los Angeles County Bankruptcy Forum. He is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. In 2011, Mr. Raichelson was recognized as one of the top lawyers in the Los Angeles area, earning inclusion in California Super Lawyers for Southern California.



Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Commercial Collections
  • Complex Litigation


Michael A. Raichelson

Attorney at Law

  • Los Angeles County & San Fernando Valley Bar Associations
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • The American Bankruptcy Institute
  • The California Bankruptcy Forum
  • Los Angeles County Bankruptcy Forum

Recent Blog Posts


  • a tremendous physical weight had been lifted from our shoulders

    “To Whom it May Concern: As clients of Michael H. Raichelson, my wife and I are extremely pleased to recommend his services. When we first met Michael, our situation was pretty grim. Health problems, unemployment, and a drastic drop in the value of our house had turned our lives upside down. We...
  • blessed to get the help we needed

    “When my husband became permanently disabled and unable to work any longer we were devastated. We had bills, like every American does, that were not going to be able to be paid with the loss of income. When I found out that I was going to be laid off from my job we didn't know what we were going ...
  • extremely satisfied

    “We are extremely satisfied with how Mike handled our case. After consulting with numerous lawyers about our bankruptcy filing, we picked Mike because he proposed a bankruptcy filing strategy for our situation that was most favorable to us than other's proposal. He is knowledgeable, professional,...
  • If you are going through a bankruptcy this is the attorney to use.

    “If you are going through a bankruptcy this is the attorney to use. He is a thorough, caring and most of all a patient attorney who knows how to get the job done with no surprises. I highly recommend him and would hire him again.”
  • I'm now off to a brand new start and life!

    “I was in a really horrible place financially after the collapse of my business due to the economic recession. A friend referred me to the law offices of Michael Raichelson. At the very first meeting Mr. Raichelson put me at ease, assessed my situation and informed me that bankruptcy was the best...


The Law Offices of Michael H. Raichelson is located in Calabasas, California, and serves clients in and around Woodland Hills, Wilmington, Harbor City, Carson, Torrance, San Pedro, Long Beach, Compton, Ventura, Gardena, and Los Angeles County.