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Central Coast

California Bankruptcy Attorney

Focusing on Small Business and Consumer Bankruptcy and Insolvency Matters


Serving Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties

Practice Areas


Helping individuals plan for and achieve a fresh financial start.  Most individuals seek relief under Chapter 7 or 13.


Helping businesses reorganize debt or manage an orderly liquidation of assets.  Most businesses seek relief under Chapter 7 or 11.


Helping creditors to collect what they are legally entitled in a bankruptcy matter, or challenging the dischargeability of a debt.


Assisting trustees administer bankruptcy estates, including asset sales, motions to compromise, avoidance actions, and actions to deny discharge. 


Reed H. Olmstead

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Reed H. Olmstead’s practice is devoted entirely to bankruptcy and debt resolution. He represents consumer and small business debtors and creditors in cases under chapters 7, 11, and 13. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to representing chapter 7 trustees.


He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, and the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association.


Reed earned his JD at the Santa Barbara College of Law where he graduated with honors. He earned his BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, majoring in both Law & Society (exploring the impact of the legal system on society) and Philosophy.


In 2014, he was awarded the William J. Lasarow Award, Honoring Outstanding Pro Bono Service to the Community, presented by the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County in conjunction with Public Counsel’s Debtor Assistance Project.  He is a Supervising Attorney for the Law Student Bankruptcy Assistance Program, a collaboration between the Santa Barbara College of Law and Bankruptcy Court.

Serving all of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties

Mailing Address: 5142 Hollister Avenue # 171, Santa Barbara, CA 93111

(This is not a physical office location)


Tel:  805-963-9111

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