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Jonathan Ellowitz has been serving Orange County, California, as a bankruptcy lawyer for over 30 years and has held certification as a specialist in bankruptcy law through the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since 1994. Offering both bankruptcy and bankruptcy-avoidance services, Mr. Ellowitz maintains his private practice, the Law Office of Jonathan R. Ellowitz, in Newport Beach. Jonathan Ellowitz considers lawyers who process thousands of cases a year as less likely to maintain the personal connection with clients that is key to high-quality service. Opting to speak directly with his clients, he employs no receptionist or other staff and does not have clients begin paperwork the moment they arrive. By handling every case personally, he can carefully match proper solutions, bankruptcy or otherwise, to his clients’ needs. Mr. Ellowitz handles debt negotiations and Chapter 7 personal, Chapter 13 personal, and Chapter 7 business bankruptcies. Before earning his Juris Doctor in 1978 from Southwestern University School of Law (now Southwestern Law School) in Los Angeles, Jonathan Ellowitz earned his Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of California, Berkeley. Before becoming a lawyer, Jonathan Ellowitz worked as a radio announcer and disc jockey. He now announces for several groups in his free time, including the Single Action Shooting Society and high school marching band competitions. When not working, he also serves as the Founding Director of the Endangered Planet Foundation and Chaplain of the Newport Harbor Elks Lodge. For more about Mr. Ellowitz and his practice, including contact details, visit

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