Data on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Filings

Information Available for Both Northern Division and the entire Central District of California

Charts of annual filing data for the Northern Division are found on this page. If you would like to review the Northern Division filing data by month, you can find that data by selecting the link below.

Northern Division Monthly Data . . .

We provide monthly tables that contain the total number of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 filings by attorney. These tables are for the Northern Division only.

Northern Division Monthly Data

Northern Division Annual Total Filings . . .

Are you interested in comparing the total Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 filings in the Northern Division by year? We provide a chart that shows the total annual filings of such cases in the Northern Division from 2005 to present.

Northern Division Yearly Totals 2005 to 2017
Northern Division Yearly Total by Attorney 2017
Northern Division Yearly Total by Attorney 2016
Northern Division Yearly Total by Attorney 2015

Interactive Data Chart for 2017 Filings in the Northern Division . . .

We provide an interactive data visualization page for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases filed in the Northern Division in 2017.

Northern Division 2017 Interactive Chart

Interactive Data Chart for 2017 Filings in the Entire Central District of California . . .

We provide an interactive data visualization page for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases filed in all five divisions of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California.

Central District 2017 Interactive Chart



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We cannot guarantee the accuracy of PACER information, though we believe it is reliable.  We do not mean to imply that the volume of cases filed or handled should serve as the only metric by which one should choose a lawyer.  We do not intend to indicate that number of cases filed provides a measurement of quality or service.  Figures are for Northern Division of the Central District of California and are provided by law firm, not by attorney.  Certain law firms have more than one attorney and this may factor into the number of cases filed by that firm.  In addition, the volume of bankruptcy legal work performed by a law firm may include matters that do not result in a "filing."  Such matters may include extensive litigation involvement, creditor representation, appellate work, or other financial distress representation.

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