At Fear Waddell, P.C., we have handled more than 1,000 bankruptcy cases, and two of our attorneys are Certified Bankruptcy Specialists by the State Bar of California. We devote significant time to educating other lawyers and publishing materials about bankruptcy law. In short, our practice is our passion, and we serve both individuals and business owners throughout Fresno with steadfast dedication to their future success. We combine specialized knowledge with genuine compassion in order to provide exemplary services for every single client. To see for yourself how our support and advocacy has benefited our past clients, take a look at our reviews.

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  • Excellent attorney. I give an A+
    I am a senior citizen and Gabriel took me by hand, guided me through the process of bankruptcy with patience, caring and most of all he cared about my feelings and the stressful time I was going through. Excellent attorney. I give an A+

    - Former Client

  • Highly recommended.
    If Bankruptcy is absolutely your only option and Dave Ramsey's program is too far out of sight, or in my case, a start-up business gone sour, I would HIGHLY recommend Gabe Waddell and the staff over at Fear Law Group. They were by my side the entire time, as well as provided sound and professional advice with my changing circumstances. I wish I didn't have to file, but I'm blessed to have had Gabe and this law group with me through the process.

    - Former Client

  • Thank you so much for all your help through the stressful time.

    I would recommend Mr. Waddell to everyone. He's very professional, informative, answered whatever questions I had, a great listener and returned phone calls promptly. Kept us updated on everything these last 5 years. Thank you so much for all your help through the stressful time.

    - Sandi

  • Professional, comfortable environment run by top shelf people.
    The bankruptcy process is daunting, overwhelming, and has the propensity to make you feel like life couldn't get much worse. Let's face it, no one goes into it because everything's going perfectly. From the moment we started this, though, Peter Fear and the staff there made us feel comfortable and removed the worry and confusion that we were expecting would overwhelm us. He explained all our options to us clearly in terms we could understand, not in some incomprehensible legalese. At every step, the professionalism they exuded made us absolutely certain that they were on our side and we couldn't be in better hands. If they had more stars to give, I would.

    - Gerone

  • I am extremely happy that I found Peter Fear.
    Let’s all be honest, bankruptcy is never anything anyone plans to have to go through. In my case, it was a personal and emotional low point in my life, and the last thing I wanted to do was ask anyone I knew personally for their advice. Bankruptcy is a very private matter that I am not proud I had to do, nothing I wished to share with my inner circle. I am extremely happy that I found Peter Fear and the Fear Law Group. Peter was a consummate professional, advising me on the process and guiding me through the steps. He answered every question quickly and clearly, which gave me the utmost confidence that my decisions were the correct ones to make. Furthermore, his staff was always very efficient and effective. A big thanks to them all for helping me get my financial life back on track!

    - Former Client

  • Attorney Waddell and his excellent staff have been fantastic to work with.
    Attorney Waddell and his excellent staff have been fantastic to work with. They are all well-informed and capable of explaining what is required from their client, what to expect each step of the way and extremely knowledgeable and quickly responsive to email questions. They do everything within their power to work with the client's special timelines and do everything possible to make the process flow smoothly and efficiently. I personally recommend the Fear Waddell, P.C. Firm to those who may need their expertise.

    - Cynthia

  • I am beyond grateful to Mr. Fear and Mr. Waddell for their help during a tumultuous time.
    Peter and his staff are the absolute best. I was referred to him by some family friends and I had known Peter from the past. I couldn't have been more impressed with his attention to detail and professionalism. They took a very stressful point in my life and put my mind at ease. Many of the other attorneys in our hearing were not prepared, missing documents and ultimately ended up being rescheduled. Peter was prepared and the proceedings moved forward without incident. I am beyond grateful to Mr. Fear and Mr. Waddell for their help during a tumultuous time. It was a pleasure to have real pros in my corner. I would give them my highest recommendation to be your attorneys of choice.

    - Craig

  • Peter Fear is the best attorney out there.

    If you want an attorney who is experienced and will help you make the best decision with regard to bankruptcy, Peter Fear is the best attorney out there. He helped guide us through a very difficult and trying time in our life and answered all of our questions and got us through it, and we are forever grateful to Mr. Fear and his staff for everything.  When they say you get what you pay for, it's the truth. He's an excellent attorney that specializes in bankruptcy and has excellent staff as well.

    - R.N.

  • Friendly professional service.

    Friendly professional service. I would recommend this bankruptcy service to anyone asking me. I felt comfortable and assured that the intake information was through and accurate. The process was completed flawlessly and professionally. Good people.

    - William

  • I am so glad I picked Fear Waddell to handle my Bankruptcy.
    Everyone at Fear Waddell was great. Very friendly, professional and understanding at a very stressful time in my life. They always had time to answer my many questions and explain the legal terms to me in a way that was easy to understand. I am so glad I picked Fear Waddell to handle my Bankruptcy. I highly recommend them.

    - Billy

  • Thanks again Mr. Fear you’re the best.
    I recently worked with Peter Fear from the Fear Law Group in Fresno, CA and I have to say that their service is top-notch. Mr. Fear is very professional, friendly, helpful, and really does care about his clients. My wife and I went to see him back in October and from our first appointment all the way to our last we have had nothing but a great experience. I would give him 5 stars and would highly recommend anyone that needs a great lawyer that will really care about the client and their goals. Thanks again Mr. Fear you’re the best.

    - Mark

  • Mr. Fear was worth every penny.
    There is always that saying, you get what you pay for, and the staff and Mr. Fear was worth every penny. Kayla was a pleasure to work with and kept me up to date on every step they took as well as being keen to detail on all the documents needed for my case.

    Mr. Fear sat with me and detailed everything on the schedules and brought to my attention anything that may draw questions or concerns and we dealt with them at his office beforehand.

    When I arrived for my meeting of creditors, Mr. Fear was already there waiting for me. Sitting and watching about 5 others go before me, 4 out of the 5 were missing documents and were rescheduled; their lawyers seemed lost and never intervened. One lawyer and her client were rescheduled almost immediately for missing documents.

    My case was sent to confirmation almost immediately after I sat down, the trustee had no real questions for me and although she had a question about one particular document, Mr. Fear had it readily available on his tablet.

    This is the second time I had to use Mr. Fear for hardships in my life and I am glad that I was able to hire him again to help me get a fresh start. I hope to say that I would never need his services again, but if I did, I wouldn't look anywhere else.

    - J.L.

  • Choose the best.
    Gabe Waddell is highly professional, extremely thorough, and compassionate when you need it most. I am grateful for the top-level Chapter 13 bankruptcy service from Gabriel Waddell. Fear Waddell has you do the hard work up front–you want this so that you are prepared for your court meeting with your trustee and creditors. My court meeting went smoothly, and it was apparent that the level of preparation and expertise by Gabe Waddell and the Fear Waddell office paid off, especially in comparison with others. Three other people and their attorneys who appeared before me were required to reappear at continuation dates to supply further documentation, I was not. With Fear Waddell, you are in excellent hands. Choose the best–choose Fear Waddell!

    - Lisa

  • I would personally recommend the office of Fear Waddell to anyone.
    It is very humbling to write an online review for such a personal event, however Peter, Gabriel and staff are worthy of the highest praise. I went through some difficult times and was referred to Fear Waddell by some family friends. Peter and Gabriel, both made me feel at ease and went over, in depth, my various options. I had a complicated bankruptcy and found it invaluable to have such an experienced and highly professional team handling such a weighty, life changing event. In court, it was evident that Mr. Fear was a cut above the other attorneys. They were prepared and many of the other attorneys were fumbling and had incomplete paperwork. The staff is all wonderful and make you feel at home. All questions and concerns were handled promptly and professionally. I would personally recommend the office of Fear Waddell to anyone looking for a trustworthy, knowledgeable, and professional attorney to handle their bankruptcy.
  • I’m so grateful that we found you!
    Thank you so much, Mr. Fear and staff for all of your assistance with our case. I’m so grateful that we found you and highly recommend the Fear Law team!

    - Mr. & Mrs. D.

  • Couldn't be happier!
    Peter Fear recently represented my wife and I in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and we couldn’t be happier with his knowledgeable and professional service.

    - Joel

  • Very kind, courteous and professional.
    Peter Fear, Gabriel Waddell, and the entire staff were very kind, courteous and professional. They listened to my situation and provided the best approach to take. They were very thorough with the paperwork and comforting during court. Consequently, everything went very smooth.

    - Former Client