John Gerth Merna

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Areas of Practice (5)

  • Bankruptcy
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Wills
  • Trusts and Estates

Education & Credentials

University Attended:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., 1981; University of Arizona, M.A., 1986
Law School Attended:
George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 1991
Year of First admission:
1992
Admission:
1992, Virginia, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; 1995, California and U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1996, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; 1997, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
ISLN:
913984961

Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 (11)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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    4.6/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.5/5.0
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  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
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  • John Gerth Merna

    5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 03/28/12 in Bankruptcy on 03/28/12

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      5.0/5.0
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  • John Gerth Merna

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 03/23/12 in Family Law on 03/23/12

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  • John Gerth Merna

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 03/23/12 in Bankruptcy on 03/23/12

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • John Gerth Merna

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/02/12 in Bankruptcy on 03/02/12

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • John Gerth Merna

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/02/12 in Consumer Bankruptcy on 03/02/12

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • John Gerth Merna

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/28/10 in Bankruptcy Litigation on 03/28/10

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • John Gerth Merna

    4.8/5.0 by a Principal on 03/02/12 in Bankruptcy on 03/02/12

    John is an excellent attorney who provides high quality representation for his clients.

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    John is an excellent attorney who provides high quality representation for his clients.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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  • John Gerth Merna

    4.4/5.0 by a Member on 03/02/12 in Bankruptcy on 03/02/12

    John consistently seeks innovative ways to maximize the value of the bankruptcy relief he seeks for his clients.

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    John consistently seeks innovative ways to maximize the value of the bankruptcy relief he seeks for his clients.

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  • John Gerth Merna

    4.2/5.0 by a Member on 03/03/12 in Bankruptcy on 03/03/12

    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
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      4.0/5.0
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  • John Gerth Merna

    4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/02/12 in Debtor Bankruptcy on 03/02/12

    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
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      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
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Client Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0 (5)
  • 80% (4)
  • Communication

    4.4/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.4/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.4/5.0
  • Value for Money

    4.2/5.0
  • John Gerth Merna

    5.0/5.0 on 02/20/12 on 02/20/12

    Not sure what Brenda's title is with the firm but she was a Angel sent from heaven. She was so on top of my case and even when it was complete she was still there to answ...

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    Not sure what Brenda's title is with the firm but she was a Angel sent from heaven. She was so on top of my case and even when it was complete she was still there to answer any questions or concerns that I had. She's a wonderful asset to the firm.

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      5.0/5.0
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  • John Gerth Merna

    5.0/5.0 on 02/20/12 on 02/20/12

    Made this process (bankruptcy) as easy as possible. Helped me understand the process. Wonderful staff. Answered all my questions with prompt responses.

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    Made this process (bankruptcy) as easy as possible. Helped me understand the process. Wonderful staff. Answered all my questions with prompt responses.

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      5.0/5.0
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  • John Gerth Merna

    5.0/5.0 on 02/15/12 on 02/15/12

    Just keep providing the type of service you do. You business values are based off reliability and service. Today’s law offices just don't offer that kind of experie...

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    Just keep providing the type of service you do. You business values are based off reliability and service. Today’s law offices just don't offer that kind of experience. Didn’t have to worry about anything!!! Just being able to go on with my normal life and know that all my issues are well taken care of is a relief in itself.

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  • John Gerth Merna

    4.3/5.0 on 12/03/10 on 12/03/10

    excellent

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    excellent

    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
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  • John Gerth Merna

    2.5/5.0 on 06/14/11 on 06/14/11

    My husband signed a Letter of Re-Affirmation for his car loan so that it would not be included in the bankruptcy. Mr. Merna's office failed to file this letter with the...

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    My husband signed a Letter of Re-Affirmation for his car loan so that it would not be included in the bankruptcy. Mr. Merna's office failed to file this letter with the lienholder prior to us going to court and our bankruptcy being discharged. Therefore, the bank would not recognize the letter and my husband's banking privileges were revoked. Bankruptcy was discharged in May of '09, letter wasn't filed with the bank until Aug of '09.

    • Communication

      3.0/5.0
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