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Chris D. Kuhner focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy law, commercial litigation, and bankruptcy litigation (specializing in discharge litigation and avoidance claims). He has experience representing creditors, debtors, and trustees through every stage of bankruptcy proceedings and related insolvency matters. Chris represents individuals and small to medium size businesses in Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcies and out of court workouts. Chris also represents creditors including banking institutions, private lenders, individuals and commercial entities in and out of bankruptcy. This diverse debtor-creditor practice gives Chris a unique perspective  from all sides of any dispute. Chris is an Orinda native and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School in 1994. He is licensed to practice in all California state courts, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Chris is a 2014-2024 Northern California SuperLawyer.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy

  • Bankruptcy Litigation

  • Commercial Litigation


Bar Admissions

  • California

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California

  • U.S. District Court Central District of California



  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California

    • Juris Doctor

  • University of California at Los Angeles

    • Bachelor of Arts


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alameda County Bar Association (Commercial Law Section)

  • Bar Association of San Francisco (Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Sections)

  • State Bar of California

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