Ahren A. Tiller

Top rated Bankruptcy attorney in San Diego, California

Bankruptcy Law Center
Ahren A. Tiller
Bankruptcy Law Center

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 2007

Education: Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2018

Bankruptcy Law Center

1230 Columbia St
Suite 1100
San Diego, CA 92101 Visit website


Ahren A. Tiller is a supervising attorney and Managing Partner at the Bankruptcy Law Center, APC in San Diego, California.  A top-rated lawyer with more than 17 years of legal experience, Mr. Tiller has devoted nearly his entire practice to bankruptcy law and consumer protection litigation, and in doing so has achieved notable success assisting 10,000+ clients with their needs involving Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies. He has also prosecuted numerous bankruptcy Adversary Proceedings, obtaining multi-million dollar verdicts after trial.

As evidence of his commitment to his field, he holds the distinction of being one of only five attorneys in the state of California to hold certifications as a specialist in three related areas: bankruptcy law, consumer bankruptcy law and business bankruptcy law. He was the youngest attorney in the state to have achieved all three certifications.  Over the course of his career, Mr. Tiller has successfully handled more than 10,000 bankruptcy cases across the state, and he has served as debtor’s counsel for numerous Chapter 11 reorganizations.

Mr. Tiller also serves as lead attorney for a number of class actions and individual federal consumer protection actions on behalf of consumers in federal courts under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and California’s Unfair Competition Law. He also has extensive experience with appeals, successfully obtaining favorable published opinions from the California Circuit Court of Appeals for the 2nd and 4th Circuits as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  He has worked a Plaintiff's Class Counsel, and helped obtain settlements for consumers totaling in excess of $200 million. 

A 2003 graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Mr. Tiller obtained his Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2006. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for all districts in California. A recognized leader in his field, he has conducted numerous continuing legal education seminars on various topics related to bankruptcy law.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Tiller is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, among his various other professional affiliations, and he was the past president of the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum and a board member of the California Bankruptcy Forum.  Further, he has served on a number of committees for various professional legal organizations devoted to bankruptcy law.

Practice areas

Bankruptcy: Consumer, Bankruptcy: Business, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Bankruptcy Law, Class Actions

  • 70% Bankruptcy: Consumer
  • 10% Bankruptcy: Business
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2007, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.bankruptcyattorneys.org/attorneys/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Southern District Bankruptcy Court’s Chapter 13 Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Committee Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member
  • Board of Directors for San Diego Bankruptcy Forum, 2016
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member
  • San Diego Bankruptcy Forum - President , 2017
  • Member of Southern District of California Bankruptcy Court Rights and Responsibilities Committee, 2016
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law Medal, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 2006
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Law Specialist - American Board of Certification, 2012
  • - American Board of Certification (Business Bankruptcy Law Specialist)
  • American Board of Certification - Certified Business Bankruptcy Law Specialist. 
  • California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization - Bankruptcy Law Specialist 
Industry Groups:
  • Banking
  • Corporate
  • Finance

Office location for Ahren A. Tiller

1230 Columbia St
Suite 1100
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 888-842-6795


6 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2018

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