Our Firm

Pagter and Perry Isaacson, APLC is a well respected bankruptcy firm in Santa Ana, California. Our firm is unique in that we represent both debtors and creditors in business and consumer Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 cases. At Pagter and Perry Isaacson, APLC we strive to provide high quality legal services with integrity, professionalism and respect for our clients and the legal community. 

In doing this, we recognize that our principal goal is to serve our clients effectively. In pursuit of this goal we will work hard, be accessible to our clients, provide superior legal services on a timely, effective, and efficient basis, and maintain the highest standards of professional integrity. 

Overview of The Firm

In 1979 Ralph G. Pagter, then a sole practitioner, founded Pagter Law Corporation. From 1979 through 1983, the firm principally handled insolvency and bankruptcy matters, with some business litigation in state court. From January 1984 through October of 1986, Mr. Pagter served as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California. Judge Pagter returned to the private practice of law, under the name Pagter Law Corporation, in early 1987. R. Gibson Pagter, Jr. joined the firm in June 1987. In 2010, Misty Perry Isaacson joined the firm. Mr. Pagter,and Ms. Isaacson are all certified specialists in bankruptcy law through the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. 

In 2014the firm changed its name to Pagter and Perry Isaacson, APLC ("PPI"). Judge Pagter retired from the firm in 1995. Our office is conveniently located near the Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana, California. Since 1986, the practice of the firm has focused on personal and business insolvency and bankruptcy matters. Pagter and Perry Isaacson aims to provide the highest quality services at a fair and rea­sonable price. 

PPI represents and has represented bankruptcy Trustees, shareholders and other creditors, debtors, and other parties in interest in all types of bankruptcy cases throughout California and often outside of California as well. Through this practice the members of PPI have gained an under­standing of the positions and viewpoints of all parties in a bankruptcy case. PPI believes that this gives it the ability to evaluate our client's issues more accurately and realistically than a firm which represents only creditors or debtors. 

We work closely with our clients with aggressive and innovative approaches to solve their problems and meet their needs. By concentrating the firm's combined talents, experience and energies in representing debtors and creditors, we believe we have the ability to provide efficient, cost-effective quality legal services. We value each client relationship, recognizing that our success is a direct result of the success of our clients. 

We are here to help our clients with unparalleled expertise and understanding. 

Staff and Support Services 

Our administrative staff is well-trained and experienced in meeting and anticipating our clients' needs. They carry through with our firm's philosophy of friendly and responsive service to our clients. 

Our staff uses the latest computer technology and word processing equipment, much of which has been designed specifically for us. This helps to standardize the preparation of documents and to complete them with efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Our firm maintains an extensive law library, together with a computer research system which allows comprehensive research to be carried out quickly and efficiently.