Our Attorney

Attorney Ray Bulaon
Ray Bulaon
Attorney at Law

Ray Bulaon was born in the Philippines and came to the United States when he was 16 years old. Ray and his wife struggled as a young law student with a small growing family and were overwhelmed with job losses and never-ending bills. They learned firsthand what it feels like to be in debt and not have anyone on your side to protect you and your family's assets.

After completing his law studies and obtaining his Juris Doctorate degree, he was admitted to the California Bar in 1997. Ray worked for 7 years (first as a paralegal and then as an attorney) at one of California's largest Bankruptcy firms before deciding to open his own law practice in 2001. Since becoming an attorney, he has successfully represented more than 4,000 individuals and small businesses in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Ray is licensed to represent clients in all State courts and in the United States District Courts in the Central and Southern Districts of California.

Ray likes to spend his free time with his wife, Sarah and their 3 children, Jessi, Jake and Josh. To him, family is the most important and should always come first.

Thus, after working hard to earn his law degree, Ray decided to put his education to work helping people protect themselves and their families in trying financial times. Ray understands that difficult times can happen to anyone and that acting quickly to solve your problems- rather than waiting around for things to get better- will give you more choices in the long run.


Our Staff

Case Manager Dustin Bulaon
Dustin Bulaon
Juris Doctor
Senior Case Manager

Dustin obtained his Juris Doctor degree in June 2016 after attending law school at night and working full-time. He has been with the firm for 8 years and has assisted the firm’s attorneys in preparing and managing thousands of cases. As of this writing, he is preparing to take the California Bar Exam to fulfill his dream of becoming an attorney. He believes that keeping a good attitude no matter what challenges you are facing makes a difference in the outcomes you achieve in life. He enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering at Neighborhood Legal Service (NLS) in Glendale. His free time is spent snowboarding, skateboarding and watching live music.


Accounting/Office Manager Lisa Winkler
Lisa Winkler
Accounting

Lisa has a heart-warming personality that clients find comforting as soon as they step into the office. She always makes an effort to positively impact the lives of those people that she interacts with, whether they are co-workers or clients. During her free time, she likes to work out at the gym and spend time with her family. In addition, Lisa volunteers her time at various non-profit organizations in the community.


Client Relations Specialist Jessica Bulaon
Jessica Bulaon
Marketing Assistant

Jessica graduated from UCLA in June 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She is a passionate advocate for social justice and loves being involved in her local community. She is disciplined, analytical and has excellent personal skills. Currently, she is preparing herself to attend law school in the hopes of becoming an attorney who can make a difference in other people’s lives.


Administrator Sarah Bulaon
Sarah Bulaon
Law Office Administrator

Sarah is a strong, compassionate woman with a clear vision of how to support our clients. She understands the necessity of establishing a positive work environment with open communication among staff in order to ensure that the law firm works as a team at all times in assisting clients with their needs. Sarah takes pride in building good relationships with clients and believes that continued staff training and upholding our firm’s mission statement are necessary in maintaining those relationships. She loves to spend her spare time volunteering at her local church, traveling with the family and doing outdoor activities.


April Banuelos
Client Relations Manager

April Banuelos is an ambitious, conscientious young woman who is passionate about assisting people who are experiencing hardship. Her passion for law was ignited when a disabled friend was physically abused by his trusted care providers. Under the guidance of several attorneys, she was able to ensure that her friend was released of his abusers. With this experience, she decided to expand her education by obtaining a degree in paralegal studies. As a client relations manager, she is sensitive to the needs of clients who are often going through a challenging time in their lives. She provides invaluable assistance to the attorneys and other staff in the preparation and management of cases . During her spare time, April enjoys spending time with her family and participating in outdoor activities such as auto racing, motocross and camping. She also remains committed to advocating on behalf of developmentally disabled persons within her community.



Melanie Jade Lico

Administrative Assistant

Melanie Jade Lico recently became an alumnus of Cal State University Northridge, graduating with a major in Political Science. Melanie is a focused, goal-oriented worker who applies herself whenever a challenge is set before her. Beginning Fall 2017, she plans to attend law school to further her career goals. Her spare time is spent dedicated to her family and her newly adopted puppy. She also has an interest for music and Disneyland.