You Have Options!

Contact attorney D.J. Rausa and find out the best route to your student loan debt relief.

(619) 295-3322

Experienced San Diego Litigator
Chris Bush, Esq., Bankruptcy and Student Loan Attorney

We are excited to announce the addition of San Diego bankruptcy attorney Chris Bush to the Debt Doc practice. Chris succeeds San Diego attorney DJ Rausa who has represented many clients, not only in the area of bankruptcy, but more specifically, as an expert in the rapidly growing area of Student Loan Law.

Chris has practiced consumer and small business bankruptcy for over 12 years and worked on thousands of cases. He has a passion to fight against and dispel the prevalent and harmful misinformation regarding bankruptcy filing and Student Loan Debt Relief Options. He has the experience to steer you in the right direction and help you legally resolve your debt burden.Chris’s passion is to provide personal, compassionate and creative bankruptcy representation that yields the best possible solution for his clients suffering under crushing debt. Bankruptcy laws and procedures are often misunderstood due to the prevalence of misinformation regarding debt and bankruptcy options. Chris has practiced consumer and small business bankruptcy for over twelve years and worked on over a thousand cases. He can assist you by clarifying the options available to you and finding the best solution for your case.

Extensive Professional Experience

Chris Bush has experience in the following areas of bankruptcy and student loan debt relief.

  • Student loan litigation
  • Chapter 7 bankruptcy
  • Chapter 13 bankruptcy
  • Debt negotiation and reorganization
  • Foreclosure prevention
  • Tax discharge and repayment plans
  • Repossessed vehicle recovery
  • Discharge litigation
  • Stay litigation
  • Domestic support, child support, and alimony repayment
  • Bankruptcy claims litigation
  • Bankruptcy appeals (Federal district court and the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel)

“I know that everyone’s financial situation and burdens are unique and understand the power of listening.”

Schedule a free initial consultation with Chris today. Contact San Diego Student Loan Lawyers at (619)295-3322. We are available on weekdays, evenings and Saturdays for your convenience. Call us to learn how we can start you on the road to a brighter financial future.

Pioneering Student Loan Law
D.J. Rausa, Esq., Student Loan Debt Attorney

With more than 24 years of experience as a consumer debt attorney, D.J. Rausa is a pioneer in San Diego bankruptcy law — and one of the few, nationally known lawyers who specialize in student loan debt resolution. He is a Student Loan Lawyer graduate who is at the forefront of this rapidly evolving national debt issue. He brings all his bankruptcy, debt negotiation and reorganization talents to bear on this specialized area of debt law to help students and parents suffering under out of control student loan debt.

D.J. was one of the first lawyers in San Diego County to shape interpretations of recent changes in federal bankruptcy laws. He is regionally known as a lecturer on bankruptcy and foreclosure law; his courtroom arguments have influenced bankruptcy case law; and he has spoken about bankruptcy law topics on San Diego business radio talk shows and before consumer credit counselor and real estate professional groups.

D.J. has proven to be an aggressive advocate for people deserving relief from financially crippling debt. An expert in bankruptcy law and an experienced debt negotiation and reorganization attorney, he uses his skills to benefit clients who are floundering financially from a variety of reasons, including catastrophic medical bills, job loss, divorce, tax debt, simple overextensions and student loan debt.

If you are suffering under unmanageable debt and don’t know where to turn, don’t hesitate to contact D.J. Rausa for a free initial consultation. He will explain what your debt relief options are and how he can help you get back to financial stability.

Professional Memberships and Credentials

  • Student Loan Lawyer Graduate
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member, California and San Diego Bankruptcy Forums
  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Panel Mediator, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California

Schedule a free initial consultation with a San Diego Student Loan Lawyer today. Contact us at (619)295-3322. We are available on weekdays, evenings and Saturdays for your convenience. Call us to learn how we can start you on the road to a brighter financial future.


NACA Webinar
Managing Student Loans in Bankruptcy

D.J. Rausa recently gave a webinar for the National Association of Consumer Advocates titled “Managing Student Loans in Bankruptcy”. This nationwide organization has more than 1,500 attorneys who represent and have represented hundreds of thousands of consumers victimized by fraudulent, abusive and predatory business practices.

As a Student Loan Law specialist, D.J. is an expert at spotting and investigating the legal issues surrounding student loans in bankruptcy cases. Student loan analysis is often critical to a successful bankruptcy practice. His webinars are geared to bankruptcy practitioners and those interested in student loan law. His knowledge is invaluable when structuring and plotting a bankruptcy case.

Bankruptcy attorneys attending his webinar learned:

  • How to address all student loans in bankruptcy
  • How undue hardship is not the ONLY avenue to discharge student loans
  • How to use bankruptcy as a management tool

Educating bankruptcy attorneys on the evolving laws surrounding student loan debt and bankruptcy is a key component of the mission of attorney Rausa. There is $1.3 trillion in outstanding student loan debt in the United States. Many of these students turn to bankruptcy lawyers as their best hope for relief and D.J.’s passion is that they find the relief they deserve either through his own practice or the practice of other bankruptcy and debt settlement attorneys who are properly trained in student loan law.

Testimonies by those who attended:

  • "Clear and useful information that can be put to use immediately. Well done!"
  • "This program, featuring student loan expert D.J. Rausa, is detailed and comprehensive, and will be extremely helpful to my work in counseling debtors with student loans."

You Have Options!

Contact attorney Chris Bush to find out the best route to your student loan debt relief.

(619) 295-3322

“The starting point on all student loan debt resolution plans is to obtain the Student Loan Report from the US Department of Education. This report is vital to answering any student loan question. I do not even comment on a client’s situation without having first reviewed this report.”
Here's how to obtain your NSLDS report.
Chris Bush, Esq., Student Loan Attorney

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"Attorney D.J. Rausa was great from the first consultation to the end! He explained everything very clearly so we knew exactly what to expect, was always accessible for questions and has a great response time. He helped me consolidate my student loans into a lower payment and helped my spouse get approximately $80k in private and federal student loans discharged! I would highly recommend calling him!"

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