Providing Superior Bankruptcy, Eviction and Civil Litigation Solutions in San Diego and Southern California

Welcome—About Our Firm!

The Cate Legal Group provides the highest quality legal services to California individuals and businesses.  We provide the finest legal representation in the cases and matters entrusted to us.   

We believe that successfully addressing our clients' needs requires more than just knowledge of the law and mastery of the multitude of rules and regulations that impact our clients' interests.  Our commitment to excellence, combined with our mission to deliver outstanding client service, gives our firm the integrity demanded by our clients. We are an ethical law firm, and as such, we have a reputation for a high level of ethical practice and are committed to the highest ethical standards.

Our firm is results and quality focused without being overly priced.  We are committed to providing superior, cost-effective legal services customized to the particular needs of our clients.  We charge reasonable hourly rates and use fixed fee and other negotiable arrangements whenever possible to save our clients money. 

Our principal practice areas include: Business Law, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Landlord/Tenant Law and Consumer/Small Business Bankruptcy.  We are also experienced in a number of other related specialty areas that are incorporated into these core practice groups.


Are you constantly hounded by creditors and debt collection calls?  We can help!  We help individuals and businesses obtain relief from the burdens of excessive and overwhelming debt through the bankrupcy process.  We offer a free initial consultation to determine whether bankruptcy is the best option for you.  We offer low-cost bankruptcy solutions for individual and joint debtors, with $0 down.  Stop harassing creditor phone calls today!  Call us today at (858) 224-5865 to start your case.

As bankruptcy is not suitable for every person or circumstance, we also counsel debtors on other helpful options such as non-bankruptcy workouts with creditors, loan modification, and other debt reduction solutions.  In fact, we believe that bankruptcy should be the absolute last resort for a debtor, as it is usually much more detrimental to a debtor's credit and long-term finances than available other options.  Continue. . .

Civil Litigation

Our civil litigation department has years of experience in prosecuting and defending contested matters in court and through the alternative dispute resolution process.  We handle all matters related to civil litigation, including mediation and arbitration as well as traditional courtroom litigation in both federal and state courts.  Our office’s civil litigation department is focused on the following areas:

          •Business & Commercial Disputes

          Foreclosure & Mortgage Litigation

          Corporate/Partnership Disputes

          Real Estate Disputes

                         Boundary Disputes

                         Disputes Regarding Good-Faith Deposit for Purchase of Realty

                         Leasing Disputes

                         Breach of Contract

                         Actions Against A Real Estate Broker

                         Adverse Possession

                         Quiet Title

                         Landlord/Tenant Disputes (Evictions & Abandonment)        


          Contractor/Construction Disputes

          Small Business Litigation

          Trademark/Tradename Litigation

          Cybersquatting/Domain Name Litigation

          Debtor/Creditor Disputes/Enforcement

          Auto Fraud/Lemon Law Claims

Our firm strives to obtain the best possible results for our clients in contested and litigated matters.  We offer practical and objective legal advice to our clients, and focus on procuring the best possible solutions while considering all relevant concerns.  We provide superior legal representation for individuals and businesses through trial, and throughout the entire litigation process.  Continue . . .

Landlord/Tenant Law--Evictions

Our firm serves both landlords and tenants in dealing with issues related to the leasing and management of real property.  We assist landlords in the leasing, operation and management of their real property.  We also assist tenants with disputes, and other problems that arise while leasing and occupying rental property.

We represent landlords seeking to protect their real property and help them to successfully operate under local regulations and ordinances, as well as California's comprehensive landlord/tenant law, and relevant federal laws.  We advise residential and commercial landlords on leasing, operational and management practices, as well as on new changes in the law.  We also assist landlords with document review and preparation, including leases and addenda, rules and regulations, legal notices, and operating procedures, including fair housing requirements.  Our office also helps landlords deal with other issues such as problem tenants, resident managers, and abandonment.  We also offer low-cost eviction service to landlords, with discounts for uncontested matters and self-represented litigants.

In addition to representing the interests of landlords, we also represent tenants and advise them as to their rights as either residential or commercial renters.  Both California and Federal law provide many strong consumer protections for residential tenants.  Residential tenants in California oftentimes do not realize the extent of the rights extended to them under the law.  We advise tenants of their rights and assist with lease negotiation and disputes.  We also represent tenants in unlawful detainer (eviction) proceedings.  Continue . . .     

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Our office is located in beautiful San Diego, California, and we also have several convenient satellite locations to accommodate our clients.  We also can travel to meet with you if you have circumstances which prevent you from coming to our office.  We also offer evening, and Saturday and Sunday appointments. 

Whether you are looking for an attorney to represent you in a bankruptcy, litigated matter, eviction proceedings or business dispute, we can help.  Please do not hesitate to contact us today to arrange a free consultation.

Attorney Allan O. Cate serves clients throughout San Diego County and North County San Diego, in such cities and communities as Balboa Park, Bonita, Cardiff, Carlsbad,  Carmel Valley, City Heights, Clairemont Mesa, College Area, Del Mar, Downtown San Diego, El Cajon, Encinitas, Fairbanks Ranch, Fallbrook, Granite Hills, Hillcrest, Julian, La Jolla, Lake Murray, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, Mira Mesa, Miramar, Mission Beach, Mission Hills, North Park, Ocean Beach, Oceanside, Old Town, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Pensaquitos, Rancho San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe, Sabre Springs, Santee, Solana Beach, Sorrento Valley, Torrey Hills, University City, University Heights, Valley Center, Vista, and in other Southern California communities including Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County , Imperial County and Los Angeles County.
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