Your feedback is very important to us. We truly appreciate hearing from our clients and welcome you to share your experience with our firm:


You have been so unbelievably helpful through all of this . . . always on my side. In my heart of hearts I don’t believe that Chase would ever have given me a loan modification without your help. You were completely instrumental in helping me to obtain this. Senator Merkely couldn’t help me. Other attorneys in Los Angeles didn’t help me. No-one could ever begin to gain a successful foothold until your office.

I have told my friends and family that having you represent me has been a quality of life issue. It is so comforting to have you on my side. Although your law office has many grateful clients, my gratitude for your continual support . . . is infinite. With deepest appreciation. . . .

Suzanne Boehme

Aloha, and thank-you again for all of your hard work. I’ll recommend you to anyone In know that is in financial trouble.

Susan H.

Dear Mr. Clarke Balcom and Staff–On March 6 2006 I arrived at your door in terrible condition. I was nearly half a million dollars in debt.

It is now less than four years later and thanks to you I did not have to file bankruptcy. I feel as if my life has been given back to me. All of my debts are now settled and paid. I am debt free. How was this done? It was done with intense professionalism, legal expertise and negotiation skills of you and your staff . . . I am now able to get on with my future.

Steven R. Schmidt

My Gratitude to all, especially Jay, at Clarke Balcom Law for their wonderful generosity towards my desperate situation. I say this in all truthfulness, Clarke Balcom Law is one of the most efficient and attentive law firms I’ve ever encountered in my life! No one has ever done for me what your team has. I am extremely grateful. . .

David Harris

Clarke Balcom saved my life. After receiving letters from the IRS saying that I owed thousands of and thousands in back taxes, I was afraid I would not live long enough to pay them off. I called two different attorneys in the Portland Yellow pages and they both told me I needed to call Clarke Balcom. After making an appointment with him and reviewing my case, due to his knowledge of the tax laws, he was able to convince the IRS that I did not owe the taxes they claimed I owed. When he gave me the good news I felt like the weight of the world was suddenly taken from my shoulders! I truly felt like he and his staff had given me a new chance in life!!

I can’t find enough kind words to express my gratitude to Clarke Balcom and his staff for what they did for me!! They even charged me less than the original [estimate] . . . How cool is that !! I would recommend that anyone with a debt problem with the IRS or anyone else to make an appointment with Clarke Balcom.

Dr. Jerry

I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am and how much I appreciate what you all did for me. Because of you I am able to move forward towards my goals for the future.


Clarke–a note to say thanks for your time. Your information, advice, and obvious expertise were so very helpful. What a profitable time it was for us!

Dan S

Thank you soooo much for all your help. I know I have not been the easiest client. . . . But I know I have the best law team and for that I am thankful.

Bonny Wright

Thank you everyone! Clarke, Cassandra, Jackie, Michael. Each of you made me feel like it was going to be OK. No matter how depressed I was to face my situation. I will be forever grateful to you for your kindness and professional manner. Thank you sincerely.

Liz Smyth

I wanted to thank you once again for your excellent service and help. I wish this was a step I had taken years ago but would not have had it any other way without your help and support. You are wonderful. Thank you again so much.


Thank you so much for saving my house. You did a wonderful job, totally professional. You were so nice to deal with and it sure made it so much easier for me. You helped me keep my house when I had no other solution. From the bottom of my heart I really can’t thank you enough.

Yoshie Ertz

Chris, I really appreciate all the work you’ve done. You are fantastic, marvelous, the best, absolutely amazing. Other people would have settled my accounts on the first offer, but not you. You go for the ankle and take a bite out of it and won’t let go. You’ve done such a wonderful job settling all of my accounts.

Janet Stobie

Thanks so much. You guys were awesome. Always there for me.

John Betts

Dear Clarke–thank you so much for your immense, kind, and thoughtful help with my bankruptcy. Its been truly great to know you and thank you also for all the exceptional work on my case .

Merry M

Thanks so much for your help. I just realized today what a relief you are. You are really there when I need help.

Debbie Danner

I was hopeless that this debt that we did not owe would ever be settled. I thought it would never go away. It was impossible. My father in law said to give this up and pay the money so our credit will be good. He said–you are small and poor and this company is big and rich; you will never win. But we did win and I am so happy. You were wonderful.

Oleksandr & Oksana Polovnikov

We think you guys are awesome. You’ve done a great job, and we’re very pleased.

C Koznek

I received the paperwork this week discharging my bankruptcy-wow! Clarke (and all of you) made this transition so easy-you are all so professional, so kind, and I highly recommend you.


Thank you all so much!! I just cannot put into words how much better I feel having the IRS and all off my shoulders. . . thank you again from the bottom of my heart for all your hard work in helping me.


I am a 77 year old widow who had to go back to work after retirement because of debt. I had no idea it was even possible to get out of debt without declaring bankruptcy! A local law school suggested I talk to Clarke Balcom, an attorney who actually made this happen for me and handled it with exceptional graciousness . . . this has made a great difference in the quality of my life.

I was assisted by Ms. Chris Flamm, who exhibited the qualities of service some of us remember (Which now seem to be exceptionally rare). This warm, understanding and intelligent individual carried me through the intricacies of the legal process with ease, and intuitive grace and wisdom that will be long remembered.

Emily L. Roe