Phillip Gillet, Jr., J.D., M.S., EA

  • State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

    Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist

  • American Board of Certification

    Board Certified – Consumer Bankruptcy Law

Mr. Gillet is Kern County’s Only Dual Certified Bankruptcy Specialist. He is certified both with the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, as well as being Board Certified – Consumer Bankruptcy Law – American Board of Certification.

Education

  • California State University, Bakersfield (1998)
    • Bachelor of Science: Business Administration-Accounting
    • Bachelor of Arts: Economics
  • San Diego State University
    • Master of Science: Accountancy, Taxation
  • California Western School of Law (2000)
    • Juris Doctor

Licenses, Enrollments, Certifications

  • Practice Law, State of California
    • Admitted to the California Supreme Court
    • Admitted to the United States District Court
      • Eastern District California
      • Central District California
      • Southern District California
    • Admitted to the United States Bankruptcy Court
      • Eastern District California
      • Central District California
      • Southern District California
    • Admitted to the United States Tax Court
  • State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization – Bankruptcy Law
  • American Board of Certification – Consumer Bankruptcy Law
  • Enrolled Agent (EA), United States Department of the Treasury
    • Nationwide taxpayer representation before the Internal Revenue Service (inactive retired)
  • Certified Better Business Bureau (BBB) Autoline Arbitrator
    • Certified for “Lemon Law” arbitration
  • Real Estate Broker
    • California Department of Real Estate
  • State Bar of California, Special Master (Pen. Code § 1524(d).)

Experience

  • Professor of Accounting and Law
    • San Diego State University
    • San Diego City College
    • University of Phoenix
    • California State University, Bakersfield
  • California Licensed Attorney, 2001 to present.
  • Judge Pro Tem, Kern County Superior Court, March 2007 to present.
  • Certification Review Hearing Officer, County of Kern, Department of Mental Health.

Scholarly Publications

Other Publications

  • Phillip W. Gillet, Jr., Party or Nightmare? Bakersfield Lawyer Reviews Liabilities, Host ResponsibilityTThe Bakersfield Californian, Nov. 30, 2003, at B-13.
  • Approximately 20 other newspaper articles on extremely varied subjects.

Media Interviews

Phillip W. Gillet, Jr. was born and raised in Kern County.  He graduated from Delano High School.  He completed his undergraduate education at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting.  Mr. Gillet attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA and earned a Juris Doctor degree.  While working on his law degree, he also completed a Master of Science in Accountancy, Taxation at San Diego State University.  He is currently working on the covet post-doctorate Master of Laws (LL.M.) with a concentration in bankruptcy & restructuring at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA.

During law school, Mr. Gillet taught accounting at San Diego State University and served as a legal intern at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission office in San Diego.   Mr. Gillet has taught both accounting and business law at the college level for over 3 years at San Diego Community College, San Diego State University, and California State University, Bakersfield.  Mr. Gillet has extensive experience as  a small business owner.  He helped his father manage his ready-mix company in Delano from the time he was 13.  He also started his own mail-order and wholesale trading card company, MVP Sports Cards & Collectibles,  that eventually grew into a world-wide mail order and wholesale powerhouse along with a three-store retail chain company headquartered in Bakersfield, California.  He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel to Gillet Trucking.  In addition, he currently continues his involvement in the sports card industry through Internet ventures and online auctions.  You may view his eBay feedback rating by clicking here.  Mr. Gillet currently operates his own law practice emphasizing business, bankruptcy, real estate, probate and tax law.