About Michael Shurtleff

Michael serves clients all over western Oregon and is proud that his clients have made him the best rated and reviewed bankruptcy attorney in the Willamette Valley on Google and Avvo.com.  Michael practices bankruptcy exclusively and has represented hundreds of clients facing garnishment, foreclosure, repossession, and judgments. When he is not saving homes and stopping garnishments, Michael enjoys playing bluegrass guitar and mandolin, gardening, and raising rabbits and chickens. Michael earned his degree at Willamette University College of Law, has been married to his wife Michelle for 25 years, and is the proud father of four grown children.

Who we are

Salem Law is Michael Shurtleff (attorney) and Cindy Ernst (Paralegal) Michael and Cindy have been working together for years and their bankruptcy practice is a well-oiled machine. Both Cindy and Michael make themselves available from 9am-9pm Monday through Saturday which allows them to file many emergency and same/next day filings to stop garnishments. They are continually improving and streamlining thier process through the use of technology to make filing easier for you and eliminate office visits, dropping off documents, printing, copying, etc.  Both Michael and Cindy are flexible and extremely available (via phone/text/email) to provide all available options to make the filing process go quickly and smoothly for you.

Our History

Michael Shurtleff Graduated law school in 2009 and spent several years practicing foreclosure defense. He currently files chapter 7 bankruptcies exclusively with a focus on streamlining and simplifying the bankruptcy experience for clients. 

From Salem, Oregon

Centrally located in beautiful Salem, Oregon, Michael Shurtleff assists clients all across Western Oregon. Contact him to see how he can help you today.