Facing foreclosure is an overwhelming prospect. Put an experienced advocate and ally on your side.

Advocate Legal is a trusted source for all the information you need if you are facing foreclosure of your mortgage for any reason or in any dispute over title to your property. A practicing attorney for 25 years,  firm founder Susan Murphy is a seasoned fighter when you need to sue for quiet title, partition, or wrongful foreclosure or when you need to retain possession or retrieve surplus funds after a sale. 

Litigation should be a last resort, but when you get there, we’re here for you.

Susan Murphy

An educated Consumer is our best client.

The mission of Advocate Legal, and founder Susan Murphy, has always been to educate homeowners about foreclosure and quiet title whether they became litigation clients or not through free consultations and informational videos. As a trial attorney, Susan specializes in multiple types of litigation related to mortgage lending, property title, and possession and she is experienced in dealing with all kinds of fraud against homeowners and their property. She will use that experience to fight for you if you become a client. 

The solution to this dilemma is Advocate Legal Litigation Support where, by becoming a monthly subscriber, you gain access to a team of attorneys that specialize in foreclosure, all supervised by Susan, to help you for a reduced rate.  With Litigation Support, Susan has opened her computer database to subscribers to give you access to all her templates for pleadings, briefs, motions, and appeals as well as PDFs of the accompanying statutes and case law and the “workflows” she and her team have always used to keep on top of law and motion deadlines.  By having access to the state and federal statutes, you will know if your lender has violated them and what causes of action to allege to sue them.  With these sample documents, you will learn how to file a Quiet Title, get a Lis Pendens, and file a claim when a foreclosure is wrongful.  You’ll learn how to reverse a wrongful sale and fight eviction after foreclosure. To ensure you succeed, Susan will make herself available to subscribers on an as-needed basis at a rate far below her usual hourly fee. See How Litigation Support Works.


Creator of Litigation Support, located in West Hollywood, California.

Susan began practicing strictly in the field of foreclosure litigation in 2010 because she was passionate about the harm that banks were doing to homeowners through the securitization of subprime mortgages acquired between 2004 and 2008 in the run-up to the mortgage crisis. She worked for two other firms that specialized in Quiet Title, Foreclosure and Eviction before forming Advocate Legal in 2013 with the help of Marketing Director Phillip Hamilton.

From the beginning, the goal of Advocate Legal was to provide free consultations and informational videos to everyone facing foreclosure but to only take actual litigation cases where we believed we could be successful. Our founding principle was and is“help people and the rewards will follow.”


There’s a reason you’re at war with your mortgage servicer — it’s called securitization.

Securitization allowed Wall Street Firms to originate your mortgage by selling stock to investors. Since the Wall Street model of “originate and sell” did not include servicing your mortgage, the business of mortgage servicers was born and banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America became servicers. To take more power for themselves, these servicers created a shell company named MERS and a new kind of mortgage– the MERS mortgage - that named the shell company MERS as a beneficiary.

Securitization was the cause of the financial collapse of 2008 and the MERS mortgage is the cause of the ongoing war between borrowers and servicers. Because the MERS mortgage names MERS as a fake beneficiary, it splits risk and reward. The investor, your actual beneficiary, gets no reward from foreclosure, only the risk. The mortgage servicer, represented by MERS the fake beneficiary, has no risk by foreclosure but only reward. This is why it feels like your servicer wants you to fail; because they do.

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A lawless battleground was created when the mortgage servicing business sprang up to service mortgage debt on behalf of real estate investment trusts. These servicing companies promote the fiction that you are their client, that they want to help you avoid foreclosure, but the opposite is true. You are an obstacle between them and their foreclosure fees. You are not their client.  

Once your mortgage servicer pushes you into foreclosure, there’s a gauntlet of other bad guys eager to profit from your distress.  Clients have come to Advocate Legal after spending thousands of dollars on attorneys and paralegals with only a horror story to show for it. Sometimes a weak complaint was filed to “scare the bank” with no plan to follow through. Sometimes no complaint was filed at all. Many times our clients have complained they weren’t sure if their attorney was working for them or the bank.

No good foreclosure attorney will advise you to stop paying the bank and start paying them, but this is also a story we constantly hear. Neither will a good foreclosure attorney take a case “on contingency” since foreclosure rarely results in large financial payoffs that the attorney can take a piece of.  In the best case, a foreclosure attorney that takes a case on contingency is naïve or new. They may also plan to do very little work. In the worst case, they may plan to profit from your foreclosure.

Advocate Legal Litigation Support is proud to serve clients throughout the state of California with expert legal counsel in Wrongful Foreclosure, Quiet Title, and retrieving Surplus Funds after foreclosure as well as retaining possession and avoiding Eviction after Foreclosure. If your foreclosure issues involve probate or bankruptcy or you need the best appellate attorneys, we can also refer you to experts in these areas. If you are facing foreclosure in another state, we can explain the law in those states and find you a local attorney to help you as well. Contact us now and get a consultation with Susan. 

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