2020 Best Invention
Our Mission

Everyone Deserves Access to a Fresh Start

Our mission is to help low-income families who cannot afford lawyers file bankruptcy for free, using an online web app. It's one of the greatest civil rights injustices of our time that low-income families can’t access their basic rights when they can’t afford to pay for help. Combining direct services and advocacy, we’re fighting this injustice.

Your Upsolve Team

Besides being lawyers, engineers, academics, and judges we are most importantly people that believe nobody should be too broke to get back on their feet.

Mark Hansen

Chief Product, Technology Officer

Ivetty Estepan

Head of PR, Director of Outreach

Tina Tran

Product Manager, Managing Attorney

Andrea Wimmer

Managing Editor

Nicole Ruiz

Customer Success, Paralegal

Rohan Pavuluri

Chief Executive Officer

Nick Brown

Product Manager

Sofia de la Morena

Data, Customer Success

Harry Truong

Senior Software Engineering

Philanthropic & Inkind Supporters

We couldn't have made it this far without the great organizations below who believe in us. We're lucky to be supported by top firms, foundations, and institutions across the law, philanthropy, government, education, and technology.

Legal Services Corporation
Schmidt Futures
Black Rock
Susan Crown Exchange
Breyer Labs
Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois
Harvard Innovation Lab
Blue Ridge Labs
Fast Forward
Harvard University
Yale University
Princeton University
Graphic Advocacy Project
A2J Lab
New Media Ventures
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Khosla Ventures

Proudly to be represented pro bono by:

The Morrison Foerster Foundation

Advisory Board

Hon. Judith Fitzgerald

Bankruptcy Judge (1987-2013)

Professor Nick Sinai

U.S. Deputy CTO (2013-2014)

Professor Jim Greiner

Harvard Law School

Professor Dalie Jimenez

University of Connecticut Law School

Prof. Lois Lupica

University of Maine Law School

Warren Agin

Chapter 7 Trustee

Jan Baker

Retired Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Bruce Weiner

Partner, Rosenberg, Musso & Weiner

Ron Peterson

President, National Association
of Bankruptcy Trustees

Edward J. Walters

CEO of Fastcase

Neil Devani

Early Stage Investor

Holly Allen

Senior Engineering Manager, Slack

Hon. Robert Gordon

Bankruptcy Judge (2006-2020)

Board of Directors

Jonathan Petts

Executive Director, Immigrants Like Us
Co-founder & Board Chair, Upsolve

Alisa Pratt

Upsolve User, Filed 2016
Bronx Community Leader

Scott Kelly

President, Community.lawyer
Former ACLU Lawyer

Rohan Pavuluri

Co-founder & CEO, Upsolve

Considering Bankruptcy?

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