I am presently on temporary leave of absense from Bayer, Wishman & Leotta, having been called to active duty as a Major in the U.S. Army.
My primary professional endeavor has been as a bankruptcy attorney and bankruptcy litigator. In law practice since 1989, I was formerly the Managing Partner of Slate & Leoni, APC, and joined Bayer, Wishman and Leotta in 2001.
I became a Certified Bankruptcy Specialist by the State Bar of California and I teach as Adjunct Professor of Bankruptcy Law at the University of West Los Angeles College of Law.
I am passionate in my devotion to helping people overcome financial distress, and I am highly committed to public service.
I also serve our local community an appointed member of the Planning Commission of Culver City.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Public Counsel||2006|
|Certificate of Appreciation||United States Bankruptcy Court, Central California District||2004|
|Certificate of Excellence - Battle Staff||U.S. Army Commanding General OPFOR||1998|
|Certified Bankruptcy Specialist||State Bar of California||1996|
|The Army Achievment Medal||Untied States Army||1986|
|Recognition||Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee||1984|
|Reserve Commissioned Officer||President of the United States of America||1983|
|Member, Planning Commission of Culver City||Culver City||2004 - Present|
|Senior Attorney||Bayer Wishman & Leotta||2002 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||University of West Los Angeles, College of Law||1998 - Present|
|Major (P)||United States Army Reserves||1983 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Slate & Leoni APC||1989 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of California||Admittee||N/A|
|Mendoza v. Duque||Win of bankruptcy appeal|
|In re Brenda Kaye Wilkins||A Big Win for the Debtor|
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|University of West Los Angeles School of Law - West Los Angeles||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|U.S. Army Field Artillery School||Artillery||Field Artillery Officer Basic Class||1985|
|Pepperdine University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|