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About me

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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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 100%
    27 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • Megan Elizabeth Craig

    I endorse this lawyer. Marcus has been a mentor of mine at Bayer, Wishman & Leotta for the past 7 years. He is one of the best lawyers I have ever had the pleasure to work alongside. He is a skilled litigator beyond measure; someone you hope to never have to oppose in the courtroom.


    Megan Craig Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Kevin Kim

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Kevin Kim Securities Offerings Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

888 S Figueroa St #1970
Los Angeles, CA, 90017


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of AppreciationPublic Counsel2006
Certificate of AppreciationUnited States Bankruptcy Court, Central California District2004
Certificate of Excellence - Battle StaffU.S. Army Commanding General OPFOR1998
Certified Bankruptcy SpecialistState Bar of California1996
The Army Achievment MedalUntied States Army1986
RecognitionLos Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee1984
Reserve Commissioned OfficerPresident of the United States of America1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Member, Planning Commission of Culver CityCulver City2004 - Present
Senior AttorneyBayer Wishman & Leotta2002 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of West Los Angeles, College of Law1998 - Present
Major (P)United States Army Reserves1983 - Present
Managing PartnerSlate & Leoni APC1989 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaAdmitteeN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mendoza v. DuqueWin of bankruptcy appeal
In re Brenda Kaye WilkinsA Big Win for the Debtor
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of West Los Angeles School of Law - West Los AngelesLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
U.S. Army Field Artillery SchoolArtilleryField Artillery Officer Basic Class1985
Pepperdine UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A