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Wesley Howard Avery

Wesley Howard Avery

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt

About Me

Wesley H. Avery, Esq. received his B.A., with highest honors in Economics from the University of California, Davis in 1980, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1984 and his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1991 with an emphasis in commercial law and bankruptcy.


Mr. Avery has been a member of the California State Bar since 1991 and licensed as a real estate broker since 1992. AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell.  Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, all Federal District Courts of California and the California Supreme Court. Member of the American Bar Association, the Inns of Court, the Financial Lawyers Conference, the Los Angeles County Bar and the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum.  Mr. Avery is also a member of The California Club and The Harvard Club of Southern California.  Since 2003 Mr. Avery has held an appointment as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Finance, Real Estate and Insurance of the California State University at Northridge.


Mr. Avery is a veteran, and was on active duty as a Major in the U.S. Army from 1996-1997.  He was Chairman of the California State Bar Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission (2004-2005).  Presently a member of the State Board of Legal Specialization, he is the Managing Editor of The Digest which is published quarterly by the California State Bar.  Mr. Avery is the author of articles that have been featured in more than 25 legal publications, including Trial Lawyer and California Lawyer. Mr. Avery was the co-author of the 2003 Collier Handbook for Trustees and Debtors in Possession and 2003 Collier Handbook for Creditors’ Committees. Reported cases include In re Lahijani, 325 B.R. 282; In re Plitt Amusement Co., 233 B.R. 837; DRG v. Chopstix Dim Sum Café, 30 Cal.App.4th 54.


The focus of Mr. Avery’s practice is the liquidation of real property and other assets held by insolvent businesses. He is certified as a specialist in Bankruptcy Law by the State Bar of California and by the American Board of Certification which is recognized by the American Bar Association.





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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 100%
    24 years, 800 cases

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Michael Frank Chekian

    I endorse this lawyer, who is excellent, knowledgeable and experienced.


    Michael Chekian Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Leon D Bayer

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Leon Bayer Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Roquemore, Pringle & Moore, Inc.

6055 E. Washington Blvd., Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA, 90040



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Superlawyer Bankruptcy Law - Southern CaliforniaSuperlawyers2008
Superlawyer Bankruptcy Law - Southern CaliforniaSuperlawyers2007
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2002
Certified Specialist - Business Bankruptcy LawAmerican Board of Cerification1996
Certified Specialist - Bankruptcy LawCalifornia State Bar1996

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bankruptcy American Inn of CourtMember2007 - Present
Board of Legal Specialization, California State BarMember2006 - Present
California ClubMember2003 - Present
Bankruptcy Law Advisory CommissionChairman2001 - 2005
Los Angeles Bankruptcy ForumMember1997 - Present
Financial Lawyers ConferenceMember1997 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1991 - Present
Harvard Club of Southern CaliforniaMember1984 - Present
United States Chess FederationMember1975 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re LahijaniN/A
In re Plitt Amusement Co.N/A
DRG v. Chopstix Dim Sum CaféN/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
2003 Collier Handbook for Trustees and Debtors in Possession2003 Collier Handbook for Trustees and Debtors in P2003
2003 Collier Handbook for Creditors' Committees2003 Collier Handbook for Creditors' Committees2003

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Harvard UniversityNegotiationM.B.A.1984
University of California DavisEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1980

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
California Bankruptcy ForumReview of Recent 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Cases2008
81st Annual Meeting of The California State BarWhen Things Get Sticky: How the Bankruptcy Code Affects Foreclosure2008