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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 have served 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

9 total 

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  • Christopher Daniel Cantore

    Marcus is a straight talking, tell it like it is lawyer. Over the years I've known him, I've gone to him for sage advice regarding bankruptcy, and I've additionally worked with him on numerous matters. If you are considering a bankruptcy lawyer, you could not do better than to hire Marcus. I want to add that in addition to being a terrific lawyer, Marcus is a combat veteran, having served as an officer in our recent conflicts. Marcus has also given back to his community, remaining active in Culver City government and running events for his community for little or no compensation. I'm very proud to recommend Marcus.


    Christopher Cantore Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Alan Colton

    I endorse this lawyer. Col. Tiggs (U.S.Army Ret) is experienced, effective, highly professional and a brilliant bankruptcy litigator.


    Michael Colton Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Bayer Wishman & Leotta

1055 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1900
Los Angeles, CA, 90017


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Appreciation of VolunteerismPublic Counsel of Los Angeles2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
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
Special ContributorCulver City Observer2011 - Present
Member, Planning Commission of Culver CityCulver City2004 - Present
Litigation Lead CounselBayer Wishman & Leotta2002 - Present
Adjunct Professor of Bankruptcy LawUniversity of West Los Angeles, College of Law1998 - Present
AttorneyMeserau, Ephraim & Villarrigosa Legal Clinic2010 - 2010
Managing PartnerSlate & Leoni APC1989 - 2001
Lt. Colonel, (Retired)United States Army Reserves1983 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys of Los AngelesMember, Board of Directors2015 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAdmittee1988 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Bench Bar Local Rules CommitteeCommittee Member2006 - 2006
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Bench Bar Pro Bono Debtor Assistance ProjectCommittee Member2006 - 2006
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2003 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re MoralesChapter 11 Plan was confirmed.
In re Brenda Kaye WilkinsA Big Win for the Debtor
Mendoza v. DuqueWin of bankruptcy appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
My Bankruptcy LawyerDivorce and Bankruptcy2016
My Bankruptcy LawyerEmergency Bankruptcy2016
Culver City ObserverIce Arena Closing2014
Culver City ObserverIce Rink-A Financial Dilemma2014
Culver City Observercommentary a different look at measure-y2012
Culver City ObserverBrotman Hospital Bankruptcy2005
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 Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Community Forum - Candidates For CouncilCivic financial Responcibility2016
Bankruptcy SeminarBankruptcy Law2009
Bridging The GapIntroduction to Bankruptcy Law2007