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Sheila Esmaili

Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   34 reviews

also known as Law Offices of Sheila Esmaili, Sheila Esmaili, Esq.

  • State Years
    California - CA 13 years
    Nevada - NV 12 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Location

Law Offices of Sheila Esmaili
10940 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1600
Los Angeles, CA, 90024

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney!!!!
I don’t typically write any reviews but Shiela was so Amazing from the initial consult to the end of the case that she deserves people to know what a professional, compassionate, kind attorney she is. If your looking for the best attorney than stop looking. I liked her immediately because she listened without any judgments, she didn’t rush me off the phone, she really listened to my case. It was so refreshing to find an attorney that was so good at what they do, make your feel comfortable, and pass zero judgements and care all at the same time. She gives you the facts, helps you understand what to expect which helped me so much. I found Shiela after my previous attorney really messed up a simple case for me and made it beyond complicated. Shiela solved the problem, where most attorneys wouldn’t even want to get involved with someone else’s mess, but she took the time, helped us and solved our case. We are so happy with Shiela and appreciate her very much. Thank you so much for all your help.
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Posted by Neda | December 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Rockstar Lawyer
My nanny was having some issues and needed to file for bankruptcy. I immediately thought of Sheila and thank god I did. She helped her with her case quickly and smoothly. She was always available to answer her questions and let me bug her on off hours too. My nanny only speaks Farsi, Shiela spent the time to translate everything for her, which she was relieved and forever grateful for. Thank you Sheila for everything!
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Posted by Robert | May 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
I cannot say enough good things about Sheila. She helped me through every step of the Bankruptcy process and went above and beyond the call of duty. She made the process easy from start to finish. She was always a call or text away to help me with any questions or concerns I had in regards to my Bankruptcy. I can’t thank her enough for her help and I highly recommend Sheila.
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Posted by Marine | March 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very hard working and knowledgeable
I highly recommend Sheila. She successfully helped my family through chapter 11 bankruptcy and a complicated adversary proceeding. From day 1, she walked us through each step and assisted us through a stressful time. Very hard working and knowledgeable.
Posted by Jai Oni | January 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Sheila’s a superstar
Sheila made the process of filing a Ch. 7 bankruptcy so painless. Over the few month it took to gather information, file, get a court date and a discharge, she was there every step of the way. She's extremely hardworking, dedicated, transparent and willing to go the extra mile by meeting you in the evening if you get off work late and answers the phone & emails quickly. She's also extremely affordable! I highly recommend Sheila.
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Posted by Shawn | December 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life Saver and EXTREMELY dedicated
I couldn’t have been more stressed out in the beginning; fresh out of college, dealing with professional governance issues and just overall feeling at the end of my rope and not sure what to do, and then a friend mentioned that I should call Sheila. Let me tell you, it was probably the BEST decision I have made! She put my mind at ease about all my stressors, from bleeding finances to management to overall restructuring and rebuilding. I couldn’t be more grateful to her for the assistance, she even helped me get my stuff back after a difficult situation in which someone wanted to take advantage of it and she was not having it! I don’t know what more I can say to Sheila other than “THANK YOU” and thanks for being my biggest cheerleader through this fiasco! I HIGHLY recommend Sheila because if you want compassion, dedication and perseverance to do the right thing, she’s got you covered 110%!!
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Posted by Natalie | September 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent BK Attorney
Sheila is truly an expert in her field. She is my go-to for all bankruptcy needs and clients! I've had many complicated bankruptcy issues, all of which Sheila was able to resolve and get us the results we needed. Very dedicated and knowledgeable, and knows how to get things done!! highly recommend!
Posted by Nadia | September 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
Sheila is an excellent attorney. I highly recommend her for your legal matters. There is no one more dedicated, respectful, and knowledgeable. She is simply the best!!
Posted by Mort | September 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best
I am a medical professional and I have three fairly busy practices in the Los Angeles area. Sheila was instrumental in helping me on a medical legal case. She is extremely organized and is very timely. Everything I needed got done in an expedient manner. Not only did she help me but she also made me feel relaxed about my case. I am so thankful to her. If you want the best, Miss Esmaili is the way to go!
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Posted by Cheryl Kelmar, MSEE & JD | August 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I Recommend Sheila Esmaili
I met Sheila while she was an attorney for bankruptcy attorney Michael Berger. I worked with Sheila for a year. Sheila was very focused, pleasant, calm and proficient. Sheila is also very mathematical, which is important for Chapter 11. When I heard she was no longer with Michael Berger, I sought her out to complete my case since I had worked with her for over a year. Michael was fair to me. After taking the chance of ending my contract with Michael and hiring Sheila, I am very satisfied and delighted. Sheila gave my case the kind of attention she did not have time for when working for Michael. She submitted my plan in record time and my plan was confirmed. I am so glad that I continued with Sheila. Sheila is a very knowledgeable and competent Chapter 11 bankruptcy attorney. As a woman who has a law degree myself, I support women like Sheila who are hardworking and honest. I had to file a Chapter 11 BKbecause of the foreclosure crisis. I am one of the few women who went thru this crisis that still have their home. The foreclosure crisis affected older single women at a rate of 85% in Santa Barbara County.
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Posted by Jocelyn | March 15, 2016
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HOA
Finding myself in a situation where the rug was pulled from under me and not being able to fight and/or deal with it from 3000 miles away. Fate leads me to Sheila, a true fighter in her own right. I am so glad that you were in my corner and the outcome in which to achieved on my behalf. The stress and despair that I was feeling was overwhelming. Thank you Sheila for both your help and assurance.
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Posted by Steven Mehr | August 22, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate/accomplishing lawyer
Sheila accomplished all of my goals once my bankruptcy file was finally sent to her. She shined and stood out in comparison to many other lawyers. I was very confident and would absolutely recommend her to everyone!
Posted by Michael Cornelis | May 16, 2015
Persistent Attorney
Sheila was consistent with following up on the judgment case I had her working on. She was thorough and patient in answering my questions, as well as negotiating the best settlement for my situation. I truly appreciated her hard work and her pleasant attitude.
Posted by Dr. and Mrs. Diana E. | April 23, 2015
I definitely rate you # 1!
I would recommend you 100% you are the greatest and help me and my husband professionally, mentally and very supportive. You are very knowledgeable, hardworking attorney. I am very lucky to have you as my attorney and very happy and satisfy of outcome of my very difficult cases. All this good outcomes happened because of your hard work and your skill. I definitely rate you # 1! Again glad to have you. Thank you so much!
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Posted by Christian | March 3, 2015
I heartily recommed Attorney Sheila Esmaili
I found Sheila Esmaili to be competent, hard working and caring. While being very knowledgeable in her field, she also showed me great understanding and compassion for my difficult circumstances due to having dealt with an unscrupulous businessman.
Posted by Amarito | February 5, 2015
We made it.
The reason which I had the opportunity to form myself an idea of the professional quality of this attorney, was not a happy one; then again now that I regain emotional stability, and financial security; I consider it fair to say that she makes the difference in her field. Up to some point, it's no more than the paid representation of an attorney, but in comparison with my, unfortunate, experience she could be anyone's guardian angel.
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Response from Sheila Esmaili February 6, 2015
Thank you for your kind words, Amarito! You were such a pleasure to work with, and I am so happy everything worked out well!
Posted by Dr. Mansour | January 5, 2015
AMAZING SETTLEMENT AND BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY!
Sheila is a great attorney! She’s a hard worker, a great listener, and she got straight to the point. My prior attorney passed away and my chapter 11 bankruptcy was headed in the wrong direction until Sheila substituted into my case. Immediately, Sheila came into the case correcting all issues in my bankruptcy, then somehow managed to settle my state court case with a party no one else was able to settle with, who was also a major creditor and the reason for filing the chapter 11. She got the settlement agreement approved, drafted and confirmed my chapter 11 bankruptcy plan, worked out all outstanding arrearages, and negotiated plan payments with the IRS. Overall, she did everything we hoped for and more. She did a great job! Very professional. I recommend her absolutely!
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Response from Sheila Esmaili May 12, 2015
Dr. Mansour, you are a very special client that will always have a very special place in my heart. I am thrilled with the results obtained in your chapter 11 case, and I am even more thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with you and get to know you better. You are a wonderful client with a wonderful heart, and you deserve all the blessings that have come your way!
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Posted by Ana | November 20, 2014
You're a Rock!!!
she is a very professional lawyer. I was so delighted and fully satisfied to the outcome of my case. She did an excellent job and I would refer her to anybody.
Response from Sheila Esmaili January 5, 2015
Thank you, Ana! I am thrilled with the results obtained in both your debt settlement cases. Good luck to you and in everything you do!
Posted by Suave | November 20, 2014
Excellent Bankruptcy Attorney
I hired Sheila Esmaili to handle my BK case in 2014. She has handled my case in a very professional manner and proved to be very knowledgeable about the BK law. I highly recommend Sheila Esmaili as a BK attorney.
Response from Sheila Esmaili May 12, 2015
Thank you for your kind review, Suave. You were an amazing client to work with, and I really enjoyed your company and wish we could have worked together longer. Although I am not thrilled with the result of your case, please know that I really made a good-faith effort. Unfortunately, the previous bankruptcy agreement was not something I could trump in this bankruptcy.
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Posted by Andre H. | May 29, 2014
Andre H. / Client -CH.7 Adversary Case
Ms. Esmaili is very professional and responsive. She cares about the case and has a complete understanding of what her client are going through during the BK. She handled our case with the best result possible. Yes, we won a very complicated adversary procedure that was dragged for over 2 years. If your case is complicated you must use her to get the right result. We hired her office after going through 2 previous attorneys that turned our case to a living nightmare for us and she patiently clean up the case. She is very thorough and she responds to all your questions patiently. My wife and I felt very confident since the beginning that she took over our case and she was very consistent in achieving over our expectations.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Sheila Esmaili
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate
  • Bankruptcy Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Pacific Attorney Group
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Assistant
  • Law Offices of David M. Dudley
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Judicial Extern
  • Us Bankruptcy Court
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Hoskins Enterprises, Inc., Case No. 1:11-bk-15148-GM
  • Confirmed Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization
  • In re Ovazine Yvette Shannon, Case No. 2:11-bk-38912-VZ
  • Confirmed Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization
  • In re Alejandro Casasola and Zenaida Urmanita, Case No. 2:11-bk-47034-ER
  • Confirmed Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization
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Associations

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Iranian American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Persian
  • Farsi
  • French
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2018
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • How to Get Into Law School
  • Law School
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (14)
Endorse Sheila
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"From my experience working with Sheila, I believe she is an exceptional attorney. Sheila works very hard for her clients, and cares about each client's outcome as if it were her own personal bankruptcy. She is often able to cooperate with creditors and other parties in interest to make the bankruptcy process smoother and less costly, and is an exceptional negotiator, and has settled numerous issues for far less than clients have been willing to settle for."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sheila is a very bright and engaging person. I also consider her to be an excellent lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sheila is a very dedicated and motivated attorney. She is a Chapter 11 wizard and has been able to get many plans approved. I've referred clients to her in the past and they have all told me that they were happy with her services. I would definitely refer more clients to her in the future."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. She cares deeply about her clients."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sheila is a great lawyer and I am proud to endorse her."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I work with Ms. Esmaili on a regular basis and I highly recommend her."
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