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M. Erik Clark is the Managing Partner of Borowitz & Clark, LLP, a leading consumer bankruptcy law firm with offices located throughout Southern California. Mr. Clark is Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification and a member of the State Bar in California, New York, and Connecticut.


Mr. Clark is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and has recently served as the President of the National Consumer Bankruptcy Litigation Center (NCBLC) and the American Consumer Bankruptcy College (ACBC). He is a Charter Member of the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association (CDCBAA). In addition, he is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA), the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and a 2013 recipient of NACBA's Distinguished Service Award.


Mr. Clark has been a panelist at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the Annual Convention of the National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees as well as the Annual NACBA Convention and other seminars throughout the country. During his career, he has represented thousands of clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. He received his J.D. in 1994 from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.


Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 65%
    20 years, 18 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 13: 35%
    20 years, 12 thousand cases



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Contact info

Borowitz & Clark

100 North Barranca Street
Suite 250
West Covina, CA, 91791-1637

Borowitz & Clark

3535 Inland Empire Blvd.
Suite 45
Ontario, CA, 91764-4908

Borowitz & Clark

1607-B Palmdale Blvd.
Palmdale, CA, 93550

Borowitz & Clark

12631 Imperial Highway
Suite A-104
Santa Fe Springs, CA, 90670-4710

Borowitz & Clark

3868 Carson Street
Suite 301
Torrance, CA, 90503-6711

Borowitz & Clark

555 West Fifth Street 31st Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90013

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100 North Brand Boulevard
Suite 636
Glendale, CA, 91203



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneySuper Lawyers2014
Top AttorneySuper Lawyers2013
Distinguished Service AwardNACBA (
Top AttorneySuper Lawyers2012
Top AttorneySuper Lawyers2011
Top AttorneySuper Lawyers2010
Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy ExpertAmerican Board of Certification2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorLoyola Law School Los Angeles2010 - Present
Managing PartnerBorowitz & Clark1998 - Present
PresidentAmerican Consumer Bankruptcy College2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2005 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2005 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember2005 - Present
Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys AssociationCharter Member2004 - Present
American Consumer Bankruptcy CollegeMember and Past President2003 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
National Consumer Bankruptcy Litigation CenterPresident2008 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re Herrera, 9th Circuit Court of AppealsThe decision was in favor of the debtor
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Max Gardner Bankruptcy BootcampN/AN/A2006
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
State University of New York, College at PurchasePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy BasicsAn introduction to chapter 7 consumer bankruptcy law2013
Bankruptcy BasicsAn introduction to chapter 7 consumer bankruptcy law2012
Bankruptcy BasicsChapter 7 Nuts and Bolts2011
8th Annual Bankruptcy Ethics SymposiumLittle Things that Matter to Your License2011
6th Annual Bankruptcy Ethics SymposiumPre Bankruptcy Planning2009
NCBJ Annual ConventionMortgage Servicing Issues in Chapter 132008
NACTT Annual ConventionMortgage Servicing Issues in Chapter 132008
NACBA Annual ConventionBankruptcy and Credit Reporting Issues2008
Central California Bankruptcy Institute Annual ConferenceChapter 13 Practice Points2008
NACTT Annual ConventionMortgage Servicing Issues in Chapter 132007
NCBJ Annual ConventionHot Topics in Chapter 132006