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Languages spoken: Mandarin, English

Practice areas


  1. Chapter 11: 40%
    6 years
  2. Debt Collection: 30%
    6 years
  3. Bankruptcy: 30%
    6 years

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Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP

3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626-7021


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Peer Review Rated AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2015
Honorable Peter M. Elliott AwardOrange County Bankruptcy Forum2015
Top Bankruptcy LawyerOC Metro Magazine2014
Women in Business NomineeOrange County Business Journal2012
Top 5 Bankruptcy AttorneysOC Metro Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSmiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP2014 - Present
PartnerWeiland, Golden, Smiley, Wang Ekvall & Strok, LLP1995 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Central District of California Attorney Discipline CommitteeMember2016 - Present
Legal Aid Society of Orange CountyBoard of Directors2014 - Present
OCBA Charitable FundBoard of Directors2012 - Present
ProVisorsMember2012 - Present
California Bankruptcy Forum2016 Conference Co-Chair2015 - 2016
OCBA Charitable FundPresident2011 - 2011
Orange County Bar AssociationPresident2010 - 2010
Orange County Bankruptcy ForumPresident2004 - 2005
Orange County Asian American Bar AssociationPresident2002 - 2003
Publication nameTitleDate
Orange County LawyerStarting a New Orange County-Based Law Firm: Then and Now2015
Entrepreneur Media, Inc.Bankruptcy for Businesses2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of California - IrvineComputer ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
California Receivers Forum Loyola VIReceiverships of Professional Organizations2015
Women in Leadership Symposium, Orange CountyWomen in Leadership: Rising Above the Ordinary2013
Loyola V Complex Case SymposiumReceivership vs. ABC vs. Bankruptcy2013
Annual Bankruptcy Trustees SeminarBankruptcy Code Section 724: Realizing Value from Over-Encumbered Property2012
CLE SeminarBankruptcy Law for Non-Bankruptcy Lawyers2011
Bridging the GapThe Allen E. Broussard Presentation on Professionalism and Civility2011
Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section Lunch ProgramWhat Do You Do When Employment Law and Bankruptcy Collide2010
Speakers SeriesHandling Distressed Assets: A Lender's Guide2009
6th Annual Bankruptcy Ethics SymposiumIssues in Client Confidentiality2009