Roksana D. Moradi

Certified Bankruptcy Specialist since 2014 -- State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization

• Partner, SIMON RESNIK HAYES LLP 2016-Present
• Associate Attorney, SIMON RESNIK HAYES LLP 2012-2016
• Associate Attorney, Law Offices of M. Jonathan Hayes 2009-2012
• Law Clerk, Law Offices of M. Jonathan Hayes March, 2009 to November, 2009

Roksana D. Moradi has dedicated her legal career to representation of both individuals and businesses navigating through Chapter 7 and Chapter 11, and litigation arising in the bankruptcy context.

She has successfully confirmed 66 Chapter 11 Plans of Reorganization for both individuals and businesses, assisting her clients through the “rehabilitation” process at each step of the way. Recent Chapter 11 cases include representing a couple with 19 income producing real properties, a small trucking company, a jewelry store, a dental practice, and an LLC which owns a 13 unit commercial building.

Ms. Moradi was nominated as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Ms. Moradi is the Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association; the Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association – Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section: Debtor Assistance Project/Pro Bono Sub-Committee; and is the Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the Bankruptcy/Commercial Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

She is the Vice President and Programs Chair of the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association (“cdcbaa”).

In 2014, Ms. Moradi was selected by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court -- Bar Rules Advisory Group as the Working Group Chair of the “Disclosure Statement in Support of Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization,” “Cash Collateral Motion,” and “Budget Motion” committees working to revise the current versions of those Chapter 11 Individual Debtor forms.

Publication: “The Section 1111(b) Election: A Primer,” California Bankruptcy Journal, December 2011 (with M. Jonathan Hayes).

Presentations: • “Consumer Potpourri” MCLE program for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association on May 12, 2017, with Dennis McGoldrick and Nina Javan.
• “Chapter 11: Essentials and Special Situations” MCLE program for Pincus Professional Education on November 4, 2016, with the Hon. Neil W. Bason, Steven R. Fox, Stella Havkin, Peter Lively, and Dennis McGoldrick.
• “9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Review” MCLE program for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association on October 28, 2016, with Katherine C. Bunker and Raymond H. Aver.
• “Elimination of Bias” MCLE program for the cdcbaa at Southwestern Law School on February 27, 2016, with Nancy B. Clark and Magdalena Reyes Bordeaux.
• “When is Conversion Kosher? Exploring the Hows, Whens, and Whys of Converting Cases from One Chapter to Another” MCLE program for the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association (“cdcbaa”) at Southwestern Law School on February 8, 2014, with the Hon. Catherine Bauer and Jeffrey Hagen.
• “An Introduction to Adversary Proceedings” MCLE program for Public Counsel at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Los Angeles Division on July 11, 2013, with the Hon. Sandra R. Klein, and attorneys Magdalena R. Bordeaux and Roye Zur.

Ms. Moradi has had a lifetime affinity for volunteer work in her community. As a teenager she was a teaching assistant at Polish Alma Mater, at a school which promotes Polish culture. During law school, she volunteered weekly at Neighborhood Legal Services’ Domestic Abuse Self-Help Desk.

For the past several years, Ms. Moradi has volunteered monthly at Neighborhood Legal Services’ Bankruptcy Self Help Desk and Public Counsel‘s Bankruptcy Self Help Desk and Reaffirmation Clinics.

On September 10, 2014, Ms. Moradi received the Public Counsel Debtor Assistance Project Pro Bono award.

Ms. Moradi received her Juris Doctorate from the University of West Los Angeles – School of Law in June of 2009 and was admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Court in December of 2009. Mr. Moradi was admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2013. While in law school, Ms. Moradi had the privilege of externing for the Hon. Tracy Grant in San Pedro. Ms. Moradi was the Dean of the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity her last year of law school.

In 2009, Ms. Moradi was hand-picked by her law school professor, M. Jonathan Hayes, to join his bankruptcy firm. The Law Offices of M. Jonathan Hayes merged with Simon & Resnik, LLP in 2012.

Ms. Moradi immigrated to the United States when she was a child and is fluent in Polish.

San Fernando Valley Bar Association — Bankruptcy Section Program: Judge Russell and J. Scott Bovitz on Sec. 523(a)(2)(A)
Court is Asking for Local Students to Participate in 9th Circuit Civics Contest
Sixth Annual LCL 5K Benefiting Public Counsel’s Debtor Assistance Project!
Big Win in the Ninth Circuit for Public Law Center
5 NEW Forms for Individual Chapter 11 Cases in Judge Zurzolo Cases
Debt-collection proposals: fewer calls, easier to dispute
Earle Hagen Memorial Golf, Tennis and Poker Tournament at Porter Valley Country Club on Monday, September 19, 2016
Public Counsel legal action on behalf of Corinthian students re: private student loan debt
CDCBAA Program: Fundamentals for “Finalizing” a Chapter 13 Case
OC Bar Association Program: Admit What You Do Not Know — Common Evidentiary Mistakes in Bankruptcy Court