Lei Lei Wang Ekvall

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Costa Mesa, CA

Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP
 | 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-445-1000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2006
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (80%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Chinese-Mandarin
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP , Lei Lei Wang Ekvall provides dedicated legal representation to clients throughout Orange County and Los Angeles County, California. She focuses her practice on bankruptcy,* generally handling cases that involve such matters as creditors' rights, business reorganizations and trustee representation.

Ms. Wang Ekvall received a Bachelor of Science in information and computer science from the University of California, Irvine, in 1988. She then went on to earn a Juris Doctor in 1992 from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law .

In her private practice, Ms. Wang Ekvall draws on the valuable experience she gained while completing judicial clerkships with several United States bankruptcy judges . She has dedicated her career to guiding clients through bankruptcy-related business matters. Ms. Wang Ekvall understands the unique challenges that can arise in such cases and the impact that these issues can have on a business's operations. She works closely with her clients, listens to their goals and helps them achieve resolutions that address their short- and long-term needs. In recognition of her commitment to quality representation for her clients, Ms. Wang Ekvall has earned the highest rating possible, AV Preeminent,** from Martindale-Hubbell, and she holds an Avvo "Superb" rating.

Beyond the courtroom, staying active in the legal community is a priority for Ms. Wang Ekvall. She is the president of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County and serves on the board of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, the Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund and the Legal Aid Society of Orange County.  She holds memberships in and has served in varying leadership capacities for a number of organizations, including the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, the Orange County Bar Association, and the Orange County Asian American Bar Association.  Ms. Wang Ekvall frequently speaks on bankruptcy law-related topics.

*Ms. Wang Ekvall is a debt relief agent. She helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

** AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (80%): Bankruptcy Law

Business Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy: Bankruptcy Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2004 - 2006

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About Lei Wang Ekvall

Admitted: 1992, California

Professional Webpage: http://swelawfirm.com/professionals/lei-lei-wang-ekvall/

Honors and Awards:

  • For outstanding scholarship, ethics, and service to the Orange County bankruptcy community, The Honorable Peter M. Elliott Memorial Award, Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, 2015
  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • 2011 and 2014, Top 5 Bankruptcy Lawyer, O.C. Metro Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the Board of Directors - Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund, 2016
  • Member of the Board of Directors - Legal Aid Society of Orange County, 2016
  • Conference Co-Chair - California Bankruptcy Forum, 2016
  • President of the Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund, 2011
  • President of the Orange County Bar Association, 2010
  • Member of the Central District of California Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 2004
  • Past President and Director of the Orange County Asian American Bar Association, 2003
  • Board, Orange County Bar Association
  • Leader, Southern California legal community

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, 2016
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund
  • Past Chair of the Orange County Bar Association Pro Bono Committee

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Bankruptcy for Businesses: The Benefits, Pitfalls and Alternatives by Entrepreneur Media, Inc., and distributed by McGraw‑Hill, Co-author, 2007

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Computer Science, 1988

Industry Groups

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Reorganizations
  • Creditors Rights
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Office Location for Lei Lei Wang Ekvall

3200 Park Center Drive
Suite 250
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: 714-445-1000

 

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Last Updated: 10/20/2017

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