Steven Katzman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Bienert | Katzman PC
 | 601 W 5th St, Suite 720
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 949-226-6591
Fax: 949-369-3701
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (60%),
  • Business Litigation (40%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Steven Jay Katzman is a partner with the Bienert | Katzman, a Professional Law Corporation in San Clemente, California. Over the course of his more than 30 years in government service as well as private practice, Mr. Katzman has acquired extensive experience handling complex litigation involving bankruptcy, insolvency and other commercial and federal litigation matters.

From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Katzman served as an appointed U.S. Trustee for a number of federal districts, and from 1991 to 1999, he served as Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California. In these roles, Mr. Katzman oversaw more than 100,000 bankruptcy cases and prosecuted numerous cases involving bankruptcy fraud, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud and more.

During his time in private practice, Mr. Katzman has served as senior insolvency counsel and has successfully handled numerous cases involving federal litigation matters for some of the most prestigious law firms in Orange County. Early in his legal career, he served as law clerk for U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John E. Ryan of the Central District of California.

A graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Mr. Katzman obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis, School of Law and his license to practice from The State Bar of California in 1987. He is also admitted to practice before all of California's U.S. District Courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Katzman routinely conducts lectures and seminars throughout his region on a variety of legal topics, and he regularly provides testimony in federal court cases. He is highly active in his legal community, as evidenced by his memberships with the Orange County Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, among other professional affiliations, and he also served as president for the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum in 2012.

In 2013, Best Lawyers® voted him Lawyer of the Year for litigation-bankruptcy in Orange County, and he has earned numerous other awards and honors for his professionalism and service.

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Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (60%): Bankruptcy Law

Business Litigation (40%)

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020

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About Steven Katzman

Admitted: 1987, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.bienertkatzman.com/our-team/steven-jay-katzman/

Honors/Awards:

  • Selected to the Best Lawyers® list every year since 2013
  • Selected to the Super Lawyers® list every year since 2015
  • Selected by Best Lawyers® as Orange County’s 2013 “Litigation-Bankruptcy” Lawyer of the Year

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, President, 2012
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Conference Co-Chair of the California Bankruptcy Forum
  • Speaker, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Speaker, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges
  • Speaker, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Speaker, California State Bar

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A. in Economics
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Office Location for Steven Katzman

601 W 5th St
Suite 720
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Phone: 949-226-6591

Fax: 949-369-3701

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Last Updated: 9/10/2019

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