Michael L. Simon

Top rated Bankruptcy attorney in Costa Mesa, California

Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP
Michael L. Simon
Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in California since: 2014

Education: Pepperdine University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2023

Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP

3200 Park Center Drive
Suite 250
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Visit website


Attorney Michael L. Simon is an associate with Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP, law firm, which has law offices in Costa Mesa and Los Angeles, California. Widely regarded as an emerging leader in his field, Mr. Simon provides invaluable counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties and the surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy and insolvency matters
  • Business and commercial litigation

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Simon has represented the rights and interests of Chapter 11 debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, creditors’ committees, judgment creditors, and other stakeholders in complex bankruptcy proceedings. In 2014, he received his certification in dispute resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, and he has assisted his commercial clients with resolving their conflicts and reaching favorable outcomes for their serious and pressing business-related disputes.

At all turns, Mr. Simon delivers highly personalized counsel to all he serves with the utmost professionalism and integrity, and he has gained a reputation for his effective problem-solving skills as well as his ability to help his clients obtain the positive results they seek efficiently and cost-effectively. Honored for his success, he has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 2009 graduate of New York University with a degree in finance and economic policy, Mr. Simon attended Pepperdine University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2014. While pursuing his legal degree, he was an editor of the Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law, and he completed externships with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California as well as with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

Mr. Simon holds his admission to practice before all state and U.S. District Courts in California, and he is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum and the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, where he currently serves as director.

Practice areas

Bankruptcy: Business, Business/Corporate

Focus areas

Bankruptcy Law

  • 80% Bankruptcy: Business
  • 20% Business/Corporate

First Admitted: 2014, California

Professional Webpage: http://swelawfirm.com/professionals/michael-l-simon/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
  • Orange County Bankruptcy Forum
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Courts for the Central Districts of California
  • California State Bar
  • Director, Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, 2019 - Present, 2019
Educational Background:
  • New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business, B.S. in Finance and Economic Policy, 2009

Office location for Michael L. Simon

3200 Park Center Drive
Suite 250
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: 714-445-1000


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2023

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