Certified Bankruptcy Specialist, State Bar of California - Board of Legal Specialization
- Bankruptcy - Individual and Business
- Bankruptcy Litigation
Roksana Moradi-Brovia is a partner at RHM LAW LLP. Roksana D. Moradi-Brovia 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 94 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, a tortilla manufacturing business and an LLC which owns a 13-unit commercial building. She routinely represents patient care ombudsmans appointed in healthcare bankruptcy cases.
Ms. Moradi-Brovia was nominated as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and as a Super Lawyer for 2023. She was nominated in two Super Lawyers top-lists: Up-and-Coming 100 – 2021/2022 Southern California Rising Stars; and Up-and-Coming 50 – 2021/2022 Women Southern California Rising Stars.
She was the 2018 and 2019 President of the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association (“cdcbaa”) and has been on the Board of Directors and the Programs Chair of the cdcbaa since 2013. Ms. Moradi-Brovia is the cdcbaa’s representative to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California’s Bar Advisory Board.
Ms. Moradi-Brovia has served as an honorary member on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum (“LABF”) since May of 2019. She is a member of LABF’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.
She was elected to the Board of Directors of the James T. King Southern California Bankruptcy Inn of Court (“Inn”) in 2019 and currently hold the position of Vice President.
Ms. Moradi-Brovia was the 2018-2019 Chair of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (“LACBA”), previously holding the positions of Programs Chair, Secretary and Vice Chair; she remains an active participant in the Section. She acted as Chair of the Debtor Assistance Project/Pro Bono Sub-Committee of the Bankruptcy/Commercial Law Section of LACBA from 2013 through 2017. Ms. Moradi-Brovia was the LACBA representative to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California’s Bar Advisory Board for 2017.
In 2022, she was selected to the Electronic Public Access (“EPA”) Public User Group. The EPA Public User Group’s mission is to provide advice and feedback on the development, implementation, and enhancement of electronic public access services provided by the federal Judiciary, including but not limited to PACER, PACER Case Locator, Multi-court Voice Case Information System applications, and the availability of electronic court records. The 12-members of the EPA Public User Group represent a cross-section of PACER users, including representatives of the legal profession, commercial firms, the media, academia, government agencies, and the public.
In 2022, Ms. Moradi-Brovia was selected to join the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California’s Bar Advisory Group to improve the Court’s Loan Modification Program, working to revise the Local Bankruptcy Rules Forms and Procedures related to the Program.
In December of 2019, Ms. Moradi-Brovia was selected by the Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, Hon. Maureen A. Tighe, to the Court's Small Business Reorganization Task Force whose mission is to work to identify obstacles in the current system for small businesses in distress, perform outreach and education issues in the community and suggest edits to the Court’s Local Rules as related to the new Small Business Reorganization Act.
In 2014, Ms. Moradi-Brovia was selected by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California’s 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.
· “Consumer Session: Don’t Bet the Farm– Best Practices for Addressing issues at the Intersection of Bankruptcy and Family Law” producer for Consumer Session MCLE program for the 35th Annual California Bankruptcy Forum - Insolvency Conference in May 2023; speakers: Hon. Laura Taylor, Bank. Judge Southern District of California, Ed Hayes and Christopher Celentino.
- “Liens & Mortgages: Issues That Arise in Chapter 7, 13 And 11” MCLE program for the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association (“cdcbaa”) on July 9, 2022, with Jenny Doling, Steven Fox and Nicholas Gebelt.
- “Recent Bankruptcy Appeal Decisions from the District Court for the Central District of California” MCLE program for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association on December 10, 2021, with Eliza Ghanooni and Tamar Terzian.
- “The New Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA) - Why Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Need to Understand Sub-Chapter V?” MCLE program for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys on November 30, 2021, with the Hon. Robert Faris, Bank. Judge District of Hawaii, SubChapter V Trustee Caroline Djang and Amanda Stofan.
- “Chapter 11: What Is It and How Does It Work?” MCLE program for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys on November 12, 2021, with the Hon. Robert Faris, Bank. Judge District of Hawaii, SubChapter V Trustee Caroline Djang and Amanda Stofan.
- “SubChapter V Chapter 11 Cases - One Year Later” MCLE program for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association on June 25, 2021, with the Hon. Paul W. Bonapfel, Bank. Judge N.D. Georgia, Steven R. Fox, Keith Boyd, Wayne Greenwald, Amanda Stofan, Jeffrey Trousdale and Brett Weiss.
· “Walk the Plank – Legal Duel: Hot Topics in Bankruptcy” producer for MCLE program for the 32nd Annual California Bankruptcy Forum - Insolvency Conference in May 2021; speakers: Hon. Margaet Mann, Bank. Judge Southern District of California, SubChapter V Trustee Caroline Djang, Jason Rosell and moderated by John N. Tedford.
· “Bankruptcy Basics for the Non-Bankruptcy Practitioner” MCLE program for the LA Law Library on January 20, 2021, with Jeremy H. Rothstein.
- “Brace Yourself! The Shockwave Caused by the California Supreme Court’s Decision in Brace, the Extent of its Impact on Bankruptcy Cases; Other Community Property Issues; and an Update on Recent Homestead Cases; Discussion of AB 1885/SB 832 Which Increased the California Homestead Exemption to as High as $600,000” MCLE program for the Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum on September 10, 2020, with Bank. Judge Southern District of California, D. Edward Hays and moderated by Chapter 7 Trustee, Richard Marshak.
- “Business Bankruptcy 101: Chapter 11 Nuts and Bolts” MCLE program for Pincus Professional Education on July 21 and 23, 2020, with Steven Fox, Stella Havkin, David Samole, Jeffrey Best and Allison Day.
- “The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 - SubChapter V of Chapter 11” MCLE program for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys on May 21, 2020, with SubChapter V Trustee Richard Cook, Dan Press and Brett Weiss.
- “Recent, Relevant and Riveting Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Cases” MCLE program for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association on October 11, 2019, with the Hon. Deborah J. Saltzman and Jessica Bagdanov.
· “Individual Chapter 11s: An Overview” MCLE program for the Orange County Bar Assoc. – Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section on May 23, 2019, with the Hon. Neil W. Bason, Steven Fox, Stella Havkin, Peter Lively, Dennis McGoldrick and moderated by Ed Hays.
· “Choosing Your Trajectory: Bankruptcy vs. Receivership vs. ABC Proceedings” producer for MCLE program for the 31st Annual California Bankruptcy Forum - Insolvency Conference in May 2019; speakers: Richard Ormond, Kevin Singer and Benjamin King.
- “Key Consumer Cases from Around the Country” MCLE program for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association on March 22, 2018, with the Hon. Sandra R. Klein and Cassandra J. Richey.
- “Interesting, Important and All Consuming Opinions of Central District Bankruptcy Judges” MCLE program for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association on January 19, 2018, with the Hon. Victoria S. Kaufman and James Selth.
- “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 Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association (“cdcbaa”) 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.
Publication: “The Section 1111(b) Election: A Primer,” California Bankruptcy Journal, December 2011 (with M. Jonathan Hayes).
Ms. Moradi-Brovia volunteers regularly at Neighborhood Legal Services’ Bankruptcy Self Help Desk and Public Counsel’s Bankruptcy Self Help Desk and Reaffirmation Clinics. She also volunteers regularly at local high schools with Credit Abuse Resistance Education (“CARE”) - a national, nonprofit organization providing students and young adults with the skills they need to make smart financial decisions.
Ms. Moradi-Brovia works with the Veterans Legal Institute to offer pro bono legal bankruptcy assistance to current and former service members.
On September 10, 2014, Ms. Moradi received the Public Counsel Debtor Assistance Project Pro Bono award.
Ms. Moradi-Brovia 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. She was admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2013. While in law school, Ms. Moradi-Brovia had the privilege of externing for the Hon. Tracy Grant in San Pedro. Ms. Moradi-Brovia was the Dean of the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity her last year of law school.
Ms. Moradi-Brovia immigrated to the United States when she was a child and is fluent in Polish. She grew up in Santa Monica and recently moved to Woodland Hills with her husband and son.