Certified Bankruptcy Specialist
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 81 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 and 2020.
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.
In May of 2019, Ms. Moradi-Brovia was elected to serve a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum (“LABF”).
In July of 2019, Ms. Moradi-Brovia was elected to the Board of Directors of the James T. King Southern California Bankruptcy Inn of Court (“Inn”). In July of 2020, she was elected as the Secretary of the Inn for year 2020.
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 for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California’s Bar Advisory Board for 2017.
In December of 2019, Ms. Moradi-Brovia was selected by 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.
- “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 Chief Judge Margaret M. Mann, 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 R. Fox, Stella Havkin, David Samole, Jeffrey Bast 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 from 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.
- “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 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.
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.
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 is married and lives in Santa Monica.
Partner, Resnik Hayes Moradi LLP 2018-present
Partner, Simon Resnik Hayes LLP 2015-2018
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
- University of West Los Angeles – School of Law (J.D. 2009)