Practice areas

Bankruptcy: Business, Business Litigation

Focus areas

Bankruptcy Law

Robert S. Marticello, a partner at Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP, is committed to assisting clients in Orange County and Los Angeles County, California, with a primary focus on bankruptcy and insolvency matters. His practice encompasses various aspects of bankruptcy, including Chapter 7 and 11 filings, actions to prevent bankruptcy, cases involving the non-dischargeability of debts, and business litigation.

Recognized as a rising star, Mr. Marticello received the prestigious “40 Under 40” award from the American Bankruptcy Institute, an honor that acknowledges him as one of the leading insolvency professionals in the United States under the age of 40. Remarkably, this marks his second “Top 40” award in five years, having previously been selected for his exceptional talent. In 2012, he participated in the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ Next Generation Program, an exclusive initiative tailored for the nation’s top 40 emerging bankruptcy attorneys.

Mr. Marticello earned his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from California State University, Chico, before attending the California Western School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor in 2005. During his time in law school, he was an active member of the law review.

Having served as a law clerk for several judges at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, Mr. Marticello gained invaluable insights into the intricacies of the bankruptcy process and legal system. He draws upon this wealth of experience to skillfully navigate his clients’ legal challenges and secure favorable outcomes.

Understanding that each case is unique, Mr. Marticello underscores the importance of tailoring his approach to meet his clients’ individual short- and long-term objectives. He places great emphasis on comprehending his clients’ aspirations and provides them with personalized, empathetic guidance. His unwavering dedication is reflected in his impressive “Superb” Avvo rating.

Active engagement within the legal community is a cornerstone of Mr. Marticello’s professional ethos. He has held the esteemed position of president within the California Bankruptcy Forum and previously assumed roles as director and president of the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum.

Additionally, it’s important to note that Mr. Marticello serves as a debt relief agent, assisting individuals in seeking bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

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