The Law Offices of Thomas H. Casey

Bankruptcy Law

Kathleen J. McCarthy

Kathleen J. McCarthy


University of California at Los Angeles, B.S. Communication Studies 1983
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. 1987

Judicial Experience:

Extern U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Calvin Ashland 1987
Law Clerk U.S.Bankruptcy Judge Lynne Riddle 1988–1989
Law Clerk U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Lynne Riddle 1997–1998

Law Practice Experience:

Hahn, Cazier & Smaltz. law clerk 1986
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, business attorney 1987–1988
Stuhley & Verdries, bankruptcy attorney 1990–1992
Solo and Contract Attorney Practice, 1989–1990 and 1993–1997
Counsel with the Casey Firm since September of 2002

Educator Experience:

Instructor for “Bankruptcy Law”, Legal Assistants A.A. Program 1989, Rancho Santiago Junior College
Instructor for “Creditor Rights in Bankruptcy”, Legal Assistants Program, University of California at Irvine

Published and Noteworthy Unpublished Opinions:

In re Cherrett, 523 B.R. 660 (9th Cir. BAP, 2014) affirmed at 873 F.3d 1060(9th Cir., 2017)
In re Kenny G. Enterprises, LLC, 512 B.R. 628 (C.D. Cal., 2014)
In re Staffer, 2009 WL 1444758 (C.D. Cal., 2009)
In re Adbox, 488 F.3d 836 (9th Cir., 2007)
In re Perrine, 369 B.R. 571 (Bankr. C.D. Cal., 2007)
In re Robert Ferrante, 2018 WL 1311490 (C.D. Cal., 2018)
In re Kenny G. Enterprises, LLC, 708 Fed.Appx. 390 (9th Cir., 2017)
In re Kenny G. Enterprises, LLC, 692 Fed.Appx. 950 (9th Cir., 2017)
In re Ziegler, 2016 WL 3267387 (9th Cir. BAP, 2016)
In re Kenny G. Enterprises, LLC, 2014 WL 1806891, and 908709 (C.D. Cal., 2014)
In re Llamas, 2011 WL 7637254 (Bankr. C.D. Cal., 2011)
In re Achi, 2008 WL 36354910 (9th Cir. BAP, 2008)
In re Perrine, 2008 WL 8448835 (9th Cir. BAP, 2008)
In re Adbox, 234 Fed. Appx. 420 (9th Cir., 2007)

Articles and Speaking Engagements:

CDCBAA, October 17, 2016, and IEBF, October 13, 2015, “How to be Appealing to the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.”; OCBF, June 10, 2015, “Conversion Issues: When Reorganizations Become Liquidations.” OCBA Business Litigation Section, April 10, 2015, “Busting Bankruptcy Myths: What Every Business Litigator Needs to Know.” CDCBAA Newsletter, January 2015, and FBA/OC Newsletter, Winter 2015, “How to Obtain a Stay Pending Appeal of a Bankruptcy Court Order.” FBA/LA Newsletter, Winter 2014, “10th Annual Bankruptcy Ethics Symposium.” Hawaii Bankruptcy Bar Association, November 8, 2013, “Tips on How to Keep Your Fees: Defenses to the New and Inventive Ways Trustees are Recovering Attorneys Fees.” CDCBAA Newsletter, October 2013, “Do you Feel Secure in Your Attorney Lien?”; OCBA Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, December 14, 2009, “Make Appeals Appealing.”; FBA/LA, December 14, 2007, “A closer look at In re Perrine: Disclosure and Disgorgement Issues that can arise in any Chapter Bankruptcy”.

Memberships and Offices:

2016 Chair Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Orange County Bar Association; Member of the Board of Directors of Tustin Community Bank; Member of the Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum; Member of The James T. King Bankruptcy Inn of Court; Member of The Orange County Bankruptcy Forum; Member of Central District California Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Association; Member of the Central California Bankruptcy Association