Michael L. Simon


MICHAEL L. SIMON is an associate of Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP. He concentrates his practice on bankruptcy and insolvency matters and business litigation. Mr. Simon has represented chapter 11 debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, judgment creditors, secured and unsecured creditors, and plan trustees.

Mr. Simon received his undergraduate degree in finance and economic policy from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business in 2009.  He received his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law and his Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in 2014.  While in law school, Mr. Simon served as an editor for the Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law, and served judicial externships to the Honorable Robert N. Kwan, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, and the Honorable Valerie B. Fairbank, United States District Court Judge for the Central District of California.  After law school, he served a judicial clerkship to the Honorable Robert N. Kwan from August 2015 to March 2017.

Professional Activities

  • Director, Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, 2019-2022

Practice Areas

Insolvency and Business Litigation


Judicial Clerkships