Val Loumber

Val Loumber

Attorney at Law

Sacramento
California
Licensed in
CA
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
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About
As a Federal Judiciary attorney for a total of 16 years, at both trial and appellate levels (EDCA, DNV, 9th Cir. BAP), I have had the privilege to work on the adjudication of tens of thousands legal disputes, preparing over 25,000 written dispositions, in cases involving both bankruptcy and nonbankruptcy issues. It has included virtually all bankruptcy aspects, such as business, consumer, municipality, farmer, trustee, receiver, debtor, creditor, involuntary, appellate, etc. My experience includes complex federal civil litigation, at all stages of adjudication. I offer insights for federal litigation strategies, at the substantive, procedural… read more and evidentiary levels.
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"I have had the privilege to receive legal counsel during the last few years from Valery on various legal issues, mainly involving the forming and running of our nonprofit organization. Documentation and form preparation are key areas of support received from Valery. We have been very pleased by his help. We have received great support and counsel from him to help us move forward. It's been great to have his support and legal advice."

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"I have had the pleasure of serving as judicial clerk alongside Valery since August of 2017. Valery embodies exceptional expertise in bankruptcy law and is highly knowledgeable in many other areas of law. Valery’s passion for his chosen profession is evident and inspiring. Of crucial importance, Valery’s personality makes him ideal to work with. His demeanor is warm and patient, and he is always willing to discuss topics and share his expertise with me. I consider myself fortunate to know and work with Valery."

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Work History

HMS Law Group

Attorney, Of Counsel

Oct 2019 - Present

Working on the following matters:
Appeals (Bankruptcy and Business)
Bankruptcy (including litigation)
Business Litigation
Creditor Rights
Insolvency
ADR

Oct 2019 - Present

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California

Judicial Staff Attorney, Hon. Fredrick Clement

Dec 2018 - Aug 2019

Judicial Staff Attorney to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Fredrick Clement. Drafted numerous written dispositions in all aspects of bankruptcy law and in many aspects of federal and state nonbankruptcy law.

Dec 2018 - Aug 2019

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California

Judicial Staff Attorney, Hon. Michael McManus

Sep 2005 - Jan 2019

Drafted dispositive written decisions in over 25,000 matters before the court, including adversary proceeding and chapter 7, 9, 11, 12, 13 bankruptcy case matters, in both voluntary and involuntary cases, on virtually all perspectives of bankruptcy and general federal litigation.

Sep 2005 - Jan 2019

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California

Bankruptcy Law and Practice Instructor

Sep 2005 - Dec 2015

Organized, managed and taught bankruptcy law and practice, motion practice, federal civil practice, dispute resolution, objectively persuasive writing and evidence to dozens of law students at the court. Mentored students on the personal and professional issues of practicing law.

Sep 2005 - Dec 2015

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Bankruptcy Appellate Panel

Judicial Staff Attorney, Hon. Michael McManus

Sep 2005 - Feb 2008

Drafted bench memoranda and dispositive decisions for appeals from bankruptcy court decisions on the territory of the Ninth Circuit. Participated in discussions with appellate panel judges regarding legal and factual issues on appeal.

Sep 2005 - Feb 2008

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean

Associate Attorney

Aug 2002 - Sep 2005

Managed sizeable litigation load, from settlement talks and complaint filing to discovery and trial. Represented trustees, creditors, committees and reorganization debtors in various matters, including, without limitation, avoidance actions, sales, leases, rejections, assumptions and assignments, compromises, abandonment, claim objections, surcharges, bad faith litigation, etc.

Aug 2002 - Sep 2005

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California

Judicial Staff Attorney, Hon. Michael McManus

Sep 2001 - Aug 2002

Drafted dispositive written decisions in matters brought within chapter 7 and 11 cases involving consumer, business and farmer debtors, chapter 7 and 11 trustees, creditors and the United States Trustee. Also, prepared orders, legal memoranda and memorandum decisions. Matters included, without limitation, first day motions, plan confirmations, disclosure statement approvals, etc.

Sep 2001 - Aug 2002

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California

Judicial Staff Attorney, Hon. Jane Dickson McKeag

Aug 2000 - Sep 2001

Drafted law and motion bench notes, legal memoranda and memorandum decisions. Reviewed papers for all law and motion chapter 7, 11 and 13 matters, including, without limitations, consumer debtor motions, first day motions, plan confirmations, disclosure statement approvals, sales, leases, compromises, rejections, assumptions and assignments and many other chapter 7 and 11 administrative matters.

Aug 2000 - Sep 2001

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