Brent D. Meyer
Juris Doctorate (2009)
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law, cum laude
B.S., Business Administration (2002)
University of Sourthern California - Marshall School of Business, cum laude
Senior Law Clerk to the Honorable Hannah L. Blumenstiel, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California (2013)
Law Clerk to the Honorable Thomas E. Carlson, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California (2011-2013)
Judicial Extern to the Honorable Michael S. McManus, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California (2008)
Brent focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, general civil litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency matters, receiverships, appellate advocacy, probate, and personal injury actions. He has extensive experience representing debtors and creditors in chapter 7, chapter 11, and chapter 13 cases and representing trustees in appellate proceedings.
Prior to rejoining Meyer Law Group, Brent worked as a litigation associate at Hopkins & Carley, APC. Brent also served as a senior law clerk to the Honorable Hannah L. Blumenstiel in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division and as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas E. Carlson in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division. During his time with the Court, Brent participated in the drafting of the Standard-Form Combined Plan and Disclosure Statement for Individual Chapter 11 Debtors and the Model Chapter 13 Plan and Distribution Order.
After graduating from law school, Brent was a founding partner of Meyer Law Group, where he successfully represented clients in various appellate proceedings, including:
- In re Scholz, 699 F.3d 1167 (9th Cir. 2012) (successfully represented Trustee in appeal concerning whether income received pursuant to 45 U.S.C. § 231 et seq. (Railroad Retirement Income) shall be included in the calculation of “projected disposable income” under 11 U.S.C. § 1325(b)
- In re Aughney, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74505 (N.D. Cal. 2011) (successfully represented Debtors in appeal concerning expungement of a class proof of claim pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7023)
- In re Heal, 2010 U.S. Dist. Lexis 107879 (N.D. Cal. 2010) (successfully represented Trustee in appeal concerning the applicability of 11 U.S.C. § 1325(a)(3) for a debtor with negative “projected disposable income”)
While in law school, Brent served as a full-time judicial extern to the Honorable Michael S. McManus in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division. He also received the prestigious American College of Bankruptcy Award as the Distinguished Law Student in the Ninth Circuit, received the Loren S. Dahl Scholarship for Excellence in Bankruptcy Law, was selected for membership in the Roger J. Traynor Honor Society, received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence for the highest overall grade in his Legal Research and Writing course, studied Fundamental Rights in the United States and Europe under Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy in Salzburg, Austria, and served as a comment writer on the Global Business & Development Law Journal.
Professional Groups and Membership
Bench Bar Liaison Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, Member (2014-present)
Alameda County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, Executive Board Member (2010-2011)
Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum, Member (2010-present)
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member (2010-present)