Gerrick Warrington


Gerrick is a bankruptcy lawyer and commercial litigator.  He specializes in representing banks, private lenders, loan servicers, and other financial institutions and businesses in chapter 11 and chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, including appeals.  He also represents businesses, including lenders, commercial landlords and tenants, and others in business and insolvency-related litigation in state and federal court.


Law clerk to Hon. Scott C. Clarkson United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California


Represented senior secured lender in section 363(b) sale of toy company (received honorable mention for Asset Sale of the Year by Asset Sales Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute)

Obtained successful defense judgment for lender in state court fraud action (defensive judgment was recognized in Los Angeles Daily Journal’s Top Verdicts & Settlements)

Represented prepetition lender in chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving DIP construction loan, culminating in stay relief (in multiple bankruptcy cases), foreclosure, and eviction and turnover of property to lender by the United States Marshal Service

Represented senior secured lender in successful sale of beer company through California receivership

Represented senior secured lender in successful sale of an event technology services provider through California receivership

Obtained favorable ruling for private lender in bankruptcy court that creditor’s liens were not subject to attack by competing lienholder

Prevailed on contested motion for relief from the automatic stay after evidentiary hearing, with competing expert testimony concerning valuation

Obtained successful ruling allowing judgment creditor to perfect liens against non-debtor’s interests in property co-owned with debtor

Obtained approximate $430,000 reduction of $600,000 homestead exemption under section 522(p) of the Bankruptcy Code and successfully defended that order on appeal


Bankruptcy and Business Reorganizations

Creditors’ Rights and Commercial Litigation


DePaul University, Bachelor of Arts, 2009

Whittier Law School, Juris Doctor, 2013, cum laude


State Bar of California, 2013

United States District Court for the Central District of California

United States District Court for the Northern District of California

United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

United States District Court for the Southern District of California

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


American Bankruptcy Institute

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum (Secretary, Executive Committee)

Financial Lawyers Conference


Presenter, Navigating the Lifecycle of a Chapter 11 Case, California Bankruptcy Forum Insolvency Law Conference

Moderator, Subchapter V Two Years After Enactment: Perspectives from the Bench and a Subchapter V Trustee, Beverly Hills Bar Association

Producer, Parting Waves: Consensus Building in Bankruptcy, Young Insolvency Professionals Program at California Bankruptcy Forum Insolvency Law Conference

Program Chair, How to Make Your Appeal More Appealing, Beverly Hills Bar Association

Presenter, California’s One Action Rule, One-Hour MCLE Presentation

Panelist, Meet the Law Clerks, CDCBAA, Southwestern Law School

Panelist, Judicial Clerkship Panel, Whittier Law School


Does The Section 1111(b) Election Mean Different Things in Subchapter V Than in Traditional Chapter 11 Cases?, Frandzel Blog

Update: California Supreme Court Affirms Black Sky Capital v. Cobb, Frandzel Blog

Oversecured Creditor Not Prevailing Party – What Law Governs Fees?, Frandzel Blog

California Supreme Court Grants Review of Black Sky Capital v. Cobb, Frandzel Blog

Cramming Down Restrictive Covenants, Quarterly Prophets

Estate Property May Not Be Distributed Contrary to Absolute Priority, Absent Consent, Quarterly Prophets

Factor Prevails Over PACA Beneficiaries-A Missed Opportunity?, Quarterly Prophets

Stern v. Marshall: Power, Politics, and Prestige, 33 Whittier L. Rev. 711


American College of Bankruptcy Distinguished Student Award Nominee (Ninth Circuit)

Editor-in-Chief, Whittier Law Review

Dean’s List and Honor Roll

Dean’s Merit Scholarship

Eugene S. Mills Scholarship

Children’s Rights Scholarship


Chair, Rules & Forms Subcommittee, Small Business Reorganization Task Force for United States Bankruptcy Court for Central District of California

Volunteer, Public Counsel’s Debtor Assistance Project

Advisor, Duberstein Moot Court Competition Team, St. John’s University

Fellow, Center for Children and Families, Costa Mesa, CA

Volunteer Chess Instructor, Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, Chicago, IL

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Gerrick Warrington, Attorney at Law