Susan C. Stevenson

Susan C. Stevenson’s comprehensive knowledge of corporate, commercial and insolvency law, combined with her trial experience, provides clients with effective and efficient litigation strategies. Ms. Stevenson has extensive experience in the representation of unsecured and secured creditors, litigants, Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustees, liquidating agents, creditors’ committees, and debtors in possession in all types of bankruptcy cases, including those filed by individual debtors, small businesses as well as in bankruptcy cases involving tens of millions of dollars in assets. She has particular expertise in litigating contested matters in the Bankruptcy Court, especially in the area of avoidable transfers, and has tried to verdict all manner of disputes in federal court. Ms. Stevenson, also, has considerable experience in litigating both commercial and real property disputes in both state and federal courts. In addition, she has argued numerous appeals to the District Court for the Southern District of California, the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Stevenson has served as Special Referee for the Superior Court for various cases, including a complex class action securities fraud case and a partition action involving sizable assets. She has been appointed by the Office of the United States Trustee to serve as a Chapter 11 Trustee. She has also served as Special Master for the Superior Court on various bankruptcy-related issues and as an expert witness in several Superior Court cases.

Ms. Stevenson holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. A graduate of the University of San Diego Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1986), Ms. Stevenson served as Executive Editor of the San Diego Law Review, where she also was published. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1986. From 1994 through 1996, Ms. Stevenson was a Director of the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum, as well its past Secretary (1995), and past President (1996). She is an active member of both the San Diego Bar Association and its Bankruptcy Law section. In addition, Ms. Stevenson is a member of the California Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and she has served on the Editorial Board of the California Bankruptcy Journal.

Pyle Sims Duncan & Stevenson
1620 Fifth Avenue, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92101
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