Casey Z. Donoyan


Casey Z. Donoyan’s practice primarily consists of commercial litigation in the areas of creditor’s rights and collections in matters involving commercial lending and leasing. In addition to prosecuting claims against borrowers and guarantors and defending institutional clients in civil matters, Mr. Donoyan has also represented creditors and debtors in bankruptcy proceedings.

Mr. Donoyan received his undergraduate degree in 1999 from the University of Arizona, where he majored in history. He earned his law degree in 2002 from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he was on Dean’s List.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Donoyan garnered extensive experience in all aspects of creditors’ rights and bankruptcy litigation. He successfully represented a major accounting firm in a professional fee dispute against a corporate debtor in which the court awarded over $5 million in fees. His published cases include: In re Richter, 525 B.R. 735 (Bankr. C.D. Cal. 2015) and In re Crystal Waterfalls, LLC, CV17-02730- JAK (Bankr. C.D. Cal. 2017).

Mr. Donoyan is the author of “The De-Evolution of Mortgage Reform: The Ability to Repay Rule, Qualified Mortgages and the Continued Fallout from the Market Crash of 2008,” Quarterly Prophets (2014); and “Baby Boom and Busted: A Cautionary Tale for Financial Institutions in Response to the Rising Number of Claims for Financial Elder Abuse,” Quarterly Prophets (2013).

Mr. Donoyan is admitted to all four U.S. District Courts of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is fluent in Armenian.