Department: Attorneys

Michael W. Brown

Michael W. Brown is a seasoned litigator of 20 years who specializes in creditor’s rights and business and commercial litigation. In addition to this background in business and commercial litigation, Mr. Brown also has broad experience in other areas of law, including real estate litigation, construction litigation, and insurance litigation. He is well-versed in all… Read more »

Christopher D. Crowell

Christopher D. Crowell represents financial institutions, receivers, and other parties in federal and state court litigation throughout California and nationally, with an emphasis on bankruptcy and other insolvency-related litigation and lender defense work. Mr. Crowell received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history and economics from Stanford University in 2002. He earned his law degree… Read more »

Matthew P.F. Heald

Matthew P.F. Heald went to the University of Oregon for his undergraduate degree and graduated from Southwestern Law School in 2016.

Ken I. Ito

Ken I. Ito’s practice consists of complex business and commercial litigation, with a focus on creditor’s rights.  Mr. Ito has a broad range of experience including multiple first chair civil jury trials to successful verdicts.  Prior to joining Hemar, Rousso & Heald, LLP, Mr. Ito held various legal positions including General Counsel to a nationwide… Read more »

Robert V. McKendrick

Robert V. McKendrick specializes in creditors’ rights and business and commercial litigation, including equipment leasing, secured transactions and consumer credit collections. Mr. McKendrick received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He earned his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1993. Mr. McKendrick is notably involved in local service…. Read more »

Christina L. Rymsza

Christina Rymsza specializes in commercial collections, business and commercial litigation, and creditors’ rights, including equipment leasing, secured transactions, and judgment execution.  Before joining the firm, Ms. Rymsza worked as a prosecutor and then focused her work on consumer collections and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) defense. Ms. Rymsza… Read more »

Irwin M. Wittlin

Irwin M. Wittlin Irwin M. Wittlin specializes in business and commercial litigation, including a bankruptcy practice involving all chapters of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Mr. Wittlin is a proficient litigator with twenty-five years of experience, including vast experience representing major corporations and financial institutions as both secured and unsecured creditors. Mr. Wittlin is an active… Read more »