Richard A. Marshack

Firm: Marshack Hays LLP
Location: Irvine - CA

  • 870 Roosevelt
    Irvine, CA 92620
  • Tel : 949.333.7777
  • Fax : N/A

Richard A. Marshack is a founding member of the firm of Marshack Hays LLP and has been a bankruptcy attorney since 1982 (36 years). He is a frequent lecturer and presenter of seminars (over 50) on Bankruptcy and Commercial Law issues. Additionally, he has authored more than 20 articles and materials relating to the practice of law. Richard has two practices: serving as an attorney and as a professional fiduciary.

As an attorney, his focus is commercial matters arising in bankruptcy proceedings, such as representing debtor/businesses and creditors/creditor committees in reorganization proceedings and representing Bankruptcy Trustees.

As a professional fiduciary, he serves as a Chapter 7 and 11 Trustee. He has served as a Trustee since 1985 and has served as a Receiver, Examiner, Special Trustee for Probate Court, Chief Responsible Officer, Disbursing Agent and Provisional Director.

Richard is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine (1979) and California School of Law, Magna Cum Laude (1982). Thereafter, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Folger Johnson, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Oregon, 1982- 1984. Richard has been married since 1982 to Judith Marshack, also an attorney. They have three adult sons. He enjoys cycling, hiking, exercise and traveling.


  • 2016, Recipient – Hon. Peter M. Elliott Award
  • Select Super Lawyer
  • Select Top 40 lawyer under the age of 40
  • Recognized with several awards for contributing to the Bankruptcy Community


  • University of California at Irvine (B.A. 1979) (completed undergraduate work in three years)
  • California Western School of Law (J.D. 1982 magna cum laude)
    • Law Review (1980 – 1982) Lead Article Edition
    • Scriba Regis Award for Best Writer
    • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award

Marshack Hays LLP

Marshack Hays LLP, a Super Lawyer and AV-rated business and bankruptcy litigation firm having the highest reputation with our clients and peers, comprises a team of exceptional attorneys, paralegals, and support staff committed to our clients’ success. The firm focuses on business litigation, reorganization, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy litigation, and represents bankruptcy trustees, debtors, creditors, and creditor committees in bankruptcy. Our attorneys also have decades of experience in business, real estate, transactional, and civil matters and provide insolvency, reorganization, and out-of-court workout counseling to individuals and businesses.