David M. Goodrich


David M. Goodrich


David M. Goodrich has represented bankruptcy trustees, large financial companies, distressed businesses, secured and unsecured creditors, unsecured creditor committees, receivers, and commercial litigants throughout California since 2000. Mr. Goodrich focuses on representation of fiduciaries in bankruptcy cases, receiverships and general assignments. Mr. Goodrich also represents companies and municipalities in chapter 9 and 11 bankruptcy cases. Mr. Goodrich also serves as a fiduciary in state and federal cases.

Mr. Goodrich is a member of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel of Trustees, appointed by the Office of the United States Trustee, serving in the Los Angeles Division of the Central District of California (2011 to present).

Mr. Goodrich is a certified bankruptcy law specialist (State Bar of California – 2010). Mr. Goodrich served as a commissioner on the Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission which prepares, administers and grades examinations for lawyers seeking certification as bankruptcy law specialists from the State Bar of California (2017-2019).

Mr. Goodrich served on the board of directors for the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum (President 2016-2017) and is the vice president of the California Bankruptcy Forum (2021). Mr. Goodrich was recently elected as a board member of the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum (2021). Mr. Goodrich is also a member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the Orange County Bar Association, the Los Angeles Bar Association and the California Receivers Forum. Mr. Goodrich is also Judicial Conference Lawyer Representative for the Ninth Circuit (2019-2022). Mr. Goodrich was recently selected to serve as Personal Affairs Editor for the NABT Talk, a national periodical sent to members of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees.

Mr. Goodrich graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in political science and earned his JD from Whittier Law School.