Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 03, 2016
The Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Firm of Bayer, Wishman & Leotta is flexing new muscle. Megan Craig, Esq. has just joined the firm as an attorney. (Ms. Craig has worked at the firm since 2008 as a paralegal, and continued to work there after starting law school 4 years ago). The firm was established in 1989, and has offices in Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Encino California. It has handled more than 15,000 bankruptcy cases. Ms. Craig joins the firm's current legal team of Jeffrey Wishman, Marcus Tiggs, and Leon Bayer.
Ms. Craig is a recent graduate of Southwestern Law School. But she already packs a powerful punch of bankruptcy law credentials.
Her accomplishments and awards include: (UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, Los Angeles, California Judicial Extern to Local Rules Committee, January 2014 - May 2014; UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, Los Angeles, California Judicial Extern to Honorable Judge Vincent P. Zurzolo, August - December 2013; Los Angeles Federal Bar Assn's 2015 Honorable Judge Barry Russell Bankruptcy Award; Nominated for 2015 Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student Fellowship sponsored by American College of Bankruptcy Law; Nominated for 2015 American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence; 1st Place Winner- 2014 Borowitz & Clark First Annual Bankruptcy Law Student Scholarship; 2nd Place Winner - 2014 Mid-South Commercial Law Institute Writing Competition; 3rd Place Winner- 2014 National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Writing Competition).
Ms. Craig brings an amazing back story to her success. She triumphed in law school even though working 30 hours a week as a paralegal for Bayer, Wishman & Leotta. (Law schools recommend that law students should not work more than 10 hours per week.) In spite of a very demanding work schedule, Megan received academic recognition envied by most of her peers.
Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Firm Partner Remembers
Founding partner Jeffrey Wishman remembers, "Megan began work at my law firm 7 years ago as a paralegal. A few weeks after she started, my partner and I met to evaluate Megan’s already brilliant performance. I clearly remember this: We asked each other why in the world isn’t Megan a lawyer, because, she should be? We asked her to think about law school. She said she was thinking about it, but was not quite ready. Three years later, she did it."
Wishman says, "Megan’s work at our firm never suffered. (We don’t know how she did it. Maybe she didn’t sleep for the last 4 years?) The quality of her work, her passion for helping clients, her limitless work ethic, and her enthusiasm to learn the practice of law have never flagged under a grinding school schedule. She is a dynamo. Her work product is as good as it gets. I’m not sure just when this happened, but at some point we stopped thinking of her as our employee, because she had earned a place as our valued colleague."