Hale Andrew Antico is active in the legal community. He serves or has served on the Board of Directors for two well-respected bankruptcy associations in the Los Angeles area. Firstly, in 2021 Los Angeles bankruptcy attorney peers chose him President to serve a second term leading the CDCBAA, Los Angeles’ biggest group of bankruptcy lawyers. Secondly, he is a Past President of the James T King Bankruptcy Inn of Court for bankruptcy lawyers, trustees, and judges. Finally, he’s a longstanding member of NACBA, the nation’s largest group of bankruptcy attorneys.
Hale Andrew Antico started his law practice in 2003 before the bankruptcy reform, and has helped approximately 2,000 people since then receive a fresh start with Chapter 7 bankruptcy. His success rate with Chapter 13 is double the national average, and 20x that of the Central District of California. He believes in honest communication, learning bankruptcy law and its procedures, and setting expectations and exceeding them. He has a passion for educating the public about consumer finance. Mr Antico does this in a blog and common-sense, easy-to-understand bankruptcy information on this website.
Hale Andrew Antico graduated from California State University at Northridge, with a degree in Psychology. After that, he graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law.
Attorney Antico is licensed to practice law in California, and has been admitted to practice before the CA Supreme Court, and is a federal litigator in the Central District of California.
Leadership & Membership
Attorney Hale Antico is active in the bankruptcy community. Firstly, in late 2019 he was elected by some of the top Los Angeles bankruptcy lawyers to lead in 2020 and again in 2021 as President of the second largest bankruptcy lawyers’ association in America. Secondly, he led as President and on the Board of Directors of the Bankruptcy Inn of Court. Here, he engages with bankruptcy judges, bankruptcy trustees, and creditor attorneys over meals to advance civility and education. He’s humbled to be trusted to serve hundreds of bankruptcy attorneys in these groups for over 10 years as a director on both boards.
Honors & Awards
Additionally, Hale Andrew Antico was honored in 2017 as Best Bankruptcy Attorney by readers of the largest newspapers in Santa Clarita. This was the fourth time voters in the area have selected him for that honor. In 2018, he was a finalist as Best Lawyer by the AV Press, the largest newspaper in the Antelope Valley. Mr. Antico is humbled to be recognized by both his peers and his clients as a respected leader in the Los Angeles bankruptcy community.