Tony

Brad "Tony" Summers is a member of the Creditors’ Rights Team. His principal areas of practice are bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law, workouts and business transactions.  

He has represented numerous debtors-in-possession, trustees, creditors’ committees, and secured creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. He also represents parties seeking to make acquisitions from distressed businesses.

Professional Experience

Partner, Ball Janik (1991-2017)

Partner, Pachulski Stang & Ziehl (1984-1990)

Law Clerk, The Honorable Warren M. Matthews of the Alaska Supreme Court (1982-1983)

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., with highest honors, 1982
  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., Business Administration Major, summa cum laude, 1979

Admissions

  • Oregon
  • California
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Honors

The Best Lawyers in America©, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency Reorganization Law (2006-2018); Bankruptcy Litigation (2011-2018)

“Oregon Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers magazine (2007-2017)

"Portland Bankruptcy Litigation Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers® (2014, 2016)

"Portland Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers® (2013, 2015)