MARCUS G. TIGGS: Admitted to the California Bar and United States District Court,
Central, Eastern, Northern and Central Districts of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit in 1989. Mr Tiggs’ educational background is as follows: Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA (B.A., French & Broadcasting, 1984), UWLA School of Law (J.D., 1988). Mr. Tiggs has exclusively practiced in the bankruptcy area since being admitted to the bar. He represents debtors, creditors and trustees, including bankruptcy litigation and appeals before District Courts and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Tiggs is a U.S. Army combat veteran (Field Artillery OEF 08-09)—Lt. Col. (Ret.)
Special Certifications: He is a Certified Specialist, Bankruptcy Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Honors and Awards: Mr Tiggs was nominated and selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer, 2006 & 2017; Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
Pro-Bono/Community Service: Mr Tiggs strongly believes in giving back to the community. For this reason he has volunteered his bankruptcy legal expertise to the Los Angeles County Bar, Public Counsel’s Debtor Assistance Project (providing legal assistance to low-income debtors); Mesereau, Ephraim, Villaraigosa (MEV) Legal Clinic (helping low-income individuals); The College Legal Clinic at Cal State Univ. Fullerton, (mentoring students and proving legal advice to low and moderate income individuals)
Mr. Tiggs is an active member of his community (Culver City). He serves on various volunteer committees, including service for over 10 years on the Fiesta La Ballona Committee (Chair); former two term (8 years) City of Culver City Planning Commissioner; Culver City Centennial Committee (Board-member); and Culver City Unified School District Community Budget Advisory Committee (Member).
Speaker/Teacher: Mr. Tiggs is an adjunct professor at UWLA School of Law teaching Bankruptcy Law & Procedure 2001-Present; 2003 Bridging the Gap, Los Angeles County Bar Association
Published Cases: Donald v. Curry (In re Donald), 328 B.R. 192 (9th Cir BAP
2005)(represented trustee); In re Wilkins, 2007 Bankr. LEXIS 2179 (Bankr. C.D. Cal. 2007)(represented debtor).