Central District of California Bankruptcy

The Central District of California is the largest Bankruptcy Court in the United States. Presently, the Central District holds court in the follow cities:

  • Los Angeles
  • Riverside
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Barbara
  • San Fernando Valley

The Central District of California Bankruptcy Court covers approximately 40,000 square miles and stretches from the Central Coast area of the state eastward to the Nevada and Arizona borders.

The Central District Bankruptcy Court has jurisdiction in the seven-county region, comprised of

  • Los Angeles County
  • Orange County
  • Riverside County
  • San Bernardino County
  • Santa Barbara County
  • Ventura County
  • San Luis Obispo County

The Central District of California Bankruptcy Court is part of the Ninth Circuit, which encompasses the federal courts of nine states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. The Ninth Circuit also extends appellate services to the Territory of Guam and to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The Ninth Circuit is the largest of the twelve federal circuits in size, population, number of federal judges, and volume of litigation. It includes fifteen federal district courts, thirteen bankruptcy courts, and a court of appeals.

If you are considering filing a California bankruptcy in the Central District you should contact an experienced local attorney for a free bankruptcy consultation.  You can use the form on this page or call our toll free bankruptcy phone number for more information.

Major Cities in the Central District Bankruptcy Court of California

Los Angeles Corona South Gate Tustin
Long Beach Palmdale Compton Chino
Santa Ana Torrance Mission Viejo Victorville
Anaheim Orange Santa Barbara Redlands
Riverside Pasadena Rialto Pico Rivera
Glendale Lancaster Carson Redondo Beach
Huntington Beach Thousand Oaks Westminster Hesperia
San Bernardino Fullerton Alhambra Montebello
Oxnard El Monte Santa Monica Laguna Niguel
Irvine Inglewood Whittier Huntington Park
Garden Grove Simi Valley Lakewood Monterey Park
Ontario Costa Mesa Buena Park La Habra
Santa Clarita West Covina Santa Maria Yorba Linda
Moreno Valley Downey Baldwin Park Hemet
Rancho Cucamonga Burbank Bellflower Lake Forest
Fontana Norwalk Newport Beach Upland
Pomona San Buenaventura Lynwood

California Central District Bankruptcy Court Filings By Quarter

2006 2007
District 1st QTR 2nd QTR 3rd QTR 4th QTR 1st QTR 2nd QTR 3rd QTR 4th QTR
Central 2,938 4,355 5,042 5,538 6,995 7,834 8,725 10,481
2008 2009
Central 1st QTR 2nd QTR 3rd QTR 4th QTR 1st QTR 2nd QTR 3rd QTR 4th QTR
12,106 15,823 18,716 19,195 1,748 27,364 29,138 30,347
Central 2010 2011
  1st QTR 2nd QTR 3rd QTR 4th QTR 1st QTR 2nd QTR 3rd QTR 4th QTR
32,236 37,180 38,736 34,456 35,933 36,459 32,931 29,107

Bankruptcies Filed by Chapter in California Bankruptcy Court

2007 2008
California Chapter 7 Chapter 11 Chapter 13 Chapter 7 Chapter 11 Chapter 13
  5,004 131 18,975 96,678 216 29,925
2009 2010
  Chapter 7 Chapter 11 Chapter 13 Chapter 7 Chapter 11 Chapter 13
155,224 402 45,180 191,597 610 59,189
2011  
 
Chapter 7 Chapter 11 Chapter 13
171,356 666 60,570

Total Bankruptcies Filed in California

2011 2012
California 1st QTR 2nd QTR 3rd QTR 4th QTR 1st QTR 2nd QTR 3rd QTR 4th QTR
64,231 64,615 59,137 52,084 52,464 49,655 44,352

California Central District Bankruptcy Court Address

Edward Roybal Federal Building
255 East Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

http://www.cacb.uscourts.gov/

Los Angeles, California
(213) 894-3118
(213) 894-4696

Riverside, California
(951) 774-1000

Santa Ana, California
(714) 338-5300

Santa Barbara, California
(805) 884-4800

San Fernando Valley, California
(818) 587-2900

California Central District Bankruptcy Court Map