Professional Affiliations and Leadership

Donna Parkinson

Former Chair, Executive Committee of the Business Law Section, California State Bar, 2011-12

Former Chair Insolvency Law Standing Committee of the Business Law Section, California State Bar, 2007-08

Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

Member, Federal Bar Association

Member, Sacramento County Bar, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section

Advisor to Business Law Section, California State Bar, 2013 to the present.

Adjunct Professor, University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law

Past Chair and Member, Sacramento County Treasury Oversight Committee

Past President, Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum and Sacramento Valley Receivers’ Forum

Past Member, Bankruptcy Attorney Advisory Committee for the Eastern District and Attorney Committee for the Eastern District

Past Member-At-Large, Bar Council, Sacramento County Bar Association

Founding editor, Sacramento County Bar Association’s newsletter on Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Developments

Frequent lecturer Sacramento County and State Bar CLE programs


Tom Phinney

           Northern California Super Lawyer, 2014 and 2015.

•            Sacramento Business Journal 2015 Best of the Bar Winner.

           Peer review rating of “AV preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell.

•           Member, American Bankruptcy Institute, and Certified as an Expert in Business Bankruptcy.

•           Bankruptcy Law Specialist, Certified by the California State Bar.

•           President, California Bankruptcy Forum (2016-2017), and Chair of Pro Bono Project (2015-2016).

•           Advisor to the Executive Committee of the California State Bar Business Law Section (2016-2017), Member (2013-2016).

•           President, Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum (2015-2016 and 2004-2005).

•           Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative for the Eastern District of California (2016-2018).

           Treasurer, Historical Society for the Eastern District of California (2014 to present).

•           Treasurer, Eastern District of California Conference (2017).

           Co-Chair of the Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar (2012-2013).

           Co-Chair of the 2009 California Bankruptcy Conference.

           President of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar (2003).

•           Member, Federal Bar Association.

•           Member, Business Law Section of the California State Bar.

•           Member, Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum.

•           Member, Sacramento County Bar, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section.

•           Writer, Ninth Circuit Developments for the American Bankruptcy Institute (2004 – present).

•           Admitted to practice: California, Eastern, Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California, 9th Circuit Court of Appeal, U.S. Supreme Court.