Bret R. Rossi, Senior Counsel

Bret is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Bankruptcy Law. An AV rated attorney, he has more than 30 years of experience in bankruptcy and business litigation. His areas of emphasis includes both creditors and debtors’ rights and bankruptcy, representing clients in a wide range of matters, including contract disputes, partnership, corporate, real estate and construction disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation in both state and federal courts.

Legal Experience

Bret is one of only 7 Sacramento attorneys that have been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist Bankruptcy Law. In addition to representing both creditors and debtors in bankruptcy matters, he also assists businesses and individuals doing their Commercial Collections and Business Litigation. Bret assists a variety of both large and small businesses in the collection of their commercial accounts. He also assists numerous clients in a wide variety of litigation matters.

Prior to joining Kronick, Bret has practiced law in Sacramento since 1984, with a clientele ranging from individuals, sole proprietorship’s and partnerships to privately held and public corporations.  Some of his clients have included Kohler Company, The Pape Group of companies, GCR Truck Tire Center and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, as well a number of individuals and small business.

As a Bankruptcy Specialist, an experienced collection and trial attorney, Bret has served as lead trial attorney in numerous court and jury trials in state and federal court. He has significant expertise in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques such as mediation, arbitration and pre-trial settlements. More than 99 percent of his cases are successfully resolved without resorting to trial. When judgment is obtained, Bret has the expertise to locate the assets and recover for his clients.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights & Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2018, 2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Attorney
  • Top Lawyers, Sacramento Magazine (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Member, State Bar of California’s Litigation Section
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial law section
  • Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum

Admitted to Practice

  • All California State Courts
  • United States District Courts, Eastern, Northern Districts of California

Academic Background

McGeorge School of Law, 1984

B.A. University of California, Berkeley, 1981