Judith A Descalso

Judith A Descalso

Sole Practitioner
Escondido, California
866-497-6196 (Toll-Free)

Judith Descalso has been practicing law in California since 1982. She practiced business and real estate litigation until 1993 when she decided to devote her practice exclusively to bankruptcy law. Her 10 years of practical experience dealing with business and real estate issues has proven invaluable in handling bankruptcy matters of businesses and individuals.

In addition to her affiliation with bankruptcy organizations, Judith Descalso has served on the board of directors of Neighborhood Healthcare since 1986. Neighborhood Healthcare is a non-profit that owns and operates 10 medical facilities in San Diego County committed to providing quality health care and promoting wellness to everyone in the community, focusing on those most in need.

Ms. Descalso has earned Martindale-Hubbell's AV rating, which is the highest rating bestowed on attorneys for their professional knowledge and ability as well as ethical standards in the practice of law.

Branch office location:
401 W. "A" Street, Suite 1825
San Diego, CA 92101

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2003
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1998


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Certified by the State Bar of California as a Certified Bankruptcy Specialist
  • Northern San Diego County Bar Association, Member (Board of Directors 1989 -1993)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • San Diego Bankruptcy Forum, Member
  • California Bankruptcy Forum, Member
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), Member
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), Member
  • Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission, Appointed by the Board of Governors, State Bar of California, 2010 - 2016
  • Insolvency Committee, California State Bar Business Law Section , Member, 2016 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Neighborhood Healthcare, 1986 - Present