Lawyers

Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071


San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101


Orange County
2211 Michelson Drive
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612


Education

J.D., California Western School of Law, 1985

  • Symposium Editor - Civil RICO; Staff Writer Law Review
  • Honors Instructor - Legal Research and Writing

B.A., University of Washington

Clerkship

Honorable John J. Hargrove, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California

Honors

Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,
Martindale-Hubbell (1995-present)

Super Lawyers® distinction in Bankruptcy: Business, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business, and Business Litigation (2016-2017)

Mediator of the Year, 2010-2011, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California

BTI Client Service All-Star, BTI Consulting Group (2013)

Top Lawyer, San Diego Magazine (2013-2016)

Jeffrey Cawdrey is a partner in Gordon & Rees’s San Diego office, national co-chair of the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights practice group, and a member of the Commercial Litigation, Banking and Finance, and D&O and Shareholder Litigation practice groups. He has extensive experience in all aspects of business and bankruptcy law and litigation, including business reorganization and liquidation.

Mr. Cawdrey regularly litigates complex commercial and business disputes and D&O and shareholder disputes in state and federal courts and in alternative dispute forums. He is a court-appointed mediator for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California, a member of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's local rules revision committee, and an executive member of the Court's C.A.R.E. program, which provides outreach education to high school students on financial literacy. Mr. Cawdrey is a long time director and is the former president and treasurer of the governing board of directors of the San Diego Law Library. Additionally, he has served as judge pro tem for the San Diego Municipal and Superior Court (Small Claims Division).

Admissions

California
United States District Courts, Southern, Central, Northern and Eastern Districts of California
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States District Courts, Western District of Texas
United States District Courts, Southern District of Texas
United States District Courts, Colorado
Admitted pro hac vice in Federal jurisdictions outside of California

Memberships

California Bankruptcy Forum
San Diego Bankruptcy Forum (Former Director, Vice President and President)
San Diego County Bar Association (Bankruptcy Section; Former Co-chair, Commercial Law Section; Former Chair, Auxiliary Loan and Scholarship Committee)
San Diego County Law Library Governing Board of Trustees (Former President, Treasurer)
State Bar of California (Litigation and Business Sections; Former Member Federal Courts Committee)
University City Community Foundation (Vice-President)

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Contact

(213) 334-7172

jcawdrey@gordonrees.com


Offices

Los Angeles

San Diego

Orange County

Education

J.D., California Western School of Law, 1985

  • Symposium Editor - Civil RICO; Staff Writer Law Review
  • Honors Instructor - Legal Research and Writing

B.A., University of Washington

Clerkship

Honorable John J. Hargrove, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California

Honors

Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,
Martindale-Hubbell (1995-present)

Super Lawyers® distinction in Bankruptcy: Business, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business, and Business Litigation (2016-2017)

Mediator of the Year, 2010-2011, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California

BTI Client Service All-Star, BTI Consulting Group (2013)

Top Lawyer, San Diego Magazine (2013-2016)

Jeffrey D. Cawdrey

Partner

Practices

Biography

Jeffrey Cawdrey is a partner in Gordon & Rees’s San Diego office, national co-chair of the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights practice group, and a member of the Commercial Litigation, Banking and Finance, and D&O and Shareholder Litigation practice groups. He has extensive experience in all aspects of business and bankruptcy law and litigation, including business reorganization and liquidation.

Mr. Cawdrey regularly litigates complex commercial and business disputes and D&O and shareholder disputes in state and federal courts and in alternative dispute forums. He is a court-appointed mediator for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California, a member of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's local rules revision committee, and an executive member of the Court's C.A.R.E. program, which provides outreach education to high school students on financial literacy. Mr. Cawdrey is a long time director and is the former president and treasurer of the governing board of directors of the San Diego Law Library. Additionally, he has served as judge pro tem for the San Diego Municipal and Superior Court (Small Claims Division).

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Admissions

California
United States District Courts, Southern, Central, Northern and Eastern Districts of California
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States District Courts, Western District of Texas
United States District Courts, Southern District of Texas
United States District Courts, Colorado
Admitted pro hac vice in Federal jurisdictions outside of California

Memberships

California Bankruptcy Forum
San Diego Bankruptcy Forum (Former Director, Vice President and President)
San Diego County Bar Association (Bankruptcy Section; Former Co-chair, Commercial Law Section; Former Chair, Auxiliary Loan and Scholarship Committee)
San Diego County Law Library Governing Board of Trustees (Former President, Treasurer)
State Bar of California (Litigation and Business Sections; Former Member Federal Courts Committee)
University City Community Foundation (Vice-President)

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