During these challenging times, Severson & Werson remains open and in full operation, consistent with the firm’s previously established contingency planning. While many of our attorneys and staff will be working remotely, as a firm, we continue in full operation. We are here to help, as always.

Special Counsel

Adam N. Barasch

Adam is Special Counsel at Severson & Werson, specializing in representation of creditor’s in Consumer Bankruptcy matters. His attention to detail is what sets him apart.

Adam Barasch joined Severson & Werson in 2008 as Special Counsel with the Firm’s Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights and Financial Services Litigation Practice Groups, where he represents automotive finance companies and mortgage lenders in consumer bankruptcy cases of Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 debtors. He is experienced in all aspects of consumer bankruptcies, including: relief from stay and adequate protection issues; Chapter 13 plan objection, confirmation and modification issues; discharge and dischargeability issues.

Mr. Barasch has experience in representing secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 7 and 11 business bankruptcies; negotiating agreements and litigating the use of cash collateral; motions for relief from stay; negotiating and litigating confirmation of reorganization plans, defense of preference and avoidance actions and defends creditors in adversary proceeding litigation, and defends financial institutions in other matters in Federal District Court.

Mr. Barasch also represents lenders in enforcing secured financing arrangements, including consumer paper, automotive dealership financing, and consumer and commercial leases. He is experienced in obtaining pre-judgment remedies including temporary restraining orders, writs of possession, and preliminary injunctions.

Mr. Barasch is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California and currently sits on the Insolvency Law Committee for the State Bar of California and the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California Bench Bar Liaison Committee. Mr. Barasch is also a frequent speaker on bankruptcy issues and is a panelist on the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum Consumer Bankruptcy Case Law Update program.


  • Golden Gate University, J.D., 1991
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1987


  • California