Sylvia S. Lew is an associate attorney at the bankruptcy Law Offices of David A. Tilem in Glendale, California. Fluent in Mandarin (Chinese) and familiar with basic Japanese, she is primarily responsible for handling the firm’s consumer cases and works with David Tilem on Chapter 11 business and consumer cases. She supervises the preparation of necessary court documents and attends hearings, frequently with clients. Ms. Lew was admitted to the California State Bar in December 2006 and the U.S. District Court, Central District of California in August 2007.
Since joining the team, she has brought to the firm a new intercultural and language diversity, a youthful outlook, and additional expertise in consumer bankruptcy law, as well as experience working with judges and trustees of the Bankruptcy Court in both the Los Angeles and Riverside Divisions.
Prior to joining the firm Ms. Lew served as an attorney at another boutique bankruptcy firm known for its high volume of bankruptcy cases. Ms. Lew interned to the Honorable Socrates Manoukian, Superior Court of California in Santa Clara, CA.
Ms. Lew earned a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles and a Bachelor’s Degree from University of California at Berkeley.
Sylvia is a member of the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association, San Gabriel Valley Bar Association, Southern CA Chinese Lawyers Association and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
In her spare time, Sylvia enjoys hitting the badminton court and playing doubles. If there is any spare time remaining, Sylvia likes to relax and read an engaging science fiction or fantasy novel. Sylvia also enjoys baking and to that end watches Food Network for “research” purposes.