Rafael Garcia-Salgado

Rafael Garcia-Salgado

Irvine, California
Rafael Garcia-Salgado focuses his practice on general commercial litigation, as well as bankruptcy litigation.  Rafael has represented corporations, financial institutions, and other clients in cases involving business torts, civil theft, fraud, breach of contract, trade secrets, employment, and numerous other issues.
As debtor’s counsel, Rafael has represented multiple national retail entities in complex Chapter 11s that led to successful reorganizations. Rafael has also represented commercial banks, large businesses, and other creditors in hundreds of cases under all chapters of the Bankruptcy Code. On the trustee side, Rafael has previously represented the Chapter 11 trustee of the country’s second-largest title insurance company, as well as the liquidating trustee of the US division of the world’s second-largest memory manufacturer.
Prior to joining SHB, Rafael was an associate at two national law firms. Rafael also served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Margaret M. Mann at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California.
Rafael graduated from Cornell University as the only recipient in his class of JD/MBA dual degrees.

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • Washington - inactive
  • Virginia - inactive
  • New Jersey- inactive
  • Colorado- inactive


  • Cornell University Law School, Ithaca, New York
    • J.D./M.B.A - 2011
  • University of Pennsylvania
    • B.A. cum laude - 2007