Honorary Members

Richard L. Enkelis

(October 3, 1943 – April 4, 2008)

Richard L. Enkelis was in private practice with The Law Office of Richard L. Enkelis in Pasadena, California, an AV rated firm. He practiced primarily in the areas of creditor/debtor relations, enforcement of judgments and business litigation. He wrote and lectured extensively on enforcement of judgment issues as well as other creditor remedies. His published works include “Collection Law in California” Lorman Education Services, “Debt Collection Practice in California/Second Edition,” CEB lead co-author, multi-volume collection treatise, and “Enforcing Civil Money Judgments,” CEB Action Guide.

Mr. Enkelis received his B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and his J.D. degree from the University of Southern California Law Center. He was admitted to the California Bar, all four Federal District Courts in California and the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Enkelis was a consultant for the Judicial Council of California on the creation of the forms used in enforcement of judgments and to the California State Sheriff’s Association, and where he taught at the Advanced Levying Officer Training Course. He served on the executive committee of the Provisional and Post-Judgment Remedies Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He was the first honorary member of the California Association of Judgment Professionals and served as the advisor to its Board of Directors.

The Law Office of Richard L. Enkelis

Jay D. Adkisson

Jay Adkisson is a partner in the Newport Beach law firm of Riser Adkisson LLP. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1988, where he was a member of the Oklahoma Law Review. He has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Oklahoma (1989), Texas (1993), California (2007), Nevada (2012), the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Circuits, and numerous federal district courts nationwide. In 23 years of practicing law, he has been in litigation and trials from Houston to Miami to Delaware to Tacoma to San Diego, and many places in between.

Jay practices in the area of creditor-debtor law and commercial litigation. Jay has lectured on defeating asset protection plans to collection agents of the U.S. Internal Revenue Services, attorneys of the U.S. Department of Justice, and other professional groups. On the debtor side, Jay is a co-author of Asset Protection: Concepts & Strategies (McGraw-Hill, 2004), the only such book that has been translated into Chinese and sold abroad, and has represented numerous debtors in fraudulent transfer and related litigation.

Jay D. Adkisson
Riser Adkisson LLP
100 Bayview Circle, Suite 210
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Direct: 949-607-0952
Fax: 877-698-0678
<jay [at] risad.com>

The Honorable Ronald H. Sargis

The Honorable Ronald H. Sargis was appointed to the bankruptcy bench in the Eastern District of California on January 14, 2010. Prior to his appointment, Judge Sargis practiced law with the Sacramento law firm of Hefner, Stark & Marois, LLP concentrating in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial law, and creditors’ rights. During his 26 years of private practice as an associate and partner of Hefner, Stark & Marois, he represented creditors, trustees, creditors’ committees, individual debtors, and debtors-in-possession. Judge Sargis received his A.B. degree from Stanford University and his J.D. degree, with distinction, from University of the Pacific. While in private practice he was a member of the Commercial Law League of America and was certified through the CLLA as a creditors’ rights specialist. In addition to his bankruptcy and commercial law practice, as lead general counsel at Hefner, Stark & Marois, LLP for the California Association of Collectors, he represented the collection industry, individual collection agency, and creditors on a wide variety state and federal legislative and regulatory matters. This included updating the California Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, enactment and revisions of the civil identity theft statutes, and negotiating and drafting provisions for the child and spousal debt collection practices regulation, hospital charity care and discount medical services statutes, consumer exemptions, ex parte writs of attachment, and statutory notice for and limitation on amount of check dishonor fees and additional damages for dishonored checks.

Judge Sargis served as a director for the Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum for two terms, board member for the ACA International, Inc. Member Attorney Program 1996-1999 (Chairperson of the Board in 1999), and a board member of the ACA Internet Check Services Program 2006-2007. He also served as the Chancellor to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and the Church Attorney for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. From 1993 -2006 Judge Sargis and his wife served as adult leaders for their church teenage youth group.

Raymond R. Goldstein

Raymond R. Goldstein is the managing partner of Center for Enforcement of Family Support, a private law firm established in 1979 dedicated to the enforcement of marital awards, including child support, spousal support, attorney fees and equalization obligations. Mr. Goldstein received his J.D. from the University of West Los Angeles in 1993. He is a repeat lecturer to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles County Bar Association and dozens of other bar associations, educational institutions and other organizations. He has also served as a media expert to television, radio and newspapers regarding enforcement of support and other judgments as well as authoring articles and materials in both legal journals and educational courses.

Mr. Goldstein sits on the Executive Committee for the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association where he chairs the Outreach Committee, as well as chairing the Financial Issues (South) Committee for the Family Law Executive Committee of the State Bar of California. Mr. Goldstein is an Honorary Member of the California Association of Judgment Professionals, and is a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Culver/Marina Bar Association and American Bar Association. He is also the author of CEB’s 2009 Action Guide, Enforcing Civil Money Judgments, as well as the update author for multiple chapters within CEB’s 2009 Debt Collection Practice.

Raymond R. Goldstein, Esq.
Center for Enforcement of Family Support
5855 Green Valley Circle, Suite 315
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 417-4141 voice
(310) 417-5060 facsimile