Aaron Wernick is a leading Florida bankruptcy practitioner who specializes primarily in Chapter 11 debtor representation. He has successfully confirmed over 95% of his Chapter 11 reorganizations, greatly exceeding the national average of 14%[1]

Mr. Wernick is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law and Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, where he also serves on its board of directors. He is licensed to practice in all Federal courts in Florida, as well as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, Mr. Wernick is licensed to practice law in California and Wisconsin and is admitted to the Federal courts in California. 

Mr. Wernick has profound experience and success in complex restructuring, insolvency, and bankruptcy cases. Aaron has been extensively quoted in the Wall Street Journal as well as in local news sources on bankruptcy matters. He has also served on various moderating panels, with the most recent at the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees on the subject of secured transactions and the UCC. Aaron is rated as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters and has a 10/10 rating on Avvo.

Mr. Wernick attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1994, magna cum laude. After graduation, he was on the faculty at Fudan University in Shanghai, China for a year, having previously studied Mandarin for four years. Subsequently, he attended the University of Wisconsin Law School, graduating with a J.D. in 1999. In law school, he acted as a teaching assistant, conducting classes for law students visiting from various Asian countries. Mr. Wernick then worked for a private equity group, specializing in the acquisition of distressed assets, where he discovered his passion for the bankruptcy world. After acting as a plaintiff’s lawyer in a FINRA arbitration, where the brokerage firm filed Chapter 11, Aaron was hooked on the Chapter 11 process. From there on, he specialized in Chapter 11 practice, representing companies as well as individuals with assets to protect and debts to restructure.

[1] Source: uscourts.gov


University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

B.A., International Relations with a minor in Economics, magna cum laude, 1994

University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

J.D., 1999