top of page

Jason E. Rios Direct: (916) 431-7046



Click below for more information on:

Jason “Jake” Rios focuses his law practice on financial and commercial law matters, with an emphasis on financial restructuring, business litigation, and debtor/creditor issues, including complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations.  Jake’s experience includes representing clients from a wide range of industries and interests in many different aspects of commercial law, such as negotiation and drafting of business contracts, commercial litigation of business disputes, out-of-court workouts, receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors (ABCs), and Chapter 11 reorganization or Chapter 7 liquidation.
Jake advises and represents businesses, individuals, public entities, trustees, creditor committees, debtors-in-possession, and others to address or prosecute their interests both in and out of court on many commercial or insolvency law matters, including landlord-tenant issues, the sale of real estate or equipment, foreclosure of deeds of trust, secured creditor claims, unsecured creditor claims, and bankruptcy specific matters such as cash collateral, relief from the automatic stay, and assumption or rejection of executory contracts and leases.  Jake has also represented clients in numerous bankruptcy court adversary proceedings such as complaints objecting to the dischargeability of debts, lien priority disputes, preference actions, and fraudulent transfer actions.  Jake also represents commercial lenders, creditors, and debtors in general commercial litigation disputes such as breach of contract actions, receiverships, actions for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions, actions for provisional remedies such as writs of attachment or writs of possession, and various other civil litigation matters.



University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law (1997)

Stanford University, B.A., Quantitative Economics and History (1994)


Legal Memberships, Activities and Honors


Adjunct Professor, Bankruptcy Law, McGeorge School of Law 2021-present

Federal Bar Association, Sacramento Chapter Bankruptcy Liaison or Board Participant 2014-present

Super Lawyer® by Law & Politics Magazine in the field of Bankruptcy, 2014-present

The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy & Reorganization, 2019-present

Sacramento Business Journal "Best of the Bar," Bankruptcy, 2014-present

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers in Sacramento 2015-present

Panelist, California Bankruptcy Forum, SubChapter V Program 2021

Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, Insolvency Law Committee 2010-2013, including Chair of the Publications Subcommittee 2013

Sacramento County Bar Association Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, Member

Eastern District of California Judicial Advisory Committee Member, 2007

Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum, President, 2007

Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum, Member

Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum, Member, Board of Directors, 2005-2007


Admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California.

bottom of page