Mia S. Blackler

Mia S. Blackler


  • Boston University School of Law (J.D. 1996)
    • Editor, American Journal of Law and Medicine
  • Cornell University (B.A. French and Linguistics, 1993)


Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • All California courts
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California 
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California 
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California

Representative Matters

  • Successfully upheld through the United States Supreme Court (cert. denied) a national lender client’s defense verdict and an $875,000 attorney’s fee award, following a three-week jury trial concerning a borrower’s wrongful foreclosure action involving commercial and residential properties through which the borrower sought to recover $10 million to $3.3 billion from the lender.
  • Successfully completed numerous partition and receivership sales of commercial, industrial, and residential properties on behalf of LON’s lender, receiver, and private clients.
  • Resolved hundreds of employment-related disputes on behalf of public and privately-held employers through negotiations or trials.

Publications & Speaking Engagements


  • Shiheiber v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, 81 Cal. App. 5th 688, 297 Cal. Rptr. 3d 442 (Cal. Ct. App. 2022)

Espresso Roma Corp. v. Bank of America, 100 Cal. App. 4th 525, 124 Cal. Rptr. 2d 549, 48 UCC Rep. Serv. 2d 265, 2 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 6664, 2002 Daily Journal D.A.R. 8339 (Cal. App. 1 Dist., Jun 25, 2002) (No. A095229)

Speaking Engagements

  • Symposium Co-Chair, California Receivers Forum Loyola X, January 18-19, 2024, Long Beach
  • Speaker, National Association of Federal Equity Receivers, September 7-9, 2023, Nashville
  • Panelist, “Ante Up: The Rise of Receiverships,” California Bankruptcy Forum, May 19, 2023
  • Panelist, “Sanctions: How to Get Them and How to Defend Against Them,” Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum, March 15, 2023
  • Panelist, “My Claim Will Go On: The Nuts and Bolts of Adversary Proceedings,” California Bankruptcy Forum, May 21, 2022, Monterey
  • Panelist, “Raising the White Flag: Why Consider Abandoning Bankruptcy to an Alternative Choice,” California Bankruptcy Forum, April 19, 2021
  • Symposium Co-Chair, California Receiver’s Forum Loyola VIII, January 23-24, 2020, Newport Beach
  • Panelist, “Future of Default Interest in California,” Financial Institutions Committee, January 8, 2019
  • Panelist, “Default Interest Panel: Inside the Entz-White Out,” Bay Area Bankruptcy Judges’ Conference, October 12, 2018, San Francisco
  • Panelist, “2018 Receivership Forecast,” California Receivers Forum, Bay Area Chapter, March 26, 2018, San Francisco
  • Panelist, “Receiver’s Roundtable,” California Receivers Forum, August 30, 2017, San Francisco
  • Panelist, “Receiver’s Roundtable,” California Receivers Forum, November 3, 2016, San Francisco
  • Panelist, “New Laws Affecting Real Estate Receiverships,” California Receivers Forum, May 9, 2013, San Francisco
  • Panelist, “Troubled Loans Involving Special Purpose Assets with Operating Businesses,” State Bar of California Real Property Section Retreat, May 6, 2012, Lake Tahoe
  • Panelist, “Current Challenges to Mediating Financial Institutions Litigation, Foreclosure, Commercial and Lender Liability Actions,” The Mediation Society, April 12, 2012, San Francisco
  • Panelist, “Getting Out of Line,” Commentary, California Lawyer, November 2011
  • Panelist, “Banking on Increased ADR,” The Recorder, Fall 2011 ADR Special Report, October 6, 2011
  • Panelist, “The Receivership Order-You Can’t Operate Without It,” 23rd Annual California Bankruptcy Forum, May 21, 2011, Lake Tahoe
  • Panelist, “Real Property Receiverships-Watch for the Bumps in the Road,” Buchalter Nemer Teleseminar, May 9, 2011
  • Panelist, “Sales in Receiverships,” Loyola IV Receivership Law and Practice Conference, January 22, 2011, Los Angeles
  • Panelist, “Real Property Receiver’s Sales: When the Sale Order is Not Enough,” Receivership News, Fall 2010
  • Panelist, “Are We Ready For Universal Health Care? San Francisco’s Universal Health Care Plan Survives ERISA,” Points & Authorities, Fall 2008

Mia S. Blackler is a partner in Lubin Olson’s Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, and Employment service groups, and she is the chair of the Creditor’s Rights, Receiverships, & Insolvency service group, with an emphasis on commercial, real property, and financial institutions litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Ms. Blackler’s litigation experience includes wrongful foreclosure defense, bank operations, interbank disputes, and commercial disputes. She is well versed in enforcing creditors’ rights, including prosecuting collection actions, seeking prejudgment remedies, and receiverships. Ms. Blackler has also handled complex fraud actions and class actions. 

Ms. Blackler maintains an active employment practice, providing risk avoidance and pre-litigation advice and counseling on employment policies and practices compliance issues.  Ms. Blackler also advises employers on the impact of recent laws directly impacting employee-employer relationships. When disputes arise, Ms. Blackler defends employers against wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, and compensation claims brought before the courts and administrative agencies, and she serves as monitoring counsel on matters handled through business insurance.  

Ms. Blackler was the 2018 president of the California Receivers Forum and is a current officer and board member since 2011. Ms. Blackler is a co-chair of the 2024 California Receiver’s Forum Loyola X Symposium. She is a current member and former co-chair of the Financial Institutions Committee of the California Lawyers Association and serves as a volunteer arbitrator for the State Bar of California’s Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program. 

Ms. Blackler was selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2021-2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America© for her work in Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law.