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Hilton A. Ryder

POSITION: Of Counsel

7647 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93720

(559) 433-1300 main
(559) 433-2300 fax

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Juris Doctor, 1972 (magna cum laude)
Santa Clara University School of Law

Master of Science, Physics, 1964
Iowa State University

Bachelor of Science, Physics, 1962
Iowa State University


Hilton A. Ryder has been a partner with McCormick Barstow since April 1, 1990. Prior to that time, he was a partner in the law firms of Ryder & Walter and McGugin & Ryder, both of which specialized in bankruptcy law. In the past, he has served as a Chapter 7 trustee for the Eastern District of California and is now concentrating on insolvency workouts and debtor representation in Chapters 7, 11 and 12 reorganizations.

Honors and Awards

Mr. Ryder is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Ryder was selected for inclusion in the Northern California Super Lawyers list (2008, 2010-2016) for his primary area of practice in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights.


Concentrating in Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law, with emphasis on Chapters 7, 11 and 12.

Professional Associations

Mr. Ryder is a member of the State Bar of California, Fresno County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Eastern District of California, Attorneys Advisory Committee - Bankruptcy Court, and the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.

Publications & Lectures

Mr. Ryder was a panel member at the Central California Bankruptcy Institute (2001, 2002, and 2009) and at the Eastern District Judicial Conference (2007-2008). Mr. Ryder was a guest lecturer at the California Society of CPA's Agricultural Outlook Conference (1992). He is a frequent panel member and speaker at Central California Bankruptcy Association events.

Hilton  A. Ryder
Hilton  A. Ryder