Embattled plaintiffs attorney Tom Girardi was a no-show at the first bankruptcy hearing to discuss the future of his personal assets and those of his Los Angeles firm, Girardi Keese.

At a Zoom hearing on Tuesday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Barry Russell, overseeing two Chapter 7 involuntary bankruptcy petitions filed last month, asked whether Girardi or his firm, or any lawyers representing them, were present.