RICHARDO I. KILPATRICK, admitted to Bar, 1983, Michigan; United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan; United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.
EDUCATION: Harvard University (B.A., Economics, 1973); University of Michigan Law School (J.D. 1982).
PRACTICE: Kilpatrick & Associates, P.C., President (January 2000 – Present); Shermeta, Chimko & Kilpatrick, P.C., Partner (1987 – 1999); Shermeta, Chimko & Kilpatrick, P.C., Associate (1984 – 1986).
Kilpatrick & Associates specializes in all aspects of Creditor’s Rights including Insolvency, Corporate, Consumer and Commercial Litigation, Real Property Remedies for Creditors, Real Property Transactions, and General Corporate Counseling.
MEMBERSHIPS: State Bar of Michigan; United States District Court, Eastern and Western District of Michigan; Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Kilpatrick is Board Certified – Consumer Bankruptcy Law – American Bankruptcy Board of Certification.
Mr. Kilpatrick was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Bankruptcy, March 1999; appointed a member of the National Bankruptcy Archives Committee in July 2001; and was President of the American Bankruptcy Institute from April 2001 to April 2002. Other committees and/or prior positions held at the American Bankruptcy Institute include Vice-President of Membership Relations, Board of Directors, Executive and Management Committees, Bankruptcy Reorganization Committee, Board Bylaws Committee, Research and Education Committee, Vice-Chair, Membership Committee, and Contributing Editor of the ABI Journal “Toxins-Are-Us”.
Other memberships include The American Bar Association, Litigation Committee and Business Law Committee; Federal Bar Association; Oakland County Bar Association; National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Ethics Committee; National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, Bankruptcy Arbitration and Mediation Services, Board of Directors; Trustees’ Education Network, Board Member; Harvard Alumni Association, Interviewer /Admissions; St. John’s University School of Law; LLM in Bankruptcy, Board of Advisors.
Mr. Kilpatrick spoke at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in 1989, 1995, 1997 – 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2009 – 2011. He is a presenter at numerous seminars focusing on bankruptcy and collections given by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education; the Norton Litigation Institute (1992-present); PESI and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Mr. Kilpatrick frequently publishes articles on Consumer and Commercial Bankruptcy. In October of 2008, Mr. Kilpatrick became a Conferee to the National Bankruptcy Conference and has served as a member of the Judicial Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules since August 2011.