President Kilpatrick & Associates, P.C.;
January 2000 – Present

Specializes in Creditors Rights and Insolvency Law focusing on Insolvency, Corporate, Consumer and Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy, Real Property Remedies for Creditors, Real Property Transactions, and General Corporate Counseling.



Shermeta, Chimko & Kilpatrick, P.C.
1987 - January, 2000
Represented clients throughout the United States in the area of Creditors' Rights.


Date Admitted to State Bar of Michigan: 1983
United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
United States Supreme Court, March 17, 1997


University of Michigan Law School
Juris Doctor, 1982

Harvard University
Bachelor of Arts, Economics, 1973


“Back to the Past: The Reform Meaning of Willful and Malicious in 11 U.S.C. §523(a)(6), Is This What Congress Intended?” Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, Issue No.2 (February 1997)

“Abandoning Contaminated Property”, ABI Journal, Vol. XIII, No. 2, Toxins-R-Us Column (March 1994)

“Charting the Waters of the Unsafe Harbor”, ABI Journal, Vol. XIII, No. 3, Toxins-R-Us Column (April 1994)

“Superfund Reform and Lender Liability”, ABI Journal, Vol. XIII, No. 5, Toxins-R-Us Column (June 1994)


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 currently serving on the Board of Directors for the American College of Bankruptcy; the Counsel of Certified Bankruptcy Specialists; and is Past President (2001) of the American Bankruptcy Institute. He was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Bankruptcy, March 1999 and appointed to the Board of Directors in July 2001. Mr. Kilpatrick spoke at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in 1989, 1995 and 1997 – 1999, 2002 and 2005. He is a presenter at numerous seminars focusing on bankruptcy and collections given by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education faculty for the Norton Litigation Institute (1992-present); PESI and the American Bankruptcy Institute.  Mr. Kilpatrick is the Editor for Norton’s Treatise on Bankruptcy and frequently publishes articles on Consumer and Commercial Bankruptcy.