Kilpatrick & Associates represents corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, Chapter 7 trustees and individual creditors in matters involving bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial collections, commercial litigation and real property. The firm’s clients span a range of industries and the firm has extensive experience in the automotive, financial services and governmental sectors.
Kilpatrick & Associates, which is certified as a minority-owned firm by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC), is led by nationally-recognized bankruptcy attorney Richardo I. Kilpatrick. A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Michigan Law School and past president of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Mr. Kilpatrick is a contributing editor of Nortons Bankruptcy Law and Practice Treatise, a member of the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules and a Conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference. Today, the firm includes eight attorneys and a talented and experienced support staff who serve clients in Michigan and nationally from offices in Auburn Hills and Detroit.
The majority of Kilpatrick & Associates practice involves Creditors Rights and Insolvency Law focusing on Corporate, Consumer and Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy, Real Property Remedies for Creditors, Real Property Transactions, and General Corporate Counseling.
Kilpatrick & Associates has three partners and five associates. Each of the firm’s attorneys practices in state and federal courts throughout the state of Michigan.
Representative clients are: The Wayne County Treasurer, The Oakland County Treasurer, Credit Acceptance Corporation, Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford Motor Company, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Comerica Bank, Toyota Motor Credit Company, and Foreclosure Management Company.
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).
Kilpatrick & Associates specializes in Creditor’s Rights with the focus on Insolvency, Corporate, Consumer and Commercial Litigation, Commercial Creditor’s Rights, Consumer Creditor’s Rights, 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 named President of the American Bankruptcy Institute in 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”. 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.
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, National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, Past Chair, Creditor’s Auxiliary; Bankruptcy Arbitration and Mediation Services, Board of Directors; Trustees' Education Network, Board Member; Harvard Alumni Association, Interviewer /Admissions; Adjunct Professor and Board of Advisors St. John’s University School of Law; LLM in Bankruptcy.
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.