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Richmond Bankruptcy Judge Appointed

Virginia State Capitol

By John G. Merna

Richmond bankruptcy attorney Keith Phillips has been appointed U.S. Bankruptcy Judge to replace the retiring Judge Douglas Tice Jr.   Tice will be retiring on June 30th after 25 years of service.

Richmond Bankruptcy Judge’s Background

Phillips, a Richmond native, was previously a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee and in private practice. He was a familiar face at Richmond bankruptcy 341 hearings held in downtown Richmond.

Phillips received his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary and received his law degree from the University of Richmond.

Richmond bankruptcy judges are appointed for a 14-year term and preside at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court located at 701 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219.   The Richmond Bankruptcy Division has two bankruptcy judges.  Phillips will take the bench alongside Judge Kevin R. Huennekens who was appointed September 11, 2006

While the majority of the Richmond bankruptcy cases are consumer Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, many well-known business bankruptcies have been filed in Richmond most notably the Circuit City and Movie Gallery cases.

For more information on filing a Richmond bankruptcy please visit





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