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Tom Stilley Appointed as a Lawyer Representative for the District of Oregon

February 24, 2017
Contact: Denise George
Marketing Director, 503.227.1111

Sussman Shank LLP is proud to announce that our managing partner, Tom Stilley, has been appointed as a Lawyer Representative for the District of Oregon to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.  This appointment is for a three-year term and includes attorneys practicing in each of the Ninth Circuit's fifteen districts in nine western states and two Pacific Island jurisdictions. Lawyer Representatives play an important role in the administration of justice in the Ninth Circuit.

Additionally, Lawyer Representatives work to foster open communications between judges and attorneys, and provide support and advice in the functioning of the courts. Through the years, attorney support and contributions to the administration of justice in the Ninth Circuit have been invaluable and have resulted in positive changes, improving the functioning of the courts.  On a local level, Lawyer Representatives work closely with the District, Bankruptcy, and Magistrate Judges in their home districts. 

Tom joined Sussman Shank in 1988.  He has held several management positions and is the Co-Chair of the firm's Non-Profit and Religious Organizations Group, and past Chair of the Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group.  Tom focuses his practice on Debtor/Creditor Rights, Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, Loan Workouts, and Asset Recovery.

Tom graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and obtained his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.  He is recognized by his peers in the Best Lawyers® in America and Super Lawyers® in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.  In 2016, he was named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for Bankruptcy Litigation.

Throughout his career, Tom has supported the legal community through civic and bar activities.  He is an active member of the Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section, and served on its Executive, Annual Meeting, and Legislative Committees, and was Chair of the Debtor-Creditor Section in 2006. 


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