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Hon. Steven W. Rhodes

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.)
Chief Bankruptcy Judge
Detroit, Michigan

Hon. Steven W. Rhodes is Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit. From 1997-2004 and 2008-11, he also served on the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Sixth Circuit, the last three years as chief judge. Judge Rhodes was appointed to a new four-year term on the BAP beginning Jan. 1, 2008. He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Law School teaching bankruptcy law, and is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He is also co-author of a new book entitled The Ponzi Book: A Legal Resource for Unraveling Ponzi Schemes. Judge Rhodes has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars on bankruptcy law and practice, and his publications include “The Ethical Obligations of a Chapter 7 Trustee,” 80 Am. Bankr. L.J. 147 (2006); “An Empirical Study of Consumer Bankruptcy Papers,” 73 Am. Bankr. L.J. 653 (Summer 1999); and “Eight Statutory Causes of Delay and Expense in Chapter 11 Cases,” 67 Am. Bankr. L.J. 287 (Summer 1993). From 1994-96, he was an associate editor for the American Bankruptcy Law Journal, and from 2005-09 he was ABI’s Vice President-Research. On April 3, 2009, ABI awarded him its 2009 Distinguished Service Award. Judge Rhodes was recently elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and will serve a concurrent term on the Judicial Council of the Sixth Circuit. He received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as an editor of the Michigan Law Review.

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