Hon. Susan V. Kelley

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.)
Bankruptcy Judge
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hon. Susan V. Kelley is a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Prior to her appointment, she was a partner in the Madison, Wis., office of Michael, Best & Friedrich and also practiced with the Madison law firms of Lee, Kilkelly, Paulson & Younger and Murphy & Desmond, and the Baltimore firm of Weinberg and Green. She is certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification. Judge Kelley is active in the State Bar of Wisconsin, having served as chair of its Bankruptcy Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights Section for four years, and is a former member of the executive committee of the board of governors. She also co-chaired the Gender Equity Committee and is a member of the Convention and Entertainment Committee of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Judge Kelley has been an editor of ABI’s Seventh Circuit bankruptcy case updates and has authored the debtor-creditor law chapter of the Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law for 10 years. She is the editor-in-chief of the fifth edition of Ginsberg & Martin on Bankruptcy, published by Aspen Publishing, and is an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School. Judge Kelley received her J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America and her B.A. from Marquette University.