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Hon. Laurel Myerson Isicoff

United States Bankruptcy Judge

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
301 North Miami Avenue
Room 817
Miami, FL 33128

Tel: 305-714-1752
Fax: 305-714-1759

Class: XVII (2006)Circuit: Eleventh


Barnard College, New York, New York, B.A., cum laude (1978)
New York University School of Law (1979-80)
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude (1982)

Professional Career

Shareholder, Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton (1992-06)
Associate, Squire Sanders & Dempsey (1984-91)
Judicial Clerk, Hon. Daniel S. Pearson, Florida 3rd District Court of Appeal (1982-84)


The Florida Bar (1982)
American Bankruptcy Institute (2001)
Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, Past President (1985)
Dade County Bar Association (1984)
Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Former Director (1984)
Cuban American Bar Association (2002)
Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association (2004)
University of Miami, Iron Arrow Honor Society (2002)
11th Circuit Court of Appeals (1992)
Southern District of Florida (1984)
Middle District of Florida (1985)
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges


"Clogging and Workouts A Brief Overview," The Florida Bar Business Section 1997
"Consensual Use of Cash Collateral, A Practical View," Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute 2004
"Surrender, Redeem or Reaffirm- A Brief Overview of the Chapter 7 Requirements," Behind the Bench, Vol. 13, Issue 2 June 2006
"Securitized Residential Loans in Bankruptcy," Franklin and Nealon Co-author (with Charles W. Throckmorton)
"Mortgage and Asset Backed Securities Litigation Handbook," West 2009
"Credit Card Transfers, Preferences or Protected: Survey of a Failed Challenge," 5 Fla. Int'l. U. L. Rev. 123 2009 Author with Terry Ryan


Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, Second Annual President's Pro Bono Award (2001)
University of Miami Law Women Honoree, Women Who Make a Difference: "Spirit of Service" (2002)
Listed in Best Lawyers in America, (2002-06)
South Florida Legal Guide Published by Florida Media Affiliates, Voted one of the Top Lawyers in South Florida (Bankruptcy) (2004-06)
Voted one of Florida's Trends, Florida's Legal Elite (Bankruptcy) (2005)
Listed in Chambers USA Client's Guide Chambers & Partners Bankruptcy, America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2005)
Recipient of Trail Blazer Award, Committee of One Hundred (2006),
Recipient of Mattie Belle Davis Award, Florida Association of Women Lawyers (Miami-Dade Chapter), (2006)
Recipient of Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award, Jewish Museum of Florida, (2010)
Recipient of the Devorah Award, Miami Jewish Legal Society, (2011)