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Hon. Phillip J. Shefferly

Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Eastern District of Michigan
211 West Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48226-3275

Tel: 313-234-0040
Fax: 313-226-2533

Class: XXIV (2013)Circuit: Sixth


University of Michigan, B.A. (1976)
Wayne State University, J.D. (1979)

Professional Career

Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge (2009-); U.S. Bankruptcy Judge (2003-), U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Founder and Shareholder, Shefferly, Silverman & Morris (1990-03)
Attorney and Shareholder, Schlussel, Lifton, Simon, Rands, Galvin & Jackier (1978-90)


American Bankrupcty Institute, Central States Conference, Judicial Program Chair (2005-09); Director (2005-11); Member (2003-)
Federal Bar Association, Sustaining Member (1979-)
State Bar of Michigan (1979-)
Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Instructor


"Selected Issues of Law Regarding Post Confirmation Plan Modifications," Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Law Conference Nov 2008 Author
"Emerging Issues Under ยง503 (b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code," 21st Annual Western District of Michigan Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy Seminar Jul 2009 Author
"Issues That Arise When Receiverships Cross Paths With a Bankruptcy Case," 17th Annual ABI Central States Bankruptcy Workshop Jun 2010 Author
"Can You Fight (or Restructure) City Hall? Restructuring Municipal Debt," 18th Annual ABI Central States Bankruptcy Workshop Jun 2011 Co-author