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Apr 2009
April 06, 2009

Robert H. Skilton III Receives Certification in Bankruptcy Law

Robert H. Skilton III, a partner with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, recently received national board certification in business bankruptcy law.

Skilton, who served as the chair of the Firm’s Bankruptcy Practice Group for more than 15 years, satisfied a series of stringent requirements from the American Board of Certification. The ABC certification program, which is accredited by the American Bar Association, is designed to "encourage bankruptcy practitioners to strive toward excellent and to recognize those attorneys who are experts in the bankruptcy field."

To become certified, Skilton:

  • Documented his involvement in business bankruptcy by providing information on cases practices
  • Devoted at least 30 percent of his practice time and at least 400 hours to bankruptcy-related matters in the past three years
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing legal education by earning at least 60 hours of bankruptcy education in the past three years.
  • Passed an extensive, all-day, written examination covering business bankruptcy issues

ABC is co-sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America.

Active professionally, Skilton is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, State Bar of Wisconsin and State Bar of Illinois. He is recognized by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and Chambers USA for his work in bankruptcy law. He lecturers on bankruptcy issues and teaches bankruptcy law, most recently at Thomas M. Cooley Law School

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About Warner Norcross & Judd

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