• Michigan, 1983
  • U.S. District Courts:
      -Eastern District of Michigan
      -Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


University of Michigan, J.D., 1982

Harvard University, B.A. (Economics), 1973


Richardo I. Kilpatrick is the founder of Kilpatrick & Associates, P.C., a highly-regarded Michigan law firm with particular experience in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors' rights. Mr. Kilpatrick works with attorneys in our Firm on a case-by-case basis, subject to advance client approval, as part of a strategic alliance which strengthens and expands the geographic scope of services provided by the two firms in these areas of practice. Mr. Kilpatrick's practice focuses on:

  • insolvency;
  • corporate, consumer and commercial litigation;
  • bankruptcy;
  • real property remedies for creditors;
  • real property transactions; and
  • general corporate counseling.

Mr. Kilpatrick has spoken at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges on six separate occasions. He is a presenter at numerous seminars focusing on bankruptcy and collections including those given by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) faculty for the Norton Litigation Institute (1992 - present), Professional Education Systems Inc. and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Mr. Kilpatrick is the editor for Norton's Treatise on Bankruptcy, frequently publishes articles on consumer and commercial bankruptcy and is an adjunct professor, LL.M/Bankruptcy program at St. John's University, New York, NY.

In addition to his law degree, Mr. Kilpatrick holds a degree in economics from Harvard. He is certified in consumer bankruptcy law by the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification as well.

Honors & Affiliations

Community/Professional Affiliations

There are many organizations of which Mr. Kilpatrick is a member, including the Michigan, American, Federal and Oakland bar associations. Additionally, he is a past president (2001) of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). Mr. Kilpatrick was inducted as a fellow into the American College of Bankruptcy in March 1999.

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