Hon. Keith L. Phillips, U.S. Bankruptcy Court / Richmond
Keith L. Phillips was sworn in on August 26, 2013, as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division.
Judge Phillips is from Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from The College of William & Mary, with a degree in Biology in 1976. He graduated from the University of Richmond Law School in 1979, where he was a member and editor of the Law Review and a member of the McNeil Law Society. After law school he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Walter E. Hoffman of the U.S. District Court in Norfolk, Virginia.
Judge Phillips has been a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy matters for various Bar organizations and has served as a representative on the Eastern District of Virginia’s Richmond Division Bankruptcy Bar Liaison Committee. He has been a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference since 1985 and has held multiple positions with the Virginia Bar Association and Richmond Bar Association.
Prior to his appointment, Judge Phillips was a principal of the law firm of Phillips & Fleckenstein, PC located in Richmond, Virginia where he represented debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees and trustees in all Chapters under the Bankruptcy Code. He has also served as a mediator in bankruptcy related disputes, as a Chapter 7 trustee on the Richmond, Virginia, panel for approximately 27 years, and as a Chapter 11 trustee, liquidation trustee and state court receiver.
Marcelo Michel, Andrews Law Firm / Alexandria
Marcelo Michel was born in La Paz, Bolivia and was raised in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He attended the University of Virginia (B.A. in Biology, 1997); he attended DePaul University, College of Law, (J.D. 2001) in Chicago, IL. He returned to Virginia and worked in a local firm specializing in personal injury, workers’ compensation, and social security disability claims. He became a Virginia bankruptcy lawyer at the Andrews Law Firm (fka Tommy Andrews, Jr., P.C.) in 2003.
He is admitted to the Virginia State Bar (2002), U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia. He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association. He is fluent in Spanish.
Angela M. Scolforo, Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee / Charlottesville
Angela M. Scolforo is the Staff Attorney to Herbert L. Beskin, Chapter 13 Trustee for the Western District of Virginia, where she began working ten years ago. Before becoming a Staff Attorney, she represented debtors in consumer bankruptcy cases and a myriad of other clients. She also serves as the Town Attorney for Gordonsville, Virginia. She is the mother of four children and five grandchildren. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1998, and received a B.A. in English from the College of the Holy Cross in 1987. She is the current Chairman of the Bankruptcy Section of the Virginia State Bar.
Steven B. Ramsdell, Esquire of Tyler, Bartl, Ramsdell & Counts, P.L.C. / Alexandria
Steven B. Ramsdell is a member of the Northern Virginia law firm of Tyler, Bartl, Ramsdell & Counts, P.L.C in Alexandria, Virginia. His practice is focused on Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code, representing debtors, trustees, creditors, and other parties in interest.
He is a former law clerk to Martin V.B. Bostetter, Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and a former Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Virginia State Bar.
He received his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and his J.D. degree from George Mason University. Mr. Ramsdell is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Virginia, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.