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.
H. David Cox, Cox Law Group / Lynchburg
David Cox practices bankruptcy law throughout the Western District of Virginia from his offices in Lynchburg, Danville, Staunton, and Winchester. His practice and the practice of his firm focus exclusively on the representation of consumer debtors in bankruptcy and related proceedings. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Cox served as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. William E. Anderson, Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Virginia. He is past member of the Virginia State Bar’s Board of Governors for the Bankruptcy Section and he has been included in Virginia Business Magazine’s list of the best Bankruptcy lawyers in the state as well as in their list of the best Young Practitioners. He is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Virginia State Co-Chair of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and is a Council Member of the Virginia Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section. Mr. Cox is the coeditor of Bankruptcy Practice in Virginia; he authored the Bankruptcy sections of the book Fee Agreements for Virginia Lawyers, and has lectured at numerous CLE programs related to Bankruptcy. In March, 2013, Mr. Cox was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy in Washington, D.C., for his contributions within the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency, and Mr. Cox in June, 2011, became a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.
Johnie R. Muncy, Esquire of Samuel I. White, P.C. / Virginia Beach
Admitted to bar: 2006, Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia.
Education: Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (B.A., 2003); T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond (J.D., 2006).
Practice areas: Foreclosure, Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Litigation.