Susan Jill Rice

Susan Jill Rice

Attorney
Location:
Traverse City, Michigan
Phone:
231-668-9836
Fax:
231-941-9679
Email:

Susan Jill Rice practices in the areas of creditor's rights in bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Ms. Rice received her undergraduate from Olivet Nazarene University and earned her law degree from Notre Dame Law School. Ms. Rice previously served as Career Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert K. Rodibaugh and the Honorable Harry C. Dees, Jr. of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Indiana and is licensed to practice law in Indiana and Michigan

Ms. Rice represents secured lenders, creditors' committees and other creditors in both consumer and business bankruptcy cases, defends parties in preference and avoidance actions and counsels business clients in pre-bankruptcy planning.

State Bar of Michigan; State Bar of Indiana; Western District of Michigan Federal Bar Association; American Bankruptcy Institute, Ten-Year Service Award; United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1999; Special Service Award, United States Bankruptcy Court; Northern District of Indiana - Recognition for Serving on the Planning and Construction Committee for the Robert K. Rodibaugh United States Bankruptcy Courthouse, 1997.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Collections
  • Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Indiana, 1999

Education

  • Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • Juris Doctor
  • Olivet Nazarene University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Honors and Awards

  • Ten-Year Service Award, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • Special Service Award, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • Recognition for Serving on the Planning and Construction Committee for the Robert K. Rodibaugh United States Bankruptcy Courthouse, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 1997
  • Civility Award - Western District of Michigan

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Western District of Michigan Federal Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Olivet Nazarene University, Kankakee, Illinois, Executive Board Member and Trustee
  • Nazarene Missions International Northern Michigan District, President, 2000 - Present
  • Grand Traverse - Leelanau - Antrim Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Indiana, Training Consultant, 2000
  • Honorable Harry C. Dees, Jr., United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Indiana, Career Law Clerk, 1991 - 1999
  • Honorable Robert K. Rodibaugh, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Indiana, Law Clerk, 1988 - 1991

Pro Bono Activities

  • Safe Harbor (providing emergency overnight winter shelter in the Traverse City area), Volunteer
  • Grace Point Cafe (ministry of Traverse City Church of the Nazarene providing a weekly community meal to those in need), Volunteer
  • Traverse City Church of the Nazarene