Thomas R. Morris
Member

morris@silvermanmorris.com

 

Educational Background

      J.D., 1986
University of Michigan Law School

      B.A., 1982
James Madison College,
Michigan State University
Major: International Relations

      National Merit Semifinalist, 1978

Professional Experience

      Silverman & Morris, P.L.L.C.
Member, April 2003‑present

      Shefferly, Silverman & Morris
1990‑2003

      Schlussel, Lifton, Simon, Rands, Galvin & Jackier
1986‑1990

      American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium
Internship, 1982

      Martindale Hubbell “AV” rating

Practice Areas

      Commercial and consumer bankruptcy,
commercial litigation, workouts, bankruptcy litigation,
commercial law, creditors’ rights,
international transactions.

Court Admissions

      Michigan
Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Professional Activities

      State Bar of Michigan, Debtors and
Creditors Rights Section

Publications and Presentations

      Judgment Liens Against Real Property:  H.B. 4941
Proposes Major Changes, Michigan Real
Property Review, summer 2000.

      Lecturer on bankruptcy law at various seminars.

Published Decisions

      In re Executive Technology Data Systems,
79 B.R. 276 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 1987)
Dery v. United States, 106 B.R. 474 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 1989)
In re Moses, 132 B.R. 837 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 1990)
Moses v. Allard, 779 F.Supp. 857 (E.D. Mich. 1991)
In re Phipps, 1997 W.L. 33377502 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 1997)
In re Moses, 225 B.R. 360 (E.D. Mich. 1998)
In re Barman, 237 B.R. 342 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 1999)
In re Barman, 244 B.R. 896 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2000)
In re Made in Detroit, 299 B.R. 170 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2003),
414 F.3d 576 (6th Cir. 2005)
In re Moss, 320 B.R. 143 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2005)
In re Davis, 318 B.R. 119, 319 B.R. 532 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2005)

Languages

            French.