Bankruptcy Law

Mission Statement

The Bankruptcy Section exists for the education and participation of its members in matters relating to the bankruptcy laws of the debtor-creditor relationship. The section will sponsor and participate in educational and other activities relating to bankruptcy and debtor-creditor issues and will make reports and recommendations to the membership of the section and, as appropriate, to the membership of KCBA concerning such matters.

Section Chair

Committee Level: BANK
Benjamin Ellison Chair
Benjamin Ellison

Wax Ellison PLLC



The Bankruptcy Law section meets at 12:00pm on the second Tuesday each month.

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Lauren Dorsett (Davis Wright Tremaine LLP)


Brian Peterson (K&L Gates)


Richard Keeton (Bush Kornfeld LLP)


The section offers monthly CLEs addressing debtor-creditor and bankruptcy issues for which CLE credit is granted. The section also undertakes special projects on an irregular basis, such as sponsoring CLEs and receptions. In December, the section sponsors the Annual Holiday Luncheon.

For More Information

Contact the KCBA Membership Department by email at, or call (206) 267-7100.