Lisa S. Gretchko of Howard & Howard Appointed U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan

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April 07, 2021
ROYAL OAK, Mich., April 7, 2021 – Howard & Howard is very pleased to announce that long-time attorney Lisa S. Gretchko has been appointed to serve as a judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan.

On March 30, 2021 the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals made the announcement and Ms. Gretchko was sworn-in during a private ceremony and assumed her judicial duties on April 5, 2021.

Gretchko joined Howard & Howard in December of 2003. Throughout her career, she has represented nearly every constituency in bankruptcy courts both locally and around the country, including business debtors, trustees, unsecured creditors’ committees, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, landlords, licensors of intellectual property, customers, and suppliers.

"Lisa will bring her extensive knowledge of and passion for bankruptcy law to the bench. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court is gaining a judge with exceptional legal skills and a resolute commitment and dedication to the job. She will be an outstanding judge,” said Jim Morgan, partner in Howard & Howard’s business bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice.

"On behalf of Howard & Howard, we wish Lisa well in her new role as a bankruptcy court judge. She has been an asset to the firm and our bankruptcy practice for almost 18 years. We’ll miss her, but there is no doubt she will be an invaluable addition to the bench," said President & CEO of Howard & Howard, Mark A. Davis.

She received her law degree from the University of Detroit Law School and her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

Ms. Gretchko succeeds Judge Phillip J. Shefferly, who retired in January of this year.

About Howard & Howard: 
With a history spanning over 15 decades, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice, providing legal services to businesses and business owners. More than 160 attorneys practice out of offices in Royal Oak, Michigan; Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); Las Vegas, Nevada; and Beverly Hills, California. For more information, please visit
Stacey Parzuchowski, Marketing & Communications Manager, (248) 723-0412


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