Margie Bodas

Margie R. Bodas

Areas of Practice: Bankruptcy Litigation, Creditors’ Rights/Collection

Office Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Email: margie@lommen.com

Margie R. Bodas / Biography

Margie litigates bankruptcy disputes such as preference claims, turnover actions, issues relating to the property of the bankruptcy estate, fraudulent transfers and other adversary actions. Most often she helps creditors who find themselves at odds with a bankruptcy trustee related to issues such as a claim for return of payments made to the debtor as a preference or the avoidance of a mortgage due to filing problems. She also helps businesses and individuals file proofs of claim.

In addition, she litigates workers’ compensation disputes in both the administrative system and the state and federal district courts – defending against workers’ compensation claims, pursuing subrogation claims, defending employers’ liability and .82 actions, resolving insurance coverage and premium disputes.

She is rated AV Preeminent® for the highest level of professional excellence by Martindale-Hubbell.

As Vice-President of Practice Management at Lommen Abdo, her duties include business development, marketing, staffing, finances and oversight of the day-to-day operations of our firm. She was selected as one of the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s Women in Business in 2012.

Margie is actively involved in the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Women’s Council and is a member of the Minneapolis St. Paul Community Board of Trustees for the Jeremiah Program. She is also a strong supporter of Friends of Ngong Road, Hope Community and the Hope Chest for Breast Cancer.

Prior to her legal career, she coordinated an award winning community drug prevention program on the Iron Range and won awards as the news editor of the Mesabi Daily News. Today she is an avid Gopher football and basketball fan, baker of bundt cakes and an itinerant traveler.

Leadership + Activities

  • Executive Women Steering Committee, a Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce Networking Group
  • Jeremiah Program, Minneapolis-St. Paul Community Board of Trustees
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Advisory Panel Member

Presentations

  • “Legal Malpractice Actions & Ethics Issues Related to Bankruptcy Matters,” Minnesota CLE, October 2009
  • “Skip Tracing in Minnesota,” National Business Institute, August 2000
  • “Are You Prepared for the Changes in UCC Article 9?” Collecting Debts in Minnesota: From Documentation, to Levies, to Bankruptcy in the Year 2000, Lorman Education Services, February 2000
  • “Collecting Debts in Minnesota: From Documentation, to Levies, to Bankruptcy in the Year 2000,” Lorman Educational Services, January 2000
  • “When You Have to Go to Court – Litigation and Ethical Obligations to Collections,” National Business Institute, July 1998

Published Articles

  • “How to Dodge Financial Pain When Others File,” Upsize Minnesota Magazine, April/May 2010
  • “Medical Managed Care Reimbursement: Unjust to Constitutional,” Minnesota Medicine, October, 2000

Education

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth, B.A., magna cum laude, 1976
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1986

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