Margie Bodas

Margie R. Bodas/Retired

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

Email: info@lommen.com

Margie R. Bodas / Biography

Prior to her retirement, Margie litigated 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 helped creditors who found 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 helped businesses and individuals file proofs of claim.

In addition, she litigated 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 has been rated AV Preeminent® for the highest level of professional excellence by Martindale-Hubbell.

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

Margie has been 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 has also been 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. She is an avid Gopher football and basketball fan, baker of bundt cakes and an itinerant traveler.

Leadership + Activities

  • Jeremiah Program, Minneapolis-St. Paul Community Board of Trustees

Education

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

News + Articles

Minnesota’s Collateral Order Doctrine Turns 20

Minnesota’s Collateral Order Doctrine Turns 20

Twenty years ago, the Minnesota Supreme Court formally adopted the collateral order doctrine in Kastner v. Star Trails Ass’n, 646 N.W.2d 235 (Minn. 2002). In the years since then, the appellate courts have applied the doctrine several times, but it remains a...

The Rare Remedy of Writs

The Rare Remedy of Writs

The appellate rules specifically list the types of trial court decisions that can be appealed. Usually this requires a final judgment, which occurs at the very end of the litigation in the trial court. But on rare occasions, a trial court may make a decision that is...

How to Proceed When Dying Doesn’t Kill Your Case

How to Proceed When Dying Doesn’t Kill Your Case

One of the important but often overlooked Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is Rule 25, which allows for substitution when a party has died. This Rule was recently addressed by the Eighth Circuit in Benacquisto v. Am. Express Fin. Corp., 2022 WL 3133437 (8th Cir. Aug....

Lommen Abdo News – September 2022

Lommen Abdo News – September 2022

The next edition of our newsletter is ready for review and includes these articles: Ramifications for insurance providers in policy wording Deciding whether and when to appeal The continuation of Josh Feneis’s blog on standing up for a father and his daughter. New...

Lommen Abdo Packs at the Park

Lommen Abdo Packs at the Park

Lommen Abdo team members recently got out in the community and participated in the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) Pack at the Park event. This is the first year Lommen Abdo employees have packed food but they look forward to making this an annual event! Feed My...