Margie Bodas

Margie R. Bodas/Retired

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

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


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

News + Articles

Lommen Abdo News – December 2023

Lommen Abdo News – December 2023

The next edition of our newsletter is ready for review and includes these articles: Calculation of prejudgment interest by Michelle Kuhl and other appellate law topics; Mediation in Personal Injury Lawsuits by Jamie Johnson; Lommen Abdo’s Second Socktober Drive; And...

Special Considerations in Family Law Appeals

Special Considerations in Family Law Appeals

Family law appeals have several unique characteristics that are important for parties to understand before pursuing an appeal. This blog summarizes some of the most noteworthy features of family law appeals. Appellate Mediation Program Most family law cases in...

Special Considerations in Trust and Estate Appeals

Special Considerations in Trust and Estate Appeals

With any legal case, there are several factors to consider in deciding whether to appeal, as discussed in my previous blog, “To Appeal or Not to Appeal. That is the Question.” But in addition to those factors, there are certain features of trust and estate matters in...

Six Times to Call an Appellate Attorney

Six Times to Call an Appellate Attorney

It may seem obvious that the time to contact an appellate attorney is when you want to file an appeal. But there are benefits to getting an appellate attorney involved even during earlier stages of your case. Here are six times it might make sense to seek an appellate...