JILL A. MICHAUX has helped several thousand individuals and small business proprietors get much needed debt relief in her 27-year legal career.
Since the late 1980s, Jill does consumer bankruptcy work for individual and small business debtors almost exclusively. She was the first Kansas attorney to be board certified in consumer bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification and one of ten Kansas attorneys so certified today. She does not represent institutional creditors.
She advocates for the rights of consumer debtors as a charter member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. She served on the NACBA board of directors the first seven years and remains active today in committee work.
Jill is a leader in the local bankruptcy bar. She is past president of the Kansas Bar Association Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section. She is a founding member and past president of the Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council. She frequently is called upon to teach consumer bankruptcy law to other lawyers, locally, across the state and nationally.
She blogs on consumer bankruptcy and consumer rights for the Bankruptcy Law Network, the Mortgage Law Network, the Debt Law Network and the Credit Law Network. She is administrator of listservs for four bar associations.
A Topeka native, Jill was graduated from the University of Kansas in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree. She worked as a newspaper reporter the Topeka Capital-Journal and then did public relations work for a trade association before attending Washburn University Law School from which she was graduated with Dean’s Honors in 1982 and named Outstanding Legal Intern.
She has had her own law practice since 1982 initially doing mostly domestic relations, criminal, juvenile, guardianship and mental illness work. She joined her husband, Mark W. Neis, in law practice in 1984 and formed Neis & Michaux, P.A.
Jill was graduated from Topeka High School in 1973. She married Mark Neis in 1984. They have one daughter, Michelle Neis, a Washburn University undergraduate student who aspires to attend law school.
Licensed since 1982
Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)
|KS||Authorized to practice law||1982||07/27/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer in Consumer Bankruptcy Law||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer in Consumer Bankruptcy Law||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Recertified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law||American Board of Certification||2012|
|Super Lawyer in Consumer Bankruptcy||Law & Politics Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer in Consumer Bankruptcy||Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Recertified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law||American Board of Certification||2008|
|Member of the Month (September 2006)||National Association of Consumer Bankruptcys Attorneys||2006|
|Recertified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law||American Board of Certification||2003|
|Recertified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law||American Board of Cerification||1998|
|Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law||American Board of Certification||1993|
|Outstanding Legal Intern||Washburn University School of Law Legal Clinic||1982|
|Municipal Judge||City of Rossville Municipal Court||1993 - 2009|
|Managing Partner||Neis & Michaux, P.A. - Bankruptcy Law Office||1984 - Present|
|Attorney||Jill A Michaux, Attorney at Law||1982 - 1984|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|U.S. Courts Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules||Member||2013 - Present|
|Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules to U.S. Supreme Court||Member||2013 - Present|
|National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center||Director||2013 - Present|
|Bankruptcy Law Network||Member, Director||2007 - 2014|
|Sam A. Crow American Inn of Court||Master and Director (2003-2005)||1995 - 2011|
|Kansas Municipal Judges Association||Member and Past President (2004-2005)||1993 - 2009|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Founding Member and Past Director (1992-1999)||1993 - Present|
|American Board of Certification||Certified Attorney (1993-2015) and Director (1999-2008)||1993 - Present|
|Topeka Bar Association Ethics and Grievance Committee||Member||1988 - 2012|
|Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council||Founding Member and Past President (1995-1996)||1987 - Present|
|Kansas Women Attorneys Association||Founding Member||1985 - 2014|
|Women Attorneys Association of Topeka||Founding Member and Director (2003-2007)||1983 - 2014|
|Topeka Bar Association||Member||1982 - Present|
|Kansas Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law Section||Founding Member and Past President (2000)||N/A|
|Washburn University School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor with Dean's Honors||1982|
|University of Kansas||Journalism emphasis in news/editorial||Bachelor of Science in Journalism||1977|
|Topeka High School||N/A||N/A||1973|
|Southeast Bankruptcy Institute March 2015||Preferences and Transfers||2015|
|Southeast Bankruptcy Institute March 2015||Lien Stripping||2015|
|NACBA Annual Seminar April 2015||Bankruptcy Rules and Forms Update||2015|
|NACBA New York April 2014||Bankruptcy Rules Update||2014|
|Monthly Meeting October 2014||Bankruptcy Rules and Forms Update||2014|
|Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council February 2013 meeting||Bankruptcy Rules Update||2013|
|NACBA Members Fall Workshop New Orleans October 2013||Bankruptcy Rules and Forms Update||2013|
|2012 NACBA Members Workshop||Bankruptcy Fundamentals||2012|
|2012 NACBA Annual Convention||Bankruptcy Fundamentals||2012|
|NACBA Members Fall Workshop||Bankruptcy Fundamentals||2011|
|NACBA Members Workshop||Design & Construction Of A Consumer Bankruptcy Case – Emphasizing Chapter 13||2010|
|Monthly Presentation||U.S. Supreme Court Bankruptcy Review||2010|
|2010 Annual Seminar||Disposable Income in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy After Lanning||2010|
|2010 Annual Convention||Conversion and Vesting in Consumer Bankruptcy||2010|
|16th Annual Convention||Chapter 7 vs.13 Wars||2008|
|4th Judicial District Meeting||Bankruptcy and Divorce||2007|
|15th Annual Convention||Income Tax Refund Assignments for Bankruptcy Attorney Fees||2007|
|Annual Educational Seminar||Chapter 13 Plan Payments After BAPCPA||2006|