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Winnifred Boylan holds Martindale Hubbell's highest AV rating of "very high to superior" legal ability and integrity based upon confidential surveys of her peers.  Among other honors, she has  been named in the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers. Ms. Boylan represents clients in all aspects of bankruptcy including debtors, trustees and creditors.

Ms. Boylan is a contributing author to West's Bankruptcy Series, Exemption Manual (2005-2013) and is the author of various other articles for The State of Michigan Real Property Law Section and the American Bankruptcy Institute, Central States of which she is a member of the Advisory Board. Ms. Boylan's article entitled "Trek of Michigan Exemptions in the Universe of Bankruptcy", has been cited in three major reported cases which have addressed the constitutional question of the exemption statutes in Michigan.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 100%
    15 years, 1 thousand cases

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  • Todd H. Nye

    Ms. Boylan is considered among her peers to be a leading attorney for representation of bankruptcy trustees and creditors in complex bankruptcy litigation. Her personal reputation for integrity, intellect, and common sense is impeccable. That, coupled with her relentless advocacy and work ethic make her the "go to" attorney for bankruptcy trustees; and a trusted informal advisor and mentor for many other bankruptcy attorneys in the region.


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Contact info


916 Washington Avenue
Suite 309
Bay City, MI, 48708


MIActive And In Good Standing199708/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent Women Lawyers 2011-2013Martindale-Hubbell2013
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2013
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2012
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AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLAMBERT LESER, Attorneys at Law1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Real Property Section of the State Bar of MichiganCo-chair2012 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteAdvisory Board Member2009 - Present
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Rules Advisory Committee, Eastern District of MIMember2006 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2004 - Present
Consumer Bankruptcy AssociationMember2004 - Present
National Association of Bankruptcy TrusteesMember2003 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1999 - Present
Bay County Bar AssociationPresident2006 - 2007
Representative Assembly State Bar of MichiganRepresentative2004 - 2010
Commercial Law League of AmericaPast-Member2004 - 2012
Bay County Bar AssociationExecutive Board Member2004 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Gerard, 2006 WL288407, (Bankr.E.D. Mich, Northern Division, 2006)Judgment in favor of Ms. Boylan's client
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Publication nameTitleDate
State Bar of Michigan, Real Property SectionYES! The Michigan Bankruptcy Specific Exemptions are Constitutional2012
State of Michigan, Real Property Law SectionAre the Michigan Bankruptcy Specific Exemptions Constitutional?2010
State of Michigan Real Property SectionReal Property Exemptions2009
Michigan Real Property Review and cited in In re Pontius, 421 B.R. 814 (Bankr.W.D. Mich 2009); In re Sassak, 426 B.R. 680 (US Dist E.D. Mich 2010); In re Schafer, 2011 WL 650545, 6th Cir. BAP (Mich) Feb 24,2011The Trek of Michigan Exemptions in the Universe of Bankruptcy2006
American Bankruptcy Institute, Central StatesMarshaling of Assets2005
West Group publication 2005-2013West's Bankruptcy Series, Bankruptcy Exemption ManualN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Ursuline CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Real Property RoundtableBankruptcy Exemptions2009
American Bankruptcy InstituteMarshalling of Assets2005