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James D. Sweet

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Madison, WI

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  • Licensed for 45 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1978
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James D. Sweet is a partner in the firm of Swanson Sweet LLP. He represents businesses, individuals and other interested parties throughout Wisconsin, northern Iowa, and northern Illinois in bankruptcy cases, state court receiverships, purchase or sale of business assets, and out-of-court restructuring, workouts, and reorganizations. Mr. Sweet has extensive experience representing debtors, creditor committees, bondholder committees, bankruptcy trustees, receivers, banks, and other creditors as well as purchasers of assets and businesses.


His skills, knowledge and experience have earned him inclusion in a myriad of professional associations and have allowed him to garner multiple awards. Since 1989, Attorney Sweet has been recognized with an AV Preeminent® rating through Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest peer rating standard. From 1995 to present, he has received the annual title of Best Lawyers in America and has additionally been granted the title as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer from 2005 to present.


Mr. Sweet was chosen as a Fellow by the American College of Bankruptcy in the year 2014. This prestigious title honors individuals who have demonstrated a career rich in high standards of excellence and effective representation in their profession, dedication to community service and consistent charity to the bankruptcy practice.

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Swanson Sweet
8020 Excelsior Drive,
Suite 401
Madison, WI, 53717

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Swanson Sweet LLP
  • 2023 - Present
  • Partner
  • Steinhilber Swanson
  • 2018 - 2023

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • 1978
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • J.D.
  • 1978
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • B.A.
  • 1975

Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member of ABI Special Fee Study Committee
  • 2005 - Present
  • Bishops Bay Country Club
  • Board of Directors
  • 2003 - Present
  • Bishops Bay Country Club
  • President
  • 2003 - Present
  • Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition
  • Steering Committee Member and Judge
  • N/A
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bar Association
  • Past President and Founding Member
  • N/A
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Member Western District of Wisconsin Bankruptcy
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Co-chair
  • 1999 - 2005
  • American Board of Certification
  • Chairman
  • 1998 - 1999
  • American Board of Certification
  • President
  • 1997 - 1998
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Chairman
  • 1996 - 2000
  • American Board of Certification
  • Treasurer
  • 1995 - 1996
  • American Board of Certification
  • Chairman, Standards Committe
  • 1995 - 1996
  • American Board of Certification
  • Member, Standards Committee
  • 1992 - 1997
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Bankruptcy Section
  • Chairman and Past Program Chairman
  • 1991 - 1995
  • Chairman, Western District Membership Committee
  • Board of Directors
  • 1991 - 2001
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Chairman, Western District Membership Committee
  • 1991 - 1991
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Chairman, CLE Committee (ATS-CLE)
  • 1989 - 1991
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Board of Governors
  • 1988 - 1991
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
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  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Top 25 Madison
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Top 25 Madison
  • N/A
  • Turnaround Award - M&A Advisors 2011
  • Turnaround Award - M&A Advisors 2011
  • N/A
  • Top Lawyer by Madison Magazine
  • Top Lawyer by Madison Magazine
  • N/A
  • Ranked as One of the Top
  • Ranked as One of the Top Financial Services/Commercial Lending Law and Bankruptcy Lawyers, Dane County, Madison Magazine
  • N/A
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy
  • Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy
  • N/A
  • Co-winner, Turnaround Management Association National
  • Co-winner, Turnaround Management Association National and Midwest Small Company Transaction Awards
  • N/A
  • Co-winner, 8th annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards
  • Co-winner, 8th annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Wisconsin Business Advisor Series, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Collection and Bankruptcy, Volume 4
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • SBI Annual Bankruptcy Seminar
  • SBI Annual Bankruptcy Seminar
  • 2022

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Madison Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer James D. Sweet
James D. Sweet
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Madison, WI
Licensed for 45 years