Mark Neis and Jill Michaux are Topeka’s consumer bankruptcy specialists, who proudly represent consumer and small business debtors in chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy. We do not represent institutional creditors such as banks and mortgage lenders, so you do not have to worry about our loyalty to you.
Jill and Mark are both attorneys. We met representing opposing sides in a divorce. We joined our personal and professional lives in 1984 when we married and merged our law practices to form Neis & Michaux, P.A. We have 70 combined years of experience in bankruptcy law as of 2015.
Our daughter, Michelle Neis, is a graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is admitted to practice in the States of Kansas and Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. She is a lawyer for the State of Kansas.
To better help you, we make it our business to keep up on bankruptcy law changes and stay out front in our field. When Congress passed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) in April 2005, we traveled to San Diego and Chicago for multi-day training in the new law, a massive anti-debtor overhaul of bankruptcy law backed by the credit card industry and other creditors. We attend the annual meetings and member-only workshops. Mark and Jill are founding members of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and participate in local bankruptcy bar associations.
Mark and Jill are the only board certified consumer bankruptcy attorneys in Topeka. We are two of seven Kansas attorneys who gone the extra mile to achieve board certification in consumer bankruptcy law by an American Bar Association accredited organization. We have earned the distinction of being Topeka’s consumer bankruptcy law specialists.
Jill is an avid Internet user. She administers the listserv for the Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council and receives daily updates from the NACBA listservs. She previously blogged on bankruptcy with the Bankruptcy Law Network, a group of consumer bankruptcy attorneys across the country.