Jill A Michaux

JILL A. MICHAUX has helped several thousand individuals and small business proprietors get much needed debt relief in her 31-year legal career.

She and Mark W. Neis, are Topeka’s only board certified consumer bankruptcy law specialists. They are partners in the Bankruptcy Law Office of Neis & Michaux, P.A., Topeka, Kansas.

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 seven 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 formerly blogged on consumer bankruptcy and consumer rights for the Bankruptcy Law Network. She is administrator of the BK-Kansas listservs.

Jill also is a past member of the Topeka Bar Association, the Women Attorneys Association of Topeka and the Kansas Women Attorneys Association.  She is formerly was a master in the Sam A. Crow America Inn of Courts and a director of the American Board of Certification.

She served as judge of the Municipal Court of the City of Rossville, Kansas, from 1993 through 2009. She is past president of the Kansas Municipal Judges Association.

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, who graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in May 2013 and is admitted to practice law in Illinois and Kansas. Michelle is a lawyer for the State of Kansas.


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