DISTRICT OF MARYLAND
Honorable Wendelin I. Lipp, Chief Judge Mark A. Neal, Clerk
Maryland Bankruptcy Records By Name
APPOINTMENT OF CHAPTER 13 TRUSTEE IN BALTIMORE
Acting U.S. Trustee John P. Fitzgerald is pleased to announce that he has appointed
Rebecca Herr as a Chapter 13 Standing Trustee in Maryland and the District of Columbia,
effective October 1, 2019.
Ms. Herr will be taking over the Chapter 13 trust operation of Nancy Spencer Grigsby,
who is retiring as of September 30, 2019.
Ms. Herr currently serves as Staff Attorney for Chapter 13 Trustee Nancy Spencer
Grigsby, a position she has held for more than nine years. Before working for Ms. Grigsby, Ms.
Herr served for one year as a law clerk to then Chapter 13 Trustee Gerard R. Vetter. Ms. Herr is
a graduate of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in Baltimore and of
the University of Maryland in College Park.
APPOINTMENT OF CHAPTER 7 TRUSTEES IN BALTIMORE
Acting U.S. Trustee John P. Fitzgerald is pleased to announce that he has appointed three
attorneys to serve as Chapter 7 trustees in Baltimore and Salisbury, Maryland, effective October
Morgan William Fisher is in private practice in Annapolis, Maryland. He represents individuals
and businesses in chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 bankruptcy proceedings and has extensive experience
representing plaintiffs in complex fraud cases in Maryland courts. Mr. Fisher is a graduate of
Tulane Law School (J.D.) and the University of Kansas (B.A).
Patricia B. Jefferson is a principal in the Baltimore office of Miles & Stockbridge P.C., and has
been practicing bankruptcy law for the past fifteen years. She is the immediate past president of
the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association, and a frequent speaker at CLE seminars and
conferences. She has been included in Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the area of
Bankruptcy and Restructuring since 2015, and was recently honored by The M&A Advisor as an
Emerging Leader for her work in corporate turnarounds. She is a 2000 graduate of Northwestern
University and a 2004 graduate of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of
Craig B. Leavers is a bankruptcy litigator, beginning his legal career employed by and
representing two Chapter 7 Trustees. He later opened his own firm where, while representing
individual and corporate debtors in Chapter 7, 13, and 11 proceedings, he continued representing
Chapter 7 Trustees on a regular basis. His firm merged with a bankruptcy and creditors’ rights
firm, and he spent the next eleven years as the Partner of its Litigation Department representing
national, regional and local financial institutions in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 proceedings.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Leavers served as a law clerk for the Honorable Peter B.
Krauser on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Before then, prior to attending law school at
the University of Baltimore where he earned his J.D. in 2001, he served as an investigator for the
Office of the Attorney General for the State of Texas for approximately ten years while earning
his Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement from Texas State University.
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