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Richmond lawyer named bankruptcy judge

Friday - 4/26/2013, 8:40am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Richmond bankruptcy attorney Keith Phillips has been chosen to succeed retiring U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Douglas Tice Jr.

The judges of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals named Phillips to the 14-year term Thursday. Tice is retiring effective June 30, and Phillips will take the bench in the fall.

Phillips has represented debtors, creditors, trustees and creditors' committees in bankruptcy proceedings. He also has served as a mediator, a trustee and state court receiver. He has been a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy matters for various bar organizations.

The Richmond native received his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary and his law degree from the University of Richmond.

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