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State Bar of Michigan honors Honigman Partner Judy Calton with Unsung Hero Award

September 13, 2012

Judy B. Calton, a Partner in the Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights practice area, will be honored with an Unsung Hero Award by the State Bar of Michigan on September 20, 2012 at its annual meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was chosen for this award for her creation and management of the nonprofit organization Access to Bankruptcy Court. The mission of this group is to assist debtors with bankruptcy court proceedings, when they cannot afford legal representation.

Calton concentrates in corporate reorganizations, bankruptcy and insolvency and bankruptcy related litigation.

She is a council member of the State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section and co-chair of its Creditor/Debtor Rights Committee. Calton is also a member of the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Advisory Committee and a reporter for its Rules Subcommittee. In addition, she is a reporter for the Advisory Committee to the Michigan House Committee on Civil Law and Judiciary, relating to amending exemption statutes.

Calton has been recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers since 2007, and in Best Lawyers in America and DBusiness’ Top Lawyers since 2010.

She earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School and is a member of the order of the Coif. She earned a B. A., with high honors, from the University of Illinois in history and pre-law studies.