Jim’s practice includes representation of individuals and small businesses in chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcies, chapter 128 amortization of debt proceedings, and foreclosures. He also represents creditors in collection actions and court trials. Jim received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2009. While attending Wisconsin Law School, Jim was a Moot Court Board Member and won the 3rd Place Best Brief Award at the Chicago Bar Competition. He also obtained the Law School Academic Achievement Award for highest grade in Property and Constitutional Law. James Block received a Comprehensive Honors Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from the University of Wisconsin in 2006. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and is admitted to practice in the federal court for the Western and Eastern District of Wisconsin. Jim enjoys volunteering. He also is a parishioner at St. Mark’s Church in Rothschild, Wisconsin.
Areas of Practice
• Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy • Debt Settlement • Wisconsin Chapter 128 Amortization of Debt Proceedings • Small Businesses • Foreclosure • Garnishment Defense • Collections
• Wisconsin • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Wisconsin • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
• University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin, J.D., cum laude, 2009 • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin B.A. with comprehensive honors, 2006
• State Bar of Wisconsin • Marathon County Bar Association • American Bankruptcy Institute
• Currently serving as Board Member for the Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors’ Rights Section for the State Bar of Wisconsin for term July 1, 2019-June 30, 2022 • Wausau Rotary “Love is International” Co-Chair Wausau, Wisconsin January 8-10, 2016 • "Wills for Veterans Clinic" at Man of Honor Society Clubhouse, Wausau, Wisconsin on April 18, 2015
• “Bankruptcy 2014 with Trustee Block” at 2014 Wisconsin Judicare Continuing Legal Education, Wausau, Wisconsin on March 27, 2014 • "Sailing Through Bankruptcy--Dos and Don'ts" at 2015 Northwestern Wisconsin Bankruptcy Institute, Eau Claire, Wisconsin on May 8, 2015 • “Take the Bank!” Bankruptcy Quiz Western District Panel Member at Wisconsin Annual Bankruptcy Update, State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin on November 19, 2015 • “Trustee Audit Tips and Tricks” Roundtable Facilitator at Region 11 Chapter 7 Panel Trustee Seminar in Madison Wisconsin on September 23, 2016 • "Protect Your Practice: How to Analyze and Avoid Conflicts of Interest" Panelist at 2016 Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin on October 22, 2016 • “Valuation: Evidence and Experts” Panelist at 2017 Northwestern Bankruptcy Institute, Eau Claire, Wisconsin on April 28, 2017 • “The Basics of Filing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13" Presenter at State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE Build Your Practice Series, Live Webcast on May 27, 2020 • “Beyond the Basics of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13" Presenter at State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE Build Your Practice Series, Live Webcast on June 19, 2020
Wisconsin Bankruptcy Law Blog Articles
• “Bankruptcy Court Says A Person Can Have Only One Homestead At A Time”
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