NACBA Member Wendell J. Sherk has been chosen to receive the 2014 Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Award from the Commercial Law Committee of The Missouri Bar. The Award will be presented at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute in Kansas City on October 17, 2014.
The Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Award is presented to an individual who manifests the highest standard of excellence in bankruptcy practice, who has contributed distinctively to the development and appreciation of bankruptcy law, and/or who has made an outstanding contributions in the field of bankruptcy administration or practice.
He is the co-recipient of the first-ever Brauer Innovations in Bankruptcy Law Award in 2005. He has also served as co-chair of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Bankruptcy Committee, as well as numerous local rule and procedure committees with the bankruptcy court. In the past he has represented bankruptcy trustees as well as creditors. He has co-written legislation improving the property exemptions for Missourians facing bankruptcy.
A regular speaker in national and state bar events, Wendell also founded the Debtors Attorneys of Metropolitan St. Louis (DAMSL) with Joseph A. Swope, Jr. They currently manage the DAMSL listserv as a cooperative effort of local attorneys representing consumer debtors in Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois. Wendell is also active in the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) as well as NACBA’s listserv. He was a NACBA Member of the Month in 2007 and ranked among the top 3 consumer bankruptcy lawyers in the (completely unscientific) Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly “Best of…” Polls for 2007 and 2008.
He is a member of the St. Louis consumer law firm Sherk & Swope, LLC as well as the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Missouri Bar.
His office: Sherk & Swope, LLC, 1620 South Hanley Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63144. His office number is 314.781.3400.