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Neil McCullagh is a Director at Spotts Fain.  Prior to joining the firm he was with the Richmond firm of Cantor Arkema, P.C. for almost ten years, where he was an associate and then a director.  Before that he was an associate with the Richmond firm of Williams, Mullen, Clark & Dobbins, P.C.

Neil's practice has always been focused in representing creditors.  He has successfully represented a variety of secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings - including banks, landlords, vendors, injured persons, and others - and he has served as local counsel to the official creditors committee in a substantial Chapter 11 case.  He also routinely represents creditors in matters outside of bankruptcy.  In addition to his practice representing creditors, Neil also has significant experience in representing corporations in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Neil has been named in the Legal Elite list published by Virginia Business magazine and in the Super Lawyers list in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights.

From 1995 to 1996 Neil served as law clerk to Chief Judge Ross W. Krumm in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia. He earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1995, where he was an Articles Editor of the Journal of Law & Politics. He earned his B.S. from Radford University in 1991.

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia (J.D., 1995) Journal of Law and Politics, Articles Editor, 1994 - 1995
  • Radford University (B.S., Political Science, summa cum laude, 1991)

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Clerkships

  • Chief Judge Ross W. Krumm, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia, 1995-1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond
    • Member, Bankruptcy Section
  • Virginia Creditors Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Honors and Awards

  • Virginia Super Lawyers 2010-2018 for Bankruptcy: Business
  • Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2008-2009 for Bankruptcy: Business

Publications