Claire Ann Richman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Madison, WI

Steinhilber Swanson LLP
 | 122 W Washington Ave, Ste. 850
Madison, WI 53703-2732
Phone: 608-630-8990
Fax: 608-630-8991
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (60%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner in Steinhilber Swanson LLP’s bankruptcy and insolvency group, Claire Ann Richman handles cases of consumer and commercial bankruptcy and insolvency, litigation, debt collection, contract disputes and real estate. Located in Madison, Wisconsin, she is a popular lecturer on issues related to bankruptcy for Lorman Education Services, the National Business Institute, the University of Wisconsin Law School, the American Conference Institute, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the United States Trustee Training Program.

A graduate of Marquette University, Ms. Richman earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in education in 1987. She then attended the University of Wisconsin Law School to obtain a Juris Doctor in 1993. She has published works for the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees journal and is admitted to practice in Wisconsin state courts, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin.

Ms. Richman is a past chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights section. A former member of the board of directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute, she is also a member of the Dane County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

For several years, Ms. Richman served on the United States Trustee Program Chapter 7 bankruptcy panel. She represents a wide range of clients, including tenants, landlords, investors, creditors, debtors and creditors’ committees.

Ms. Richman is a debt relief agent. She helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (60%): Bankruptcy Law

Business Litigation (30%)

Business/Corporate (10%): Contracts

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law, Contracts


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2012

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About Claire Richman

Admitted: 1993, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage:


  • Selected annually since 2005 for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Selected as one of the Top 25 Women Super Lawyers in Wisconsin, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Wisconsin Bankruptcy, Member
  • Wisconsin, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2002
  • Dane County Bar Association, Member
  • Western District of Wisconsin Bankruptcy Bar , Secretary
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Past Board of Directors
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1993
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights Section, Past Chair
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2002

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer: Bankruptcy Ethics Issues for University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Lecturer, Maneuvering the Minefield of Exemption Planning, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Lecturer: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Collections, Lorman Education Services and National Business Institute
  • Lecturer: Chapter 7 Trustee Ethics Issues, American Bankruptcy Institute, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, and United States Trustee Training Program
  • "A Discussion of Trustee Ethics Issues", National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees Journal, Co-Author of Quarterly Column, with Honorable Steven W. Rhodes

Educational Background:

  • Marquette University, B.A., Major: Education, 1987

Industry Groups

  • Farm
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Sales
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Office Location for Claire Ann Richman

122 W Washington Ave
Ste. 850
Madison, WI 53703-2732

Phone: 608-630-8990

Fax: 608-630-8991

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Last Updated: 8/7/2019

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