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Michael P. Kruszewski

  • Shareholder


Erie, PA





AV Preeminent Rating, Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence by Martindale-Hubbell 2021

Attorney Kruszewski is a member of the firm's Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Practice Group. His practice involves the representation of corporate debtors, secured creditors and unsecured creditor committees in business reorganization proceedings. His practice also includes commercial loan work-outs, bankruptcy-related and commercial litigation, and general collection matters. He has also been approved as a mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Attorney Kruszewski has been named to Best Lawyers in America 2018-2021 and as a Super Lawyer in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine 2020-2021. He Is also an active member of both the Erie County Bar Association and American Bankruptcy Institute, he is the current Treasurer for the Judith K. Fitzgerald Western Pennsylvania Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, and he has been a volunteer and assistant coach for local youth sports.

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate Debtors
  • Secured Creditors
  • Unsecured Creditor Committees
  • Commercial Loan Work-Outs
  • Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Mediation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Collection

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2003
  • District of Columbia, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2003
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Pennsylvania


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2003
    • Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Spring 2002, Spring 2003
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1999
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List Fall 1996-Spring 1999

Representative Clients

  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Dr. Joseph M. Thomas, M.D.
  • The Trustees of Conneaut Lake Park, Inc. Unofficial (Ad Hoc) Committee of Real Estate Tax Creditors
  • Dlubak Corp. Post-Confirmation Plan Administrator
  • Oz Gas LTD Creditors Committee

Honors and Awards

  • Erie County Bar Association Outstanding Pro Bono Lawyer, 2005
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Award, 2005
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers — Super Lawyers, 2020-2021; Rising Stars, 2008 - 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America © 2018-2021; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Erie County Bar Association, 2003 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, 2004 - Present
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Practice Group, Member
  • The Judith K. Fitzgerald Western Pennsylvania Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, 2010 - Present
  • McDowell Softball Boosters, Past Volunteer
  • Autism Society-Northwestern Pennsylvania, Past President

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid Volunteer Attorneys (LAVA) Program, 2003 - Present


  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Theta Phi