The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, 2014, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
In anticipation of Chief Judge Pepper's move to the District Court, the Clerk of Courts will be reassigning her cases to other bankruptcy judges.  The Clerk expects to complete that process by December 5, 2014.  If you have a case that has not been transferred to another Judge by that date, please contact the Clerk's Office at 414-290-2701.
Chambers Procedures for Judge Kelley

Motions to Continue the Stay Information

SAMPLE Order Continuing Automatic Stay

SAMPLE Notice of Motion to Continue Stay (Milwaukee) (Word Version) (.pdf Version)

SAMPLE Notice of Motion to Continue Stay (NWTC) (Word Version)

Adversary Proceeding Information

Procedures for Service of Adversary Complaint

SAMPLE Notice of Hearing on Motion for Default Judgment

Procedures for Trustee (or Debtor in Possession) to Obtain Court Approval on Compromises

 Notice of Change in Adversary Proceeding Summons Distribution:  Effective immediately, if an adversary proceeding is filed electronically, the Judges' chambers will no longer mail an informational memo and paper summons to the plaintiff’s counsel for service. An electronic copy of the Summons and optional Certificate of Service will be docketed and served electronically on the plaintiff’s counsel. The “Summons Issued” docket entry will include text to note the plaintiff’s obligation to make service. To confirm service you may complete and file the Certificate issued with the Summons, use your own form, or use the fillable .pdf form on this website under Bankruptcy Forms “Local Forms.” Should you have any questions regarding the procedure, please call the respective Judge's chambers.  The Judge's chambers can be reached as follows:

Judge Kelley’s chambers          414-290-2660