Lynn Wartchow is the founding attorney of Wartchow Law Office, LLC and has practiced bankruptcy law since 2005. Lynn received her undergraduate degree from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota in 1998 and her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2004. During law school, Lynn was a recipient of the Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship and worked to support victims’ rights in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Prior to entering into private practice, Lynn also worked in the big four public accounting firm of Ernst & Young in Minneapolis with a focus on global mobility and human capital. Lynn practices bankruptcy law, including Chapter 11 business reorganization proceedings and bankruptcy litigation, tax law, and other areas of law involving debt relief.
- Carleton College, B.A. (1998)
- William Mitchell College of Law, J.D. (2004)
- Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy
- Chapter 13 Consumer Bankruptcy
- Chapter 11 Business Reorganizations
- Chapter 11 Individual Reorganization
- Bankruptcy Litigation
- Debt negotiation (non-bankruptcy)
- Tax law: audit, compromise, negotiation, appeal
Admitted to Practice
- Minnesota (2004)
- U.S. District Court for the District Minnesota (2005)
- U.S. District Court for the District of Western Wisconsin (2009)
Publications and Honors
- 2017 Elite Service Award, ARAG Legal Insurance Co.
- In re Stewart, 536 B.R. 273 (Bankr. D. Minn. 2015). Successfully brought motion on behalf of chapter 13 debtor to compel her mortgagee bank to accept the ‘zombie’ real property in satisfaction of its claim. Memorandum opinion and order in case no. 13-40709-MER.
- Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship, Selected as 2003 Mansfield Human Rights Fellow
- “Civil and Human Rights Violations in Northern Ireland and Effects and Shortcomings of the Good Friday Agreement in Guaranteeing Protections”, Northwestern Journal of International Human Rights, Vol. 3, Issue 1, 2005