john stoddardJohn Stoddard
Attorney at Law

John@FindlingLaw.com

John Stoddard joined The Findling Law Firm, PLC in May 2015 with twenty-three years of creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation experience at the time.  After practicing seven years in Indiana, Mr. Stoddard returned to his native Michigan in 1999 to practice with the nation’s largest creditors’ rights firm. In 2002, he joined a boutique bankruptcy firm, where he specialized in litigating adversary proceedings on behalf of debtors, creditors, and Chapter 7 Trustees.  After serving as litigation manager for a publicly traded finance company, Mr. Stoddard practiced over six years with another law firm, where he was a partner.  Before joining The Findling Law Firm, he served as Managing Attorney of a foreclosure and bankruptcy firm. 

Born in Ann Arbor Michigan in 1965, Mr. Stoddard received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Albion College in 1987 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame in 1992.  He is admitted to practice in Michigan and Indiana (inactive in good standing) and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association. His cases with published opinions include Bowlby v. NBD Bank, 640 N.E. 2d 1095 (Ind. Ct. App. 1994), In re Cutler, 291 B.R. 718 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2003), and In re Schmiel, 319 B.R. 520 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2005). 

Joined Firm:
2015

License(s):
Indiana (1992) (inactive in good standing)
Northern District of Indiana (1992)
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1994)
Michigan (1997)
Eastern District of Michigan (1999)
Western District of Michigan (1999)

Areas of Expertise
Receivership
Bankruptcy
Collection

Education
University of Notre Dame, Juris Doctor, 1992
Albion College, B.A., 1987

Affiliations
Member, State Bar of Michigan
Member, American Bar Association