Brian P. Thill

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Brian P. Thill

Attorney Brian Thill serves as counsel for creditors, debtors, and receivers in civil matters, and has extensive experience representing parties in all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings, including committees and trustees. Brian has represented top 100 American Fortune 500 companies, as well as numerous local banks and small businesses. His creditors' rights and defense practice routinely includes preference, fraudulent transfer, Chapter 128, foreclosure, replevin, and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Wisconsin Consumer Act actions.

In addition to his bankruptcy and insolvency practice, Brian handles general civil litigation, appellate, title insurance, real estate law, construction law, landlord-tenant, secured transactions, banking compliance, and general lease and business transactions.

Brian is a shareholder at Murphy Desmond and was voted to serve on the firm's board of directors in 2019.

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, J.D.
    Honors: Marquette Law Review
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 1999, B.A.
Awards & Recognition
AVVOSuper Lawyers

  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2010-2012; 2014-2017)
Associations and Memberships
  • National Equipment Finance Association
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Lease Enforcement Attorney Network
  • Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Wisconsin Association of Equipment Lessors
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • Leadership Greater Madison Alumni Association
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
Published Works
  • Co-author, Wis. Practice Series Wis. Collection Law, (2d ed.) (2010-2019 Supplements)
  • Co-author, Collections & Bankruptcy in Wisconsin (2d ed.) (2015-2018)
  • Trade Well Int’l v. United Central Bank, 825 F.3d 854 (7th Cir. 2016)
  • In re Clements, 570 B.R.803 (Bankr. W.D. Wis. 2017)
  • In re Graham, 472 B.R.524 (Bankr. W.D. Wis. 2012).
  • Comment, Prior Convictions Under Apprendi: Why Juvenile Adjudications may not be used to Increase an offender's Sentence Exposure if they have not Previously been Proven to a Jury Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, 87 Marq. L. Rev. 573 (2004)
  • Note, Another Look at Grievance Mediation, 2 Mediation J. 159 (2001)
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • National Business Institute
  • Lorman Educational Services