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Eric L. Johnson selected for 2020 Roser Award

The 2020 Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Award has been bestowed upon Eric L. Johnson, a partner at Spencer Fane LLP.  

This award is made by the Bankruptcy Creditor-Debtor Rights Committee of The Missouri Bar to a lawyer who manifests the highest standard of excellence in bankruptcy practice, has contributed distinctively to the development and appreciation of bankruptcy law and made an outstanding contribution in the field of bankruptcy administration or practice.  

The award is named in honor of the late Michael R. Roser, a prominent Kansas City bankruptcy lawyer.  The honoree is selected through a special subcommittee representing past recipients, various geographic areas of the state and different practice sizes. 

Johnson is the practice group leader for the bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights group at his firm, representing clients in bankruptcy, non-bankruptcy insolvency proceedings such as receiverships, and other related insolvency matters. In addition, he is a member of the panel of Chapter 7 trustees and has served as a federal equity receiver for the Western District of Missouri.  

Strongly committed to both the bar and legal education, Johnson is currently chair of The Missouri Bar’s Business Corporate Division. Prior to this, he served as co-chair for the bar’s Bankruptcy Creditor-Debtor Rights Committee, president of the Kansas Bar Association Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section, president of the Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association, and as a member of the Bench Bar Committees for the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Kansas and the Western District of Missouri.  

Johnson also serves on the American Bankruptcy Institute Board of Directors and on the advisory board for the Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute as well as being board-certified in business bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification. 

Johnson is an alumnus of the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa College of Law.  

Click here to learn more about The Missouri Bar’s annual awards.