Erlene Krigel honored with bankruptcy practice award
Erlene W. Krigel was selected as this year’s Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Award for her achievements in bankruptcy law.
The Bankruptcy-Creditors and Debtors Rights Committee (formerly the Commercial Law Committee) of The Missouri Bar gives the award to a lawyer who showcases the highest standard of excellence in bankruptcy practice, has contributed significantly to the development and appreciation of bankruptcy law, and has made an outstanding contribution in the field of bankruptcy administration or practice. Created in 1994, the award is named after the late Michael R. Roser, a prominent Kansas City bankruptcy lawyer.
Krigel and her husband, Sanford, founded Krigel & Krigel PC law firm in Kansas City in 1979. There she practices in bankruptcy, workouts, debtor/creditor rights, commercial litigation, and commercial transactions. She served on the Attorney Advisory Group for the Western District of Missouri Bankruptcy Court and has volunteered with several legal organizations. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Krigel was admitted to The Missouri Bar in 1979.
Krigel said she is “thrilled and honored” to receive this year’s Roser award and thanked the committee for selecting her as the award winner. She added she has enjoyed working with bankruptcy lawyers and Bankruptcy Court judges.
“This area of practice has allowed me to work with an amazing group of practitioners, to learn a great deal about different types of businesses, and to meet the challenges of reorganizing and successfully discharging debt,” she said.
Krigel will receive the Roser award at the Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute in Kansas City on Oct. 7.