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Michael J. Quilling

Bio 2001 Bryan Street, Suite 1800 Dallas, Texas 75201 (214) 871-2100


  • University of Georgia, J.D., 1982
  • University of Georgia, B.A., 1979

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Texas, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Appellate Courts for the Fifth, Seventh, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan


  • Board Certified
  • Business Bankruptcy Law
  • Civil Trial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Awards & Honors

  • "Texas Super Lawyers" (Texas Monthly magazine, 2003-2022)
  • "Best Bankruptcy Attorney" (D Magazine, 2009 & 2011)
  • "Texas Top-Rated Lawyers" (Dallas Morning News & The Wallstreet Journal, 2012)
  • "Top 100 Texas Lawyers" (Texas Monthly magazine, 2006)
  • AV ® PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell rating

Receivership Cases

  • Current SEC Receivership Cases
  • Securities and Exchange Commission v. ABC Viaticals, Inc., C. Keith LaMonda, and Jesse W LaMonda, Defendants and LaMonda Management Family Limited Partnership, Structured Life Settlements, Inc., Blue Water Trust and Destiny Trust, Relief Defendants; Civil Action No. 3:06-CV-2136-P (N.D. Tex.) (approximately 4000 claimants and $120 million of investor funds)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission v. Secure Investment Services, Inc., American Financial Services, Inc., Lyndon Group, Inc., Donald F. Neuhaus, and Kimberly A. Snowden,Civil Action No. 2:07-CV-01724 GEB CMK (E.D. Cal.) (approximately 600 claimants and $30 million of investor funds)
  • Other Current Receivership Cases
  • Ann Nosratieh, as Executrix on behalf of the Estate of Robert Laird Lindsay, as Representative Plaintiff- and- Strategic Metals Corp. and Capital Alternatives Inc., Defendants; (Court of the Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Judicial District of Calgary)

Practice Description

Mr. Quilling functions as a receiver in cases throughout the United States and Canada. Please visit www.secreceiver.com for more information.

He also represents companies, individuals and creditor committees in all aspects of bankruptcy matters under Chapters 11 and 7 of the Bankruptcy Code. He also represents parties in cases involving contract disputes and business torts.

Publications, Seminars, and Cases

  • Quilling v. Cristell, No. 3:04-CV-252, 2006 WL 316981 (W.D.N.C. Feb. 9, 2006)
  • Quilling v. Grand Street Trust, No. 3:04-CV-251, 2005 WL 1983879 (W.D.N.C. Aug. 12, 2005)
  • Quilling v. Compass Bank, No. No. 3:03-CV-2180, 2004 WL 2093117 (N.D. Tex. Sep. 17, 2004)
  • Quilling v. Gilliland, No. 3:01-CV-1617, 2002 WL 373560 (N.D. Tex. Mar. 6, 2002)
  • Peavy v. Harman, 37 F. Supp. 2d 495 (N.D. Tex. 1999)
  • Goodspeed v. Harman, 39 F. Supp. 2d 787 (N.D. Tex. 1999)
  • In re Pro-Snax Distributors, Inc., 204 B.R. 492 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 1996)
  • Simpson v. MBank Dallas, N.A., 724 S.W.2d 102 (Tex. App.–Dallas 1987)
  • In re Norriss Brothers Lumber Company, Inc., 133 B.R. 599 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 1991)
  • Myers v. Ginsburg, 735 S.W.2d 600 (Tex. App.–Dallas 1987)