Partner Keri P. Ebeck Becomes Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification

In 2020, Ebeck was named to the list of The Best Lawyers in America© and was also named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers List. She is a member of the Legal League 100, the Allegheny County Bar Association, Judith K. Fitzgerald Bankruptcy Inns of Court, American Legal & Financial Network, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation – Pittsburgh Chapter, the Turnaround Management Association, and ALFN’s Bankruptcy and Women in Legal Leadership Committees.

The path to ABC certification is a process that takes more than a year and requires 30% of practice time devoted to bankruptcy-related matters, a Short Form Application, a Long Form Application, nine references from attorneys (including five from those against you in bankruptcy matters), a 6-hour test, a minimum of 60 hours of CLEs within 36 months prior to date of the Long Form Application, verification of grievance history, 400 hours of practice in bankruptcy-related matters during the last 3 years, and 30 adversary proceedings or contested matters in Chapter 7, 9, 11, 12, or 13 cases.

Bernstein-Burkley is committed to supporting all eligible attorneys to become ABC certified, with the goal for across-the-firm certification by 2025.

For more information on the American Board of Certification, visit the ABC website.


The American Board of Certification (ABC) is a non-profit organization committed to providing progressive and responsible leadership in the field of legal specialization. ABC offers separate certification programs in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights law. ABC certification is designed to recognize lawyers who have met discrete, rigorous, and objective certification standards.


Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. has more board-certified business bankruptcy and creditors’ rights specialists in Pennsylvania than any other law firm and is highly regarded and respected for its national reach in Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Business Law, Creditors’ Rights, Litigation, Oil & Gas, and Real Estate. The firm strives for across-the-firm board certification for eligible Bernstein-Burkley attorneys by 2025, with offices in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Wheeling.


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Megan McLachlan
Marketing Manager, Bernstein-Burkley or 412-456-8114

Written by Bernstein- Burkley, P.C. on December 28, 2020

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