Biography

Bodie B. Colwell practices with the Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights and Business Restructuring Group from the firm’s Portland office, supporting bankruptcy, insolvency, and creditors’ rights clients. Bodie regularly represents Chapter 7 trustees of corporate and consumer debtors in the liquidation of assets and litigation matters, buyers of assets in bankruptcy, and distressed health-care businesses in out-of-court workouts and liquidations. Her practice includes representing creditors in matters involving preference and fraudulent transfer avoidance claims.

Bodie grew up in New Sharon, Maine and is a cum laude graduate of the University of Maine School of Law and the University of Southern Maine. She serves as the co-chair of the New England Network of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation.

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2011)
    • Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition Team
    • Co-chair, Women's Law Association
  • University of Southern Maine (B.A., 2004)
    • President, USM Political Science Association
    • Member, Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society

Admissions

  • Maine
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation - Co-Chair New England Network
  • Katahdin Counsel - 2015

Honors & Awards

  • Medal for Excellence in Bankruptcy Studies - The American Bankruptcy Institute
  • The National Association of Women Lawyers Recognition Award
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Next Generation Class of 2017

Civic Involvement

  • Duberstein Moot Court Competition
  • CARE (Credit Abuse Resistance Education)
  • Campaign for Justice - New Lawyers Committee