Mr. Mucklow obtained his law degree from The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, J.D., (1986). During that time, he served as the personal research assistant to Dean Robert G. Johnston (retired). Mr. Mucklow attended Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii and earned a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration, Cum Laude (1982). He was on the dean's list 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982; and was a member of the Honorary Business Society. While earning his undergraduate degree, Mr. Mucklow served in the U.S. Marine Corps, discharged with an honorable discharge in 1984.
From 1988 until 1999, Mr. Mucklow was engaged in private practice with a concentration on debtor rights, representing individuals and businesses in Chapter 7, 11 and13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and in state court litigation. During that period of time, Mr. Mucklow represented over 1,000 individuals and companies with respect to litigation, bankruptcy and appellate matters. He concentrated in matters involving liens, lien stripping, mortgages and bifurcation of secured claims in bankruptcy court. He also has lectured on matters involving bankruptcy and real estate, and ran a free bankruptcy advice hotline for over ten years.
Mr. Mucklow was employed with First Place Bank from September, 2002, until October, 2004 as an assistant general counsel or staff attorney, concentrating in creditor rights litigation, trust issues, and transactional matters. He has appeared in the courts of many counties throughout Northeast Ohio and in the federal courts. Prior to that, he was employed at Bank One, N.A. from February, 1999 until September, 2002 as an officer of the bank concentrating in commercial loan workouts and providing advice on bankruptcy and creditor litigation and transactional matters.
Mr. Mucklow re-entered private practice in November 2004, engaging in both debtor and creditor rights representation. Licensed since 1988 as a licensed attorney, first in Illinois and then Ohio, he has been active in community affairs.
Mr. Mucklow has successfully represented several Chapter 11 debtors, and has represented many creditors in complex bankruptcy matters, including the notorious involuntary bankruptcy against Fair Finance Company.