Marguerite Lee DeVoll

Marguerite Lee DeVoll is an associate in Watt Tieder’s Tyson’s Corner, McLean office.  Marguerite’s practice focuses on business restructurings, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights, as well as complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts across the United States.

Prior to joining the firm, Marguerite represented commercial landlords and national retail tenants in commercial real property litigation in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In addition, she has significant experience defending fraudulent transfer and preference actions. She has experience representing creditors in corporate Chapter 11 cases and individual Chapter 7 and 13 cases as well as debtors in corporate Chapter 11 cases.

Marguerite served as a law clerk for the Honorable William R. Sawyer of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama from 2010-2012. During law school, Ms. DeVoll served as Editor-in-Chief of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal.

Marguerite currently serves on the Council for the Maryland State Bar Association’s Veterans’ Affairs and Military Law Section. She is also the treasurer for Capital City Toastmasters International Club, and the Newsletter Co-editor for the Greater Maryland Chapter of International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation.

  1. General Information

    Education

    • Emory School of Law, J.D.
      • Editor-in-Chief, Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal
    • University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction

    Bar Admissions

    • Georgia Bar Association
    • Maryland Bar Association
      • Maryland State Bar Association, Council Member for the Veterans’ Affairs and Military Law Section
    • The Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland
  2. Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Georgia
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Georgia
    • U.S. District Court, Maryland
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Maryland
  3. Memberships & Affiliations
    • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
    • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • Military Spouse JD Network
    • American Legion Auxiliary, Post 388
    • Capital City Toastmasters International Club, Treasurer
  4. Publications
    • Author, “Developments with UCC Financing Statements Lapsing Post-Petition”, XXXVI ABI Journal 3, 30-31, 78-79, March 2017
    • Co-Author of materials for “The Automatic Stay and Intellectual Property Litigation Issues”, presented by Walter Chandler American Inn of Court, Panelist, March , 2016.
    • Student Comment, “Neither ‘Free’ nor ‘Clear”:  The Real Costs of In re PW, LLC:  A Look at § 363(f)(3) and How to Protect Creditors” 26 Emory Bank. Dev. J. 1, 167 (2010)