Roger P. Poorman focuses his practice primarily on protecting and advancing the interests of creditors in bankruptcy, insolvency, workout, and related litigation matters.

Recognized as a “Rising Star” in the field of creditors’ rights by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Roger has an extensive track record of success in all of the following matters:

  • Representation of secured and unsecured creditors in all aspects of Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy proceedings
  • Confession of judgment proceedings
  • Mortgage foreclosure proceedings
  • Replevin actions
  • Receivership proceedings
  • Article 9 sales, foreclosure sales, auctions, and other collateral liquidations
  • Execution and enforcement of judgments
  • Lien priority litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Collection proceedings
  • Landlord/tenant issues
  • Impact of cannabis legalization on financial institutions
  • Forbearance, deed in lieu of foreclosure, and similar transactions

Earlier in his career, Roger gained extensive experience representing borrowers, debtors, debtors-in-possession, and trustees, giving him a rare insight into “all sides” of the bankruptcy, insolvency, and workout arenas.  Roger prides himself on his tenacious representation and ability to devise and deploy innovative, cost-effective solutions to complex, time sensitive problems.

In his free time, Roger enjoys participating in and watching sporting events, particularly football, golf, shotgun sports and boxing, and on most Saturdays in the Fall, can be seen and/or heard cheering on the Pitt Panthers with family and friends.

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Professional Affiliations & Honors

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2017)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association


  • 2020  Metz Lewis Brodman Must O'Keefe LLC
  • 2012  McGrath McCall, P.C.
  • 2008  Spence Custer Saylor Wolfe & Rose, LLC


  • 2007: J.D., cum laude, Duquesne University School of Law
  • 2004: B.A., cum laude, Lebanon Valley College


  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (all courts)
  • United States District and Bankruptcy Courts-Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District and Bankruptcy Courts-Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
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