Plemmons, James A.

Education

Michigan State University

B.A., 1986
with honors

American University's Washington College of Law

J.D., 1989

Bar Admission

Michigan

1989

Tennessee

James A. Plemmons

Member and Practice Department Manager: Automotive, Bankruptcy & Insolvency and Product Liability Litigation

Prominent Assignments

Counsel to FCA US LLC f/k/a Chrysler Group LLC in supplier and bankruptcy matters.

Counsel to Johnson Controls, Inc. and its affiliates in supplier and bankruptcy matters.

Counsel to Magna International Inc. and its affiliates in supplier and bankruptcy matters.

Counsel to Visteon Corporation in supplier and bankruptcy matters.

Represented more than 15 suppliers in General Motors' bankruptcy.

Represented numerous suppliers in Lear Corporation's bankruptcy.

Representing FCA US LLC f/k/a Chrysler Group LLC in the Chassix Holdings, Inc. bankruptcy. 

Represented FCA US LLC f/k/a Chrysler Group LLC in all aspects of the Metaldyne Corporation matter.

Represented Johnson Controls, Inc. in all aspects of the Plastech Engineered Products, Inc. bankruptcy and ultimately JCIM LLC in the acquisition of the interiors division of Plastech Engineered Products, Inc.

Represented FCA US LLC f/k/a Chrysler Group LLC in the Collins & Aikman bankruptcy.

Represented FCA US LLC f/k/a Chrysler Group LLC in the Chassix, Inc. bankruptcy.

Represented Apotex Inc. in the PRACS Institute, LLC bankruptcy.

Represented Callidus Capital Corporation, an all asset secured lender, in the Esco Marine, Inc. bankruptcy in Houston, Texas.

Represented Callidus Capital Corporation, an all asset secured lender, in the Fortress, Inc. bankruptcy in Lexington, Kentucky.

Represented Callidus Capital Corporation, an all asset secured lender, in the Harvey Industries Federal Court Receivership in Detroit, Michigan 

Represented Meadville Forgings Co. in the Iverson Industries, Inc. liquidation.

Counsel to Bristol Myers Squibb in the Dow Corning bankruptcy.

Counsel to the Unsecured Creditors Committees in Windward Industries, Inc. (Micro Manufacturing), Caribbean Telephone & Telegraph, Inc., D&C Industries, Inc., and Global Technovations, Inc. bankruptcies.

Have represented numerous insurance companies with regard to workout, foreclosure and bankruptcy matters such as Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Travelers Insurance Company, and Nationwide Insurance Company.

Counsel to numerous secured lenders, unsecured lenders, bankruptcy trustees, debtors, shareholders, and investor groups in all nature of bankruptcy, restructuring, and workout proceedings, including corporate and individual reorganization and liquidation proceedings.

Representative Clients

  • Advics North America, Inc.
  • Apotex Inc.
  • Airea, Inc.
  • Automobile Consumers Services Corporation
  • Callidus Capital Corporation
  • Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation
  • Detroit Electric, Inc.
  • Detroit Thermal Systems, LLC
  • FCA US LLC f/k/a Chrysler Group LLC
  • Johnson Controls, Inc. and its affiliates
  • Magna International Inc. and its affiliates
  • Meritor, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi International Corporation
  • Piston Automotive, LLC and its affiliates
  • Sumitomo Electrical Wiring Systems, Inc. and its affiliates
  • Visteon Corporation
  • Weber Manufacturing Technologies, Inc.
  • Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors Systems Co., Ltd.

Professional Involvement

  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Federal Bar Association (Tennessee)

Community Involvement

  • Prior Board Member for the Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club
  • Past President, Trenton Rotary Club
  • Tom Shumate Endowment Fund for the Arts, Past Board Member
  • Leadership Detroit Class XXVIII
  • Advisory Board to the Michigan State University Economics Department
  • Board Member of Access to Bankruptcy Court

Publications/Presentations