Bankruptcy Law Section

The Bankruptcy Law Section focuses on issues involving bankruptcy law. The section’s executive committee develops projects for its members ranging from legislative proposals to their annual two-day Bankruptcy Forum and associated social events.

Stites & Harbison PLLC
401 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Immediate Past Chair
Anderson & Fugate
114 E Market St
Johnson City, TN 37604

Deadline Extended for Eastern District Bankruptcy Judge Post

The Sixth Circuit Judicial Council has extended the deadline to apply for Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The position will become vacant upon the retirement of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John C. Cook effective March 31, 2015. Applications must be received by July 8.

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5 Considered for Bankruptcy Court Vacancy

A Sixth Circuit Merit Selection Panel has recommended five candidates for a bankruptcy judge vacancy in the Eastern District of Tennessee. The opening was created by the retirement of Judge Richard Stair. The candidates are Suzanne H. Bauknight, Mark S. Dessauer, Thomas H. Dickenson and Michael W. Ewell of Knoxville, and TBA President Cynthia R. Wyrick of Sevierville.  The Sixth Circuit Judicial Council must now narrow the list down to three and submit those names to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which will make a final selection. 

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