The American Board of Certification is the nation's premier legal specialty certification organization - certifying attorneys as specialists in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors' rights law.

Certified Judges

The American Board of Certification is proud to list the following judges who are certified in the designated areas. Each of these judges gained certification as a practicing lawyer before being elevated to the bench, and has retained ABC's certification since. As sitting judges, none represents clients.

The Honorable Theodor C. Albert
United States Bankruptcy Judge
Central District of California
Santa Ana, CA

Date Initially Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law: 8/3/1994

The Honorable Bruce T. Beesley
United States Bankruptcy Judge
District of Nevada
Reno, NV

Date Initially Certified in Creditors' Rights Law: 2/27/2003

The Honorable Robert D. Berger
United States Bankruptcy Judge
District of Kansas
Kansas City, KS

Date Initially Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law: 5/2/2000
Date Initially Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law: 5/2/2000

The Honorable Jeffrey E. Bohm
Cheif Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court
Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX

Date Initially Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law: 3/1/1995

The Honorable James M. Carr
United States Bankruptcy Judge
South District of Indiana
Indianapolis, IN

Date Initially Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law: 9/28/1993

The Honorable Peter H. Carroll
Chief Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court
Central District of California
Los Angeles, CA

Date Initially Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law: 7/16/1993
Date Initially Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law: 10/28/1992

The Honorable Laurel E. Davis
United States Bankruptcy Judge
District of Nevada
Las Vegas, NV

Date Initially Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law: 9/28/1993

The Honorable Keith P. Ellison
United States District Judge
Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX

Date Initially Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law: 1/1/1995

The Honorable Stephani W. Humrickhouse
United States Bankruptcy Judge
Eastern District of North Carolina
Raleigh, NC

Date Initially Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law: 7/16/1993

The Honorable Stacey G. Jernigan
United States Bankruptcy Judge
Northern District of Texas
Dallas, TX

Date Initially Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law: 3/13/1996

The Honorable Benjamin A. Kahn
United States Bankruptcy Judge
Middle District of North Carolina
Greensboro, NC

Date Initially Certified in Business & Consumer Law: 1/17/2007

The Honorable Brian F. Kenney
United States Bankruptcy Judge
Eastern District of Virginia
Alexandria, VA

Date Initially Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law: 12/30/2004

The Honorable Wendelin I. Lipp
United States Bankruptcy Judge
District of Maryland
Greenbelt, MD

Date Initially Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law: 12/18/1998

The Honorable Joan A. Lloyd
United States Bankruptcy Judge
Western District of Kentucky
Louisville, KY

Date Initially Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law: 5/7/1994

The Honorable Randal S. Mashburn
United States Bankruptcy Judge
Middle District of Tennessee
Nashville, TN

Date Initially Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law: 3/13/1996

The Honorable Marcia Phillips Parsons
United States Bankruptcy Judge
Eastern District of Tennessee
Greeneville, TN

Date Initially Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law: 10/1/1992

The Honorable Ronald H. Sargis
United States Bankruptcy Judge
Eastern District of California
Sacramento, CA

Date Initially Certified in Creditors' Rights Law: 7/1/1994

The Honorable Gregory R. Schaaf
United States Bankruptcy Judge
Eastern District of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Date Initially Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law: 12/30/2004
Date Initially Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law: 9/17/2009

The Honorable Howard R. Tallman
Chief Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court
District of Colorado
Denver, CO

Date Initially Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law: 7/29/1995

The Honorable Mary F. Walrath
United States Bankruptcy Judge
District of Delaware
Wilmington, DE

Date Initially Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law: 10/28/1992

The Honorable Lawrence S. Walter
United States Bankruptcy Judge
Southern District of Ohio
Dayton, OH

Date Initially Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law: 4/8/1999

The Honorable Madeleine C. Wanslee
United States Bankruptcy Judge
United States Bankruptcy Court
District of Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

Date Initially Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law: 10/10/2000

The Honorable David M. Warren
United States Bankruptcy Judge
United States Bankruptcy Court
Eastern District of North Carolina
Raleigh, NC

Date Initially Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law: 9/28/1993

The Honorable Michael G. Williamson
United States Bankruptcy Judge
Middle District of Florida
Tampa, FL

Date Initially Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law: 10/28/1992