Hon. Brenda Moody Whinery

United States Bankruptcy Judge

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
James A. Walsh U.S. Courthouse
38 South Scott Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701

Tel: 520-202-7984

Class: XXIII (2012)Circuit: Ninth


University of Arizona, B.S. with High Distinction (Business Administration/Finance Major) (1982)
University of Arizona, College of Law, J.D. (1985)

Professional Career

Shareholder (2002-12); President and Chair of Management Committee (2011-12), Mesch, Clark & Rothschild
U.S. Trustee for the District of Arizona (1999-02); Acting U.S. Trustee for the District of New Mexico (1998-02); Acting U.S. Trustee for the Southern District of California, Hawaii, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Trustee Program, Department of Justice (2000-02)
Shareholder (1991-97); Associate (1985-90), Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite


Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, Executive Committee Member; Master (2011-)
State Bar of Arizona, Bankruptcy Advisory Commission to State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization (2006-11)
University of Arizona College of Law, Board of Visitors (2008-)
U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, District of Arizona, Strategic Planning Committee, Lawyer Participant (2008-10)
American Bankruptcy Institute
Federal Bar Association
State Bar of Arizona
Pima County Bar Association
Commercial Women in Real Estate (Tucson Chapter) (2004-)
Arizona Women Lawyers Association (1986-10)
U.S. Courts for the Ninth Circuit, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Lawyer Delegate (1997-00)
U.S. Trustee Program: Training Committee (1998); Chapter 11 Subcommittee (1998-99); Fraud Subcommittee (1998); Diversity Subcommittee (1999-00)
State Bar of Arizona: Bankruptcy Section, Chair (1996-97); Editor of Bankruptcy Journal (1989-90)


Individual Chapter 11 Strategies and Issues 2010 Co-author
Overview of Foreclosure and Short Sale Options and Related Remedies in Arizona 2010 Author
The Use of Provisional Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceedings, Including Fraudulent Conveyance Actions 2009 Author


AV Peer Review Rated - Martindale-Hubbell, (2007-)
Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers - Martindale-Hubbell, (2011)
Best Lawyers in America, (2007-)
Top 100 Women in Business and Government in Arizona, (1996-98)