Hon. Clifton R. Jessup, Jr.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Northern District of Alabama
400 Well Street
Decatur, AL 35601

Tel: 256-340-2700

Class: XXIII (2012)Circuit: Eleventh


Oakwood University, B.A. (1976)
University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (1978)

Professional Career

Partner, Greenberg Traurig LLP (2004-2015)
Partner, Patton Boggs LLP (1996-04)
Partner, Dixon, Dixon & Jessup LLP (1982-86)
Partner, Kutak, Rock & Campbell LLP (1979-82)


John C. Ford American Inn of Court (2002-)
American Bankruptcy Institute (1986-)
State Bar of Texas (1990-)
Texas Bar CLE (2005-)


"Rights Offerings in Chapter 11 Plan," Commercial Law League Honorable Frank Koger Memorial Education Program at NCBJ in Tampa, FL 2011 Speaker
"Chapter 9: Another Look," State Bar of Texas Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course in Houston, TX 2011 Speaker
"Bankruptcy Issues Regarding Tenancy-in-Common Interests and Section 1031 Exchanges," UT Bankruptcy Conference 2010 Speaker


Chambers, annual listing of Leading Business Lawyers and Law Firms in the World-Band 2, (2006-11)
The Legal 500 United States 2009, (2009)
America's Top Black Lawyers, (2003)
Texas State Lawyers, Top Attorneys in Texas (2003-11)
Best Lawyers in America, (2006-11)
Rating 9.8 Superb, (2011)
Top Lawyers Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, (2010-11)