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Hon. Elizabeth L. Perris

United States Bankruptcy Judge (retired)

Portland, OR

Class: I (1990)Circuit: Ninth


University of California, Berkeley, A.B. (1972)
University of California, Davis, J.D. (1975)
Admitted to Oregon Bar (1976)
Admitted to California Bar (1976)

Professional Career

Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, Ninth Circuit (1988-93; 98-05)


Federal Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, Chair (1990-92)
Oregon State Bar: Executive Committee, Debtor-Creditor Section (1982-88); Executive Committee, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (1995-98)
Federal Judicial Center: Board Member (1993-97); Bankruptcy Judge Education Committee (1997-03)
Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules (2007-)


"Bankruptcy Law," 2007 Co-editor Oregon State Bar, Committee on Continuing Legal Education
Bankruptcy Materials and Cases, 3d ed. 2010 Contributing author
Chapter 17, "'Bankruptcy Disputes,' Alternative Dispute Resolution," The Litigator's Handbook 2000 Contributing author


Oregon State Bar Wallace P. Carson Judicial Excellence Award (2008)
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Endowment for Education, Excellence in Education Award (2001)
Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section Award of Merit (1994)
Oregon State Bar President's Service Award (1989)