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Hon. Harlin DeWayne Hale

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division
1100 Commerce Street
Room 1254
Dallas, TX 75242-1496

Tel: 214-753-2141
Fax: 214-753-2036

Class: XXVI (2015)Circuit: Fifth


Louisiana State University, B.S. (1979)
Paul M. Hebert School of Law, Louisiana State University, J.D. (1982)

Professional Career

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas


National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, 5th Circuit Governor (2011-14)
Texas Bankruptcy Bar Section, Chairman (2011-12)
American Law Institute, Member (2007-)
American Bankruptcy Institute, Member (2003-)
Commercial Law League, Member (2003-)
John C. Ford Inn of Court, Member (2000-)
State Bar of Texas, Member (1984-)
Louisiana Bar Association, Member (1982-)


ABI Journal Regular contributor to the "Dicta" column.


Dallas Bar Association, Outstanding Mentor Award (2013)
State Bar of Texas, Outstanding Mentor Award (2013)
LSU School of Law, Hall of Fame (1987)