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Hon. James D. Gregg

Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge (Ret.)


Class: VIII (1997)Circuit: Sixth


Michigan State University, B.S., Divisional Social Science
Central Michigan University, M.A., Educational Administration
Wayne State University, J.D., magna cum laude

Professional Career

Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankurptcy Court (through 2014)
Private Practice, Schmidt, Howlett, Van't Hof, Snell & Vana and Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett (1977-87)
Adjunct Professor, The Thomas Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan (1990; 1994-97)
Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (2004-08)
Visiting Judge, Southern District of Florida and Eastern District of Michigan


State Bar of Michigan
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges: Board of Governors (1995-98); Treasurer (1998-01); President (2002-03)
American Bankruptcy Institute: Board of Directors (2003-09); Treasurer (2004-07)
American College of Bankruptcy


A Michigan Practice Guide: Enforcing Judgments and Debts The West Group Co-author
Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice 2d West Group Contributing Editor


Listed in Best Lawyers in America (1987)