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Hon. Janet E. Bostwick

United States Bankruptcy Judge

Current Position

United States Bankruptcy Court
District of Massachusetts
John W. McCormack Post Office and Court House
5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109

Tel: 617-748-6630

Class: XVIII (2007)Circuit: First


State University of New York at Albany, B.A., Economics & Mathematics (1977)
Cornell Law School, J.D. (1980)

Professional Career

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, (2019-)
Owner, Janet E. Bostwick, PC (2001-19)
Chair, Bankruptcy Practice Group, Sherin & Lodgin LLP (1997-01)
Associate (1981-85); Partner, Goldstein & Manello, PC (1986-97)


IWIRC, Chair (2002-04); Vice Chair (2000-02); Director (1997-00); Chair, New England Network (1996-00)
Joint Bankruptcy Court and Boston Bar Association Task Force on Financial Literacy for Students, Co-Chair (2004-05)
Boston Bar Association, Co-Chair, Bankruptcy Section's Financial Literacy Committee (2005-); Chair, Education Committee (2000-03); Chair, Bankruptcy Committee (1992-04); Member, Council (1997-00)
American Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute


Boston Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, Special Achievement Award (1998)
International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Melnik Award for Exceptional Member (2005)