Hon. Judith H. Wizmur

United States Bankruptcy Judge (Retired)


Class: XX (2009)Circuit: Third


Douglass College, Rutgers University, B.A. (1971)
Rutgers-Camden School of Law, J.D. (1974)

Professional Career

Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (2005-12)
Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (1985-)
Judge, New Jersey Workers Compensation Court (1985)
Judge, Administrative Law (1982-85)
Assistant Director, New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles (1978-81)
Associate, Lewis Katz, PA (1975-78)
Law Clerk, Honorable Michael Patrick King, JA.D (1974-75)


Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules (2008-)
Administrative Office, Bankruptcy Judges Group, Chair (2006-08)
Colliers on Bankruptcy, Contributing Author (2009-)
New Jersey Bankruptcy Inn of Court, President
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges
American Bankruptcy Institute
New Jersey State Bar Association


"Judge Michael Patrick King: Judicial Orientation as Reflected by Statutory Construction," 35 Rutgers L.J. 1251 2004 Author
Lecturer for ABI, FJC, NCBJ, NJ ICLE and ALI-ABA.
Dozens of published opinions.


New Jersey Women Lawyers Association Award, (2013)
New York Institute of Credit, Conrad B. Duberstein Memorial Award for Excellence and Compassion in the Judiciary (2010)
New Jersey Appleseed, Stanley Van Ness Leadership Award in Public Interest Advocacy (2008)
Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award (2003)
Turnarounds and Workouts Publications, "Outstanding Bankruptcy Judges" (2000,05)
Legal Services of New Jersey, Equal Justice Medal (1998)