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Hon. Karen S. Jennemann

Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Orlando, FL 32801

Class: XXV (2014)Circuit: Eleventh


Northern Arizona University, B.S. (1977)
Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, J.D. (1983)
Rollins College, Masters in Liberal Studies (2000)

Professional Career

Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge (2011-); United States Bankruptcy Judge (1994-11), U.S. Bankruptcy Court - MDFL
Shareholder, Mahoney Adams & Criser, PA (1988-94)
Associate, Smith Hulsey & Busey (1984-88)
Law Clerk, U.S. Distrcit Court - EDVA (1983-84)


National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (1994-)
Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, Member (Honorary) (1994-)
Jacksonville Bankruptcy Law Association, President & Founder (1991-92)
American Bankruptcy Law Institute (1989-13)
The Florida Bar (1984-)
Virginia Bar (1983-)
American Bar Association (1980-)


Florida Bar Journal The Florida Bar 1990-93 Editor
Business Law Quarterly The Florida Bar 1990-93 Editor


Guardian Ad Litem of the Year (1989)
Order of the Coif- Goodwin Scholarship (1980-83)