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Hon. Mary Davies Scott

United States Bankruptcy Judge (Retired)

Current Position

U.s Bankruptcy Judge, Retired
Brevard, NC 28712

Class: VI (1995)Circuit: Eighth


Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, B.A. (1968)
University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D. (1978)

Professional Career

8th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (1997-02)
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern and Western District of Arkansas (1987-02)
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Arkansas (1986-87)
Attorney, Private Practice (1983-86)
Law Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas (1982-83)
Assistant Attorney General, State of Arkansas (1979-81)
Publisher/Business Manager-Editor, Journal of the History of Philosophy, Inc., University of California, LaJolla and Berkeley Campuses (1970-79)
Teacher, Secondary Level, Little Rock Public Schools (1968-70)


American College of Bankruptcy: Emeritus Board Member (2007-09); Board of Directors (2002-07); Vice President (2003-07)
American College of Bankruptcy Foundation, Board of Directors (2003-08)
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges: President (99-00); Board of Governors (1991-93); Board of Directors, Endowment for Education (1993-96); Chair (1995-96)
National Bankruptcy Conference, Conferee
American Law Institute-American Bar Association, Program Co-Chair, Fundamentals of Bankruptcy (1994-02)
Arkansas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Fellow
Arkansas Bar Association
Debtor-Creditor Bar of Arkansas, President (1986-87)
Journal of the History of Philosophy, Inc., Board of Directors (1970-07)


Collier on Bankruptcy, 15th ed. (rev.) 1993-12 Board of Editors
"Ethical Considerations for Bankruptcy Practitioners," Part V, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure; Chapters 328 & 329, Vol. 3, Collier on Bankruptcy 1993-12 Contributing author, Chapter 8, Vol. 1, Collier on Bankruptcy
Comments author Collier Pamphlet Edition, Part 1 and Part 2 (1999-02)


Gayle Pettus Pontz Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award (1988)
Pulaski County Bar Association Lawyer Award (1987)