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Hon. Mary Grace Diehl

United States Bankruptcy Judge

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
1252 United States Courthouse
75 Ted Turner Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 404-215-1027

Tel: 404-215-1202
Fax: 404-215-1238

Class: X (1999)Circuit: Eleventh


Canisius College, B.A., summa cum laude (1974)
Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude (1977)

Professional Career

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge (2004-)
Adjunct Professor of Law, Emory University (2009-)
Troutman Sanders (1977-04)


State Bar of Georgia, Chair, Bankruptcy Section (1997-98)
, Atlanta Bar Association: Chair, Bankruptcy Section (1991-92); Chair, Women-in-Profession Committee (2002-04)
, Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute: Director; Treasurer (2001-02); President-Elect (2002-03); President (2003-04)
American Bankruptcy Institute, Southeastern Conference Judicial Chair; Board of Directors (2012-present) (2009-12)
American Bar Association
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (2005-): President (2015-16); Treasurer (2011-13); Education Committee, Chair (2009); Finance Committee (2009-11), Chair (2010-11); Chair, Schwartz Roundtable Committee (2006-08); Endowment Committee (2010-12); Board of Governors (2013-)
International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
Canisius College Board of Trustees (2008-14)
Emory University Board of Visitors (2008-11)
Turnaround Management Association, Certification Oversight Committee (2010-); Education Oversight Committee; Board of trustees (2015-present) (2012-)


Bankruptcy Law Casenotes State Bar of Georgia Editor
Collier Compensation, Employment and Appointment of Trustees and Professionals 2010 Ed. Revision Author
Frequent lecturer and author on bankruptcy law and insolvency topics.


State Bar of Georgia, Section Award of Achievement (1997-98)
Listed in Best Lawyers in America (2002-04)
IWIRC, Woman of the Year in Restructuring (2008)
Atlanta Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, David W. Pollard Award (professionalism) (2014)