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Hon. Robert D. Martin

Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge (retired)

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Madison, WI 53703

Class: I (1990)Circuit: Seventh


Cornell College, A.B. (1966)
University of Chicago, J.D. (1969)

Professional Career

Private Practice in Madison, Wisconsin, (1969-78)
Faculty and Lecturer: University of Wisconsin Law School; Federal Judicial Center; various seminars/institutes.


Weed Commissioner, Johnson County, Iowa (1966)
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges: President (1996); Vice President (1995); Secretary (1994); Board of Governors (1988-91)
National Bankruptcy Conference
Turnaround Management Association, Director (1997-08)
Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals, Director (2002-08)


Ginsberg & Martin on Bankruptcy 4th Ed., 3 Vol. Aspen Law & Business 1996
Bankruptcy: Text, Statutes, Rules, Forms 4 Vols., Aspen
Law & Business 1992- Co-author (with Hon. Robert Ginsberg)
Bankruptcy: Annotated Forms 2 Vols., Prentice Hall 1989
Secured Transactions Handbook for Wisconsin Lawyers and Lenders (with Hon. John K. Pearson), University of Wisconsin Law School Co-author