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Hon. Robert E. Nugent

U.S. Bankruptcy Chief Judge (retired)

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Wichita, KS

Tel: 316-209-8404

Class: XXIII (2012)Circuit: Tenth


University of Kansas, BA with Honors in Political Science and English (1977)
University of Kansas School of Law, JD (1980)

Professional Career

Bankruptcy Judge (2000-2020; Chief Judge, 2002-2016), United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas (2000-2020)
Shareholder (1990), Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy, Chtd., Wichita, KS (1987-2000)
Partner, Weinlood, Cole, Shaffer, Lee & Nugent, Hutchinson, KS (1984-87)
Partner, Branine, Chalfant, Hill & Nugent, Hutchinson, KS (1980-84)
Judge (Chief Judge 2018-2020), U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, Tenth Circuit (2002-2020)


National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, President (2014-15); President-Elect (2013-14); Secretary (2010-12); Board of Governors (2006-09); Chair, By-Laws Comm (2009-10); Editor, Conference News (2004-06)
American Bankruptcy Institute (1989-)
Wichita Bar Association, President (1998-99)


Kansas Bankruptcy Handbook Kansas Bar Association 2009 Co-Editor and Chapter Author
American Bankruptcy Law Journal Associate Editor (2018-)


National Conference Bankruptcy Judges, Outstanding Service Award (2009); President's Award (2017)
Wichita Bar Association, Lifetime Achievement Award (2020)