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Hon. Stacey Gaye Cowand Jernigan

United States Bankruptcy Judge

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Northern District of Texas
1100 Commerce Street
Room 1254
Dallas, TX 75242-1496

Tel: 214-753-2040
Fax: 214-753-2149

Class: XVII (2006)Circuit: Fifth


Southern Methodist University, B.B.A., magna cum laude (1986)
University of Texas Law School, J.D. (1989)

Professional Career

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge (2006-)
Partner (1997); Practice Group Leader (2000-06), Haynes and Boone, LLP


Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
American Inns of Court, John C. Ford Chapter
Texas State Bar, Business Law Section; Business Bankruptcy Committee
Texas Bar Foundation
Dallas Bar Foundation
American Bankruptcy Institute
American College of Bankruptcy
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges


"Friend, Foe and Sometimes Tortured Soul: The Role of a Trustee, Liquidating Trustee, Plan Agent, or Other Estate Representative in Exercising Statutory and Fiduciary Duties for the Benefit of the Estate," 23rd Annual Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course CLE, sponsored by the State Bar of Texas May 2005 Presenter/Co-author
"Robbing from Peter to Pay Paul to Pay Peter: Has Preference Litigation and the 'Equality of Distribution' Policy Run Amok?" 22nd Annual Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course, Sponsored by the State Bar of Texas May 2004 Presenter/Co-author


D Magazines,, "Best Lawyers Under 40" (May 2002)
Texas Monthly Law and Politics, SuperLawyer (2003-05)
Chambers USA Legal, Top Bankruptcy Attorneys in Texas (2005)
Listed in Best Lawyers in America, (2006)
American Inn of Courts, Chair, Best Special Project for High School Internship Program (2004)