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Hon. Tracey N. Wise, Esq.

Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
100 E. Vine Street
300 Community Trust Bank Building
Lexington, KY 40507
USA

Tel: 859-233-2465
Fax: 859-233-2604

Class: XII (2001)Circuit: Sixth

Education

Indiana University, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (1980)
Indiana University School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif (1983)
Indiana Law Journal, Note Editor (1982-83)

Professional Career

Member, Wise DelCotto PLLC (2003-10)
Managing Partner, Wise, Warnecke & Wise (1992-03)
Associate, Sturgill, Turner & Truitt (1983-92)

Affiliations

Kentucky Bar Association Client Security Fund, Trustee (2008-09)
American Bankruptcy Institute (2007-)
American Bar Association (1983-10)
CM/ECF Attorney Coordination Committee, Member (2001-03)
Joint Local Rules Committee for the Bankruptcy Courts of the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky (1999-)
Kentucky Bar Association Bankruptcy Section (1983-); Chair (1992-93)
Fayette County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section (1990-); Chair (1991)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, Court Liaison Committee (1991)
Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, Inc., Executive Board (2000-03)
Lexington Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Board of Directors; Vice President (2003-09)

Publications

"Federal Exemptions and the Opt Out Provisions of Section 522: A Constitutional Challenge," 58 Ind. L.J. 143 1982 Author
Monograph Chapter, "Special Issues for Cases Involving Domestic Relations Issues," UK/CLE Monograph Series, Bowles, et al.
"Consumer Bankruptcy Practice in Kentucky: Chapter 7 Practice," UK/CLE 1996
Frequent author and lecturer on bankruptcy for bar and other associations.

Awards

Listed in Best Lawyers in America (1997-09)
Listed in SuperLawyers Kentucky; Top 50 Lawyers; Top 25 Female Lawyers (2007-09)