I recently attended the 54th Annual Seminar of the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees (NACTT), held in Indianapolis, Indiana, where I spoke on the topic of Security Clearances and Bankruptcy. While there, I was fortunate to be able to sit down with Judge (Ret.) William Houston Brown. Judge Brown served for many years as a Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Tennessee. He is a preeminent expert in the field of bankruptcy law and continues to regularly write and speak on this topic throughout the country.
In fact, Judge Brown had recently finished a multi-year project with the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy which researched and has recommended improvements to the consumer bankruptcy system. I found Judge Brown to be humble, kind and gracious, and my colleagues who practiced before him relate that he exemplified these same attributes while on the bench. He is clearly a master of his craft who, even while in retirement, continues to share his knowledge. The bankruptcy bar and community in our country is fortunate to have such a noble and wise person offering advice and commentary on a topic that effects so many consumers and businesses on a daily basis. I enjoyed getting to know Judge Brown on this podcast and think that you will like hearing about his life in the law.