Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Tucson Judge Appointed to Ninth Circuit BAP
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Alex Kozinski on Friday said the Judicial Council had appointed U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Eileen W. Hollowell of the District of Arizona to the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.
Hollowell, of Tucson, was appointed to a seven-year term on the panel, effective Aug. 17.
“Judge Hollowell is an exceptional bankruptcy judge and an excellent addition to the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel,” Kozinski said.
A former private practitioner who specialized in insolvency, business representation, debtor and creditor law, Hollowell was appointed to the bankruptcy court in 2000 after 15 years of private practice.
She served as an assistant attorney general in the Civil Racketeering Section of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office’s Financial Fraud Division in Phoenix from 1984 to 1985, and attended college at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Michigan before graduating from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1981.
The Ninth Circuit BAP was established in 1979 by the Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit as an alternative forum to district courts for hearing appeals from bankruptcy court decisions. It is based in the Richard H. Chambers U.S. Courthouse in Pasadena.
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