Judge Buchanan Biography

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Beth A. Buchanan was appointed as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Ohio on May 10, 2011.  Prior to her appointment, Judge Buchanan was a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group where she practiced exclusively in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency law, representing debtors, creditors’ committee, secured lenders and unsecured creditors in numerous complex chapter 7, 11 and 15 bankruptcy proceedings.  Prior to obtaining her law degree, Judge Buchanan worked in banking for over eight years with two major financial institutions.
Judge Buchanan is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American Bar Association, the Thomas F. Waldron American Bankruptcy Law Forum, the International Womens Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation and is the Chairperson of the Chapter 11 Subcommittee and member of the Standing Committee of the Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee for the Southern District of Ohio.

 Judge Buchanan graduated in 1986 from The Ohio State University with a B.S.B.A. degree and earned her J.D. degree in 1997 from the University of Dayton School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude.