Judge Humphrey Biography

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Dayton, OH 45402
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Judge Humphrey was appointed as a Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio, sitting in Dayton, in 2007. He is a graduate of Kent State University and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

Prior to his appointment, Judge Humphrey practiced in the areas of debtor-creditor law, bankruptcy representation, receivership, and litigation, representing a broad spectrum of clients, including individual debtors, business debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, committees, and purchasers of assets from financial institutions and bankruptcy estates. That representation spanned many industries, including manufacturing, real estate, lodging, retail, construction, restaurant and food service, transportation, utilities, financial institutions, and equipment sales and leasing.

Judge Humphrey is a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Thomas F. Waldron American Bankruptcy Law Forum (Trustee), the Dayton Bar Association (Foundation Fellow), and the Federal Bar Association. He served on the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Sixth Circuit from 2013 through 2018. He has served as a member of the Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee, the Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference Committee (Chair 2015-2019), and the Complex Chapter 11 Procedures working group for the District.

Both as a practitioner and as a judge, Judge Humphrey has been a presenter at numerous legal education seminars and conferences and has served as a mediator for many contested matters and proceedings. Since being appointed, he has enjoyed participating in the University of Dayton School of Law’s externship program and as a judge for the high school Robert N. Farquhar District Mock Trial Competition.