Judge Nami Khorrami Biography

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Columbus, OH 43215
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     Judge Mina Nami Khorrami was appointed on September 10, 2021 by the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to serve as bankruptcy judge for the Southern District of Ohio. Judge Nami Khorrami began her career in St. Louis, Missouri, where she practiced bankruptcy law and litigation as an associate with the firms of Vogler & Associates and then with Compton, Wells & Hamburg. While she practiced in St. Louis, Judge Nami Khorrami successfully argued a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.
     In 1991 Judge Nami Khorrami relocated to Columbus, Ohio to open her own firm. Her practice focused on more complex Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies, including arguing before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. She also handled general civil litigation, foreclosure defense, and issues relevant to small businesses. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Nami Khorrami also served as a chapter 7 panel trustee. 
     Judge Nami Khorrami has served on numerous committees of the Columbus bankruptcy bar and was a frequent speaker at CLE programs. She has long been committed to bankruptcy pro bono service in the Columbus community, and in 2013 she received a Columbus Bar Association and Foundation Award for her involvement in the implementation of the chapter 7 bankruptcy pro bono project in Columbus. Judge Nami Khorrami also served as vice-chair of the Court’s Attorney Advisory Committee and co-chair of its Consumer/Small Business subcommittee. Judge Nami Khorrami is a past co-chair of the Columbus chapter of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and a past co-chair of the Bankruptcy Law Institute (BLI) Planning Committee. Judge Nami Khorrami also served on the board of trustees for the Credit Education Coalition (CEC), and was a member of the Chapter 13 Liaison Committee. 
     Judge Nami Khorrami earned her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and her J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law.