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Croom appointed bankruptcy judge

Croom appointed bankruptcy judge

Greenfield resident and University of Tennessee at Martin graduate James L. Croom was appointed Wednesday as bankruptcy judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
Croom had been an assistant US attorney for West Tennessee.
His chambers and courtroom are located in the District’s Eastern Division at Jackson.
Croom received his Bachelor of Science degree from UT Martin with high honors in 1983 and his J.D. law degree from the Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law at Memphis State University in 1986.
Croom served as an estate administrator for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District in 1987 until his appointment as an attorney/advisor in the Office of the United States Trustee for Region Eight in 1988.
After serving in this capacity for seven years, Croom was appointed Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee in 1995 where he served until his judicial appointment.
Croom represented various federal agencies in civil matters before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee, United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, and the Second, Fifth & Sixth Circuit United States Courts of Appeal. He also prosecuted criminal cases before the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Croom resides in Greenfield with his wife, Diane.  They have two daughters, Laura E. Croom and Callie A. Croom, and a son, James L. Croom, who is deceased.

Published in The WCP 3.21.13

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