D. Sims Crawford was appointed as the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama, Southern Division in 2004, after serving as the Trustee’s Staff Attorney for 7 years. Before that, he was engaged in the private practice of law in Birmingham, Alabama. He earned his B.A. from the University of Alabama and his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law. He served as Chair for the Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section of the Birmingham Bar Association in 2007 and served on the Board of the Birmingham Bar Foundation in 2008-2009. Mr. Crawford currently serves as President of the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees (NACTT), as well as a member of its Due Process Committee and Liaison Committee. He is on the Advisory Board for Epiq Systems, Inc., is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), is certified in Training and Development, and is a member of the American Bar Association. Mr. Crawford has been selected and approved to serve as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Alabama beginning September 1, 2016 with a duty station in his home town of Birmingham, Alabama.