Howard R. Tallman was appointed a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Colorado in December, 2002. He became Chief Judge in January, 2007, serving until July, 2014. Prior to taking the bench, he served as the U.S. Trustee for Region 19, covering Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, from March, 2000. Previously, Tallman practiced with the Denver firm of Block Markus & Williams, L.L.C., where he specialized in the representation of debtors, creditors, trustees, committees, asset purchasers and other parties in workouts, restructurings, commercial litigation and bankruptcy cases and proceedings. He was also a member of the Chapter 7 panel of trustees for Colorado from 1996 until becoming U.S. Trustee. Tallman received his B.A. summa cum laude in 1972 from Villanova University, his J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law in 1975 and his M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Colorado Graduate School of Business in 1984. Tallman is certified as a business bankruptcy specialist by the American Board of Bankruptcy Certification.
Judge Tallman will officially retire on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
In a recent interview, when asked “what is next” for Judge Tallman, he said that spending time with his family and friends was number one on his list. He intends to travel and perhaps do some teaching. He has no plans to slow down!