Passing of Memphis’ Beloved Judge Kennedy

The Honorable David S. Kennedy, retired Chief U. S. Bankruptcy Judge, Western District of Tennessee, passed away on November 26, 2023. Judge Kennedy held a BBA from the University of Memphis and a J.D. from University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. In 1970, upon graduating from law school, Judge Kennedy served a year as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert M. McRae, U. S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee (1970-1971); general practice of law and served as a Bankruptcy Receiver and Trustee (1971-1973); Bankruptcy Court Clerk, U. S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee (1974-1975); private practice and bankruptcy Panel Trustee (1976-1980); Adjunct Professor, University of Memphis School of Law (1981-2019); U. S. Bankruptcy Judge, Western District of Tennessee (1980-1988); and Chief U. S. Bankruptcy Judge, Western District of Tennessee (1988-2022). He was a member of the Memphis and Shelby County Bar Association and Tennessee Bar Association.

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