Honorable Brian D. Lynch

United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Washington, Tacoma Division

Biography

Honorable Brian Lynch was sworn in as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Washington, Tacoma Division, on June 1, 2010. He served as Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the District from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2019., and served as Chair of the Conference of 9th Circuit Chief Bankruptcy Judges in 2017. Prior to his appointment, he served as the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for the Portland Division of the District of Oregon, and as the Standing Chapter 12 Trustee for the District of Oregon. And in 2018, he was the recipient of the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Hon. Ralph Kelley Award.

Articles by Honorable Brian D. Lynch

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December 31, 2023
“Currently, if a district’s weighted caseload is below one-thousand per the number of judges in that district . . . in all probability, recommend that the circuit not replace the judge.”
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July 16, 2023
A. Introduction When should we regard dismissal or conversion of a chapter 13 as an unsuccessful bankruptcy? The arguments are familiar.Chapter 13 is the easiest, quickest, and cheapest way to stop foreclosures, repossessions, and garnishments by creditors.Desperate debtors can file a chapter 13 case without schedules, statements, or a plan and buy themselves a stay for a short period. And...
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