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Teresa H. Pearson Appointed as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Oregon



Miller Nash is proud to announce that bankruptcy law partner Teresa H. Pearson has been appointed by the judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to serve as the newest bankruptcy judge on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon. Pearson will serve a 14-year term beginning on October 4, 2021 and will succeed the Honorable Trish M. Brown who will retire on October 2, 2021.

“After 20 years of practice excellence at Miller Nash, I know that Teresa will serve our court system well,” said managing partner Kieran Curley. “This is an exciting next step for Teresa and we are all very privileged to have had the opportunity to have been able to practice with her before she ascends to the bench.”

About Teresa H. Pearson
Pearson joined Miller Nash in 2001 and became partner in 2005. Her practice focuses primarily on creditors’ rights, insolvency, and reorganization. Pearson represents secured and unsecured lenders, trade creditors, creditor committees, trustees, receivers, debtors, and other clients in all forums where debtor-creditor issues appear—out of court, bankruptcy court, state and federal trial court, and appellate court. Because debtor-creditor issues arise in all types of businesses, Pearson has experience with all sizes of companies in a wide-range of industries. Pearson received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley in political science before earning her law degree at Duke University School of Law. Pearson received national board certification in business bankruptcy law from the American Board of Certification in 2006.

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