The Honorable Stephani W. Humrickhouse

Chief Judge
United States Bankruptcy Court, E.D.N.C.

The Honorable Stephani W. Humrickhouse serves as Chief United Stated Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of N.C. She has served on the bench since January 6, 2010. Born in Monticello, N.Y., she attended Cornell University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations in 1977 and received her law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1980.

She began her legal career with Hunton & Williams LLP, and then joined Moore & Van Allen PLLC, where her practice concentrated on creditor representation. From 1990 until her appointment, Judge Humrickhouse was a principal with Nicholls & Crampton PA in Raleigh, N.C. Her practice there primarily involved civil corporate litigation and debtor / creditor rights, with a focus on chapter 11 cases. She was licensed as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification and a Bankruptcy Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Specialization. She has been a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy and bankruptcy related topics, has served as chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Bankruptcy Section and has served as chair of the Attorney Advisory Group and Local Rules Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. She presently serves on various committees of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, including the International Judicial Relations Committee and the Cost Containment Committee.

Judge Humrickhouse and husband, Scott Humrickhouse, reside in Raleigh.