This sentiment, spoken by the Honorable Grace E. Robson of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida, is shared by countless many of Clay Roberts’ friends, colleagues, and family members—including this article’s author, Clay’s fiancée. Over the years, Clay has exemplified compassion, dedication, professionalism, and a ceaseless drive toward the betterment of his community.
For these reasons and more, the Business Bankruptcy Committee honored Clay with the annual Kathryn R. Heidt Memorial Award (the “Heidt Award”) at the Committee’s 2022 Fall Meeting in Orlando, Florida. The Honorable Christopher M. Alston of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington presented Clay with the award. The award presentation followed a heartfelt introduction from Judge Robson, who has worked with Clay on various Business Bankruptcy Committee projects.