August 07, 2018

Frank J. Bailey

Judge Frank J. Bailey
Judicial Member-at-Large (2021)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts
Suffolk University Law School, J.D. 1980

Judge Bailey is a United States Bankruptcy Judge. His duty station is in Boston, Massachusetts in the District of Massachusetts. Judge Bailey attended the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C. and the Suffolk University Law School in Boston.

Judge Bailey was appointed in 2009 and served as chief judge of the District of Massachusetts from 2010 to 2015. He also sits on the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit. He is past chair of the National Conference of Federal Trial Judges of the ABA Judicial Division. He has been active in the Judicial Division as Chair of the National Conference of Federal Trial Judges and in leadership positions in the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the Business Law Section.

Judge Bailey has been committed to improving the bankruptcy system in his work with the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. (NCBJ). He has served as the First Circuit Governor, representing his colleagues at the NCBJ, and the Chair of the Education Committee. He also serves as the Bankruptcy Judge delegate to the First Circuit Judicial Council.

Judge Bailey has worked as a law school adjunct professor at Boston University, Suffolk University and New England School of Law. He has taught law students and lawyers in Russia, Uzbekistan and Bulgaria. In one program he taught law students in Astrakhan, Russia the rudiments of U.S. civil trial practice, culminating in a mock jury trial that drew a large group of local lawyers, professors and students.