I had the pleasure of attending a celebration yesterday, March 7, 2018 recognizing U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Karen K. Brown's 27 years of service. She is retiring at the end of this month after almost three decades of service as a bankruptcy judge. Judge Brown had previously been a law clerk for two different federal judges; a federal public defender for six years; and a U.S. Magistrate for six years. Then she served twenty-seven years as a bankruptcy judge. What a career!
Judge Brown has been an outstanding judge for those of us in the Houston, Texas area and we who have practiced in her court over all those many years will miss her. That was demonstrated by the turnout at her celebration. About 200 bankruptcy attorneys, spouses and others were in attendance. Chief U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal, former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge William Greendyke and others gave Judge Brown accolades for her many years of service and her humanity, friendship and good humor on and off the bench.
We will all miss Judge Brown and we wish her the very best in the next chapter of her life.