Chuck Walker was sworn in on July 27, 2016, as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Before taking the bench, Judge Walker served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Office of the U. S. Trustee for 14 years. He also currently holds the rank of Colonel in the Kentucky Air National Guard and serves as the state’s senior Judge Advocate General (“JAG”) overseeing the provision of legal services for over 8,000 Army and Air National Guardsmen in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Prior to his time with the U.S. Trustee, Judge Walker was in private practice with the law firms Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs, LLP and Bone McAllester Norton PLLC concentrating in the areas of creditors rights and commercial litigation. Judge Walker served eight years on active duty with the U.S. Air Force from 1990-1998 and holds a Bachelor of Aviation Management from Auburn University, a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from Troy University and he received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
Judge Walker is active in the Nashville community, an alumnus of Nashville’s Young Leaders Council and a former Director of the Mid-South Commercial Law Institute and Family & Children’s Service. He was the 2015 recipient of the Major General Robert I. Gruber Excellence in Teaching Award, which is awarded by the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General School, recognizing the most exceptional reserve military law instructor. He has been married for 19 years to his wife Suleena and they have two daughters.