Honorable Rachel Ralston Mancl was sworn in as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee in April 2022. She is the primary judge for the Greeneville Division.
Prior to her appointment, Bankruptcy Judge Mancl spent her legal career in private practice with the law firm of Hunter, Smith & Davis, LLP with offices in Johnson City and Kingsport. Prior to joining the firm, Judge Mancl served as a law clerk for Judge Parsons. She earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence and Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and is a member of the bars of both Tennessee and North Carolina. Judge Mancl is a former President of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division, a former member of the Board of Governors for the Tennessee Bar Association, and a former President of the Kingsport Bar Association. She has received several Access to Justice awards for extraordinary pro bono service.