Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Texas
Steffen Sowell - Law Clerk
Patrick Wu - Law Clerk
Alexa Fisher - Tyler Courtroom Deputy Clerk
Mona Doyle - Beaumont Courtroom Deputy Clerk
All attorneys shall dress in appropriate business attire preserving an atmosphere of dignity and respect to the Court.
While no formal dress code exists, all persons entering the courtroom are to dress in a manner respectful to the Court. Attorneys are responsible for conveying the proper attire to their clients and staff members.
Transcript requests for hearings held in Tyler, Texas prior to January 2007 should be made to the Tyler Clerk's Office at 903-590-3200.
Transcript requests for hearings held in Beaumont, Texas prior to March 2007 should be made through the Beaumont clerk’s office at 409-839-2617.
Transcript requests for hearings held after January 1, 2007 in Tyler and after March 1, 2007 in Beaumont should be made by contacting one of the service providers below:
*Each of the provicers listed above are equally certified to provide transcription services for the court and the court expresses no preference between them.
Requests to Redact Personal Identifiers in a Transcript
Counsel seeking redaction of personal identifiers contained in a transcript must complete and file form Statement of Redaction of Personal Identifiers in Transcript with the court within 7 days of the court receiving the transcript. The notice must include the page(s), line number(s), and information to be redacted. If filing electronically, use the event selection Notice of Intent to Redact Transcript Information located under Notices. After filing the notice with the court, a copy must be provided to the transcriber.
Pursuant to FRBP 9037, personal identifiers to be redacted include:
Counsel seeking to redact or restrict information contained in a transcript that does not meet the criteria above must obtain a court order by filing a motion to seal prior to hearing.
Any party desiring to appear telephonically in a hearing must make prior arrangements with the appropriate courtroom deputy.
For matters to be heard in Tyler, Texas please contact Sandy Johnson 903-590-3240.
For matters to be heard in Beaumont, Texas please contact Mona Doyle 409-654-7064
Telephonic Appearances Are Not Permitted on Chapter 13 Docket Days
In 2007 the Court began using digital recording as the means of taking the official record. Parties may purchase a compact disk of a bankruptcy proceeding directly from the Court. Please see our official Fee Schedule to determine the current fee for an audio recording. All requests should be made through the appropriate Clerk’s office