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Judges' Info

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas is served by two judges.

Chief Judge Brenda Rhoades presides in cases arising in the Sherman and Texarkana divisions. Hearings in Sherman cases are conducted in Plano. 

Judge Joshua P. Searcy presides in cases arising in the Beaumont, Lufkin, Marshall and Tyler divisions. Hearings in Marshall and Tyler cases are conducted in Tyler. Hearings in Beaumont and Lufkin cases are conducted in Beaumont. Parties should consult the applicable hearing notice to determine the location of hearings for cases in those divisions in any particular month.