About Judge WarrenMarch 19, 2012
Paul R. Warren is a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of New York. Judge Warren was appointed to the bench on March 15, 2012.
Judge Warren earned his B.A. degree (magna cum laude) from St. John Fisher College in 1979 and his J.D. degree (magna cum laude) from the University of Dayton Law School in 1982.
Judge Warren began his legal career in 1982 as an associate with the law firm of Jackson, Kelly, Holt and O'Farrell in Charleston, West Virginia. Upon returning to Rochester in 1984, he joined Boylan, Brown, Code, Vigdor & Wilson, where he practiced bankruptcy and commercial law with the firm’s Commercial Law Group from 1984 through 1999, where he was an equity partner. During that time he served as a Chapter 7 Trustee, a Chapter 11 Examiner, and an SEC Receiver for the United States District Court. He was appointed Clerk of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York on January 3, 2000 and served in that position until taking the bench.
Judge Warren has been active in service to the judiciary, having been appointed to a number of committees by the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, including: representing the Second Circuit on the Bankruptcy Clerks Advisory Group; the Work Measurement Subcommittee; the Bankruptcy Noticing Working Group (Chair); the Technical Advisory Committee for the re-competition of the Bankruptcy Noticing Center contract; the Bankruptcy Reform Legislation Working Group; the Bankruptcy Clerks Manual Editorial Board; and the Bankruptcy Educational Advisory Group of the Federal Judicial Center. He has served on the boards of not-for-profit organizations in and around Rochester and is an active volunteer at McQuaid Jesuit.