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New Bankruptcy Judge Takes the Bench

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.-The former assistant U.S. Attorney for West Tennessee was appointed as a judge for the Western District Bankruptcy Court in March. Friday, it became official during a ceremony at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Jackson.

Judge Jimmy Croom is a graduate of University of Tennessee at Martin and the Cecil C. Humphrey's School of Law.

Prior to becoming an assistant U.S. attorney, Croom served as an estate administrator for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Western District of Tennessee.

"(It's) overwhelming. I'm just proud for my family and it is a great day and i am a very blessed man," said Judge Jimmy Croom.

Crooms' chambers and courtroom will be located in the district's Jackson office.