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Frederick P. Corbit
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Washington
Frederick P. Corbit is the Chief Bankruptcy Judge for Eastern Washington. Previously, Fred practiced law in Seattle at the Northwest Justice Project (NJP). At NJP, Fred handled consumer protection cases, including Klem v. Wash. Mut., 176 Wn.2d 771, and was a member of Washington’s Collection Agency Review Board and the Governor’s Task Force on Homeowner Security. Prior to 2007, in private practice, Fred handled scores of pro bono matters, continuously volunteered at debt clinics, produced numerous publications for those who cannot afford an attorney, and successfully advocated for needed changes, including new laws that expanded debtors’ exemptions. Fred frequently lectures on legal matters, has published numerous articles in legal journals, has taught bankruptcy law at Seattle University, and served as a member or chair of several WSBA sections and committees. Fred received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and his law degree from UCLA.