MID-SOUTH COMMERCIAL LAW INSTITUTE FACULTY
HON. SUZANNE H. BAUKNIGHT
HON. SUZANNE H. BAUKNIGHT was sworn in as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee (at Knoxville) on November 10, 2014. Immediately prior to her appointment, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney for ten years and was Chief of the Civil Division for the last eight years. As Civil Chief, Judge Bauknight was appointed by United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., as a member of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee during her time as Chair of the Department of Justice's Civil Chiefs Working Group. A native of Hickory, North Carolina, Judge Bauknight received her Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies magna cum laude with honors from the South Carolina Honors College at the University of South Carolina and her law degree magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Judge Bauknight is a member of the Tennessee, South Carolina, and Knoxville Bar Associations, serving for several years as Co-Chair of the KBA's Government and Public Service Sector Lawyers' Section. She also is an Emeritus Master of the Bench of the Hamilton Burnett Chapter of the American Inns of Court, serving as President of the chapter in 2014-15. Judge Bauknight also teaches as an adjunct professor in advanced trial practice at the University of Tennessee College of Law.