Hon. Samuel L. Bufford

Title: Philosophy and Law Professor, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Lawyer
Company: Central District of California
Location: Keystone, Colorado, United States

Hon. Samuel L. Bufford, Philosophy & Law Professor, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge and Lawyer at Central District of California, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in bankruptcy.

Upon earning a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College, Mr. Bufford went on to attain a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan. Continuing with his education, he then received a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Texas in 1969. Intrigued by the legal profession since his formative years, Mr. Bufford has gone on to exhibit an illustrious career in law, as well as education. He attributes his success thus far to good genes and hard work.

From 1985 to 2010, Mr. Bufford was a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California and is currently a philosophy and law professor. Prior to his current role, he was a Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University, as well as an educator at Louisiana State University and Eastern Michigan University. Mr. Bufford had also excelled as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California Law Center for 14 years and an instructor of law and urban planning at the Ohio State University from 1975 to 1977.

A patron of the arts, Mr. Bufford is currently on the board of directors of the National Repertory Orchestra. He looks forward to focusing on the concerts for the summer, as the experience will help them qualify for a professional job in an orchestra. As a testament to his success, Mr. Bufford was inducted as a member of the Global Judges Forum. Civically, he is on the board of directors of the Volunteers of America in Los Angeles. In his spare time, he enjoys walking his dog and traveling.

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