Judge W. Homer Drake, Jr. (N.D. Ga.), one of the longest serving U.S. bankruptcy judges in history (over 53 years) and who retired on January 31, 2021, died on Friday at his home in Newnan, Georgia. He was 90. I learned about Judge Drake’s passing from fellow LexBlog blogger and Georgia bankruptcy attorney Scott Riddle who posted Judge Drake’s obituary.
It was just this time last year that I wrapped-up a seven-part tribute to Judge Drake, which included a detailed biographical introduction, followed by six posts that covered Judge Drake’s Top 10 most cited bankruptcy plan confirmation opinions (among over 555 indexed opinions).
I, like so many, will miss Judge Drake. In tribute, here is the series all in one place.
As an update, here is the “Celebration of Life” video for the December 14, 2022 service: