Jan. 12, 2017– Jerry C. Oldshue, Jr, / United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Alabama

In October of 2015, Judge Oldshue took the bench as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Alabama, in Mobile, Alabama. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Oldshue was a shareholder in the firm of Rosen Harwood, P.A in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he served as the Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Creditor’s Rights Department. Judge Oldshue handled commercial and consumer bankruptcy cases including non-dischargeability actions and preference defense; and creditor’s rights cases, including mortgage foreclosures, commercial collection, manufactured housing litigation, compliance, and repossession, and automotive repossession and deficiency recovery.

While in practice, Judge Oldshue was licensed before all Alabama State courts, all U.S. District Courts in Alabama and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. His memberships included the Alabama State Bar, where he served as Chairman of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, the Tuscaloosa County Bar, American Bankruptcy Institute (member, Commercial Fraud Task Force, Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee, and Consumer Bankruptcy Committee), the Conference on Consumer Finance Law, and the Commercial Law League of America. In 2001, Judge Oldshue became one of only seven attorneys in the state to achieve board certification as a specialist in creditors’ rights law.

Judge Oldshue received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Alabama in 1985. He worked as a manufacturing engineer for General Motors and a design engineer for BellSouth before continuing his educational pursuits at The University of Alabama in 1992. Judge Oldshue was one of only two applicants selected that year to participate in the University of Alabama’s joint degree program, where he earned his juris doctorate and masters of business administration concurrently, finishing in 1995.