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W. Homer Drake, federal judge. Recipient David W. Pollard Achievement award Atlanta Bar Association, 1994, Leadership award, 2007, Outstanding Alumnus award Mercer University School Law, 2003, District Service award for Lifetime Achievement Emory Bankruptcy Development Journal, 2007, Atlanta Bar Association Leadership award, 2007; member Committee on Administrn. Bankruptcy Systems, Judicial Conference, 1989-1995.


Drake, W. Homer was born in 1932.


AB, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, 1954. Bachelor of Laws, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, 1956.


Law clerk to Honorary Lewis R. Morgan United States District Court Georgia, 1961-1964. Partner Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, 1976-1979. Judge United States Bankruptcy Court, 1964-1976, chief judge, 1968-1976.

Bankruptcy judge United States Bankruptcy Court (northern district) Georgia, since 1979. Adjunct professor University Georgia Law School, 1971-1972, Emory University Law School, Atlanta, 1973-1975. Chair in bankruptcy law Drake and Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, Mercer University Law School, 1996, endowed chair bankruptcy law, 2007.

Chair board trustees Mercer University, since 2009.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Bankruptcy Practice for the General Practitioner, 3d edition, 1995. Co-author: Chapter 13 Practice & Procedure, 1983, Chapter 11 Reorganizations, second edition, 1998.


1st lieutenant Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Army, 1956-1959. Fellow: American College Bankruptcy. Member: National Conference Bankruptcy Judges (president 1972-1973), Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute (founder, advisor).