Chief Judge Fredrick E. Clement


Chief Bankruptcy Judge Fredrick E. Clement was appointed to the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California in 2012 and assumed duties as Chief Bankruptcy Judge in 2022. From 2012, to 2019, he maintained chambers in Fresno; since 2019, his chambers have been in Sacramento.

Prior to taking the bench, Judge Clement was in private practice for 24 years. For the decade prior to his appointment, he represented consumers and small to mid-sized businesses before the bankruptcy court. His representation included debtors and creditors in Chapters 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases.

Throughout his tenure Judge Clement has been active in bench-bar associations and activities. He holds the designation of Certified Specialist, Bankruptcy Law, from The State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Judge Clement is a former Commissioner to the Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission of the State Bar of California. He has lectured nationally, regionally, and locally on bankruptcy and insolvency issues.

Judge Clement received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and his B.A., cum laude, from Westmont College.

Street Address

501 I Street, Suite 3-200
Sacramento, California 95814

Judicial Assistant

Jennifer Tillery

Courtroom Deputy

Janice Busch

Law Clerk(s)

Lorraine Crozier

Sacramento Calendar (Calendar Line - (916) 930-4402)

Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, "chambers copies" of pleadings for law and motion calendar items are not to be provided to the court and will be automatically recycled (not returned to counsel) by the Clerk if submitted.