Bankruptcy Judge James Mixon Dies in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Judge James G. Mixon, who sat on the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern & Western Districts of Arkansas, has died at his Little Rock home.

Little Rock Police say paramedics were called to Mixon's home just before 5 a.m. today after his wife found him unconscious in bed.

Mixon had been suffering from bronchitis, according to the police report and also took medication for high blood pressure and diabetes.

He was 72 years old.

Judge Mixon's bio from the UALR William H. Bowen Law School website:
Judge James G. Mixon was appointed to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court on March 26, 1984. From February 1, 1993, until December 31, 2002, Judge Mixon served as Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court. He was a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Debtor-Creditor Bar of Central Arkansas. 

Judge Mixon began his legal career as a law clerk at the Arkansas Supreme Court, and he later served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas from 1969 until 1973. From 1973 until he took the bench in 1984, Judge Mixon was in private practice with the firm of Little, McCollum, and Mixon in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he also served for two years as the Bentonville City Attorney.  From 1979 to 1984, Judge Mixon also served as the Interim Trustee for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas.  

Judge Mixon received his LL.B. degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law in 1968. He had also served as an adjunct professor at the UALR Bowen School of Law.

Judge Mixon had retired in 2006 but continued to serve the court on recall status.

Click here for more information on Judge Mixon from the Daily Record.

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