David W. Houston III

Mitchell, McNutt & Sams, P.A.


Education:         University of Mississippi, 1966, Bachelor of Business Administration (accountancy); University of Mississippi School of Law, 1969, Juris Doctor

Employment Experience

Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1969 - 1972 (received seven letters of commendation, including one incentive award)

Partner, Houston, Chamberlin and Houston, Attorneys at Law, Aberdeen, Mississippi 1972 - 1983

Former Assistant District Attorney, First Circuit Court District of Mississippi United States Bankruptcy Judge, Northern District of Mississippi, 1983 - 2013 Served as a visiting bankruptcy judge in Southern District of Mississippi; Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas; and Middle District of Louisiana University of Mississippi School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Bankruptcy Skills, 2013-2014

Mitchell, McNutt & Sams, P.A., 2013- present

Bar Associations, Professional Associations, and Organizations:

Mississippi State Bar Association - Member of the Board of Bar Commissioners (1982 - 1985)

Mississippi Bar Foundation - Fellow; Member of the Board of Trustees (2013 - 2019); President (2018-2019)

American Bar Association (Judicial Administrative Division - Federal Trial Judges Conference)

Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference - Board of Directors (1983 - 2013)

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges - Board of Governors (1985 - 1988, 1989 - 1991); Vice President (1992 - 1993); President (1993 - 1994); Legislative Committee

Chair (1995 - 1998, 2003 - 2013); Finance Committee Chair (1999 - 2002)

American Bankruptcy Institute - Board of Directors (1996 - 2006); Co-Chair, Legislative Committee (1999 - 2010); Judicial Chair, ABI Southeastern Bankruptcy Workshop (1995 - 2003); ABI Commission to Review Consumer Law, member, Committee Chair (2016 - 2019)

University of Mississippi School of Law Lamar Order - Chairman (2015 - 2016) University of Mississippi Alumni Association Board of Directors

University of Mississippi Law Alumni Chapter Board of Directors Judicial Committees

Appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court to the Judicial Conference Committee on the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts (1987 - 1996)

Appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court to the Judicial Conference Committee on the Budget (1997 - 2013); Chair, Congressional Outreach Subcommittee (2011 - 2013)

Appointed by the Chief Judge of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to the Bankruptcy Committee of the Fifth Circuit (1991 - 1996)

Bankruptcy Judge Representative to the Fifth Circuit Judicial Council (2005 - 2008) Honors and Awards

Three Outstanding Young Men Award, State of Mississippi - 1979 Fellow - American College of Bankruptcy - elected 1993

Recipient of Judicial Excellence Award, Mississippi Bar Association - 2011 Inducted University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame - 2013

Inducted University of Mississippi School of Law Alumni Hall of Fame – 2017 Recipient, Bierce Distinguished Service Award, National Conference of Bankruptcy

Judges – 2003

About AIRA

AIRA is a nonprofit professional association serving the bankruptcy, restructuring and turnaround practice area. AIRA's membership consists of accountants, financial advisors, investment bankers, attorneys, workout consultants, trustees, and others in the field of business turnaround, restructuring and bankruptcy. AIRA members are among the most trusted and sought-after professionals in matters dealing with limited capital resources and deteriorating operating performance.

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