16 Nov Connecticut Loses A Bankruptcy Judge
On Thursday, November 6th, the Honorable Robert L. Krechevsky, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Connecticut, of West Hartford, died at his home. He was appointed by President Carter as a judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut based in Hartford in 1978. Judge Krechevsky served the court for 30 years until his retirement on August 31, 2008. He became the first Chief Judge for the District in 1984, a position he held until 1996.
While in private practice, Judge Krechevsky practiced commercial law concentrating in creditor and debtor rights and then later became an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut Law School teaching courses in bankruptcy law and debtors’ and creditors’ rights. He held that position throughout his career. Although he was eligible for full retirement at age 65, he continued to work as a Senior Bankruptcy Judge for 21 additional years essentially for no pay.
Judge Krechevsky was well-regarded by attorneys and judges alike. He was known for his kindly, practical manner, deep knowledge of the law, and professional integrity. He exhibited patience when faced with questions for which the answer was obvious and extreme interest when he was presented with a unique question which he had not seen before. He will be sorely missed.