Benjamin A. Kahn is a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina. Judge Kahn graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History in 1990, and he received his Juris Doctorate with Honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill in 1993.
Prior to his appointment, Judge Kahn was a member of Nexsen Pruet PLLC, and previously served as law clerk to the Honorable Jerry G. Tart, Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina. Judge Kahn was recognized as among the Top 10 North Carolina Super Lawyers across all practice areas for the two years immediately preceding his appointment to the bench. Also immediately prior to his appointment, he was elected to the Legal Elite Hall of Fame by Business North Carolina Magazine in 2014 as a result of being the category winner in North Carolina for Bankruptcy. Judge Kahn was recognized in Band 1 bankruptcy practitioners in North Carolina by Chambers and Partners USA. He is certified as a specialist in business and consumer bankruptcy law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and by the American Board of Certification, for which he served as a member of the Board of Directors until his appointment to the bench. Judge Kahn is a Conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference.