Welcome to our Inn.

About Walter Chandler

The late Congressman Walter Chandler was the sponsor of the eponymous Chandler Act of 1938, which added the first comprehensive corporate reorganization and individual debtor's wage-earner plan proceedings to American bankruptcy law. These provisions of the Chandler Act remained in effect for 40 years and provided the foundation for both chapter 11 and chapter 13 of the current law.

Read Walter Chandler's Congressional Biography...

About the Walter Chandler Inn of Court

The Congressman Walter Chandler American Inn of Court was founded in 1989. It was the 96th American Inn of court in the United States. Since its founding, lawyers, judges, law professors and law students living and working in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia have been members of the Inn.

American Inns of Court are permitted to have a specialized focus, and the focus of the Congressman Walter Chandler AIC is on bankruptcy. As one of its first official acts, the Inn adopted the name Congressman Walter Chandler American Inn of Court. Our Inn represents a broad spectrum of members of the Bench, the Bar and local law school students sharing an interest in Creditor's and Debtor's Rights.


President: Kenneth Misken (email)

Secretary/Treasurer: Corinne Donohue Adams (email)


The Inn meets at Hogan Lovells, 555 13th Street, NW, (Columbia Square) Washington, D.C.

Reception: 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:30 - 7:10 p.m.
Reports: 7:10 - 7:15 p.m.
Program: 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.