Judge Terry Myers was appointed to his first term as a United States Bankruptcy Judge by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, commencing service on August 1, 1998. He began his second, 14-year term as a United States Bankruptcy Judge on August 1, 2012.
In 2004, Judge Myers was elevated to Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Idaho. Since that time, he has been a member of the Conference of Chief Bankruptcy Judges for the Ninth Circuit, having served as Chair of the Conference in 2010-2011.
Judge Myers graduated from Idaho State University in 1976 and from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1980. He served as a law clerk to Justice Joseph J. McFadden of the Idaho Supreme Court, and to U. S. Bankruptcy Judge Merlin S. Young.
From 1984 to 1998, Judge Myers had a diversified commercial litigation and bankruptcy law practice with a Boise, Idaho law firm representing creditors, debtors, trustees and others. He is member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, and a member and past-chairman of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Idaho State Bar. Judge Myers has also served as an adjunct professor since 2010, co-teaching a bankruptcy course for the University of Idaho College of Law