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Florida Bankruptcy Trustees

Written by Ben Tejes
Updated Oct 11th, 2023
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You are deciding whether to file bankruptcy and may have heard about working with a bankruptcy trustee in Florida. The primary role of the trustee is to be a “watchdog” for the bankruptcy process. In fact, the Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees helped manage all of the 33,898 bankruptcy filings in Florida for the year ending June 30, 2021.

The trustee’s responsibilities include:

  1. Appointing and supervising private trustees.
  2. Taking legal action to prevent fraud and abuse.
  3. Referring matters for criminal investigation when appropriate.
  4. Ensuring bankruptcy process is administered and that fees are appropriate.
  5. Reviewing disclosure statements.
  6. Advocating matters of bankruptcy code.

We will cover Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees with contact information in Florida as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies. 

What Are The Florida Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Fees?

One of the highest costs in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Florida is the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is often a 3 or 5-year plan. So, there are many administrative tasks for the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee.

Here’s the breakdown of Florida Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees: 5.3% - 10.0%. Just as a reference, this can result in thousands of dollars in trustee fees. Our Chapter 13 calculator helps estimate what that fee would be.

You can take our all-in bankruptcy cost calculator below to estimate your Chapter 13 plan payment, including the Chapter 13 trustee fees.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee(s) Florida

Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in Florida broken out by bankruptcy district. You can also find the list here. Please note that the US Trustee program does not administer bankruptcy estates in North Carolina and Alabama.

MiddleDouglas W. Neway(904) 358-6465
MiddleKelly Remick(813) 658-1165
MiddleJon M. Waage(941) 747-4644
MiddleLaurie K. Weatherford(407) 648-8841
NorthernLeigh A. Hart(850) 681-2734
SouthernNancy K. Neidich(954) 443-4402
SouthernRobin R. Weiner(954) 382-2001

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees Florida

Below are the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees in Florida broken out by bankruptcy district. You can also find the list here

MiddleDoreen R. Abbott(904) 886-9459
MiddleRobert Altman(386) 325-4691
MiddleGregory L. Atwater(904) 264-2273
MiddleNicole Marie Cameron(813) 645-8787
MiddleDawn A. Carapella(813) 685-8694
MiddleGene T. Chambers(407) 872-7575
MiddleCarolyn R. Chaney(727) 864-9851
MiddleAaron R. Cohen904-389-7277
MiddleGregory K. Crews(904) 354-1750
MiddleRichard Michael Dauval(727) 362-9003
MiddleMarie E. Henkel(407) 438-6738
MiddleChristine L. Herendeen(813) 438-3833
MiddleLarry S. Hyman(813) 875-2701
MiddleGordon P. Jones(904) 262-7373
MiddleDennis D. Kennedy(321) 455-9744
MiddleArvind Mahendru(407) 504-2462
MiddleStephen L. Meininger(813) 301-1025
MiddleDouglas N. Menchise(727) 797-8384
MiddleCarla P. Musselman(407) 657-4951
MiddleEmerson C. Noble(407) 628-9300
MiddleLori Patton(407) 937-0936
MiddleLuis E. Rivera, II(239) 254-8466
MiddleBeth Ann Scharrer(727) 392-8031
MiddleAlexander G. Smith(904) 733-2000
MiddleTraci K. Stevenson(727) 397-4838
MiddleRobert E. Tardif, Jr.(239) 362-2755
MiddleRobert E. Thomas(407) 677-5651
MiddleRichard B. Webber, II(407) 425-7010
MiddleAngela Welch(813) 814-0836
NorthernTheresa M. Bender(850) 205-7777
NorthernSherry F. Chancellor(850)436 8445
NorthernMarybeth W. Colon(850) 241-0144
NorthernKarin A. Garvin(850) 437-5577
SouthernRoberto A. Angueira(305) 263-3328
SouthernMichael R. Bakst(561) 838-4539
SouthernMarc P. Barmat(561) 395-0500
SouthernScott N. Brown(305) 379-7904
SouthernJacqueline Calderin(786) 369-8440
SouthernDrew M. Dillworth(305) 789-3598
SouthernMarcia T. Dunn(786) 433-3866
SouthernRobert C. Furr(561) 395-1840
SouthernRoss R. Hartog(954) 767-0030
SouthernSoneet R. Kapila(954) 761-1011
SouthernNicole Testa Mehdipour(954) 858-5880
SouthernDeborah C. Menotte(561) 795-9640
SouthernBarry E. Mukamal(786) 517-5760
SouthernLeslie S. Osborne(561) 368-2200
SouthernChad S. Paiva(561) 762-4118
SouthernSonya Salkin Slott(954) 423-4469
SouthernJoel L. Tabas(305) 375-8171
SouthernKenneth A. Welt(954) 368-6682
SouthernMaria M. Yip(305) 787-3750