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Georgia 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 Georgia. 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 22,225 bankruptcy filings in Georgia 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 Georgia as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies. 

What Are The Georgia Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Fees?

One of the highest costs in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Georgia 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 Georgia Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees: 5.8% - 9.1%. 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) Georgia

Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in Georgia 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.

MiddleCamille Hope(478) 742-8706
MiddleAnne Kristin Hurst(706) 327-4151
NorthernMelissa J. Davey(678) 510-1444
NorthernMary Ida Townson(404) 525-1110
NorthernNancy J. Whaley(678) 992-1201
SouthernHuon Le(706) 722-5511
SouthernMarie Elaina Massey(912) 466-9787
SouthernO. Byron Meredith(912) 234-5052

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees Georgia

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

MiddleCourtney M. Davis(706) 548-7070
MiddleWalter W. Kelley(229) 888-9128
MiddleRobert M. Matson(478) 742-1889
MiddleJoy R. Webster(478) 742-1889
NorthernJames G. Baker(706) 884-3059
NorthernMichael J. Bargar(404) 873-7030
NorthernKyle A. Cooper(770) 687-2982
NorthernNeil C. Gordon(404) 873-8596
NorthernS. Gregory Hays(404) 926-0051
NorthernGriffin E. Howell, III(770) 227-4015
NorthernJohn Lewis, Jr.(404) 891-0948
NorthernJordan E. Lubin(770) 424-8281
NorthernTheo Davis Mann(770) 253-2222
NorthernMartha A. Miller(404) 941-7360
NorthernTracey L. Montz(404) 713-6472
NorthernBetty A. Nappier(770) 529-9371
NorthernAlbert F. Nasuti(770) 925-0111
NorthernTamara M. Ogier(404) 525-4000
NorthernEdwin K. Palmer(404) 479-4449
NorthernBradley J. Patten(770) 536-3381
NorthernJason L. Pettie(404) 638-5984
NorthernThomas D. Richardson(706) 291-8853
NorthernCathy L. Scarver(404) 551-5142
NorthernKathleen Steil(404) 525-4000
NorthernRobert Trauner(404) 520-1496
SouthernTiffany E. Caron(404) 647 4917
SouthernJoseph E. Mitchell, III(706) 826-1808
SouthernJames C. Overstreet, Jr.(706) 863-2255
SouthernWendy A. Owens(912) 239-9888
SouthernJoelyn R. Pirkle(912) 427-9067
SouthernRobert Michael Souther(912) 265-5544