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Maryland 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 Maryland. 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 9,151 bankruptcy filings in Maryland 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 Maryland as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies. 

What Are The Maryland Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Fees?

One of the highest costs in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Maryland 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 Maryland Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees: 6.60%. 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) Maryland

Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in Maryland 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.

Timothy P. Branigan(410) 290-9120
Rebecca A. Herr(301) 805-4701
Robert S. Thomas II(410) 825-5923

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees Maryland

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

Monique D. Almy(202) 624-2935
Marc H. Baer(443) 712-2529
Merrill Cohen(301) 881-8300
Morgan W. Fisher(410) 626-6111
Charles R. Goldstein(410) 783-6385
Steven H. Greenfeld(301) 881-8300
Zvi Guttman(410) 580-0500
Patricia B. Jefferson(410) 385-3406
Craig B. Leavers(443) 318-4526
Sean C. Logan(443) 569-0752
Laura J. Margulies(301) 816-1600
Janet M. Nesse(301) 441-2420
Cheryl E. Rose(301) 527-7789
Gary A. Rosen(301) 251-0202
Roger Schlossberg(301) 739-8610
Michael G. Wolff(301) 250-7232