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Michigan 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 Michigan. 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 18,630 bankruptcy filings in Michigan 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 Michigan as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies. 

What Are The Michigan Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Fees?

One of the highest costs in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Michigan 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 Michigan Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees: 7.5% - 8.3%. 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) Michigan

Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in Michigan 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.

EasternCarl L. Bekofske(810) 238-4675
EasternKrispen S. Carroll(313) 962-5035
EasternThomas W. McDonald, Jr.(989) 792-6766
EasternDavid W. Ruskin(248) 352-7755
EasternTammy L. Terry(313) 967-9857
WesternBarbara P. Foley(269) 343-0305
WesternBrett N. Rodgers(616) 454-9638

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees Michigan

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

EasternCollene K. Corcoran(248) 969-9300
EasternFrederick J. Dery(248) 362-4655
EasternDouglas S. Ellmann(734) 668-4800
EasternKaren E. Evangelista(248) 652-7992
EasternRandall L. Frank(989) 893-2461
EasternStuart A. Gold(248) 350-8220
EasternDaniel C. Himmelspach(989) 790-0400
EasternGene R. Kohut(313) 886-9765
EasternWendy T. Lewis(313) 832-5555
EasternKyung-Jin Lim(734) 416-9420
EasternHomer W. McClarty(248) 352-7686
EasternTimothy J. Miller(586) 281-3764
EasternKenneth Andrew Nathan(248) 663-5133
EasternMark H. Shapiro(248) 352-4700
EasternBasil T. Simon(313) 962-6400
EasternMichael A. Stevenson(248) 354-7906
EasternSamuel D. Sweet(248) 236-0985
WesternThomas Allen Bruinsma(616) 975-2010
WesternScott A. Chernich(517) 371-8100
WesternDarrell R. Dettmann(906) 228-7355
WesternLaura J. Genovich(616) 726-2280
WesternLisa E. Gocha(616) 797-4206
WesternKelly M. Hagan(231) 938-7095
WesternStephen L. Langeland(269) 382-3703
WesternMarcia R. Meoli(616) 396-2124
WesternJeffrey A. Moyer(616) 532-4002
WesternJohn A. Porter(616) 874-4800
WesternThomas C. Richardson(269) 349-7415
WesternThomas R. Tibble(269) 342-9482