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Tennessee Bankruptcy Trustees

Written by Ben Tejes
Updated Jul 26th, 2022

You are deciding whether to file bankruptcy and may have heard about working with a bankruptcy trustee in Tennessee. 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 17,280 bankruptcy filings in Tennessee 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 Tennessee as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies. 

What Are The Tennessee Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Fees?

One of the highest costs in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Tennessee 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 Tennessee Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees: 3.6% - 8.1%. 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) Tennessee

Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in Tennessee 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.

EasternGwendolyn M. Kerney(865) 524-4995
EasternKara L. West(423) 265-2261
MiddleHenry E. Hildebrand, III(615) 244-1101
WesternSylvia F. Brown(901) 576-1313
WesternTimothy H. Ivy, Sr.(731) 664-1313
WesternGeorge W. Stevenson(901) 821-2400

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees Tennessee

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

EasternElisabeth B. Donnovin(423) 266-2300
EasternD. Stephen Duncan(423) 926-1357
EasternTrudy M. Edwards(931) 967-4303
EasternJerry D. Farinash(423) 805-3100
EasternWilliam M. Foster(423) 877-4250
EasternMargaret B. Fugate(423) 928-6561
EasternTerry D. Gregory(931) 455-5407
EasternAndrea D. Hayduk(423) 424-0887
EasternDouglas R. Johnson(423) 266-2300
EasternDavid H. Jones(865) 546-7311
EasternF. Scott Milligan(865) 522-3311
EasternAnn Reilly Mostoller(865) 482-4466
EasternJohn P. Newton, Jr.(865) 588-5111
EasternDouglas L. Payne(423) 639-2220
EasternW. Grey Steed, III(865) 671-1457
EasternRobert J. Wilkinson(423) 424-3116
MiddleJeanne Ann Burton(615) 678-6960
MiddleThomas Larry Edmondson(615) 254-2072
MiddleMichael Gigandet(615) 746-4950
MiddleErica R. Johnson(615) 347-5869
MiddleEva M. Lemeh(615) 876-4862
MiddleJohn C. McLemore(615) 383-9495
MiddleTimothy G. Niarhos(615) 320-1101
MiddleDavid G. Rogers(615) 472-8570
MiddleRobert H. Waldschmidt(615) 468-1020
WesternBettye S. Bedwell(901) 577-0009
WesternEdward L. Montedonico, Jr.(901) 683-7003
WesternMichael T. Tabor(731) 424-3074
WesternLynda F. Teems(901) 526-5555
WesternMarianna G. Williams(731) 285-5074