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Virginia 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 Virginia. 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 13,924 bankruptcy filings in Virginia 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 Virginia as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies. 

What Are The Virginia Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Fees?

One of the highest costs in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Virginia 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 Virginia Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees: 6.7% - 8.6%. 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) Virginia

Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in Virginia 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 M. Bates(804) 237-6800
EasternMichael P. Cotter(757) 961-3000
EasternThomas P. Gorman(703) 836-2226
EasternR. Clinton Stackhouse, Jr.(757) 333-4000
EasternSuzanne E. Wade(804) 775-0979
WesternHerbert L. Beskin(434) 817-9913
WesternChristopher T. Micale(540) 342-3774

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees Virginia

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

EasternPeter J. Barrett(804) 343-5237
EasternWilliam A. Broscious(804) 516-0670
EasternKaren M. Crowley(757) 333-4500
EasternThomas B. Dickenson(757) 489-1300
EasternH. Jason Gold(202) 712-2819
EasternDonald F. King(703) 218-2116
EasternKevin R. McCarthy(703) 770-9261
EasternJanet M. Meiburger(703) 556-7871
EasternDaniel A. Raymond(757) 565-0423
EasternBruce E. Robinson(434) 447-7922
EasternDavid R. Ruby(804) 698-6220
EasternTom C. Smith, Jr.(757) 428-3481
EasternClara P. Swanson(757) 873-0470
EasternLynn L. Tavenner(804) 783-8300
EasternJennifer J. West(804) 697-2094
WesternWilliam E. Callahan, Jr.(540) 983-9309
WesternScot S. Farthing(276) 625-0222
WesternAndrew S. Goldstein(540) 343-9800
WesternSteven L. Higgs(540) 400-7990
WesternHannah W. Hutman(540) 433-2444
WesternW. Stephen Scott(434) 227-5520
WesternRobert S. Stevens(434) 973-5012
WesternGeorge I. Vogel, II(540) 982-1220