You are deciding whether to file bankruptcy and may have heard about working with a bankruptcy trustee in Washington. 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 7,017 bankruptcy filings in Washington for the year ending June 30, 2021.
The trustee’s responsibilities include:
We will cover Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees with contact information in Washington as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies.
One of the highest costs in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Washington 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 Washington Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees: 5.4% - 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.
Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in Washington 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.
|Eastern||Daniel H. Brunner||(509) 747-8481|
|Western||Michael G. Malaier||(253) 572-6600|
|Western||Jason Wilson-Aguilar||(206) 624-5124|
Below are the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees in Washington broken out by bankruptcy district. You can also find the list here.
|Eastern||Matthew J. Anderton||(509) 469-6648|
|Eastern||John D. Munding||(509) 624-6464|
|Eastern||Kevin D. O'Rourke||(509) 624-0159|
|Western||Ronald G. Brown||(206) 342-7850|
|Western||Brian Lowell Budsberg||(360) 584-9093|
|Western||Virginia A. Burdette||(206) 441-0203|
|Western||Dennis L. Burman||(360) 657-3332|
|Western||Charles D. Carlson||(503)-703-0744|
|Western||Terrence J. Donahue||(253) 620-2519|
|Western||Kathryn A. Ellis||(206) 682-5002|
|Western||Russell D. Garrett||(360) 567-3911|
|Western||Nancy L. James||(425) 485-5541|
|Western||Michael P. Klein||(206) 842-3638|
|Western||John S. Peterson||(360) 626-4392|
|Western||Donald A. Thacker||(360) 841-7093|
|Western||Mark D. Waldron||(253) 565-5800|
|Western||Edmund J. Wood||(206) 623-4382|