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Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin. 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 10,427 bankruptcy filings in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies. 

What Are The Wisconsin Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Fees?

One of the highest costs in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees: 5.8% - 6.4%. 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) Wisconsin

Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in Wisconsin 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.

EasternRebecca R. Garcia(920) 231-2150
EasternScott A. Lieske(414) 271-3943
WesternMark W. Harring(608) 256-4320

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees Wisconsin

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

EasternMichael F. Dubis(262) 534-6950
EasternVirginia E. George(920) 235-6690
EasternAndrew N. Herbach(414) 272-0761
EasternBruce A. Lanser(262) 522-2280
EasternLarry H. Liebzeit(920) 739-6307
EasternHelen M. Ludwig(262) 827-4685
EasternDouglas F. Mann(414) 276-5355
EasternSteven R. McDonald(414) 226-2200
EasternJohn M. Scaffidi(414) 963-9303
EasternPaul G. Swanson(920) 235-6690
EasternTitania D. Whitten(414) 431-0007
WesternJames V. Block(715) 842-2162
WesternParrish J. Jones(715) 394-7751
WesternNicole I. Pellerin(608) 257-7181
WesternChristopher M. Seelen(715) 834-3425
WesternMark Joseph Wittman(715) 389-1388
WesternBrenda L. Zeddun(608) 242-9700