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Arkansas Bankruptcy Trustees

Written by Ben Tejes
Updated Sep 1st, 2021

You are deciding whether to file bankruptcy and may have heard about working with a bankruptcy trustee in Arkansas. 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 5,896 bankruptcy filings in Arkansas 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 Arkansas as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies. 

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees Arkansas

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

DistrictNamePhone
EasternRichard L. Cox(501) 623-1759
EasternJames F. Dowden(501) 324-4700
EasternHamilton Moses Mitchell(501) 425-3431
EasternWilliam L. Owens(870) 336-6505
EasternM. Randy Rice(501) 374-1019
WesternRichard L. Cox(501) 623-1759
WesternJames F. Dowden(501) 324-4700
WesternR. Ray Fulmer, II(479) 806-6007
WesternHamilton Moses Mitchell(501) 425-3431
WesternBianca M. Rucker(479) 445-6340
WesternFrederick S. Wetzel, III(501) 663-0535
WesternRenee S. Williams(501) 624-4330

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee(s) Arkansas

Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in Arkansas 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.

DistrictNamePhone
EasternJoyce B. Babin(501) 537-2500
EasternJack W. Gooding(501) 537-4400
EasternMark T. McCarty(501) 801-5600
WesternJoyce B. Babin(501) 537-2500
WesternJack W. Gooding(501) 537-4400
WesternMark T. McCarty(501) 801-5600