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Kentucky 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 Kentucky. 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 9,870 bankruptcy filings in Kentucky 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 Kentucky as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies. 

What Are The Kentucky Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Fees?

One of the highest costs in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Kentucky 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 Kentucky Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees: 4.3% - 6.5%. 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) Kentucky

Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in Kentucky 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.

EasternBeverly M. Burden(859) 233-1527
WesternWilliam W. Lawrence(502) 581-9042

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees Kentucky

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

EasternMichael L. Baker(859) 426-1300
EasternJ. Clair Edwards(859) 225-5275
EasternL. Craig Kendrick(859) 371-4321
EasternJames D. Lyon(859) 252-4148
EasternMark T. Miller(859) 887-1087
EasternLori A. Schlarman(859) 586-1526
EasternPhaedra Spradlin(859) 263-3210
EasternJames R. Westenhoefer(859) 624-0145
WesternJerry A. Burns(270) 796-9090
WesternMark H. Flener(270) 783-8400
WesternRobert W. Keats(502) 587-8787
WesternWilliam W. Lawrence(502) 581-9042
WesternMaurice R. Little(270) 821-0110
WesternHarry L. Mathison, Jr.(270) 827-1852
WesternW. Stephen Reisz(502) 584-1000
WesternBradley S. Salyer(270) 842-9005
WesternMichael E. Wheatley(502) 744-6484