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Mississippi 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 Mississippi. 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 6,547 bankruptcy filings in Mississippi 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 Mississippi as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies. 

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees Mississippi

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

DistrictNamePhone
NorthernHenry J. Applewhite, II(662) 369-7783
NorthernWilliam L. Fava(662) 536-1116
NorthernJeffrey A. Levingston(662) 843-2791
SouthernDerek A. Henderson(601) 948-3167
SouthernKimberly R. Lentz(228) 867-6050
SouthernEileen N. Shaffer(601) 969-3006
SouthernJ. Stephen Smith(601) 605-0722

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee(s) Mississippi

Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in Mississippi 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
NorthernLocke D. Barkley(601) 355-6661
NorthernM. Terre Vardaman(601) 825-7663
SouthernHarold J. Barkley, Jr.(601) 362-6161
SouthernWarren A. Cuntz, Jr.(228) 831-9531
SouthernJames L. Henley, Jr.(601) 981-9100
SouthernDavid C. Rawlings(601) 582-5011