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Missouri 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 Missouri. 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 10,606 bankruptcy filings in Missouri 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 Missouri as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies. 

What Are The Missouri Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Fees?

One of the highest costs in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Missouri 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 Missouri Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees: 5.6% - 7.7%. 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) Missouri

Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in Missouri 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.

EasternDiana S. Daugherty(314) 781-8100
WesternRichard Fink(816) 842-1031

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees Missouri

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

EasternSeth A. Albin(314) 721-8844
EasternTracy A. Brown(314) 644-0303
EasternE. Rebecca Case(314) 721-7011
EasternKristin J. Conwell(314) 652-1120
EasternFredrich J. Cruse(573) 221-1333
EasternD. Matthew Edwards(573) 481-1111
EasternThomas K. O'Loughlin, II(573) 334-9104
EasternCharles W. Riske(314) 725-9400
EasternDavid A. Sosne(314) 991-4999
WesternPatricia A. Brown(417) 206-8358
WesternJames Kevin Checkett(417) 358-4049
WesternJanice A. Harder(573) 875-2880
WesternEric L. Johnson(816) 292-8267
WesternFred Charles Moon(417) 888-0770
WesternJill D. Olsen(816) 521-8811
WesternJohn Charles Reed(573) 635-8500
WesternNorman E. Rouse(417) 782-2222
WesternJanice E. Stanton(816) 421-7770
WesternBruce E. Strauss(816) 221-8855
WesternVictor F. Weber(816) 221-8855