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Utah Bankruptcy Trustees

Written by Ben Tejes
Updated Jul 26th, 2022

You are deciding whether to file bankruptcy and may have heard about working with a bankruptcy trustee in Utah. 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 6,540 bankruptcy filings in Utah 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 Utah as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies. 

What Are The Utah Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Fees?

One of the highest costs in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Utah 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 Utah Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees: 6.90%. 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) Utah

Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in Utah 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.

Lon A. Jenkins(801) 596-2884

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees Utah

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

Steven R. Bailey(801) 621-4430
J. Kevin Bird(801) 426-4700
George B. Hofmann, IV(801) 363-4300
Peggy M. Hunt(801) 933-7360
Philip G. Jones(801) 224-5750
Elizabeth E. Rose Loveridge(801) 532-7080
David L. Miller(801) 447-8777
Stephen W. Rupp(801) 521-4135
Michael F. Thomson(801) 933-7360