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West Virginia 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 West Virginia. 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 1,857 bankruptcy filings in West Virginia 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 West Virginia as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies. 

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees West Virginia

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

DistrictNamePhone
NorthernAaron C. Amore(304) 885-4117
NorthernThomas H. Fluharty(304) 624-7832
NorthernRobert L. Johns(304) 720-2300
NorthernMartin P. Sheehan(304) 232-1064
SouthernAaron C. Amore(304) 885-4117
SouthernJanet S. Holbrook(304) 691-8330
SouthernRobert L. Johns(304) 720-2300
SouthernArthur M. Standish(304) 353-8135

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee(s) West Virginia

Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in West Virginia 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
NorthernHelen M. Morris(304) 744-6730
SouthernHelen M. Morris(304) 744-6730