Trustees and Administrators
When a bankruptcy case is filed, a U.S. trustee or bankruptcy administrator monitors the case and associated actions by all parties. Bankruptcy administrators oversee the administration of cases filed in Alabama and North Carolina only. In all other states, a bankruptcy trustee monitors the case.
When a bankruptcy case is filed, the United States trustee assigns an impartial case trustee to administer the case and liquidate the debtor's nonexempt assets. The trustee monitors the conduct of bankruptcy parties and private estate trustees, oversees related administrative functions, and acts to ensure compliance with applicable laws and procedures. The U.S. Trustee Program is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice. Learn more.
Congress established the bankruptcy administrator program in 1986. The bankruptcy administrator offices in the six judicial districts of Alabama and North Carolina oversee the administration of bankruptcy cases, maintain a panel of private trustees, and monitor the transactions and conduct of parties in bankruptcy. Bankruptcy administrators also:
- Approve and maintain a list of approved credit counseling agencies and debtor education providers in their districts; and
- Issue the schedules of administrative expenses which contain, by judicial district, the chapter 13 multiplier needed to complete certain bankruptcy forms.
Mr. J. Thomas Corbett
Robert S. Vance Federal Building
1800 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Ms. Danielle K. Greco.
Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Federal Courthouse
One Church Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Mr. Mark S. Zimlich
113 St. Joseph Street, Room 502
Mobile, AL 36602
Mr. Brian Behr
434 Fayetteville Street, Suite 620
Raleigh, NC 27601-1800
Mr. John Paul “JP” H. Cournoyer
101 S. Edgeworth Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Ms. Shelley K. Abel
401 W. Trade Street, Suite 2400
Charlotte, NC 28202