Hawaii Bankruptcy Court -

     The District of Hawaii is part of the Ninth Circuit United States Bankruptcy Court. The District serves all 5 counties (Maui, Kalawao, Honolulu, Hawaii, Kauai) of the state with offices and the Courthouse in the City of Honolulu.

     Listed below is a list of addresses, telephone numbers and names of individuals to contact in regards to questions about your case.

The Court

     The Court and Courthouse is located in Downtown Hawaii. Contact information is as follows; United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Hawaii, 1132 Bishop St., Suite 250 Honolulu, HI 96813 / Telephone: (808) 522-8100 / Fax: (808) 522-8120.



     The Hon. Robert J. Faris (Chief Bankruptcy Judge) and the Hon. Lloyd King arethe judges for the US Bankruptcy Court / Hawaii District. Their contact number is through the main office at (808) 522-8111.

Clerk of the Court

     Attorney Michael B. Dowling is Clerk of Court. He can be reached at (808) 522-8100 at extension 109. His address is at the main office of the court in Honolulu.
Types of Bankruptcy (Business, Consumer and Municipal)
  • Chapter 7 - Can be filed by individuals, partnerships and corporations. The most common type of bankruptcy filing
  • Chapter 9 - Adjustment of debts of a municipality
  • Chapter 11 - Filed by large and small businesses. Individuals filing Chapter 11, are involved in business in some capacity, either as sole proprietors, or as principals of a corporation or partnership
  • Chapter 12 - Adjustment of debts of a family farmer or fisherman
  • Chapter 13 - Available for individuals only, no corporations or partnerships may file
  • Chapter 15 - Bankruptcy, reorganization and insolvency cases that have assets, debtors, creditors, and other interested parties in multiple countries


     The names and telephone numbers of the trustees are listed on the Hawaii Bankruptcy Trustees page of this section. Curtis Ching is the Assistant US Trustee and the main telephone number for the Trustees office is (808) 522-8150.

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Resources - United States Bankruptcy Court / District of Hawaii

Written by Jack Garchar


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