Hawaii / Bankruptcy Attorneys -

        Listed in the Hawaii section are 220+ attorneys in 8 cities that practice bankruptcy law. Each of the listed communities has the names, undergraduate and law school attended, and contact information for each practicing attorney. The attorneys are also listed in alphabetical order by last name for your convenience.


Kailua (Oahu)
Kailua (Kona
Wailuku (Maui)

The Courts

     The United States Bankruptcy Court / District of Hawaii has courts and administrative offices in the City of Honolulu. The Chief Bankruptcy Judge is Hon. Robert J. Faris and the Clerk of Court is Michael Dowling. The main office address is 1132 Bishop St., Suite 250, Honolulu, HI 96813 / Telephone: (808) 522-8100.

The Trustees

        Curtis Ching is the Assistant U. S. Trustee for the Hawaii Bankruptcy Trustee Program under the U.S. Department of Justice. Tiffany Carroll is the United States Trustee for Region 15.

        The appointed standing trustees administer Chapter 7, 12 and/or 13 cases for all of the counties in the state. The 341 meetings are located on the islands of Maui, Oahu, Hawaii and Kauai. The main office for the Office of the United States Trustee is 1132 Bishop Street, Room 602, Honolulu, HI 96813 / Telephone: (808) 522-8150.


Chapters in Bankruptcy

        Some of the attorneys listed may only practice Creditors' Rights, Chapter 7, 11, 12 (family farmer or fisherman) and 13. Before contacting the listed attorney, view and read the different chapters listed in Bankruptcy-Attorney.com as well as other sections of the site.

        For individuals interested Chapter 9 and 15, the scope of bankruptcy attorneys practicing in those particular chapters are somewhat limited not only in this state, but nationwide. In Chapter 9, the law deals with municipal bankruptcy and in Chapter 15 the law deals with bankruptcy in multiple countries.

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
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       - Asset Liquidation
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       - Repayment of Debts
   Chapter 9
       - The Debtor
       - Filing Chapter 9

       - Jurisdictional Issues

   Chapter 11

       - Debtor in Possession
       - The Examiner
       - Reorganization/Debtor
       - Chapter 11 Trustee
       - Creditors Committee
       - Finances
       - Filing Lawsuits
       - Creditors' Rights
       - Dismissal/Conversion
       - Selling of Assets
       - Reorganization Plan
       - Plan Procedures
       - Plan Provisions
       - Claims
       - Common Plans
       - Payment of Interest
       - Chapter 11 Attorney
   Chapter 12
       - Qualifications

       - The Discharge
   Chapter 13

      - Advantages
      - Filing Chapter 13
      - Meeting of Creditors
      - Filing Chapter 13 Plan

      - Creditors' Claims
      - Plan Confirmation
      - Order Confirming Plan

      - Appealing OCP
      - Modifying Plan
      - Defaulting
      - Discharge

   Chapter 15

Debt Advice

   Avoiding Bankruptcy

   Debt Consolidation

   Bankruptcy Alternatives

   Life after Bankruptcy

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The Trustee
   341 Creditors Meeting
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