New Mexico Bankruptcy Court -

The New Mexico Bankruptcy Court, formally called the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Mexico is situated in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Hon. Robert H. Jacobvitz is the Chief Bankruptcy Judge and Norman H. Meyer Jr. is the Clerk of Court. The Acting Chief Deputy Clerk is Lana Merewether.

       Cases are also heard in two other cities, Santa Fe and Roswell.

New Mexico Bankruptcy

Contact Information

       The addresses and telephone numbers for the main court in Albuquerque and the courts in Roswell and Las Cruces are the following:

Albuquerque -
United States Bankruptcy Court
District of New Mexico
Dennis Chavez Federal Building and United States Courthouse
500 Gold Avenue SW, Tenth Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87102-3118
Telephone: (505) 348-2500

Las Cruces -
U.S. District Court
200 E. Griggs
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Telephone: (505) 528-1400

Roswell -
U.S. Circuit Court
500 N. Richardson
Roswell, NM 88201
Telephone: 575-625-2388


The Judges

       The courtrooms and chambers for each individual judge are located on the thirteenth floor of the "Dennis Chavez Federal Building, United States Courthouse" in Downtown Albuquerque.

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz- Judge Jacobvitz's courtroom, the Sandia Courtroom, is situated on the east side of the thirteenth floor. His preliminary hearings are conducted in his Conference Room, room number 13017. Judge Jacobvitz's contact information: U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of New Mexico, 13th Floor East, Dennis Chavez Federal Building, 500 Gold Avenue, Southwest, Albuquerque, NM 87102 - Telephone: (505) 348-2545

Hon. David T. Thuma - The courtroom is located in the west side of the thirteenth floor in the Animas Courtroom. Preliminary hearings are conducted in his Hearing Room in room number 13102. Judge Starzynski's contact information: U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of New Mexico, 13th Floor West, Dennis Chavez Federal Building, 500 Gold Avenue, Southwest, Albuquerque, N.M. 87102 - Telephone: (505) 348-2420


       The Bankruptcy Court website has a list of fees including the Bankruptcy Court Fee Schedule that pertains to your bankruptcy case. Within this section, relevant information is provided on the waiver of Chapter 7 filing fee, payment of filing fee in installments and Chapter 11 quarterly fees paid to the US Trustee.



       Most of the bankruptcy forms can be downloaded from their forms section on their web site. The forms are downloadable for free and available in .pdf (portable document format), .doc (Microsoft Word Document and .wpd (Corel WordPerfect format). Some of the forms include Chapter 13 and creditor forms, individuals filing bankruptcy without an attorney and forms for attorneys when representing a client on his behalf.

Written by Jack Garchar


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