Eastern Washington Bankruptcy Court -

The Eastern Washington District is part of the United States Bankruptcy Court (region 9). The district serves 20 counties in the eastern part of Washington State with offices and courts in the Cities of Spokane and Yakima. The Chief Bankruptcy Judge is Honorable Frank L. Kurtz and Clerk of Court is Beverly A. Benka.

Spokane Court

      Spokane is the main office for the Eastern Washington District (see below for administrative staff names and telephone numbers). Contact information for the Spokane Court is as follows; United States Bankruptcy Court, Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse, 904 West Riverside Ave., Suite 304, Spokane WA 99201 / Telephone: (509) 458-5300.

Yakima Court

      Contact information for the bankruptcy court in Yakima is as follows; United States Bankruptcy Court, Chinook Tower Building, 402 East Yakima Avenue, Suite 200
Yakima WA 98901 / Telephone: (509) 576-6100.

      The Spokane and Yakima Courthouses are open Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM except designated federal government holidays.


Counties Served by the Eastern WA District

Chief Bankruptcy Judge

      Hon. Frank L. Kurtz is the Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Easter Washington District Bankruptcy Court. His office is located in Spokane with contact information as follows; United States Bankruptcy Court, Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse, 920 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 840, Spokane WA 99201.

      Judge Kurtz's law clerk is John Menard (Tap Menard). He can be reached at (509) 576-6124. Chantelle Sliman, the judicial assistant can be reached at (509) 353-3192.

Other Judges

      Two other judges serve the Eastern Washington District. They include Hon. Patricia C. Williams / Telephone: (509) 458-5340 and Hon. John A. Rossmeissl / Telephone: (509) 576-6122. Contact information on the law clerks and judicial assistants who work for them are located below.

Judges  / Law Clerks 
  Julie Hirsch - Law Clerk to Judge Patricia C. Williams
(509) 458-5343
  Hon. Frank L. Kurtz
Chief Banklruptcy Judge
(509) 576-6124
  John (Tap) Menard - Law Clerk to Chief Judge Frank L. Kurtz
(509) 576-6124
  Hon. John A. Rossmeissl
(509) 576-6122
  Hon. Patricia C. Williams
(509) 458-5340
  Beverly A. Benka - Clerk of Court /Eastern Washington District
(509) 458-5300
  Chantelle Sliman - Judicial Assistant to Chief Judge Frank Kurtz and Judge John Rossmeissl
(509) 576-6122
  Dee Sindlinger - Judicial Assistant to Judge Patricia C. Williams
(509) 458-5340

The Trustees

      Chapter 7, 12 and 13 trustees are located in the Eastern Washington Trustee section.


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