Bankruptcy Court Information For Denver, CO

Denver, Colorado 80202

Residents of Denver County, Colorado file bankruptcy in Colorado District Bankruptcy Court

1 courthouse serves the Colorado District Bankruptcy Court.

Three Kinds of Information You Will Need from the Court

(Note: Court websites change often and links go out of date. If a link does not work, go to the home page for the court and look for the materials from there.)

Official Website of the
Colorado District Bankruptcy Court

Official Court Website

* Home page

What you'll find there

You'll need to file your papers with one of the courthouses that serve the Colorado District Bankruptcy Court.

Pre-COVID, you had to go to court, in person, at least once to meet with the bankruptcy trustee for your 341 hearing. During the Coronavirus pandemic, those meetings were typically done by phone or zoom. A few courts may still allow that.

Online Filing (eSR)

Online Filing - Colorado District Bankruptcy Court

You're in luck! The Colorado District Bankruptcy Court offers online filing! About one quarter of the nation's bankruptcy courts have started to offer electronic filing (eSR) for debtors not represented by an attorney. Your court is on the leading edge of this exciting new option! Click here to learn more about how to file online with the Colorado District Bankruptcy Court.

Where To Start

Before you file, there are three kinds of information you'll need to get from the court's website:

1. Info on Filing Without an Attorney

Court "Pro Se" Info

Information specific to your district

You'll need information specifically about your particular court's procedures.

Fortunately, the Colorado District Bankruptcy Court offers information specifically designed for people filing without an attorney. Virtually all courts link to the generic national information mentioned above. The Colorado District Bankruptcy Court offers specific guidance about local procedures.

General information about how to file

If you're new to the bankruptcy process, the website of the US Courts Adminstrative Office now offers a basic orentation page for those filing bankruptcy without an attorney. The information inlcudes a Bankruptcy Basics video in English Spanish and Creole. The half hour video is split into chapters so you can go back and review parts that went by too fast the first time.

2. Local Rules

Local Rules - CO

Each court has its own rules about filing procedure, how to list creditor's names and addresses, and they tend to be fussy about it.

You must comply with the details of the process, such as filing dates, filing procedures, fees, and a myriad of other bureaucratic wonderfulness. Depending on how poorly they're written, your court's local rules probably won't make much sense to you. Don't worry. You may not be affected by most of the rules.

However, you will need to follow the rules about filing procedure and how to format the creditors' "mailing matrix" (a list of creditor's names and addresses).

Your court publishes plain-English instructions for those filing without a lawyer in the Colorado District Bankruptcy Court . Use that first, rather than trying to read the actual rules.

How to File for BankruptcyChapters 6 and 7 of How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy offer more information on what to look for in local rules and how to ask the court clerk for the information you need as you prepare your paperwork and fill in yourforms.

3. Court Forms

Local Forms

Bankruptcy is a forms-intensive process, kind of like doing a long tax return.

The main forms you use in bankruptcy are federal forms, used nationwide in all bankruptcy courts.

Your bankruptcy court may have additional local forms for the Colorado District Bankruptcy Court for dealing with things like the list of creditors.

Other information from the court

Most courts link to a downloadable U.S. Courts publication called "Bankruptcy Basics." This offers a decent overview of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy -- but has no information about how to actually file or fill in the mountain of forms.

Now most courts also link to a helpful YouTube video created by the Federal Courts that explains the bankruptcy process.

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Courthouses of the Colorado District Bankruptcy Court


Court Website info

Street Address: 

721 19th St.
Denver, CO  80202

Mailing Address: 

United States Bankruptcy Court
Custom House
721 19th St.
Denver, CO 80202

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Colorado District Bankruptcy Court List of Private Trustees by Chapter

Source: The U.S Trustee Program - Colorado List of Private Trustees by Chapter



Note: The individuals listed are private parties, not government employees.


Robertson B. Cohen
1720 S. Bellaire St., Suite 205
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: (303) 933-4529


Tom H. Connolly
P.O. Box 68
Lafayette, CO 80026 -0068
Phone: (303) 661-9292


Daniel A. Hepner
2095 West 6th Avenue
Suite 200
Broomfield, CO 80020
Phone: (303) 444-5141


Jeffrey L. Hill
P.O. Box 1720
Parker, CO 80134
Phone: (303) 805-1478


Jeanne Yendrek Jagow
P.O. Box 271088
Littleton, CO 80127
Phone: (303) 798-1255


David E. Lewis
1400 Main St., Ste. 201-B
Louisville, CO 80027
Phone: (303) 666-1217


Joli A. Lofstedt
P.O. Box 270561
Superior, CO 80027
Phone: (303) 476-6915


Lynn T. Martinez
1123 N. Elizabeth
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 542-6707


M. Stephen Peters
P.O. Box 4610
Frisco, CO 80443
Phone: (303) 422-8501


Simon E. Rodriguez
P. O. Box 36324
Denver, CO 80236
Phone: (303) 969-9100


Harvey Sender
600 17th St., Suite 2800-S
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 454-0525


David V. Wadsworth, II
2580 W. Main Street, Suite 200
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: (303) 296-1999


Jared C. Walters
P.O. Box 804
Eagle, CO 81631 -0804
Phone: (970) 456-3395


Jeffrey A. Weinman
730 17th Street, Suite 240
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 572-1010