Bankruptcy Court Information For Richmond, VA

Richmond, Virginia 23173

Residents of Richmond City, Virginia file bankruptcy in Virginia Eastern District Bankruptcy Court

4 courthouses serve the Virginia Eastern 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(Note: Court websites change often and links go out of date.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
Virginia Eastern 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 Virginia Eastern 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.

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 Virginia Eastern 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 Virginia Eastern 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 - VAE

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 Virginia Eastern 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 Virginia Eastern 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 Virginia Eastern District Bankruptcy Court

Richmond City is served by the Federal Courthouse at Richmond, VA
701 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. 804-916-2400

Newport News

Court Website info

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
2400 West Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607

Mailing Address
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
600 Granby Street, Room 400
Norfolk, VA 23510-1915

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Court Website info

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
600 Granby Street
4th Floor
Norfolk, VA 23510

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Court Website info

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
701 East Broad Street, Suite 4000
Richmond, VA 23219

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Court Website info

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
200 S. Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-5405

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Virginia Eastern District Bankruptcy Court List of Private Trustees by Chapter

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



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





Peter J. Barrett 
901 East Byrd Street 
Suite 1000 
Richmond, VA 23219 
Phone: (804)343-5237 
Fax: (804)783-6192 


William A. Broscious 
P.O. Box 71180 
Henrico, VA 23255 
Phone: (804) 516-0670 


Karen M. Crowley 
150 Boush Street, Ste. 300 
Norfolk, VA 23510 
Phone: (757) 333-4500 
Fax: (757) 333-4514 


Thomas B. Dickenson 
1170 Lexan Avenue 
Suite 203 
Norfolk, VA 23508 
Phone: (757) 489-1300 


H. Jason Gold 
P.O. Box 57359 
Washington , DC 20037 
Phone: (804) 223-2031 


Donald F. King 
1775 Wiehle Ave., Suite 400 
Reston, VA 20190 
Phone: (703)218-2116 


Kevin R. McCarthy 
8508 Rehoboth Court 
Vienna, VA 22182 
Phone: (703)770-9261 


Janet M. Meiburger 
1493 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 201 
McLean, VA 22101 
Phone: (703)556-7871 


Daniel A. Raymond 
4732 Longhill Road, Suite 3101 
Williamsburg, VA 23188 
Phone: (757) 565-0423 
Fax: (757) 565-2064 


Bruce E. Robinson 
1374 Goodes Ferry Road 
P.O. Box 538 
South Hill, VA 23970 
Phone: (434) 447-7922 


David R. Ruby 
100 Shockoe Slip 
Richmond, VA 23219 
Phone: (804) 698-6220 
Fax: )804) 780-1813 


Tom C. Smith, Jr. 
500 E. Plume Street 
Norfolk, VA 23510 
Phone: (757)428-3481 


Lynn L. Tavenner 
20 N. Eight Street, 2nd Floor 
Richmond, VA 23219 
Phone: (804)783-8300 


Jennifer J. West 
411 East Franklin St., Ste. 600 
Richmond, VA 23219 
Phone: (804) 697-2094 



William E. Callahan, Jr. 
P.O. Box 40013 (24022-0013) 
10 Franklin Road, SE Suite 900 
Roanoke, VA 24011 
Phone: (540) 983-9309 


Scot S. Farthing 
490 West Monroe Street 
Wytheville, VA 24382 
Phone: (276)625-0222 


Andrew S. Goldstein 
310 First Street, Suite 1200 
Roanoke, VA 24003 
Phone: (540)343-9800 


Steven L. Higgs 
9 Franklin Road, SW 
Roanoke, VA 24011 -2403 
Phone: (540)400-7990 


Hannah W. Hutman 
342 South Main Street 
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 
Phone: (540)433-2444 


W. Stephen Scott 
P.O. Box 1312 
Charlottesville, VA 22902 
Phone: (434) 227-5520 


Robert S. Stevens 
501 Grove Avenue 
Charlottesville, VA 22902 
Phone: (434) 973-5012 


George I. Vogel, II 
P.O. Box 18188 
204 McClanahan Street, SW 
Roanoke, VA 24014 -0815 
Phone: (540)982-1220