Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Residents of Baltimore City, Maryland file bankruptcy in Maryland District Bankruptcy Court

3 courthouses serve the Maryland 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(Note: Court websites change often and links go out of date.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
Maryland 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 Maryland 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 Maryland 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 Maryland 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 - MD

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 Maryland 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 Maryland 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 Maryland District Bankruptcy Court

Baltimore City is served by the Federal Courthouse at Baltimore, MD
101 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. (410) 962-2688


Court Website info

Garmatz Federal Courthouse
101 West Lombard Street
Suite 8308
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Court Website info

6500 Cherrywood Lane
Suite 300
Greenbelt, MD 20770

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Court Website info

Heariings Only

U.S. Post Office Building
129 East Main Street, Room 104
Salisbury, Md 21801

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Maryland District Bankruptcy Court List of Private Trustees by Chapter

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



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


Monique D. Almy
1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 624-2935
Fax: (202) 628-5116


Marc H. Baer
455 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Phone: (443) 712-2529
Fax: (443) 712-2538


Merrill Cohen
P. O. Box 53
Harbeson, DE 19951
Phone: (302) 200-9271


Morgan W. Fisher
18 West St.
Annapolis, MD 21401

P.O. Box 706
Annapolis, MD 21404
Phone: (410) 626-6111


Charles R. Goldstein
111 S. Calvert Street, Suite 1400
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 783-6385
Fax: (410) 783-6363


Steven H. Greenfeld
2600 Tower Oaks Blvd., Suite 290
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 881-8300


Zvi Guttman
P.O. Box 32308
Baltimore, MD 21282
Phone: (410) 580-0500
Fax: (410) 580-0700


Patricia B. Jefferson
100 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 -1153
Phone: (410) 385-3406


Craig B. Leavers
P.O. Box 306
Cockeysville, MD 21030
Phone: (443) 318-4526


Laura J. Margulies
1680 East Gude Drive, Suite 200
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 483-9800


Janet M. Nesse
6411 Ivy Lane, Suite 200
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone: (301) 441-2420


Cheryl E. Rose
9812 Falls Road,#114-334
Potomac, MD 20854 -3963
Phone: (301) 527-7789
Fax: (301) 527-1233


Gary A. Rosen
One Church Street, Suite #800
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 251-0202


Roger Schlossberg
18421 Henson Boulevard, Suite 201
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Phone: (301) 739-8610


Michael G. Wolff
15245 Shady Grove Road
Suite 465-N
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 250-7232