The United States Trustee appointed Mike Malaier as a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee effective October 1, 2015. Mr. Malaier served as the principal staff attorney for the Chapter 13 Trustee for years before taking over. He will be the Trustee for all Chapter 13 cases arising from Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiakum, Pierce, Lewis, Mason, Thurston and Grays Harbor counties. All hearings will continue to be held in Tacoma and Vancouver.
A seamless transition is expected. None of the contact or payment information for the Chapter 13 Trustee office has changed. If you have any questions at all about how the change might impact your case, please feel free to give me a call.