Chapter 7 Trustee Donald F King
Donald F King is one of the four Chapter 7 trustees in the Alexandria Virginia Bankruptcy court. When you file a bankruptcy case in Alexandria, the computer assigns you to one of the four trustees.
Lawyers are appointed Chapter 7 trustees as a part-time assignment. He’s a partner in the law firm of Odin Feldman & Pittleman PC, located in Reston. King and is head of that firm’s bankruptcy and creditors rights practice.
When he was younger, he was a NCAA Football official. During the 2012 NFL referee strike/lockout, he was a replacement referee in one game and umpire in three.
As a Chapter 7 Trustee, he has two sets of bosses. The US Justice Department, through the Office of the United States Trustee. And the two Bankruptcy Judges here, Judge Brian F. Kenney and Judge Klinette H. Kindred.
We paid a $338.00 filing fee when we filed your bankruptcy case. Sixty dollars of that went to Trustee King. For each case, including yours, he is paid an additional $60.00 that is indirectly collected from Chapter 11 bankruptcies. (Congress thinks the bankruptcy courts to raise enough in fees to pay for themselves. No other part of the federal court system does that.)
As your Chapter 7 Trustee, Donald King is in charge of your bankruptcy hearing, which is called the “meeting of creditors.” There are very, very rarely any creditors at the meeting of creditors. So the Chapter 7 Trustee asks the questions. (Because the trustee is not a judge, he should be called “sir” not “your honor.”)
The bankruptcy court computer schedules fourteen hearings an hour. That’s just over four minutes per case.
For now, bankruptcy hearings in Alexandria are by telephone. For the Donald King hearings, you should call (877) 953-3011 using the code 1445548.
Donald King is a stickler on paperwork and deadlines. We are required to send in bank statements for each of your accounts one week before your hearing is scheduled. If we are a couple days late on that one week requirement, Trustee Donald King will most likely make you, and me, come back two weeks later.