Jan Hamilton Topeka 13 Trustee


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Jan Hamilton
is the Chapter 13 Trustee for Topeka, Kansas.  He has served in this position since 1998.  Jan is a graduate of Washburn University and Washburn School of Law.   Prior to his appointment, Hamilton was in private practice for 25 years with many years of experience in bankruptcy, related areas and litigation.  Hamilton is AV rated in Martindale-Hubbell and had been listed in "Best Lawyers in America" since 1986 up to the time of his appointment.   Currently, Hamilton is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy.  Jan has been a speaker at legal seminars, locally and nationally. He was the 2015 recipient of the Robert L. Gernon continuing legal education award for outstanding service in the area of continuing legal education presentation.    In the United States Supreme Court case of Hamilton v Lanning, Jan was Counsel of Record and argued the matter before the Court.

Teresa Arnold is the Staff Attorney for Jan Hamilton.  She appears on behalf of the Trustee at the monthly Miscellaneous and Relief from Stay Dockets, other hearings and 341 meetings, as needed.  Ms. Arnold also represents the Trustee in preference and fraudulent transfers matters.  She also generally assists the Trustee in the administration of cases.  Teresa Arnold is a cum laude graduate of Washburn University School of Law and a summa cum laude graduate of Banker University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  Teresa was co- counsel with Jan in Hamilton v Lanning.

Tim Owen  is the controller for Jan Hamilton.  He is responsible for all the financial aspects of the Trustee operation, including oversight of the management of the trust and operational funds and supporting technology solutions.   He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Washburn University.  He has worked for the office of the Chapter 13 Trustee since February 1992

Case Administrators
Cases are assigned by terminal digits. 
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Tina Williams         (00-24)
Michelle Lane        (25-49)
Judy Rayls             (50-74)
Anna Balandran     (75-99)

Mortgages thru the Plan Administrator

Beth Blean

Mortgage Exhibits A & B go to mortgages@topeka13trustee.com with only case number (no name) with a dash.

Accounting Assistants
Arla Moore
Carol Inloes
Sue Casey

Linda Casey
Holly Mitchell
Debbie Bramlage
Whitney Worthington

Email tax returns, when required, to taxret@topeka13trustee.com

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