Maryland Bankruptcy Courts

11 Feb Maryland Bankruptcy Courts

This post provides general information about the Maryland Bankruptcy Courts, their hours, addresses, contact information and judges.

Unlike some states, Maryland has but a single bankruptcy district, divided into the Northern and Southern Divisions, with a single main courthouse in each division. (There is also a small courtroom on the Eastern Shore, in Salisbury, that is considered part of the Northern Division, and a location for Meetings of Creditors in Hagerstown.)

The Northern division is located at the Garmatz Federal Courthouse, 101 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. The Bankruptcy Clerk’s office is located in Suite 8530, and the general information number is (410) 962-2688.

The Southern division is located at the U.S. Courthouse, 6500 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770. The Bankruptcy Clerk’s office is located in Suite 300, and the general information number is (301) 344-8018.

Additionally, there is a small courtroom in Salisbury, at theU.S. Post Office Building,129 East Main Street, Room 104,Salisbury, Maryland 21801. There is no Clerk’s office in Salisbury and no direct phone number there.

There are nine bankruptcy judges who hear cases in Maryland, five in Baltimore, three in Greenbelt and one in Salisbury:

Duncan W. Keir, Chief Judge (Baltimore)
James F. Schneider (Baltimore)
Nancy V. Alquist (Baltimore)
Robert A. Gordon (Baltimore)
David E. Rice (Baltimore)
Paul Mannes (Greenbelt)
Thomas J, Catliota (Greenbelt)
Wendelin I. Lipp (Greenbelt)
E. Stephen Derby (Salisbury) (senior status)

Court hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Courthouse is closed on weekends and legal holidays.

During hazardous weather, youshould monitor the message on the court’s main telephone line in the respective divisions for business during hazardous weather.

Baltimore – 410-962-2688
Greenbelt – 301-344-8018

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