Welcome to the home page of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado. We offer this service as part of our continuing effort to provide you with easy access to information related to the Court. Your comments are welcomed and may be sent to us by e-mail at: Colorado Bankruptcy Court. However, substantive documents tendered for filing in the official records of the Court must be submitted in writing in accordance with the established rules of procedure. The Court does not accept motions, applications, pleadings, claims, statements nor other documents via e-mail or facsimile; filing documents needed by the Court with a case trustee does not mean that they are filed with the Court.

Important Notices:

Recent Announcements and Court Updates:

  • Judge Elizabeth E. Brown Reappointment Application Notice - The current 14-year term of office of Elizabeth E. Brown, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Colorado at Denver, Colorado is due to expire on April 15, 2015. The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit is presently considering whether to reappoint Judge Brown to a new 14-year term of office.

    Please click here to view the full notice and information on submitting comments.
    Posted on 9/16/2014 Under: [Public Announcements]

  • The Tenth Circuit BAP Seeking Public Comment - The United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Tenth Circuit has proposed amendments to its Local Rules and has posted its proposals for public notice and comment in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b) at www.bap10.uscourts.gov. Any comments must be submitted by email to 10th_Circuit_BAP@ca10.uscourts.gov by October 15, 2014.
    Posted on 9/15/2014 Under: [Public Announcements][Court Related News]

  • Law Clerk Position - Temporary Full Time - Please click here for the vacancy announcement for a Temporary Full Time Law Clerk position.
    Posted on 9/9/2014 Under: [Public Announcements]

  • Effective September 1, 2014 - Payment of all fees in person or through the mail must be made in the form of cashier's check, money order, or exact cash. No change will be made by the Clerk's Office. Please do not send cash through the mail. Additionally, parties and attorneys, other than debtors, may pay fees by credit card. Only attorneys may pay by check fees on an attorney's or law firm's preprinted check for items that are not filed electronically. All checks and money orders should be made payable to "Clerk, USBC"
    Posted on 8/5/2014 Under: [Public Announcements]

  • Bankruptcy Court Chief Judge - Judge Michael E. Romero was selected by the U.S. District Court Judges to serve a seven year term as the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's Chief Judge. Chief Judge Romero's term runs through June 30, 2021.
    Posted on 7/1/2014 Under: [Public Announcements]

  • Revised Local Rules and implementation of two new General Procedural Orders effective July 1, 2014. - The bankruptcy judges for the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado are pleased to post the Local Bankruptcy Rules, Forms and Appendix, to be effective December 1, 2009 (UPDATED 7/1/2010, 1/1/2014 and 7/1/2014) for all pending and future cases. The latest revisions are implemented following a notice period and consideration of the public comments made to the Standing Local Rules Revision Committee and the bankruptcy judges. The majority of comments were directed at General Procedure Order 2014-4(b), resulting in a changed version that will be monitored for further comments in its application. As always, for any of the rules, forms, appendix or General Procedure Orders, please send your comments to LocalRule_comments@cob.uscourts.gov or mail them to the Chief Deputy, Kelly Sweeney, United States Bankruptcy Court, U.S. Custom House, 721 19th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202 (please identify the specific Local Rule or General Procedure Order to which your comment(s) relate). Click here to see the full Rules, GPO 2014(a) and GPO 2014(b).
    Posted on 7/1/2014 Under: [Public Announcements][Recent Rules, Forms, Guidelines and General Procedure Orders]

  • *Announcements and updates are removed after 120 days and may be found using the drop down menus above.

    Recent Opinions of Interest:

    Opinions Selected for Publication:
  • In re SYMKA, Inc.; Case No. 11-32598 HRT; Order entered October 17, 2014 (Fed. R. Civ. P. 7; orders to show cause). Posted: 10/21/2014 10:01:15 AM
  • In re Arenas; Case No. 14-11406 HRT; Order entered August 28, 2014, (The Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 801 et seq. & 11 U.S.C. §§ 706(a) & (d); 707(a); 1307(c); 1325(a)(3)). Posted: 10/21/2014 9:58:27 AM
  • In re: Flanders v. Lawrence, et al., Adv. Pro. No. 13-1456 ABC. 11 U.S.C. §§ 524(a)(1) and 362; Rooker-Feldman; issue preclusion. Posted: 10/9/2014 4:13:26 PM
  • In re Briones-Coroy (United States Trustee v. Assaf), Adversary Proceeding No. 11-01311-SBB (Bankr. No. 10-40900-SBB). Posted: 8/12/2014 3:04:06 PM
  • MacArthur Co. v. Cupit, 13-1185 EEB Posted: 8/6/2014 7:31:16 AM
  • Enigami Systems, Inc. and Croan v. Baca (In re Baca), Adversary No. 14-01047-SBB Posted: 8/1/2014 1:39:02 PM
  • In re Schmidtke, Case No. 09-18484 EEB, March 11, 2014; 11 U.S.C. §522(f). Posted: 7/25/2014 1:44:57 PM
  • In re K Lunde, LLC, Case No. 13-17775. Posted: 7/25/2014 1:39:13 PM
  • Sender v. Cygan (In re Rivera), Adversary Proceeding No. 11-01378-SBB, Bankruptcy Case No. 09-23209-SBB. Posted: 7/24/2014 12:48:16 PM
  • Midwest Motor Supply Co., Inc. v. Jeffrey A. Hruby (In re Hruby); Case No. 14-11849 HRT; Order entered May 16, 2014, (§ 362(d)(1) cause to continue pre-petition litigation). Posted: 7/10/2014 8:24:27 AM
  • In re Fogel, Case No. 10-38010 ABC, Docket #66, (Bankr. D. Colo. June 20, 2014) (Notice of Appeal filed 7/1/14 at Docket #69); Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1016 Posted: 7/3/2014 8:12:36 AM
  • In re Lopez, Case No. 13-22220- HRT, Chapter 13; Order entered July 1, 2014 (Application of 11 U.S.C. § 506(a)(1) and 1322(b)(2) to the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act, Colo. Rev. Stat. § 38-33.3-316 (the "Act")). Posted: 7/3/2014 8:03:36 AM
  • In re Zachary Mason, Case No. 12-26209 ABC, 11 U.S.C. §§ 362(a)(1), 524(a)(2) Posted: 5/5/2014 7:44:55 AM
  • Lofstedt v. Kendall (In re Kendall), Adv. Proc. No. 10-01710 MER; Order entered April 25, 2014 (Fed. R. Bankr. P. 8005 - Stay Pending Appeal) Posted: 4/29/2014 9:08:13 AM
  • Opinions Not Selected for Publication:

  • In re: Michael J. Mikelson, Bankruptcy Case No. 13-21830ABC. Posted: 10/3/2014 7:15:22 AM
  • In re: Stanley Robert Ostrander and Nancy Ostrander, Bankruptcy Case No. 14-17534ABC. Posted: 10/3/2014 7:12:23 AM
  • In re Abeyta, Case No. 11-35720 ABC, Docket #51, (Bankr. D. Colo. July 29, 2014) Postconfirmation modification; 11 U.S.C. § 1329. Posted: 8/27/2014 11:58:04 AM
  • In re Moore; Case No. 13-30251 HRT; Order entered May 29, 2014 (Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-54-102(1)(j)(II); increased motor vehicle exemption for debtors with a disabled dependent). Posted: 7/10/2014 8:19:11 AM
  • Florado Partners, Inc. v. Gollehon (In re Gollehon), Adversary No. 11-01298 HRT, Chapter 7; Order entered June 25, 2014 (Denial of discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 727) Posted: 7/10/2014 8:14:58 AM
  • Dennis W. King v. Ark Woodworks, Inc. and Nasser Haji-Sarvestani (In re Willis); Adversary Case No. 13-01503 HRT; Order entered June 25, 2014 (denial of jurisdiction to hear collection action). Posted: 6/26/2014 7:37:13 AM