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Welcome to the official website for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. We have offices in Wilkes-Barre and Harrisburg.

Effective after Judge Opel’s retirement on March 26, 2021 and until a successor judge takes the bench, all cases currently assigned and new cases that would be assigned to Judge Opel will be reassigned to Chief Judge Van Eck. Any cases presenting a conflict of interest with Chief Judge Van Eck will be temporarily assigned to visiting Judge Patricia Mayer. Judge Mayer sits in the Reading office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Court.


The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania proposes to amend Local Bankruptcy Form 4001-1. The changes have been provisionally approved by the Bankruptcy Judges. The Court hereby offers public notice of the proposed amendments and seeks public comment. The amendments to the Local Forms will become effective on April 1, 2021.  Comments on the proposed amendments may be submitted either by email to PAMB_Local_Rules [at] pamb.uscourts.gov  or by U.S. Mail to the Honorable Henry W. Van Eck, Ronald Reagan Federal Building, 228 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17101.  Comments must be submitted no later than March 22, 2021.   Redlined version


Free Case Information

866-222-8029

Court Locations

Max Rosenn U.S. Courthouse (directions)
197 South Main Street, Room 274
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

570-831-2500
877-298-2053 (Toll-Free)

Ronald Reagan Federal Building  (directions)
228 Walnut Street Rm 320
Harrisburg, PA 17101

717-901-2800
888-531-9485 (Toll-Free)

Court Hearing Location ONLY
US Courthouse & Federal Building (directions)
240 West Third Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

News & Announcements

Tue, 2021-03-02
Effective after Judge Opel’s retirement on March 26, 2021 and until a successor judge takes the bench, all cases currently assigned and new cases that would be assigned to Judge Opel will be reassigned to Chief Judge Van Eck. Any cases...
Thu, 2021-01-07
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Wed, 2020-11-25
    The United States Trustee seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for appointment as a standing trustee to administer cases filed under chapter 13 of title 11 of the Unites State Code (Bankruptcy Code).  The...
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