Jan Michael Hamilton

Standing Chapter 13 Trustee

Current Position

Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee
P.O. Box 3527
Topeka, KS 66601-3527

Tel: 785-234-1551
Fax: 785-234-0537

Class: XX (2009)Circuit: Tenth


Washburn University, B.A. (1970)
Washburn University School of Law, J.D. (1973)

Professional Career

Counsel of Record, Hamilton v. Lanning, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 08-998, (Argued 2010)
Chapter 13 Trustee, (1998-)
Adjunct Professor, Washburn School of Law (2005; 2012)
Partner, Hamilton, Peterson, et al (1979-99)
Partner, Hamilton & Hausheer (1973-79)
Adjunct Instructor, Washburn University (1973-79)
House Counsel, Midland Broadcaster's Inc. (1973-75)


National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees (1998-): Academy Website Development Committee (2008-); Due Process Committee (2006-); Peer Review Committee (2006-); At Large member Board of Directors (2010-)
Kansas Bankruptcy Judicial Ad Hoc Pay thru Plan Committee (2008)
Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council: Past President and Founding Member (1986-)
Kansas Bar Association, President of Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section (2001)
Kansas Bankruptcy Rules Committee (1998-04)
Kansas Federal Bench/Bar Committee (2010-)
American College of Bankruptcy (2009-)


"Bateman: Counting Successive Discharges," Norton Bankruptcy Law Advisor, Issue No. 7 Jun 2008 Author
"Bankruptcy Abuse and Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005: A Perspective," NACTT Quarterly Apr/May/Jun 2008 Author
Co-author of the new Chapter 13 chapter for the Kansas Bar Association Bankruptcy Handbook due to be published in 2009.
Frequent CLE presenter and guest lecturer locally and elsewhere on bankruptcy, Chapter 13, trial techniques, Hamilton v. Lanning and related topics.
Author of numerous course materials since 1980.


Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Bankruptcy) from 1986 to time of appointment as Chapter 13 Trustee.
AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell (1995-)