WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald Walton has been appointed Acting United States Trustee for Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Region 21) for an interim period effective on September 1, 2007, it was announced today by Clifford J. White III, Director of the Executive Office for United States Trustees (EOUST). Mr. Walton replaces U.S. Trustee Felicia Turner, who has resigned to work for a private non-profit organization.
Mr. Walton joined the U.S. Trustee Program in 1987 as an Assistant U.S. Trustee in Atlanta after practicing for 11 years with an Atlanta law firm. He has served as EOUST Acting Deputy Director in Washington, D.C., since April 2005. Mr. Walton received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his law degree cum laude from the University of Georgia’s Lumpkin School of Law. He served three years active duty in the U.S. Navy.
The U.S. Trustee Program is the component of the Justice Department that protects the integrity of the bankruptcy system by overseeing case administration and litigating to enforce the bankruptcy laws. The Program has 21 regions and 95 field offices. Region 21 is headquartered in Atlanta with additional offices in Macon and Savannah, Ga.; Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, and Tampa, Fla.; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Jane Limprecht, Public Information Officer
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees