WASHINGTON, D.C. - Joel Pelofsky has been reappointed by Attorney General Janet Reno as United States Trustee for Region 13, which consists of Missouri, Nebraska, and Arkansas, with headquarters in Kansas City, Mo.
Pelofsky was first appointed United States Trustee for the region in March 1995. Prior to that appointment, he was a senior partner and head of the bankruptcy department in the Kansas City, Mo., law firm of Shughart, Thomson & Kilroy, after serving as a Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Missouri from 1980 to 1985.
From April 1971 through April 1979, Pelofsky was a member of the City Council of Kansas City, Mo., and from 1967 through 1970 he was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Jackson County, Mo. Pelofsky practiced law in Kansas City from 1965 to 1967, after returning from two years of active duty in the U.S. Army, where he attained the rank of First Lieutenant. Before his Army service, Pelofsky was law clerk to District Judge John W. Oliver of the Western District of Missouri.
Pelofsky received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1962, and his undergraduate degree from Harvard College in 1959.
Pelofsky's reappointment to a second five-year term as United States Trustee for Region 13 took effect June 30, 2000.
The United States Trustee Program is a component of the Justice Department that supervises the administration of bankruptcy cases nationwide.
United States Trustee, Region 13
Jane Limprecht, Public Information Officer
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees