Honorable Peter H. Carroll, Chief Judge

Judge Tabs


United States Bankruptcy Court
Central District of California
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse
255 E. Temple Street, Suite 1460 / Courtroom 1468
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 894-6343

Courtroom Deputy
(213) 894-0995

Court Recorder Contact
(213) 894-3303

Emergency Motion Contacts
(213) 894-4185
(213) 894-6123


Telephonic Instructions
About the Judge



  • University of California, Berkeley, 1974, B.A.
  • St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas, 1978, J.D., Law Review

Career Record:

  • 1978-1983, Associate, Brite, Drought, Bobbitt & Halter, San Antonio, Texas
  • 1984-1993, Partner, Brite & Drought, San Antonio, Texas
  • 1994-2002, Assistant U. S. Trustee, U. S. Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee, Fresno, California
  • Admitted to the Texas Bar, 1978; Colorado Bar, 1990; California Bar, 1992; U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1982; U. S. Supreme Court, 1983


  • Director's Award for Management Excellence, U. S. Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee, 1999

Board of Directors:

  • California Bankruptcy Forum, 1998-2002

Professional Memberships:    

  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges
  • American Board of Certification - Board Certified in Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law
  • Federal Bar Association
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