Honorable William Altenberger

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Address/Contact

United States Bankruptcy Court
Central District of California
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse
255 E. Temple Street, Suite 1634 / Courtroom 1639
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Chambers
(213) 894-4081

Courtroom Deputy
(213) 894-1485

Court Recorder Contact
(213) 894-2037

The Honorable William V. Altenberger is a recalled bankruptcy judge assisting the Court with its heavy caseload. He has a permanent law clerk in Peoria, Illinois and is not authorized to hire staff in Los Angeles.

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About the Judge

 
Judge Altenberger was made Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of Illinois on December 23, 1985. Prior to that time he was a partner with the law firm of Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick, P.C. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in 1957, then served three years in the U.S. Air Force. He received his law degree from the University of Illinois in 1963. He was engaged in the general practice of law, with emphasis in banking and commercial work.

He was designated Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of Illinois on October 1, 1993. Judge Altenberger’s term as Chief Bankruptcy Judge ended in June of 2000, and he was immediately appointed to recall status by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

As a Recalled Bankruptcy Judge, his primary judicial responsibilities involve holding court in the Seventh Circuit in the Central District of Illinois (Peoria Division); the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago & Rockford Divisions); and the Southern District of Illinois (East St. Louis & Benton Divisions). He also holds court in the Ninth Circuit in the Central District of California (Los Angeles Division). He has held court in the Seventh Circuit in the Northern District of Indiana (Hammond Division); the Eastern District of Wisconsin (Milwaukee Division); and the Ninth Circuit in the Central District of California (Riverside Division).
 

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