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Honorable Peter H. Carroll

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United States Bankruptcy Court
Central District of California
1415 State Street, Suite 230 / Courtroom 201
Santa Barbara, California 93101-2511

(805) 884-4860

Courtroom Deputy
(805) 884-4873

Court Recorder Contact
(805) 884-4873

Emergency Motion Contacts
(805) 884-4861
(805) 884-4868

The Honorable Peter H. Carroll is a recalled bankruptcy judge assisting the Court with its heavy case load.

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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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