Judge, Eastern District of New York
Chair, Bankruptcy Law Section, Federal Bar Association and member, Board of Directors
Member, Board of Directors, Eastern District of New York Chapter, Federal Bar Association
Contributing Editor and Member, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
The Honorable Alan S. Trust ascended to the bench on April 2, 2008, and sits in the Eastern District of New York. He is an adjunct professor of law at the St. John’s University School of Law. Judge Trust is a past Chair of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Federal Bar Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of that Section. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Eastern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and is the CLE Committee co-chair. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, and is a contributing editor to the Journal. He is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.
Judge Trust has been a frequent speaker and author for numerous CLE events and seminars, addressing bankruptcy and real property issues. He is a trained mediator, and has been instrumental in the creation of a Pro Bono Mediation Pilot Program adopted by the Bankruptcy Court for Eastern District of New York. Judge Trust has also served on many local, state and national bar organizations, including American Bar Association title insurance and real property committees, and Dallas Bar Association fee disputes and ethics committees.
Judge Trust attended Syracuse University, graduating summa cum laude in 1981, and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He attended New York University School of Law, where he served on the Law Review from 1982-83. Judge Trust graduated with a JD degree cum laude in 1984. After graduation, he relocated to Dallas, Texas to begin his law practice. Judge Trust opened his own law firm (Trust.Law.Firm, P.C.) in December 1995, and managed that firm until appointed to the bench.
Judge Trust teaches Domestic Relations in Bankruptcy.