Adjunct Professor of Law
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
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 the Chair of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Federal Bar
Association and sits on the Board of Directors of that section, as
well as on the Board of Directors of the Eastern District of New
York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He is also a
Contributing Editor for the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal,
and a member .
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
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. 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 teaches Domestic Relations in Bankruptcy.