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"As an attorney, a Trustee and a mediator, it is my goal to reach a resolution that maximizes value and benefits for all parties involved."

About Janet Nesse

Janet has over 40 years of experience in Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights, representing secured and unsecured creditors pursuing claims in bankruptcy court. She currently serves as Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Trustee for the District of  Maryland.  She is particularly known for resolution of matters that require a creative approach in maximizing the recovery for clients, which includes purchases of claims, hostile takeovers in the bankruptcy context and pursuit of creditor plans. In addition, Janet guides businesses experiencing financial challenges through both the workout and judicial resolution processes.

Tough and practical, Janet is a creative problem solver. Her work is not limited to bankruptcy matters, as she conducts mediations and works on matters involving government contracts, contract litigation and other business issues.

In her spare time, Janet enjoys traveling and volunteering with public school students.

Practice Areas



  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland
  • District of Columbia Women's Bar Association


  • 1981District of Columbia
  • 1983Maryland
  • 1985Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

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