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Attorney Stephen Rupp

Stephen W. Rupp



Stephen W. Rupp



Stephen W. Rupp (born Fort Riley, Kansas) joined McKay, Burton & Thurman in 1981. He is an AV rated attorney and has served on the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the District of Utah since his appointment in 1983. For over 25 years, Steve has practiced primarily in the debtor, creditor, and bankruptcy fields representing trustees, creditors, debtors, businesses, receivers, and individuals. Steve is a member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), and the Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers Forum. He has also lectured at forums and ABI conferences. Steve is admitted to practice in Utah, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Practice Areas

  • Trustee
  • Tort Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Litigation
  • Bankruptcy and Reorganization
  • Appellate Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)


  • AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell | AV Preeminent | Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2023

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1981
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Utah State Bar, Member, Bankruptcy Section
  • Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees, District of Utah, 1983-present
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers Forum


  • University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1981
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1977
    • Honors: Phi Kappa Phi

Classes & Seminars

  • Speaker, Bankruptcy,, Continuing Legal Education Seminars