Laurie K. Weatherford is the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division. She was appointed in October of 1996. Prior to her appointment, she was of counsel with the law firm of Maguire, Voorhis & Wells, representing primarily debtors and creditor committees in Chapter 11 cases. She was also a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee. She is an honors graduate of the University of Florida, and the Cumberland School of Law. She is a member of the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, where she serves on the Human Resources Committee. She served on the Board of Directors of the Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, and is a past Chairman of the Bankruptcy Committee of Orange County, Florida. She has been instrumental in establishing the Mortgage Modification Mediation Program in the Middle District of Florida. She has spoken at the NACTT, ABI National and Southeastern Conferences, National Loss Mitigation Summit, the Mortgage Modification Mediation Florida Summit and the Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association.