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Bradford Wayne Botes

Bradford Wayne Botes

also known as Brad Botes

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

About Me

A native of the Chicago suburbs (LaGrange, Illinois), Brad graduated from Lyons Township High School and then received his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of North Alabama where he double majored in Business Management and Political Science. While there he was elected and served as president of the Student Government Association during both his junior and senior years. He thereafter attended Cumberland School of Law at Samford University where he was awarded a Juris Doctorate degree.

Prior to commencing legal practice, Brad served one-year clerkships each with the United States Trustee for the Northern District of Alabama, Billy J. Rivers, and United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, E.B. Haltom, Jr. Brad is a principal of each of the Bond & Botes consumer bankruptcy law offices ( which are located in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Brad is licensed to practice law in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Illinois. He is also admitted to practice before various United States District Courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

A member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys ( since its inception, Brad has served as a member of its Board of Directors and as its first full time Executive Director.  He has lectured on various bankruptcy topics to local and national gatherings of bankruptcy attorneys, trustees and judges.


While not practicing law, Brad has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham (, The Crisis Center of Birmingham ( the Alabama Head Injury Foundation ( and The Alabama Coalition against Rape (  He currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife of 22 years and his three children.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 40%
    27 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 25%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Foreclosure: 20%
  4. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 15%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • John Griffin Watts

    Brad is a fantastic consumer protection and bankruptcy attorney. I have known Brad for probably ten years now and I have never doubted his ability or his integrity. If you are looking for a bankruptcy lawyer, I highly recommend you contact Brad.


    John Watts Foreclosure Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James A Johnson

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known members of Brad's firm here in Mobile for many years and I am aware of his experience and reputation as a fine Bankruptcy attorney. He is one of the leaders in the Bankruptcy bar and has trained and supervised some of the best Bankruptcy lawyers I know.


    James Johnson Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

600 University Park Place
Suite 510
Birmingham, AL, 35209


ALAuthorized to practice law198605/11/2015
ILVoluntarily Inactive198705/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Executive DirectorNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys2005 - 2006
PresidentBond & Botes, P. C.1989 - Present
AssociateEvans Law Firm1987 - 1989
Law Clerk for United States District Judge E.B.Haltom, Jr.United States Courts1986 - 1987
Law Clerk for United States Trustee B. Jack RiversUnited States Trustee1985 - 1986

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysBoard of Directors2004 - 2005

Publication NameTitleDate
Bond & Botes Law BlogHow Will Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?2012
Bond & Botes BlogDebunking Bankruptcy Myths: But Won’t Bankruptcy Ruin My Credit for Seven Years?2012
Bond & Botes Law BlogDebunking Bankruptcy Myths: Will I Lose Everything That I Own If I File Bankruptcy?2012
LRP PublicationsMarketing Your Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Post - BAPCPA2008

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of North AlabamaBusiness Management and Political ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
30th Annual Bankruptcy Law UpdateIs This Pre-Petition Planning?2011