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Joseph Robert Prochaska

Joseph Robert Prochaska

Practice areas:

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Commercial, Real Estate, Bankruptcy / Chapter 13, Business, Equipment Finance and Leasing, Bankruptcy / Chapter 7

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Commercial: 20%
  2. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 20%
  3. Business: 15%
  4. Bankruptcy / Chapter 13: 15%
  5. Other: 30%
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Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Griffin Scott Dunham

    Very skilled and knowledgeable commercial lawyer with an impeccable reputation in the Middle Tennessee community. I'd recommend Joe without hesitation, and have heard many success stories from Joe's current/former clients.


    Griffin Dunham Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Carl Jerome Teel Jr

    I endorse this lawyer. Joe is a great lawyer and a zealous advocate.


    Carl Teel Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Landmark Center 401 Church St Ste 2600
Nashville, TN, 37219



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
ListedSuper Lawyers2012
ListedSuper Lawyers2011
ListedSuper Lawyers2010
ListedSuper Lawyers2009
Certified as Business Bankruptcy Law SpecialistAmerican Board of Certification2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Board MemberTennessee Water and Wastewater Financing Board2003 - 2013
Tennessee DelegateSouthern Growth Policy Board1992 - 1996
Managing ShareholderProchaska Quinn & Ferraro, P.C.1991 - Present
AssociateFarris, Warfield & Kanaday1987 - 1991

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionCommittee Chair, Consumer Bankruptcy Committee2005 - 2008
National Association of Chapter 13 TrusteesAssociate Member1994 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1988 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Nashville Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
AmeriCredit FIn. Servs. v. Long, 519 F.3d 288 (6th Cir. 2008)The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the bankruptcy court decision, and adopted interpretation urged in our brief
In re Lingham Rawlings, LLC, 2010 Bankr. LEXIS 2754 (Bankr. E.D. Tenn. Sept. 1, 2010)Lender prevailed as bankruptcy court found that the rents were not property of the estate

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Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Tennessee Real Estate ConferenceForeclosure in Tennessee2010
National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Annual MeetingAppeals: What to Do When the Judge Gets It Wrong2010
Southeastern Bankruptcy Law InstituteLitigating Relief from Stay Motions2009
American Bar Association Annual MeetingEthical Obligations with Subprime Mortgages2008
American Bar Association, Business Law Section Annual MeetingBankruptcy Law Update and Judicial Roundtable2006
Foreclosure and Repossession in TennesseeForeclosure in Tennessee2004