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Kent Edward Altom

Litigation Attorney at Alpharetta, GA

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Kent E. Altom is Of Counsel with The Gilroy Firm.  He is a native of North Carolina and has lived in six southeastern states.  Mr. Altom is a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Attorney.


Mr. Altom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Management) from Samford University. In addition to his undergraduate and law degrees, Mr. Altom earned two graduate degrees prior to enrolling in law school—one in theology and the second in ethics, magna cum laude, from Emory University.


Mr. Altom is a recipient of his Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law where he was a member of The Order of Barristers (Trial Advocacy), a Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow (Legal Research and Writing), and a recipient of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Medal of Excellence.  Following his law school graduation, Mr. Altom completed a two-year clerkship with the Honorable Thomas B. Bennett of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama. 


Mr Altom is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia as member of its Board of Governors as well as the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section. He is also a member of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta.  In addition to practicing law at The Gilroy Firm, he teaches business law courses at Kennesaw State University’s Coles College of Business, having previously taught such courses at the University of North Georgia’s Mike Cottrell College of Business.


His legal practice is 100% related to litigation with an emphasis upon creditors’ rights, residential and commercial real estate and bankruptcy. Mr. Altom is admitted to practice law in all federal and state trial and appellate courts in Georgia and Alabama. Mr. Altom loves practicing law, feels fortunate to work alongside bright and committed professionals, and strives to be the most prepared attorney when he steps into the courtroom to represent his clients.

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Licensed for 20 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/03/2022
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/11/2022

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The Gilroy Firm
3780 Masell Rd., Ste. 140
Alpharetta, GA, 30022


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Posted by Jay | October 18, 2014
Exceptional, Practical, Fair, Responsive, and Effective. What else could a client want?
McCalla handled our files expertly, reasonably. Kent assigned files to an associate for economy, yet was always available and supervised the work. Years after we got a judgment, Kent personally tracked us down when funds were later available. Can't recommend this firm enough. Treated us like a substantial local client, though we're only a small mortgage investor, 700 miles away, and only had a few Georgia files. Their fees were fair, their approach was practical, and their results were excellent. What more could you want from a law firm? They all promise service. Kent & company delivered.
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Work Experience

  • Limited Term Faculty
  • University of North Georgia
  • 2016 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • The Gilroy Firm
  • 2015 - Present
  • Managing Partner, Litigation & Trial Practice (GA & AL)
  • Mid-size Law Firm with Multi-State Footprint and National Clients
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Boggs & Altom, Attorneys at Law
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • The Honorable Thomas B. Bennett, United States Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ala.)
  • 2002 - 2004
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  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Emory University
  • Th.M.
  • 1998
  • Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
  • M.Div.
  • 1997
  • Samford University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992
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  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Board of Governors, Atlanta Circuit, Post 2
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Real Property Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Medal of Excellence
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
  • 2002
  • Order of Barristers
  • Order of Barristers
  • 2002
  • Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow (Legal Research & Writing)
  • Cumberland School of Law
  • 2001


  • Portfolio Media (Law360)
  • Contributor, Articles Addressing Professionalism
  • 2015
  • The Lawyers Competitive Edge
  • Thinkers, Doers or Something Better
  • 2015
  • Real Property Law Newsletter, State Bar of Georgia
  • Articles Addressing Fundamentals of Real Estate Law
  • 2015
  • Mortgage Banking Attorneys (USFN) Report
  • Post-Foreclosure Evictions: Georgia (Like most things in life, when you are talking about evictions, time really is money)
  • 2014
  • ALFN ANGLE: Round-Ups, Recaps & Reminders
  • Case Law Update: Georgia Peters v. CertusBank National Association, A14A1274 (Ga. App. Sept. 8, 2014).
  • 2014
  • Fulton County Daily Report
  • Five articles published as letters from a partner to associates (09/11/14; 09/25/14; 10/02/14; 10/16/14 & 11/06/14)
  • 2014
  • Fulton County Daily Report
  • Ten Things That Lawyers Can Do to Win Back Their Edge
  • 2014
  • Fulton County Daily Report
  • Why not famous--and that's OK (emphasizing importance of teamwork and mentoring)
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia Institute of Continuing Education
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • 2015
  • AFLN's 12th Annual Leadership Conference
  • Is the Party Over Or Is It Just Getting Started?: A Forecast of Default Services Litigation
  • 2014
  • USFN's Loan Management & Servicing Seminars
  • Variety of legal topics: Lead Facilitator twice and Panelist seven times since 2012
  • 2012
  • ACI's 12th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation
  • Prevailing in Foreclosure and MERSCORP-Related Claims and Defending Against the Latest Wave of Substantive and Bankruptcy Defenses
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Kent Altom. He is one of the most responsive, dependable attorneys I know. It’s been my pleasure to work as co-counsel for his firm on a number of matters and, in all my dealings with Kent, I have found that he consistently, unfailingly does just what he says he’ll do. He is reliable, honest, and extremely competent in his work."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"You often hear people say, "He is a good guy." Many times this is a canned response; however, with respect to Kent Altom, the opposite is true. Litigation practice can be isolating due to its adversarial nature. Yet, working against Kent, you discover early on that you are dealing with a level-headed, realistic, and all around "good guy." He cares about people and his clients. He also cares a great deal about ushering new lawyers into practice, which can be seen in his dedication to his law school alma mater. I consider Kent a good friend and mentor."
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Alpharetta Litigation Lawyer Kent Edward Altom
Kent Edward Altom
Litigation Attorney
Alpharetta, GA
Licensed for 20 years