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 (www.bondnbotes.com) 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 (www.nacba.org) 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 (www.bbbsbhm.org), The Crisis Center of Birmingham (www.crisiscenterbham.com) the Alabama Head Injury Foundation (www.ahif.org) and The Alabama Coalition against Rape (www.acar.org). He currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife of 22 years and his three children.
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I strongly endorse Brad Botes for any legal issue regarding bankruptcy or debt reorganization. Mr. Botes has led Alabama's consumer bankruptcy practice, and is passionate about helping his clients regain control of their finances. I personally know Brad to be very knowledgeable in all aspects of bankruptcy, from the initial consultation through complex litigation, he does a superb job!
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Mr. Botes is one of the most exemplary and extraordinary attorneys that I have encountered in 24 years of practice. Despite being a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney for nearly two and a half decades, I continue to learn valuable information from his posts every day. I would highly recommend.
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|AL||Authorized to practice law||1986||08/13/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyers||B-Metro Magazine||2016|
|President||Bond & Botes, P. C.||1989 - Present|
|Executive Director||National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||2005 - 2006|
|Associate||Evans Law Firm||1987 - 1989|
|Law Clerk for United States District Judge E.B.Haltom, Jr.||United States Courts||1986 - 1987|
|Law Clerk for United States Trustee B. Jack Rivers||United States Trustee||1985 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Board of Directors||2004 - 2005|
|Bond & Botes Law Blog||How Will Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?||2012|
|Bond & Botes Blog||Debunking Bankruptcy Myths: But Won’t Bankruptcy Ruin My Credit for Seven Years?||2012|
|Bond & Botes Law Blog||Debunking Bankruptcy Myths: Will I Lose Everything That I Own If I File Bankruptcy?||2012|
|Bond & Botes Blog||BANKRUPTCY REORGANIZATION FOR INDIVIDUALS||2012|
|LRP Publications||Marketing Your Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Post - BAPCPA||2008|
|Samford University, Cumberland School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of North Alabama||Business Management and Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1983|
|30th Annual Bankruptcy Law Update||Is This Pre-Petition Planning?||2011|