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Bradford Wayne Botes

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Birmingham, AL

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Brad Botes


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A native of the 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 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. Brad has been named as a Best Lawyer in America,  a Birmingham “Top Lawyer” by B Metro magazine and has earned a Superb Rating of 10 by Avvo . 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 30 year, Kaye.

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Licensed for 36 years
State MS
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 12/03/2022
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 01/17/2023
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1986
Updated 11/11/2022
State IL
Status Voluntarily Inactive
Acquired 1987
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Bond & Botes, P. C.
15 Southlake Lane
Suite 140
Birmingham, AL, 35244

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Posted by Stephanie | March 21, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Advice and Compassionate Attorney
Mr. Botes gave me excellent advice regarding my case! He is very knowledgeable and compassionate! Mr. Botes took his time and explained the law to me regarding my case. He went above and beyond to me. I will forever be grateful to him! Thank you, Mr. Botes, for keeping me calm during such a stressful time in my life! I highly recommend him to anyone in need of an Attorney!
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Posted by Jack | August 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brad Botes, Attorney at Law
Brad represented me in a very complex bankruptcy lasting for several years. During the period I was never in the dark, always informed in detail and professionally. The matter ended as I was informed. During the time he represented me Brad and I shared many conversations regarding life and family. Alas, not only is Brad an excellent attorney but a wonderful, caring father and husband.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Love this company
I love this company. They have helped me every time I've gotten myself in a bad financial situation. They are all very nice and do what they can to help. I wouldn't choose any other lawyer.
Posted by Keisha | April 16, 2013
Relieved and grateful!
I had some financial issues that I tried to handle on my own. Unfortunately, they slowly began to snowball into something I couldn't take care of. After talking to my attorneys, it was such a relief to know there was help for me. Some debt collectors can cross the lines with harassment and threats. I'm truly grateful for the compassion at this company and relieved I have peace.
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Posted by John | December 31, 2012
Top tier, competent and caring.
OMG. I have known Mr. Botes professionally since the mid-2000, and he never ceases to impress me both professionally and personally. He's at the top of him game, and I believe you'd be hard-pressed to find a more knowledge, caring, authentic and results-oriented counselor.
Posted by Janet | October 30, 2012
Brad Botes was worth every cent I paid him. Left with dignity in tact.
From from moment I contact his office, I was treated with respect. I had no idea what to expect and was overwhelmed with the compassion and caring. I appreciated the straight forward honesty that he displayed. I appreciated the orderly manner in which everything is done. His experience is evident from the beginning until the end. He knows what he is doing and he does it well. You are literally walked thru a process that could be awkard and embarassing in a manner that leaves you with the feeling that you still have a bright future ahead of you. He is nothing from honest from beginning to end. His associates are also easy to work with. They answer "stupid quetions" without making you feel they are. I can only say good things about this experience. He stands with you throughout the process and tells you what to expect ahead of time. He is the so very thorough and gave me nothing but good advice.
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Posted by Bobbie | October 8, 2012
The best!
I highly recommend Bradford Botes if you are in need of an excellent consumer debt attorney. I was being sued by a junk debt buyer. He laid out my options for me and helped me make an informed decision. He kept me informed at each step of the case, which was eventually dropped by the plaintiff without ever going to trial. If you are in this situation, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Botes.
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Posted by Rene | October 3, 2012
If you are looking for the best!
Mr Botes is very knowledgeable and will keep you informed every step of the way. He and his office made the process as easy as possible. He was always prompt at returning phone calls, e-mails and voice mails even when he was out of town.
Posted by Erienne | October 3, 2012
Knowledgeable and Professional
Brad Botes has given me hope that I can recover from the financial hole that I had dug myself into. He explained each step of the process and followed up with me to make sure I was staying on track. He shows a genuine concern for his clients financial well being.
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2012
Review for Brad Botes
Mr. Botes was very helpful to us in our case. He kept us very informed of what our options were and what the outcomes might be for choosing any of those options. In the end he helped my wife and I come to the right decision, a decision that we have been very pleased with for the last 3 years. His help has given us a better life and a better life for our children. I would recommend Mr. Botes to anyone in financial trouble and is overwhelmed. Give him a chance and he will find a solution for you.
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2010
Excellent Financial Solutions & Bankruptcy Attorney
Everyone goes through tough times in their life and Bond & Botes took care of my needs and concerns. They did a great job of making sure that I knew exactly what was going on with a process I was very unfamiliar with. The things they told me would happen, happened and that is reassuring when you have to rely on someone else to walk you through a process like bankruptcy and debt relief. I would highly recommend their services to anyone that thought they needed to talk to a professional. Check out their website at www.bondnbotes.com.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of North Alabama
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983

Associations

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Mississippi State Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Board of Directors
  • 2004 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Mid-South Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law
  • American Board of Certification
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • B-Metro Magazine
  • 2016
  • Champion of the Order of Protectors of Consumer Debtors
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2003
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Publications

  • LRP Publications
  • Marketing Your Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Post - BAPCPA
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • 30th Annual Bankruptcy Law Update
  • Is This Pre-Petition Planning?
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (36)
Endorse Bradford
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Truly exceptional and professional attorney with an outstanding reputation in the legal field for providing high quality representation and results for his clients! I highly endorse this Mr. Bradford"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brad is smart and sharp. I have discussed legal issues on a regular basis with Brad and found his level of expertise as extraordinary. Brad is a top bankruptcy lawyer and a true client advocate"
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Based upon his answers to questions posted on Avvo, Mr. Botes is highly knowledgeable, always willing to answer questions, and I always learn something from his responses."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer. Brad is one of the few consumer bankruptcy attorneys I know with a national reputation. He is active in NACBA, knowledgeable about bankruptcy law and how to run a consumer practice."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brad is an excellent attorney. He is committed to his clients, the development of the profession and the law and I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Brad for many years, seeing him at seminars across the country, keeping his knowledge at the cutting edge of the law, in order to service his clients. Which he does while upholding the highest ethical standards. You cannot go wrong hiring Brad."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Brad for over 15 years. He is an excellent lawyer and wonderful person."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brad is an excellent bankruptcy lawyer with a passion for helping people in financial difficulties."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brad is one of the top consumer bankruptcy lawyers in the United States and a great friend and person. I fully endorse him."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brad is first and foremost a gentleman. He is extremely bright and professional and a pleasure to work with. I have seen him in difficult conditions that would provoke any other person, but his kept his cool and got his work done. I could not recommend him more strongly."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
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Birmingham Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Bradford Wayne Botes
Bradford Wayne Botes
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Birmingham, AL
Licensed for 36 years
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