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Birmingham Bankruptcy Attorneys


Office Location

2107 5th Avenue North
Age-Herald Building
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: 1-877-581-3396

Shelby Office Hours of Operation

Monday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Grafton Weinacker

Originally from Mobile, AL, Grafton has called Birmingham home since graduating from St. Paul’s Episcopal School in 2006. He attended undergrad at Birmingham-Southern College, and then bartended at a local restaurant for a year before attending Cumberland School of Law. Read his full bio here.

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Bradford Botes

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. Read his full bio here.

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Robert D. Reese

A native of Huntsville, AL, Robert graduated from Huntsville High School in 1983 and then received his Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Jacksonville State University in 1987. He thereafter attended The Birmingham School of Law and was awarded a Juris Doctorate in 1993. Read his full bio here.

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J Suzanne Carlson Shinn

Suzanne Carlson Shinn is an attorney practicing Consumer Bankruptcy Law in the Birmingham area since 1992 and is also a shareholder in several Bond & Botes offices located throughout the Southeast. She holds a B.S. degree from the University of Alabama and received her Juris Doctorate from the Birmingham School of Law. Read her full bio here.

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Additional Information for Birmingham Clients

Hearing Information, Courts & Addresses/Directions

Remember to dress appropriately for your hearing-business casual attire. (Shirts with collars and sleeves, long pants, skirts or dresses with sleeves. No shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, flip flops, etc…) Also, do not bring your cell phone to court!

For Court in Birmingham

Robert S. Vance Federal Building

1800 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203-2111
Telephone: (205) 714-4000

Direction To the Birmingham Court:

This is at the corner of 5th Avenue North and 18th Street. There is street parking available and a parking deck on 18th Street. You will need change for the parking meters if you park on the street. There is a fee to park in the parking deck, as well.

From the Fultondale area: Travel South on I-65, exit at 6th Ave North. Go straight to 5th Ave. North.

Turn left onto 5th Ave. North. Go to 18th Street. Court is on the left.

From the Alabaster area: Travel North on I-65, exit at 3rd Ave North. Go straight to 5th Ave North.

Turn right onto 5th Ave North. Go to 18th Street. Court is on the left.

From the Centerpoint area: Travel West on I-59, exit at 22nd Street. Turn left onto 22nd Street. Go to 4th Ave. North and turn right. Go to 18th Street and turn right. Go to 5th Ave North. Court is on the right.

From the Hueytown area: Travel North/East on I-59, exit at 17th Street. Go to 5th Ave. North and turn left. Go to 18th Street. Court is on the left.

Going North on Highway 31: Exit at 2nd Ave North. Go to 18th Street and turn right. Go to 5th Ave North. Court is on the right.

For Court in Tuscaloosa

Federal Courthouse

2005 University Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Telephone: 1-877-581-3396
Fax: (205) 561-1640

For Court in Jasper

Courthouse Annex

1801 3rd Avenue

County Commission Meeting Room 111

Jasper, AL 35501

(Across the street from the First National Bank of Jasper)

Make sure you have your Driver’s License in your hand when you enter the courtroom.

Chapter 13 Clients: At your 341 Meeting of Creditors hearing you will be sworn in and the Trustee will ask you questions about your Chapter 13 petition, under oath. This hearing is also an opportunity for creditors to ask you questions, however, most creditors do not come to this hearing. The following is a list of questions the Trustee may ask:

  1. Where are you currently employed?
  2. Have you listed all your assets or property in this petition?
  3. Have you listed ALL of your debts in your Chapter 13 petition?
  4. Have you transferred or sold any property such as real estate, vehicles, etc., to anyone in the past year?
  5. Are you a plaintiff in a lawsuit or do you have the right to sue someone for money damages?
  6. Have you filed your tax return in each of the last five years?
  7. Are you current on your mortgage payments since this case was filed?
  8. Are you current on your child support obligations since this case was filed?

You will need to bring proof of your Chapter 13 payment, paycheck stub or deposit receipt from Renasant Bank, to your 341 Meeting of Creditors.

Trustees – Southern Division / Birmingham

Chapter 13

Payment Address
Bradford W. Caraway*
P.O. Box 3789
Jackson, MS 39207

For more information about payments to Bradford W. Caraway, for your Chapter 13 case filed in Birmingham, please click here. Payments in person can also be made at:

Renasant Bank (or any branch in the Birmingham area)
2001 Park Place
Birmingham, AL 35203

Closest location to the court:

Renasant Bank
Park Place Tower
2001 Park Place North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Chapter 7

James G. Henderson
1210 Financial Center
505 N. 20th Street
Birmingham, AL 35203-4662

Andre’ M. Toffel
450-A Century Park South Suite 206-A
Birmingham, AL 35226

Thomas E. Reynolds
300 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N Suite 503
Birmingham, AL 35203

Trustees – Western Division /Tuscaloosa

Chapter 13

David Cottingham
701 22nd Avenue, Suite 4
P.O. Drawer 020588
Tuscaloosa, AL 35402-0588

Chapter 7

Robert A. Morgan
2200 Jack Warner Pkwy.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35410

Robert L. Shields, III
300 Vestavia Pkwy., Suite 2300
Birmingham, AL 35216

Birmingham Credit Counseling & Financial Management Courses

A completed and up to date list of approved credit counseling agencies can be found here.

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Alabama Offices


2107 5th Avenue North
Age-Herald Building
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: (205) 802-2200

Shelby County Location
15 Southlake Lane, Ste 140
Birmingham, AL 35244
Phone: (205) 802-2200

Florence Location
121 S. Court Street
Florence, AL 35630
Phone: (256) 760-1010

Huntsville Location
225 Pratt Avenue NE
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: (256) 539-9899

Montgomery Location
311 Catoma Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 264-3363

Decatur Location
605 Bank Street
Decatur, AL 35601
Phone: (256) 355-2447

Haleyville Location
914 19th St.
Haleyville, AL 35565
Phone: (205) 486-3580

Gadsden Location
430-B Chestnut Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
Phone: (256) 485-0195

Opelika Location
216 South 8th Street
Opelika 36801
Phone: (334) 887-7666

Anniston Location
1302 Noble St #2C
Anniston, AL 36201
Phone: (256) 344-3559

Cullman Location
200 Second Avenue SW
Cullman, AL 35055
Phone: (256) 739-9866

Mississippi Offices

Jackson Location
120 Southpointe Dr., A
Byram, MS 39272
Phone: (601) 353-5000

Hattiesburg Location
607 Corinne St, Ste B8
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone: (601) 353-5000

Vicksburg Location
1212 Farmer Street
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Phone: (601) 353-5000

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