Birmingham Bankruptcy Attorneys

Office Location

2107 5th Ave. North, Suite 100


BirminghamAlabama 35203

United States (US)

Phone: 205-928-8815

Downtown Birmingham 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



Our Downtown Birmingham Bankruptcy Lawyers


Grafton Weinackerattorney 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. Reeseattorney Robert 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 Shinnattorney Suzanne 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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Driving Directions to our Downtown Birmingham Office

From Irondale:

Head West on I-20 and take exit 126A toward Carraway Blvd. Stay on Carraway Blvd for 0.7 miles, then turn right onto 6th Ave North. Stay on 6th Ave North for 0.6 miles, then turn left onto 20th St N for 0.1 mi. Turn left onto 5th Ave North and continue for 0.1 mile; we are located inside the Age-Herald building on the right.

From Adamsville:

Take Main Street and Old Jasper Hwy to US-78 East. Continue onto US-78 East for 8.1 miles, then use the right lane to merge onto I-20E/I-59N via the ramp to I-65 Downtown. Continue for 1.6 miles, then take the exit toward 17th Street North for 0.8 miles. Continue onto 17th Street North for 0.3 miles, then turn left onto 5th Ave North. We are located inside the Age-Herald building on the right.







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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: (205) 561-1600
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
(205) 328-9190

Andre’ M. Toffel
450-A Century Park South Suite 206-A
Birmingham,  AL 35226
(205) 252-7115

Thomas E. Reynolds
300 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N Suite 503
Birmingham,  AL  35203
(205) 957-6500

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
(205) 344-5000

Robert L. Shields, III
300 Vestavia Pkwy., Suite 2300
Birmingham,  AL   35216
(205) 795-2057

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