Bradford W. Botes


Birmingham, Alabama

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Brad is a principal of each of the Bond & Botes law offices which are located in Alabama and Mississippi. He is licensed to practice law in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Illinois. Brad 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.

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University of North Alabama Bachelor of Science 1983

Cumberland School of Law at Samford University Juris Doctorate 1986

Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification

Bar Admissions

Alabama 1986

Illinois 1987

Mississippi 2003

Tennessee 2003

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Various United States District Courts in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Illinois

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

United States Supreme Court.


Honors & Awards

Super Lawyer

Best Lawyers in America

Named Birmingham “Top Lawyer” by B Metro Magazine

Superb Rating of 10 by Avvo

Memberships & Affiliations

A member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) since its inception, Brad has served as a member of its Board of Directors and as its first full time Executive Director. In May of 2003, NACBA named him as a Champion of the Order of Protectors of Consumer Debtors. He has lectured on various bankruptcy topics to local and national gatherings of bankruptcy attorneys, trustees and judges.


Publication name Title Date
11th Circuit Historical News Historic Changes on the Bankruptcy Bench in Alabama 2017
LRP Publications Marketing Your Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Post – BAPCPA 2007

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Legal Seminars & Presentations

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

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Bankruptcy and Divorce 2018

Local Charity Participation

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

Favorite Local Restaurant

I have lived in the great State of Alabama for over 40 years but as a Chicago area native, I love a good pizza! Tortugas Pizza serves a great Chicago style pizza!

What I like best about my job

No other attorney can do more good for his client, more quickly, than a consumer bankruptcy attorney. When people come to see me, their financial problems have put them under a great deal of stress which may be impacting their job, marriage and ability to be a good parent. We can usually eliminate that stress almost immediately. When a bankruptcy petition is filed, the court enters an “automatic stay” which instantly shelters the client from collection calls, repossessions, foreclosure, wage garnishments and virtually all kinds of collection activity. Being able to provide this type of peace to a client is extremely gratifying.

An introduction to our firm by Brad Botes:

Wage garnishments and bankruptcy by Brad Botes

An overview of the different types of bankruptcy by Brad Botes

Taxes and bankruptcy by Brad Botes

Stopping creditor harassment by Brad Botes

Stopping foreclosure by Brad Botes

Credit card debt and bankruptcy by Brad Botes

Office Locations

Bond, Botes, Reese, & Shinn, P.C.

15 Southlake Lane, Ste 140
Birmingham AL 35244
Tel: 1-877-581-3396
Fax: 205.802.2209

Bond & Botes Law Offices

At Bond & Botes, we now offer full service bankruptcy consultation and filing over the phone or by video from the comfort and safety of your home or office. Please call 1-877-581-3396 or click here to setup your free phone or video consultation.

The lawyers at the Bond & Botes affiliated offices serve clients at offices in Anniston, Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, Opelika, Decatur, Huntsville, Florence, Haleyville and Gadsden, Alabama; Vicksburg, Hattiesburg and Jackson, Mississippi. Read our disclaimer here. You can view our Privacy Policy here.

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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