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, Mississippi, and Tennessee. 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.



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

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


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: 205.802.2200

Fax: 205.802.2209

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