Carla M. Handy

carla handy attorney

Managing Partner, Bond, Botes & Handy, P.C.

Offices: Gadsden, Alabama & Anniston, Alabama
430-B Chestnut St, Gadsden, Alabama 35901
Tel: 1-877-581-3396
Fax: 256-485-0169
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Carla M. Handy is an attorney practicing Consumer Bankruptcy Law in the Gadsden area since 1994 and is a shareholder in Bond, Botes & Handy, P.C. with two locations in Gadsden, Alabama, and Anniston, Alabama. Carla grew up in the Gadsden area and attended Emma Sansom High School. After graduating from law school and working for a law firm concentrating in oil and gas law in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, she returned to her home town in 1994. She got her start as a consumer bankruptcy attorney in 1994 when the sole practitioner she went to work for in Gadsden turned over all his current bankruptcy cases to her in order to concentrate on his personal injury practice.

Carla can still remember her first Chapter 13 petition which took her one month to prepare for filing and was completely handwritten by her. Before opening Bond, Botes & Handy, P.C., Carla took a position with her mentor, Charlie Martin, where she learned the art of becoming a compassionate but zealous consumer bankruptcy attorney. She opened the Gadsden office of Bond, Botes & Handy, P.C. in December, 2011. This was followed by another office in Anniston, Alabama, in March, 2018. Carla has years of experience representing clients in consumer Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases but also in bankruptcy cases filed under Chapter 12 for family farmers.


Auburn University, Bachelor of Arts, 1986

University of Alabama School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1990

Bar Admissions

State of Alabama, 1990

Northern District of Alabama, 1994

Honors & Awards

Johnstone Adams Oil & Gas Award, 1990

Memberships & Affiliations

Etowah County Bar Association

Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section of the Alabama State Bar

Executive Committee of Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)


Favorite Local Restaurant

Local Joe’s Trading Post – my favorite restaurant not only because of the ribs but because I can buy fresh vegetables at their curb market as well

What I like best about my job

As a consumer bankruptcy attorney, you are generally catching people at one of the worst times in their lives. The best thing about my job is having a client leave with anxiety lifted off of their shoulders and hope in their heart that, financially, their lives are going to be better with the help we are able to provide.

Office Locations

Bond, Botes & Handy, P.C.
430-B Chestnut Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
Tel: 1-877-581-3396

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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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