Carla M. Handy

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

Offices: Gadsden, Alabama & Anniston, Alabama

430-B Chestnut St, Gadsden, Alabama 35901 

Tel: 256-485-0195
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: 256.485.0195


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