Serving Alabama, Mississippi & Tennessee
Carla M. Handy
Managing Partner, Bond, Botes & Handy, P.C.
219 South 4th Street
Gadsden, Alabama & Anniston, Alabama
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
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.
Bond, Botes & Handy, P.C.
221 South 4th Street
Gadsden, AL 35901