Our mission is to provide affordable, individualized representation to our consumer clients. Financial problems create a tremendous amount of stress and uncertainty. It is our goal to help alleviate that stress and to work with you to achieve your goal of financial stability. The key to obtaining these mutual goals is frank and open communication – on both of our parts. We are not a “sign ’em up and get ’em out” operation and we do not want to be. To that end, we will strive to provide you all of the information and tools that you need, step by step, to bring you through your case successfully.
Rich Thomson received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia Lumpkin School of Law in 1984. He is duly licensed by and in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eastern District of Tennessee, and the Northern District of Georgia. He has argued numerous consumer bankruptcy appeals before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the 6th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
Prior to forming Thomson Bankruptcy, LLC, Rich was a Managing Partner in Clark & Washington, LLC (f/k/a Clark & Washington, P.C.), the largest consumer bankruptcy firm in the Southeast. While there, he represented consumer bankruptcy clients across Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida.
Rich is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy; a former National Co-Chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) Consumer Committee; a director of the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute; on the advisory board for the Emory University School of Law Bankruptcy Developments Journal; on the advisory board for the ABI’s Memphis Consumer Bankruptcy Conference; on the advisory board for the ABI’s Southeastern Bankruptcy Workshop; a member of the Faculty of the American Board of Certification, a Master of the Inn of the Georgia Bankruptcy Inn of Court; certified as a specialist in consumer bankruptcy; and, a past president of the Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Group. He is a member of the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees (NACTT) and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA). Rich has spoken about consumer bankruptcy issues at numerous national and regional bankruptcy conferences, including the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) and the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees (NACTT). During his career, he personally has represented debtors in literally thousands of consumer bankruptcy matters.
We take pride in solving our clients’ financial and legal issues. We are dedicated to providing our clients with informed and effective legal advise.
RECENT CASES OF NOTE:
In re McNeal, 2012 WL 1649853 (C.A. 11 (Ga.))(allowing Chapter 7 lien strip)
In re Cole, Case No. 13-73026 (Bankr. N.D.Ga. 2014)(revoking technical abandonment of estate property)
In re Storey, Case No. 13-75469, Ad. Pro. No. 14-5125 (Bankr. N.D.Ga. 2014)(dismissal for failure to state a claim)
In re Jennings, 454 B.R. 252 (Bankr. N.D.Ga. 2011)(allowing Chapter 20 lien strip)
In re Brown, 438 B.R. 583 (Bankr. N.D.Ga. 2006)(application of adequate protection payments)
In re Reed, Case No. 05-25051 (Bankr. N.D.Ga. 2006)(re-imposition of automatic stay by motion)