The American Board of Certification

ABC is the nation's premier legal specialty certification organization - certifying attorneys as specialists in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors' rights law.

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You expect certification from your doctor - expect it from your lawyer too. Board Certification means that the certified attorney has met rigorous, objective standards and has demonstrated knowledge in bankruptcy and/or creditors' rights law.

 

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ABC certification provides an objective standard that assists the public in making informed decisions in choosing counsel. Additionally, ABC certification encourages attorneys to strive for excellence, and recognizes those attorneys who have met ABC's rigorous standards.

     

    Resources for Board Certified Attorneys

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    ABC Program: Ain’t Misbehavin’ Featuring Judges on Best Practices          

    Member Articles

    Posted on Nov 1st, 2019

    Legislative Update: SBRA: Frequently Asked Questions and Some Answers

    President Donald Trump recently signed into law several bankruptcy law changes, one of which was the Small Business Reorganization Act. Below, Donald Swanson answers commonly asked questions on the SBRA.
    Posted on Nov 1st, 2019

    Benchnotes: Eleventh Circuit Opinion Highlights Difficulty of Obtaining Sanctions for Discharge Violations Post-Taggart

    In In re Roth, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that monthly information statements sent by a secured lender regarding a debtor’s discharged personal liability on a mortgage does not violate the
    Posted on Oct 1st, 2019

    ABC Update: ABC-Certified Attorney Appointed as Bankruptcy Judge in Louisiana

    Stephen D. Wheelis was appointed by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on April 25, 2019, to serve as a judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana in Alexandria and Monroe. Prior to his appointment

    About ABC Board Certification

    The American Board of Certification (ABC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public and improving the quality of the bankruptcy and creditors' rights law bars. ABC has certified nearly 1,000 attorneys in consumer and business bankruptcy and creditor's rights law nationwide. ABC certification serves the public by allowing potential clients to make an informed decision in choosing bankruptcy and creditors rights counsel. In addition, ABC certification encourages attorneys to strive toward excellence and recognizes those attorneys who have met the rigorous ABC standards. ABC offers separate certification programs in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors' rights law.