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.

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    ABC Program: Professionalism! Competence! Featuring Judges on Best Practices

    Member Articles

    Posted on Jun 1st, 2018

    Benchnotes: Court Declined to Find “Bad Faith” Simply Because Debtor Had an Ability to Pay

    In Janvey v. Romero,1 Ralph Janvey (the receiver appointed in the R. Allen Stanford Ponzi receivership cases) obtained a judgment against Peter Romero for more than $1.2 million based on the fees received by Romero for his prior consulting work to the Stanford organization.
    Posted on Jun 1st, 2018

    ABC Update: ABC-Certified Jurists Discuss Professionalism and Competence at ABI’s Annual Spring Meeting

    The American Board of Certification (ABC) is the nation’s premier legal specialty certification organization. As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, ABC hosted a panel of distinguished judges to discuss professionalism and competence at ABI’s Annual Spring Meeting last April in Washington, D.C.
    Posted on May 6th, 2018

    Benchnotes: Statutory Commission for Chapter 7 Trustees Must Be Awarded Absent Exceptional Circumstances

    In the Matter of JFK Capital Holdings LLC, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the statutory commission for a chapter 7 trustee set forth in § 326(a) of the Bankruptcy Code must be awarded absent exceptional circumstances. Prior to commencing a chapter 7 case, the debtor defrauded his investors of millions through an 80-plus-entity business enterprise.

    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.