Robert is a partner in the Tuscaloosa office, focusing his practice on bankruptcy, as well as banking law and commercial litigation, with a particular interest in participation loan resolution and workouts. Robert has been a faculty member of the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking, as well as the Alabama Banking School, since 2000. He is also a recipient of the Anthony Schnelling Leadership Award, in recognition of his many years of service to the American Bankruptcy Institute.
+ University of Alabama (M.P.A., 1976, J.D., 1979).
+ Omicron Delta Kappa
+ United States Supreme Court
+ Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
+ Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
+ U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
+ U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
+ U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
+ U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
+ Alabama State Bar, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, Charter Member and Chair (1995)
+ Alabama State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization
+ American Bankruptcy Institute, Director
+ Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop, Chair (2014)
+ Certified in Business Law and Consumer Bankruptcy Law, American Board of Certification
+ The Citizens Bank v. Alafabco, Inc., 539 U.S. 52 (2003)
+ Mt. Carmel Estates, Inc. et al v. Regions Bank, 853 So.2d 160 (Ala.2002)
+ Chapter 11 Liquidation Plan Trustee: In Re Martin Industries, Inc. 02-85553, Bankr. N.D. Ala.
Counsel to Bank of America:
+ In Re American Iron Reduction, Case No. 01-01038, Bankr. Del.
+ In Re Georgetown Steel Company, LLC Case No. 03-13156, Bankr. W.D. N.C.
+ In Re Birmingham Steel Case No. 02- 11556, Bankr. Del.
+ Dionne v. First Alabama Bank and XYZ Trading Co. Inc., 217 B.R.912 (N.D.Ala.1998)
+ First Bank of Linden v. Lawrence William Sloma, 43 F .3d 63 7( 11th Cir.1995)
+ First Alabama Bank v. Wesley Industries, Inc., 30 F. 3d 1438 (11th Cir.1994)