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National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)

About the NACBA


  • Founded: 1992

Mission and History

The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy (NACBA) is a national organization of bankruptcy attorneys who represent individual debtors. NACBA has influenced important cases affecting consumer bankruptcy laws by filing amicus briefs.

Additionally, the NACBA sponsors Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars at its annual convention and workshops. The association seeks to improve the practice of consumer bankruptcy law and help lawyers practice more effectively.

NACBA also advocates for consumer debtors in Congress and other legislative bodies, as well as file amicus curiae briefs in important cases. Their policy goals are to preserve bankruptcy rights for consumers.

The NACBA was formed in 1992 to serve the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protect the rights of consumer debtors. The NACBA offices are located in Washington, D.C.

The NACBA is recognized as the leading voice in America on consumer bankruptcy law. Today, the organization has grown to more than 4,000 members located throughout the United States.




Board of Directors

John Clayton Colwell
Chula Vista, CA
Edward C Boltz
Board Member
Durham, NC
Carol Ann Colliersmith
Board Member
Marietta, GA
Jenny Lynn Doling
Board Member
Palm Desert, CA
Eugene S Melchionne
Vice President
Waterbury, CT
Richard Halsey Nemeth
Cleveland, OH
Daniel Mark Press
Board Member
Cumberland, MD
James Stephen K Shulman
San Jose, CA
Pamela L Stewart
Board Member
Katy, TX

NACBA Members Active on Lawyer Legion

Eric Alan Steiden
Steiden Law Offices
Cincinnati, OH
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Jenny Lynn Doling
J. Doling Law, PC
Palm Desert, CA
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Robert C Hahn III
The Law Office of Robert C. Hahn, III, P.S.
Spokane, WA
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Q. Lynn Johnson
Law Offices of Q. Lynn Johnson, PLLC
Dallas, TX
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Diane L Drain
Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A.
Phoenix, AZ
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Contact the NACBA

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW 4th Floor
Washington, 20037
Toll-Free: (800) 499-9040

More About the NACBA

Membership in NACBA

Attorneys who meet the eligibility criteria and support the goals of the NACBA are eligible to join the organization.

Different types of memberships are available to different groups including attorneys, bankruptcy trustees, active and retired bankruptcy judges, bankruptcy court clerks, and members of an agency or academy not engaged in the private practice of law when that person is an employee of a non-profit institution of higher education or a non-profit organizations that provide legal services.

Attorneys that primarily represent creditors against consumers debtors in bankruptcy are not eligible to join the NACBA.

Benefits of Membership

The benefits of joining the NACBA include:

  • networking opportunities with some of the top bankruptcy attorneys in the United States;
  • discounted registration fees on Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars at the Annual NACBA Convention;
  • access to the NACBA Listserver where members can ask questions and share information;
  • a listing on the NACBA website designed with an on-line Attorney Finder, which helps consumers searching for a bankruptcy attorney;
  • a voice to influence policy decisions affecting changes in the Bankruptcy Code;
  • free Fastcase Legal Research; and
  • regular newsletters on bankruptcy-related issues.


NACBA frequently presents awards to its members and other allies who support the goals of the organization including the Colleen Nunnelly Memorial Award, the Champion of Consumer Rights Award, and the Distinguished Service Award.

Directory of Bankruptcy Lawyers in the United States

Lawyer Legion maintains a national directory of bankruptcy lawyers in the United States which includes both NACBA members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a bankruptcy attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the NACBA and other professional associations. This includes recognition for NACBA members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile with information about their involvement with the NACBA.

Use this directory to find a bankruptcy lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your state from the list below.

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