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Bradford Botes, Sr.

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Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Bond & Botes Law Offices
15 Southlake Lane, Ste 140
Birmingham, AL 35244
Phone: 855-542-4841
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
Licensed in Alabama Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy: Consumer (90%), Consumer Law (10%)
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Bradford “Brad” W. Botes, Sr., is a bankruptcy attorney and a principal at Bond & Botes Law Offices in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Botes has over 35 years of legal experience and serves clients in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. 

In 1983, Mr. Botes earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Alabama. He graduated from Samford University Cumberland School of Law in 1986 and received his license to practice law in Alabama. He is also qualified to practice in Illinois, Mississippi and Tennessee and before various federal courts and the Supreme Court of the United States. 

Mr. Botes handles both personal and business bankruptcies and aids clients experiencing collection harassment, credit report disputes, student loan problems and other financial challenges. He holds a certification in consumer bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification and regularly gives presentations on bankruptcy and related topics. 

Over the course of his career, Mr. Botes has gained respect and recognition from his peers within the legal community. He is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” and named a “Top Lawyer” by B Metro magazine. Active in the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, he is a former member of the board of directors and full-time executive director of the prominent organization.

Committed to giving back to his local community, Mr. Botes stays involved with various charitable organizations. Over the years, he has served on boards for groups including the Alabama Coalition Against Rape, the Alabama Head Injury Foundation, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham and the Crisis Center of Birmingham.

Bradford W. Botes, Sr., is a debt relief agent. He helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Bankruptcy: Consumer
  • 10%Consumer Law
Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Bradford Botes, Sr.

First Admitted: 1986, Alabama

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Crisis Center of Birmingham
  • Alabama Coalition against Rape
  • Alabama Head Injury Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • 11th Circuit Historical News Historic Changes on the Bankruptcy Bench in Alabama 2017
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Bankruptcy and Divorce 2018
  • 30th Annual Bankruptcy Law Update – Is This Pre-Petition Planning? 2011
  • LRP Publications Marketing Your Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Post – BAPCPA 2007

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States Supreme Court
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), Member
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Tennessee, 2003
  • United States District Courts in Illinois
  • United States District Courts in Tennessee
  • United States District Courts in Mississippi
  • United States District Courts in Alabama
  • Mississippi, 2003
  • Illinois, 1987
  • Alabama, 1986


  • , Named Birmingham “Top Lawyer” by B Metro Magazine
  • , Superb Rating of 10 by Avvo
  • , Best Lawyers in America
  • Annual award presented by the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), Champion of the Order of Protectors of Consumer Debtors, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), 2003
  • , Super Lawyer
  • Birmingham Magazine surveyed more than 4,000 local attorneys registered with the Birmingham Bar Association for their nominations for the area’s top lawyers in 35 practice areas. The magazine’s staff members and the Birmingham Bar Association reviewed the results to vet both the voters and the winners. (Source: Birmingham Magazine, April 2014), Birmingham Magazine Top Attorneys/Bankruptcy, Birmingham Magazine, 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications

Educational Background

  • A native of the Chicago suburbs (LaGrange, Illinois), Brad graduated from Lyons Township High School and then received his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of North Alabama where he double majored in Business Management and Political Science. While there he was elected and served as president of the Student Government Association during both his junior and senior years. He thereafter attended Cumberland School of Law at Samford University where he was awarded a Juris Doctorate degree
  • BS - University of North Alabama, 1983

Industry Groups

  • ABI
  • ASB
  • NACA


  • “ Brad Botes is a superb consumer bankruptcy lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable and has a down to earth compassion that allows him to serve his clients very well. He is the former national executive director of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and, to this day, helps consumer bankruptcy lawyers nationwide better represent their clients. He also is very civic minded and does great work for the Crisis Center, Big Brothers, Alabama Head Injury Foundation and the Alabama Coalition against Rape.”
  • “ Brad Botes is my partner and I have known him and worked with him for over 20 years. In addition to being a tremendously talented attorney, he is one of the most compassionate and caring individuals that I know. In addition to running a law firm with several locations in several states, he devotes himself tirelessly to community causes. For instance, he has served as president and the leader of the Crisis Center in Birmingham for over the past decade. His dedication to his family and those less fortunate is borne out in the same way that he treats all of his clients. Clients who retain Brad are fortunate to have him on their side. He is also called on regularly by clients to fix messes made by other lawyers. Brad's legal acumen and ability is sought out nationwide by other lawyers who want to run their law practice perfectly. Brad should most definitely be on the Alabama Super Lawyers list under the category of "Bankruptcy - Consumer."”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Bradford Botes, Sr.

15 Southlake Lane
Ste 140
Birmingham, AL 35244

Phone: 855-542-4841

Last Updated: 8/26/2021

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