Thomas D. Richardson, a partner with Brinson, Askew, Berry, Seigler, Richardson & Davis, LLP, has accepted an invitation to become a Master of the Bench in the inaugural class of the W. Homer Drake, Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court.
Richardson specializes in bankruptcy law, creditors’ rights, secured transactions and business litigation and served as a trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Court, North District of Georgia, from 1990-1996 in a select number of business cases. Since 1998, he has served as a panel trustee. He is a member of the Metropolitan Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Group, an active group of the Atlanta bankruptcy bar.
A Master of the Bench is the highest level of membership in the Inn of Court. Masters of the Bench must be experienced lawyers, government employees or insolvency professionals who have demonstrated superior character, ability and competence as advocates with at least 15 years of bankruptcy practice.
“That Tom has been invited to join the Georgia Bankruptcy Inn of Court is a testament to his character and his professional standing in the bankruptcy practice community around the state,” said C. King Askew, managing partner at Brinson Askew Berry.
The Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court works to enrich the quality of the profession by working with younger attorneys who are part of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Bar in Georgia. The Inn of Court meets throughout the year to hear presentations on current and important bankruptcy issues.
The American Inns of Court are designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar. It began in the late 1970s by Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger who led a movement to create organizations in the United States modeled after the traditional English Inns of Court. There are more than 350 chartered American Inns of Court, each of which is locally organized and administered.
Founded in 1975 in Rome, Ga., Brinson Askew Berry represents individuals and local, regional, and national companies throughout North Georgia and the metropolitan Atlanta area. More information on the firm can be found at brinson-askew.com or by calling 706-291-8853.