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Mr. Jason Lamont Pettie

Jason L Pettie PC

Jason Pettie is a partner in Taylor English’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department focusing his practice on bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditors’ rights matters. Jason is a veteran bankruptcy practitioner with experience representing debtors, trustees, creditors, equity holders, and asset purchasers.  Jason offers clients the unique perspective of an attorney who also serves as a Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustee.  Known as an excellent communicator, Jason is adept at managing multiparty litigation, and his work as a bankruptcy trustee provides him with an experienced perspective on how diverse cases play out.

In 2008, Jason was appointed to the panel of Chapter 7 trustees in the Northern District of Georgia by the Office of the U.S. Trustee. In this role, he has successfully administered more than 15,000 Chapter 7 cases, which have included estates worth up to $31 million. He has a deep understanding of managing bankruptcy cases from start to finish, with experience filing pleadings and adversary proceedings, submitting required reports, investigating cases for fraud, and making referrals to the Office of the U.S. Trustee. 

Jason is member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (NABT). Jason has served as an elected member of NABT’s Board of Directors since 2015.  Through his role with the NABT, he has worked directly with members of Congress and Congressional staff to advocate for the organization’s legislative priorities.  He also serves as chairman of NABT’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee, a role which has led him to work with the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) and the Office of the United States Trustee to broadly improve access to the bankruptcy system.  Jason is a frequent speaker sharing his bankruptcy knowledge with attorneys at continuing legal education seminars and providing college students with information on financial literacy and debt management. 

Jason clerked for the he Honorable Audrey R. Evans and Chief Judge Richard D. Taylor of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas.  Jason graduated from the Howard University School of Law, with honors, and he obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.