Team


Karen L. Kellett (Partner)

Ms. Kellett started her career with at Thompson & Knight representing, among others, NYSE clients in commercial bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings and litigation, including representing Southmark Corporation and Amdura Corporation in their Chapter 11 bankruptcies.  In 1994, Ms. Kellett joined The Associates as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, where she was bankruptcy strategist and […]

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Theodore “Thad” O. Bartholow, III (Partner)

Mr. Bartholow represents consumers in individual and class action litigation against mortgage servicers, debt collectors, and other creditors, primarily in matters related to his clients’ consumer bankruptcy cases, as well as in connection with violations of applicable debt collection laws and other consumer-protection statutes.  Mr. Bartholow has obtained numerous favorable published opinions on behalf of […]

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Theodore O. Barthalow, III (“Thad”)

Caitlyn N. Wells (Associate)

Ms. Wells represents clients in areas of consumer litigation involving automatic stay and discharge violations, contested bankruptcy matters, FDCPA and TDCA violations, and mortgage disputes. She has also represented consumers in state court debt defense litigation and debt settlement, and clients in all phases of Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings. Admissions State Bar of Texas Northern […]

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O. Max Gardner, III (Of Counsel)

Max Gardner, III is recognized as one of the leading lawyers in America in the area of Predatory Mortgage Servicing and the standing of mortgage servicers in consumer bankruptcy cases. His position as an educator and as an attorney on the front lines of the war against predatory lenders and mortgage servicers has captured the […]

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O. Max Gardner, III