Dezenberg & Smith, Attorneys At Law - Bankruptcy

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Native of Huntsville, Alabama, (Whitesburg Elementary, Middle Schools, Grissom High School).  Graduated from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Undergraduate 1983, and UA School Of Law 1986.  Practiced with Hon. Lee Clyde Traylor, Fort Payne, Alabama, 1986, Higgs & Conchin 1987-1989, G. John Dezenberg, Jr. 1989-1993, 1994-2012, and 2014-2017, Higgs, Emerson & Dezenberg 1993-1994, Dezenberg & Larsen, P.C. 2012-2014, and Dezenberg & Smith, P.C. 2017 to present.

In 1994, limited his practice to Bankruptcy Law and Debt Relief For Consumers.  Member of National Association Of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys where he keeps up with Bankruptcy Law changes at the National Conventions on an annual basis.

Areas Of Practice

  • Bankruptcy 100%
  • Chapter 13
  • Chapter 7
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Foreclosure & Alternatives

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1986
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 1987


  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • J.D. - 1986
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • B.A. - 1983

Representative Cases

  • Via v. Johnston, 521 So.2d 1324, 1987, Ala.Civ.App., 1987126606

Honors and Awards

  • Best Paper, Patents & Copyrights
  • Best Paper, Damages
  • Best Paper, Consumer Law
  • Best Paper, Future Interests
  • Top 10 Bankruptcy Attorney - State of Alabama (NAFBA) 2014
  • Voted a “Ten Best Bankruptcy Attorney” – State of Alabama by AIOBA 2014-2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association Of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member, 2005 to Present
  • National Academy For Bankruptcy Attorneys , Selected Top 10 Best Attorneys - State Of Alabama, 2014 to Present
  • American Institute Of Bankruptcy Attorneys, Voted a “Ten Best Bankruptcy Attorney” – State of Alabama, 2014 – Present
  • Huntsville Madison County Bar Association, Member , 1987 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Lee Clyde Traylor, Associate Attorney, 08/1986 to 12/1986
  • Higgs & Conchin, Associate Attorney, 01/1987 to 12/1989
  • G. John Dezenberg, Jr. Attorney At Law, Owner, 01/1990 to 02/1993
  • Higgs, Emerson & Dezenberg, Partner, 03/1993 to 03/1994
  • G. John Dezenberg, Jr. Attorney At Law, Owner, 04/1994 to 04/2012
  • Dezenberg & Larsen, P.C., Managing Partner, May 1, 2012 – November 30, 2014
  • G. John Dezenberg, Jr., Attorney At Law, Owner, December 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017
  • Dezenberg & Smith, P.C., Managing Partner, July 1, 2017 – Present


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“Mr. Dezenberg is very professional and friendly. My husband and I didn’t feel rushed. He explained the process in detail, and he made us feel really comfortable.” – Leticia

“Mr. Dezenberg was the nicest and most helpful lawyer I’ve ever met.” – Melissa

“several other attorneys that I asked, who don’t practice this type of law, recommended him.” – AJ

“John has represented me on more than 1 occasion and with excellent results.” – Donna W.

“Not only is he very competent, but he is always responsive and he really cares about his clients.” – Phil G.

“John is one of the best bankruptcy attorneys in North Alabama.” – Eric Artrip

“I never felt rushed at my appointments. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a bankruptcy attorney.” – Lisa

“His vast experience of the law makes him a powerful advocate for his clients.” – Thomas Jarvinen

“He was very open and honest and to the point. I would recommend him any day of the week.” – Tina

“He was very professional, not once did he talk down to me nor made me feel bad about myself.” – Gloria L.

“Brandon gave me the legal advice I needed. He is very knowledgeable and answered every question I asked him.” – Celeste

“I would recommend Brandon Smith to anyone that needed a great Bankruptcy Lawyer.” – John W.

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