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Tom St. Germain

Tom St. Germain

Bankruptcy Attorney at Law

Tom St. Germain practices in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial litigation. He has been admitted to practice law in Louisiana since 1997 and was originally admitted to the bar in the State of California in 1993. He is admitted to practice before the state and numerous federal courts in Louisiana, California, and Washington. He has represented debtors, creditors, trustees, and committees in cases under Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13. He has confirmed numerous plans in Chapters 11 and 12 on behalf of debtors, including some cases with debts in excess of $15,000,000.00. He has also represented both plaintiffs and defendants in adversary proceedings involving trustee avoidance actions, dischargeability actions, and other matters.

Mr. St. Germain also practices commercial litigation in state and federal courts, including breach of contract, fraud, maritime and construction-related cases. He has tried many cases and prosecuted appeals in state and federal courts.

Mr. St. Germain is a magna cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt University (BA, Economics, 1990) and a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles Law School (JD, 1993). He is married, has three children, and spends much of his free time buying and renovating single family houses.

Becky Sonnier

Bankruptcy Analyst

Becky handles all pre-initial interviews and assists clients in compiling their financial information and other documents required to file bankruptcy. She also works on preparing responses for all motions to lift stay and motions to dismiss. Becky is from Port Barre, LA and lives on Bayou Courtableau. She is an avid music lover and enjoys working on her yard and house in her spare time. She has worked with the firm since 2000.

Amber Talhelm

Amber Talhelm

Bankruptcy Analyst/ Paralegal

Amber works on all Chapter 13 cases after filing, other than motions to dismiss and motions to lift stay. She also assist Mr. St. Germain with all bankruptcy adversary proceedings and litigation cases unrelated to bankruptcies. Amber is married with two children. She enjoys spending time with her family and participating in numerous extracurricular activities with her children. She is also actively involved in her church. She has worked with our office since 2015.

Shelbi Venable

Shelbi Venable

Bankruptcy Analyst

Shelbi prepares all bankruptcy schedules and initial documents required to be filed in bankruptcy cases. She also assist in Chapter 13 cases once they are filed. She is engaged and has one son, Isiah. Shelbi enjoys spending time with her family and is an avid sports lover. She has been with our office since 2016.

Jenni McKnight

Jenni McKnight

Receptionist

Jenni is our receptionist. She handles all incoming calls for the office. She also is responsible for all billing for the firm. She is 42 and has two children, Nicole, 25 and Stephen, 22. She is single and enjoys spending time with her family. She is an avid animal lover as well.

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