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Herbert M. Newell, III

As founder and managing member, Herbert has practiced in Tuscaloosa since 1981 with a wide range of practice experience. He has been a part of different firms and practice groups in the city.

Herbert is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification. He also handles creditor’s rights in all types of bankruptcy cases, both secured and unsecured. Herbert has served as creditors committee counsel in several cases.

He focuses his practice in Business Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, , Real Estate matters, Commercial Law, Collection, drafting and dealing with Contracts, Civil Litigation of different types, and Civil and Appellate Mediation.

Herbert is listed on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster, that lists Mediators who have met the Mediation Registration Standards and Procedures adopted September 18, 1998, and is registered with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution, Inc.

Herbert received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Samford University in 1978, and went on to receive his juris doctor degree from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in 1981.
He was admitted to practice law in Alabama in 1981, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, as well as all of the federal district courts in Alabama. He has also practiced in the bankruptcy court for the Northern District of Mississippi.

Herbert is a member of the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Herbert was born in Fayette, Alabama. He is married to Susan who has been a public school teacher for 34 years. They have one son, Herbie, and three grandchildren. Herbie is the executive director of Lifeline Children’s Services, a ministry involved in the care of orphans around the world.

Herbert and Susan are members of First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa where Herbert is a Deacon.

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Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification

Heath S. Holden

Born in Sheffield, Alabama in 1974, and raised in Florence, Alabama, Heath S. Holden came to Tuscaloosa in the fall of 1992 to begin his undergraduate studies at The University of Alabama. In 1996, He achieved his Bachelor of Arts in English and his Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Heath later returned to The University and achieved his Juris Doctor at The University of Alabama School of Law in 2004.

Admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2004, Heath first practiced law in Birmingham, Alabama as a contract/staff attorney for the firm of Whatley Drake, LLC. In the fall of 2005, he returned to Tuscaloosa and joined Herbert M. Newell, III.

Heath is licensed to practice law in the State of Alabama and the United States District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Alabama. He focuses his practice on Real Estate matters, Landlord-Tenant Law, Family Law, Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy, and Collections. Heath is also a trained mediator.

Heath is a member of the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association and the Alabama State Bar. He is also involved in the Farrah Law Society, Tuscaloosa BNI, United Way of West Alabama (Young Leaders Society), and The Red Elephant Club of Tuscaloosa. He enjoys following many of The University of Alabama’s athletic programs.