Jason Pettie is a partner in Taylor English’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department focusing his practice on bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditors’ rights matters. Mr. Pettie is a veteran bankruptcy practitioner with experience representing debtors, trustees, creditors, equity holders, and asset purchasers. Mr. Pettie offers clients the unique perspective of an attorney who also serves as a Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustee. Known as an excellent communicator, Mr. Pettie 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, Mr. Pettie 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.
Mr. Pettie is member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (NABT). Mr. Pettie 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. Mr. Pettie 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.
Mr. Pettie 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.
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Grant Park Conservancy, Festival Steering Committee (2014 and 2015)
- Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church
- Young Adult Ministry, Co-chair and Treasurer (2010 – 2013)
- Ebenezer Men’s Ministry, Co-chair and Chairman (2013 – 2018)
- Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated
- National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Member (2008 – present)
- National Board of Directors (2015 – present)
- New Trustee Advisory Committee (2012 – 2014)
- W. Homer Drake Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy American Inns of Court, Master of the Bench (2020 – present)
- Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012 – 2018
- Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy
- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
- University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Bachelor of Arts in Government – American Politics, May 2000
- Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C., Juris Doctor, May 2003
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- Judge Audrey R. Evans U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
- Judge Richard D. Taylor U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
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