David A. Garland

David A. Garland

Albany, Georgia
(229) 888-3338
(229) 888-1191
(229) 888-2199 (Real Estate Fax)

Mr. Garland is a shareholder in the firm and specializes in the representation of creditors in Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 Bankruptcy Cases.  Mr. Garland currently represents creditors in cases pending in the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia, the Northern District of Florida and the Middle District of Tennessee.  Typically, Mr. Garland represents secured creditors, but has represented unsecured creditors committees and trustees in actions to recover assets of the bankruptcy estate. Further, Mr. Garland has represented both creditors and debtors in business work-out situations.

In addition to representing clients in bankruptcy cases, Mr. Garland frequently represents clients in business and commercial litigation cases, both in the Federal and State Courts of Georgia and Tennessee. 

Areas of Practice

  • Bank and Financial Insitutions
  • Business Reorganization Law
  • Business Workout Law
  • Commercial and Consumer Bankruptcy Law
  • Commercial and Business Law
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Civil Litigation


  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1988
  • Valdosta State College, Valdosta, Georgia
    • B.B.A. magna cum laude - 1985
    • Major: Accounting

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Tennessee

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
  • Georgia Trend Legal Elite in the field of Bankruptcy/Creditor Rights

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia; Law Practice Management Committee, 1996-1998
  • State Bar of Georgia; Bankruptcy Section
  • State Bar of Georgia; Corporate and Banking Section
  • State Bar of Tennessee, Member
  • State Bar of Tennessee; Bankruptcy Law Section
  • State Bar of Tennessee; Creditors Practice Section
  • Dougherty Circuit Bar Association, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member

Presentations and Publications

  • Mr. Garland has spoken at many seminars in Georgia, Florida and Texas concerning the issues facing creditors in commercial bankruptcy cases. Typically, the participants at the seminars are bankers and commercial lenders, but Mr. Garland has spoken at Continuing Legal Education seminars for lawyers. These presentations involve the preparation of a substantive paper and an oral presentation, as well as question and answer sessions with the attending audience.

Other Professional and Community Activities

  • Lakeside Baptist Church
  • Dougherty County Rotary Club (Former member of Board of Directors, Former Treasurer)
  • Deerfield-Winsor School (Former Member of Board of Trustees)
  • The Gideons International
  • Food Bank of Southwest Georgia (Former Member of Board of Directors)
  • Mabel White Pastoral Counseling Center, Inc. (Former Member of Board of Directors, Former President and Chairman)