Howard D. Rothbloom
Firm: The Rothbloom Law Firm
Address: 31 Atlanta Street, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30060
Membership: State Bar of Georgia; Atlanta Bar Association; Cobb County Bar Association.
University: University of Georgia, A.B., 1981, University of Georgia, J.D., 1984
Admitted: 1984, Georgia; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Biography: Howard D. Rothbloom began practicing bankruptcy law in 1986. His practice areas include counseling individual and business clients in debt related matters and the representation of clients in cases filed under chapters 7 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.Mr. Rothbloom earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia in 1981 and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. He began practicing law in 1984. He is admitted to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association, the Cobb County Bar Association and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors The Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc., Atlanta’s poverty law organization.Mr. Rothbloom is a leading authority on consumer bankruptcy law in Georgia and frequently speaks at lawyer seminars. His work includes a number of high-profile, nationally publicized class action lawsuits on behalf of Georgia homeowners against large banks and mortgage lenders, including:Lillie Mae Starr, et al. v. Fleet Finance, Inc., et al., Superior Court of Cobb County, GeorgiaWinfred L. Wood, et al. vs. Associates Financial Life Insurance Company and Associates Financial Services of America, Inc., Superior Court of Cobb County, GeorgiaRalph C. Darden, et al. v. Ford Consumer Finance Company, Inc. and Associates Financial Life Insurance Company, Inc., U.S. District Court, Northern District of GeorgiaCases that Mr. Rothbloom successfully prosecuted have attracted national media attention, including 60 Minutes, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather: Eye on America, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw: Fleecing of America, ABC World News Tonight, Consumer Reports Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Rothbloom’s work has been featured in two recent books Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. – How the Working Poor Became Big Business by Gary Rivlin, and The Monster: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America – and Spawned a Global Crisis by Michael Hudson. (Also at Atlanta Office)