John J. Freeman – Chairman
Douglas W. Neway, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee
Mr. Freeman is an attorney representing Douglas W. Neway, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Jacksonville Division. Prior to serving as the Chapter 13 Trustee’s attorney, Mr. Freeman practiced mainly in consumer bankruptcy, focusing on Chapters 7 and 13. He is admitted to practice before all Florida Courts and the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court for the Middle of Florida. He received his undergraduate degree from the Towson University in Maryland and his law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law where he graduated cum laude.jfreeman*ch13jaxfl.com
(904)3586465 x 10
James C. Eidson – President
The Eidson Law Firm, P.A
Prior to founding the Eidson Law Firm, P.A., Mr. Eidson served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Thomas E. Morris, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (2007-2011), and the Honorable Jerry A. Funk, United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida (2011-2013). He focuses his practice primarily on bankruptcy related matters, creditors’ rights, commercial workouts, and commercial litigation. He is experienced in representing corporate debtors, secured lenders, committees of unsecured creditors, trustees, and other interested parties in a variety of business related disputes.james*eidsonlawfirm.com
(904)990-8080 ext. 240
Katheryn E. Hancock – Vice President
The Hancock Firm, P.A.
After practicing at a large-volume bankruptcy firm for over three years, Ms. Hancock founded The Hancock Firm, P.A. in order to better serve her clients in the Beaches community. She has filed nearly 1000 bankruptcy cases and has attended hundreds of creditor meetings and hearings in the Bankruptcy Court. She received a B.A. in History and English from the University of North Florida, a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from Vanderbilt University, and a law degree from the University of Alabama. While in law school, she served on the Moot Court Board, was an editor of the Law & Psychology Review, and was a member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society.kh*thehancockfirm.com
Taylor J. King – Treasurer-Captain
Law Offices of Mickler & Mickler, L.L.P.
Mr. King’s primary expertise is in the representation of debtors in Chapter 11 reorganization cases, having acted as debtor’s counsel in over 100 Chapter 11 cases since joining Mickler & Mickler in 2009. He also has experience in consumer rights litigation, securities litigation and representing debtors and creditors in adversary proceedings and Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases. Mr. King was elected to the Order of the Coif upon graduating from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2009. While in law school, he was a member of the Oklahoma Law Review and acted as judicial extern to the Honorable Niles L. Jackson, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma.(904)725-0822
Allan E. Wallburn – Secretary
Smith Hulsey & Busey
Allan is a trial attorney whose practice is focused on commercial litigation, insolvency matters, and representation of Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees. Allan has trial experience in the state, federal, and bankruptcy courts. Allan also counsels owners of closely held corporations in legal and business matters.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Allan spent nine years in the Jacksonville banking industry, with a focus on real estate lending.awulbern*smithhulsey.com