Bowling Green Lawyer Named KY State Chair

Local Attorney and Western Kentucky Univ. Faculty Member Maria Stewart to Liaise with
KY Bankruptcy Judges and Court Officials on Behalf of Washington, D.C.-based Trade Group

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WASHINGTON, D.C. AND FRANKFORT, KY (November 18, 2014) – National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) announced today that Maria C. Stewart will serve as its new State Chair of Kentucky. As NACBA Kentucky State Chair, Stewart will serve as the official liaison between the group’s leadership in Washington, D.C. and its member attorneys, bankruptcy judges and other court officials in the state, as well as serving as a primary contact for local media regarding consumer bankruptcy issues.

Serving approximately 3,500 members in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, NACBA (http://www.nacba.org/) is the only national organization dedicated to serving the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy.

Maria Stewart’s practice is located in Bowling Green where she serves as Community Relations Chair on the Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Association Board of Directors. In addition to practicing law, Stewart is a Western Kentucky University faculty member. In her free time, she and her husband, Jason, enjoy kayaking on a creek or river in Kentucky or Tennessee.  Stewart received her Juris Doctor from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Troy University.

Reacting to her nomination as the new NACBA state chair, Maria Stewart said: “NACBA plays a very important role in protecting debtors in bankruptcy. It is an honor and a great opportunity to be part of the organization’s leadership.  The best bankruptcy attorneys are really good listeners. This is the only way to gather the information that you need to help your client. When I meet with a client, the most important part of the process is sitting down to listen to their personal stories, and determining the series of events that resulted in them needing bankruptcy relief.”

NACBA Executive Director Dan LaBert said: “Our leadership team is dedicated to continuing our mission in Kentucky to help to protect the rights of families in financial distress at a grassroots level. Our national membership is supported by a strong network of state chairs appointees.  Maria is a longstanding NACBA member and will make an excellent state chair in Kentucky.  We look forward to working closely with her to represent bankruptcy attorneys and their important policy objectives across a wide range of issues.”

ABOUT NACBA

The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys is the only national organization dedicated to serving the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy. Formed in 1992, NACBA has 3,500 members located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

CONTACT:  Patrick Mitchell for NACBA at (703) 276-3266 or pmitchell@hastingsgroup.com

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