A. Richard Maples Jr. graduated from Spring Hill College in 1969 with a B.S. degree in Political Science and a Commission in the U.S. Army.  Mr. Maples is a 1972 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law where he was a student Research & Writing instructor, a member of the Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society, Student Works Editor of the Alabama Law Review, and a Hepburn Scholarship recepient.  In private practice since his admission to the Bar in 1972, Mr. Maples is senior member of the firm, and his practice includes both office and litigation matters with concentrations in bankruptcy, real estate and commercial law.  Mr. Maples is a charter member of the Bankruptcy Section of the Alabama Bar Association, 2011 Chairman of the Bankruptcy section, a member of the Mobile and Baldwin County Bar Associations and of the American Bar Assocation.  Admissions to practice include all state and federal courts in Alabama, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and pro hac vice admissions in Florida, Mississippi, New York, Delaware, Indiana, California and Washington.

Gilbert L. Fontenot attended undergraduate college at the Virginia Military Institute and Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, receiving a BA Degree from Rhodes in 1989.  He attended law school at Tulane University in New Orleans, serving as the Senior Articles Editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, graduating cum laude in 1992.  He was admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1992 and the Mississippi Bar in 1996 and is a member of the Mobile Bar Association and the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association. Publications include Plugging the Leaks in the Ship Mortgage Act: Nate Leasing Co. v. Wiggins, 16 Tul. Mar. L. J. 206 (1991)

He is currently admitted to practice in the State Bars of Alabama and Mississippi, and all Federal Courts in Alabama and Mississippi, the Northern District of Florida and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Mr. Fontenot has pro hac vice admissions in Florida, Kansas, Louisiana and Tennessee.

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