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Padgett Law Group Expands Into Texas, Adds Dallas Office and Attorneys

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [OCTOBER 29, 2018 | DALLAS, TEXAS] Today Padgett Law Group (PLG) is pleased to announce the firm's expansion into the State of Texas. Effective immediately, PLG offers a fully staffed office in Dallas, TX. The new office is led by Keena Newmark, Esq., who has joined the firm as Managing Attorney of Bankruptcy Operations.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [OCTOBER 29, 2018 | DALLAS, TEXAS] Today Padgett Law Group (PLG) is pleased to announce the firm's expansion into the State of Texas. Effective immediately, PLG offers a fully staffed office in Dallas, TX. The new office is led by Keena Newmark, Esq., who has joined the firm as Managing Attorney of Bankruptcy Operations. The new Dallas office is also home to additional attorney hires Julian Cotton, Esq. and Mary Vitartas, Esq. Over the coming weeks additional Texas staff hires will be announced. Also effective immediately is the promotion of Evan S. Singer, Esq. to Managing Attorney of Default Services, a newly created firm-wide role. Evan remains based out of the firm's Atlanta, GA office and will work closely with Keena across the firm's practices, operations, client relations, and business development efforts.

Keena is uniquely experienced in legal and operations with specific experience in bankruptcy, bankruptcy litgation, and general creditors rights' practice. Prior to joining PLG, Keena held various operational leadership and attorney management roles at two large national bankruptcy practices. Keena earned her J.D. from Southern Methodist University and her Bachelors from the University of Florida. She is admitted to practice law in Texas and Florida.

“Throughout her career, Keena has shown a unique ability to drive clients towards process efficiencies while ensuring alignment across all lines of business including legal and compliance,” said Chief Development Officer Robyn S. Padgett. “We're thrilled about the team we've built in Dallas with Julian, Mary, and now Keena as our new Managing Attorney of Bankruptcy Operations,” added Robyn. Texas is now the fifth full-service state with brick-and-mortar PLG operations offering a comprehensive suite of default legal services statewide. Additional states with comparable practices and operations include Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida, where the firm originated 25 years ago. In addition to the new Dallas office, PLG has physical offices in Little Rock, AR; Memphis, TN; Atlanta, GA; Tallahassee, Tampa, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The firm's bankruptcy practice is national and utilizes operational and processing hubs in Tampa, FL; Tallahassee, FL; and now Dallas, TX.

“Texas represents a monumental move for our firm as we expand not just our team of industry-leading attorneys, but continue to grow our operational footprint as we build a new home for PLG in the Dallas metro area. The new Dallas office will put #PadgettPeople within an 18 mile drive of all major servicers in the Dallas metro area, allowing us to share our expertise; offer complimentary, large-scale training in our new facilities for their process-level team members; and to grow the scope and scale of the excellent legal work our firm already provides,” said Tim and Robyn Padgett via a separate statement on the firm's expansion. Timothy D. Padgett serves as CEO and Managing Partner and Robyn Padgett serves as Chief Development Officer.