I enjoyed getting to know attorney Tyler Mann on this podcast. Tyler is a former insurance adjuster who now practices plaintiff’s personal injury law with his law firm, Tyler Mann Injury Law, LLC. As a benefit of his background, Tyler really learned the ins and outs of the insurance industry so he has keen insight as he represents his clients, mostly against the insurance companies that he knows so well. I have seen Tyler’s TV commercials and he always struck me as genuine and sincere, along with having a real professional desire to help the people that he represents. Now that I have met him in person, I found that he is exactly that type of individual. I enjoyed getting to know him and I think you will like hearing his story on this episode.
David Puckett is a highly respected attorney in his hometown of Athens, Alabama. He practices extensively in all counties in North Alabama. Over the years, as you will hear, David has re-invented his law practice a number of times. He has served as legal counsel for the UAW Legal Services and as a Deputy District Attorney with the Limestone County District Attorney’s Office. David and I first met as adversaries in a number of cases we handled against one another. I quickly learned that, while congenial and affable, David knows exactly what he is doing. He is a very skillful lawyer and is a master at handling evidence. We have grown to be friends over the years and I was happy to be able to catch up with him on this podcast. One thing I didn’t realize was that, in addition to knowing the rules of evidence, David is also an accomplished grill master!
I recently attended the 54th Annual Seminar of the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees (NACTT), held in Indianapolis, Indiana, where I spoke on the topic of Security Clearances and Bankruptcy. While there, I was fortunate to be able to sit down with Judge (Ret.) William Houston Brown. Judge Brown served for many years as a Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Tennessee. He is a preeminent expert in the field of bankruptcy law and continues to regularly write and speak on this topic throughout the country. In fact, Judge Brown had recently finished a multi-year project with the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy which researched and has recommended improvements to the consumer bankruptcy system. I found Judge Brown to be humble, kind and gracious, and my colleagues who practiced before him relate that he exemplified these same attributes while on the bench. He is clearly a master of his craft who, even while in retirement, continues to share his knowledge. The bankruptcy bar and community in our country is fortunate to have such a noble and wise person offering advice and commentary on a topic that affects so many consumers and businesses on a daily basis. I enjoyed getting to know Judge Brown on this podcast and think that you will like hearing about his life in the law.