Richard Montague Receives Business Bankruptcy Law Certification

July 08, 2016

JACKSON, Mississippi – Phelps Dunbar is proud to announce Richard Montague, an attorney in our Jackson office’s business group, has received his Business Bankruptcy Law certification from the American Board of Certification. Mr. Montague focuses on bankruptcy and creditors rights and business litigation, representing debtors, creditors and trustees in a range of bankruptcy and insolvency-related matters.

To become certified, Mr. Montague fulfilled the following requirements:

  • Full time practice of law for at least five years;
  • Good standing in the bars of all states in where a license to practice law is held;
  • Devoted at least 30 percent of practice time and at least 400 hours to bankruptcy-related matters in the past three years;
  • Documented involvement in business bankruptcy by providing information on cases practiced;
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing legal education by earning at least 60 hours of bankruptcy education in the past three years; and
  • Passed an extensive, day-long written examination covering business bankruptcy issues.

The American Board of Certification program is accredited by the American Bar Association. The ABC is co-sponsored by The American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America.


With offices positioned along the Gulf Coast from Houston to Tampa, Phelps Dunbar is a regional law firm of more than 260 attorneys uniquely equipped to serve clients in the major commercial centers of the burgeoning “Third Coast” of the United States. Locations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Jackson, Tupelo and Gulfport, Mississippi; Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Mobile, Alabama; Raleigh, North Carolina; and London enable Phelps Dunbar to serve clients not only along the Third Coast, but also the South, nationwide and abroad.