T. Robert Abney is a founder and partner of Cochran, Uhlmann, Abney, Duck & Wright. His practice areas include bankruptcy law, commercial law and general corporate and business law. Mr. Abney has experience in both business and consumer bankruptcies, representing parties including creditors, committees, debtors, trustees, defendants in avoidance actions, and purchasers of assets. He is also experienced in non-bankruptcy workouts. Mr. Abney is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs, and has lectured on foreclosures, collection of judgements, title insurance, ethics, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights. A member of the Memphis Bar Association, he was formerly on its board of directors, and is the past chairman of its bankruptcy section. Admitted to practice in 1975, he is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, and is former chairman of its Economics of the Practice of Law Committee. He is additionally admitted to practice in the United States District Court for West Tennessee and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Abney attended Tennessee Technological University on a football scholarship and received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Memphis. He received his juris doctor from the University of Memphis Law School. He served in the United States Army during 1971-72, with a tour of duty in the Far East.
Mr. Abney has done pro bono work through the Memphis Area Legal Services Association, and is an active volunteer in the community.
General Corporate and Business Law
Defendants in Avoidance Actions
Purchasers of Assets
Tennessee Technological University
Football Scholarship- 1966
University of Memphis
Business Administration- 1970
University of Memphis Law School
Juris Doctor- 1975
Memphis Bar Association
Former Member of the Board of Directors
Past Chairman of the Bankruptcy Section
Tennessee Bar Association
Past Chairman of the Economics of the Practice of Law Committee