Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 1, 2010
Raleigh attorney Bettie Kelley Sousa (http://smithdebnamlaw.com/attorneys/bettie_sousa), a partner with the firm of Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, L.L.P. (Smith Debnam), was elected President-Elect of the American Board of Certification (ABC) at its recent meeting in La Quinta, California.
Accredited by the American Bar Association, ABC administers the only nationwide certification of specialists in the legal fields of creditors' rights and bankruptcy.
Mrs. Sousa, primarily a business litigator, has been a creditors' rights specialist since the certification was first available in 1993. She has served on ABC's Board of Directors since 2002, on its Executive Committee since 2004, and has held the offices of Secretary and Treasurer. Jerry T. Myers, the managing partner of Smith Debnam, also serves on ABC's Board of Directors.
Established in 1972, Smith Debnam is a midsize law firm that practices in the areas of Corporate and Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Creditor Bankruptcy, Foreclosures, Creditor Representation, Collections, Commercial & Residential Real Estate, Construction Law, Employment Law, Equipment Leasing & Finance, Family Law, Estate Planning & Administration, Immigration Law, and Professional Negligence.
Smith Debnam has received the highest ("AV") rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms (http://www.primerus.com/firms/smith_debnam_narron_drake_saintsing_myers.htm).