Mott & Gendron Law

Attorneys Dorothy Mott and Kara Gendron

are the only mother and daughter lawyer team who are both Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.  They trust each other completely and work on all cases together.  Because of their unique partnership, each client has the benefit of having two expert and experienced bankruptcy attorneys looking over the case.  Having two attorneys also means that communication is streamlined, since one attorney can assist clients when the other one attorney is in court or attending a hearing.

DOROTHY MOTT

Co-owner of Mott & Gendron Law

BIOGRAPHY:


Dorothy Mott has been practicing bankruptcy law for over 30 years and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. 

EDUCATION:


B.A., Bloomsburg State College, 1971
M.S.Ed., Temple University, 1975

J.D. Dickinson School of Law, 1985

CREDENTIALS:
Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law,  American Board of Certification

 

Bankruptcy Court Certified Mediator, Middle District Bankruptcy Court

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Member of the Dauphin County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section,

 

Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association

 

Pennsylvania Bar Association

 

Federal Bar Association

 

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

 

National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees. 

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KARA GENDRON

Co-owner of Mott & Gendron Law

BIOGRAPHY:

Kara Gendron has been practicing bankruptcy law exclusively since 2001 and focuses her practice on representing individuals, farmers, and small business owners in bankruptcy cases. Kara has been involved in chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 bankruptcy cases.  She lives in Central Pennsylvania with her husband, four children, and assorted pets, including dogs, goats, and chickens. 

 

Kara is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and has served as the 3rd Circuit Leader for NACBA since she was appointed in 2020. 

She is also a Director of the Pennsylvania Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association, past President of the MDBBA, and past board member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Review and Certifying Board.  Kara is on the American Bankruptcy Institute's Consumer Bankruptcy Committee, the Middle District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Rules Committee, and the MDBBA Advisory Committee. 

 

Ms. Gendron is a bankruptcy court certified mediator and taught bankruptcy law for several years at the Widener School of Law. Kara is well known for her pro bono work and is a frequent presenter at national, state, and local bankruptcy law seminars, including NACBA,  PBI and the MDBBA.

She has written bankruptcy articles that have been published by the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees (NACTT).

She is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.  

 

EDUCATION:


B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1997

J.D., Dickinson School of Law, 2001

CREDENTIALS:


Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law,  American Board of Certification

 

Bankruptcy Court Certified Mediator, Middle District Bankruptcy Court

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Board Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association Review and Certifying Board

Director and Past President, Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association

 

Pennsylvania Bar Association

 

Federal Bar Association

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

 

National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees 

BANKRUPTCY SEMINARS 

(Involved with as a Speaker and/or Course Planner)

and PUBLICATIONS

MDBBA Annual Conference, June 2021

NACBA:  Circuit Leader Updates, May 2021

"Federal Payments for Foster Care and Adoption Assistance in Bankruptcy",  The National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees (NACTT), Academy, April  12, 2021

PBI: Bankruptcy Fundamentals, March 2021

"City of Chicago v. Fulton And the Turnover Conundrum," The National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees (NACTT) Academy, January 25, 2021

NACBA:  USSC's Fulton, Automatic Stay, and Turnover, January 2021

"Preserving Chapter 13 Debtors’ Ability to Modify Plans," American Bankruptcy Institute,  August 31, 2020

Cumberland County Bar Association: Bankruptcy's Impact on the Rest of the Legal Community, August 2020

NACBA: Intensive Bankruptcy Primer, October 2020

 

PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2020

NACBA:  Circuit Leader Case Updates, May 2020

NACBA: Member's Only Puerto Rico Workshop, December 2019

PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2019

PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2018

PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2017

PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2016

PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2015

PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, October 2014

 

PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2013

PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, October 2012

PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, September 2011

PBI: Elder Law and Bankruptcy, July 2011

MDBBA Annual Conference, June 2011

PBI: Valuation of Antiques and Collectibles in Bankruptcy, March 2011

PBI: Bankruptcy Workshop, April 2011

PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, September 2010

PBI: Means Testing, February 2010

PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2009

MDBBA Annual Conference, May 2009

PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2008

MDBBA,  Business Meeting,  Fall 2007

PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2007

PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2006

MDBBA Annual Conference, May 2006