The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) today announced that Des Moines bankruptcy attorney Nancy L. Thompson of The Nancy L. Thompson Law Office PC in Des Moines, IA will serve as its new state chair representing Iowa.
As NACBA’s state chair in Iowa, Thompson will serve as the official liaison between the group’s leadership in Washington, D.C. and its member attorneys, bankruptcy judges and other court officials in the state, as well as serving as a primary contact for local media regarding consumer bankruptcy issues.
Serving approximately 3,500 members in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, NACBA is the only national organization dedicated to serving the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy.
Nancy L. Thompson said: “NACBA is well respected for its involvement in the development of consumer bankruptcy law, both through litigation and legislation. It is a great honor to be able to work more closely with the organization’s leadership on future initiatives.”
NACBA Executive Director Dan LaBert said: “Our leadership team is dedicated to continuing our mission in Iowa to help to protect the rights of families in financial distress at a grassroots level. Our national membership is supported by a strong network of state chairs appointees. Nancy is a longstanding NACBA member and will make an excellent state chair in Iowa. We look forward to working closely with her to represent bankruptcy attorneys and their important policy objectives across a wide range of issues.”
Thompson practices bankruptcy and consumer law in Des Moines, Iowa. From 2006 to 2008, she was Chair of the Iowa State Bar Association Commercial and Bankruptcy Section and in 2007 was named Outstanding Section Chair for Legislative Advocacy for her successful effort to update and improve Iowa’s personal property exemptions. Thompson is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association Commercial and Bankruptcy Section, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA). In 2015, she received the Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to NACBA and has been a frequent presenter at legal and public seminars on bankruptcy, foreclosure and consumer credit. In addition to Thompson’s private practice in Des Moines, she is a part time staff attorney with Iowa Legal Aid.