Seminar date and location announced! February 23, 2018 at Hilton - Norfolk the Main


Meet the Member: Tom C. Smith

Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association

Tom C. Smith has served as a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee since 1979. Preceding his time as a trustee, Tom grew up in D.C. but after college decided to move to Virginia Beach in June of 1968. During this time he ended up meeting his wife, Kay. Initially Tom’s time at the beach was short as he was drafted into the Army in December of 1968 and he was stationed in Georgia, Alabama, and Fort Eustis. While in the Army, he had two children, Tommy and Kristen. After his time in the Army, he graduated from William and Mary law school in 1974. Tom also worked as a Tidewater Legal Aid attorney and for a small local firm for a brief period of time. Thereafter, Tom started his own law firm and has been practicing in the Hampton Roads area for more than 40 years. As a veteran trustee, Tom believes the bankruptcy system has helped a lot of people who are in a situation where they are never going to be able to get themselves out of without legal assistance. After many years of reviewing cases as a trustee, he hopes he has put a dent into the system for the better and helped many people along the way. Tom was the 2016 recipient of the TBBA’s Jerrold G. Weinberg Award for his professionalism and years of outstanding work in the local community. Tom has also earned awards as an AAU powerlifter and he has held the world record for many years in the age group in which he competes. Tom recently set a world record for dead lifting 518 pounds in the 198 pound class as a 70 year old. The TBBA congratulates Tom on his long standing commitment to bankruptcy law and physical fitness!

Meet the Member: Nick Herron

Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association

Nick Herron is the new trial attorney at the United States Trustee's Office. Prior to joining the United States Trustee's Office, he previously resided and maintained a private practice in New Jersey. Nick focused his practice on Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings representing debtors, secured creditors, and parties in bankruptcy-related litigation. He received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington and his J.D. from Rutgers University. Nick served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Harlin ("Cooter") D. Hale Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Texas and a judicial extern to the Honorable Judith H. Wizmur, former Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Jersey. In his spare time, you can find Nick running along the Elizabeth River Trail, playing tennis, or gardening. A native Texan, Nick has enjoyed the great southern hospitality that Virginia offers.