ATTORNEY PROFILES

Our experienced attorneys handle consumer bankruptcy and consumer protection issues.

Michael J. Watton

Senior Partner – mwatton@wattongroup.com

Michael J. Watton

Michael J. Watton

Senior Partner – mwatton@wattongroup.com

Mr. Watton is a leading national consumer bankruptcy attorney.  He has guided thousands of individuals through debt consolidation plans and bankruptcies.  He has also represented individuals and successfully sued payday lenders, mortgage servicers and other financial companies for improper practices.  Mr. Watton received his law degree from the Duke University School of Law in 1990 and his undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Florida in 1987.  Mr. Watton is admitted to practice in the state courts of Wisconsin, Missouri, Colorado, Utah, Florida, Ohio, New York, Virginia, Arkansas, Kansas, and Arizona.  Mr. Watton is also admitted to practice in the federal courts in the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, District of Kansas, the Southern District Illinois, District of Colorado, District of Utah, District of Arizona, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, as well as the United States 7th and 8th Circuit Courts of Appeals.  Mr. Watton is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for the highest level of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest level of skill and integrity.

Michael J. Maloney

Managing Partner – mmaloney@wattongroup.com

Michael J. Maloney

Michael J. Maloney

Managing Partner – mmaloney@wattongroup.com

Mr. Maloney currently heads the firm’s bankruptcy department. In addition to bankruptcy, Mr. Maloney has successfully pursued payday lenders, debt collectors and banks in State, Federal, and Bankruptcy Courts for violations of consumer laws. Mr. Maloney received his law degree from Marquette University in 2004 and his undergraduate degree in History and Political Science from Marquette University in 2001. Mr. Maloney is admitted to practice in the state courts of Wisconsin, Missouri, and Utah, as well as in the federal courts in the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, the Southern District of Illinois, District of Utah, District of Colorado, and District of Kansas.

Timothy H. Hassell

Timothy H. Hassell

Mr. Hassell is a partner in the firm whose practice focuses on bankruptcy law. Mr. Hassell received his law degree from Marquette University in 2010 and his undergraduate degree in Economics from Brigham Young University in 2007. Mr. Hassell admitted to practice in the state courts of Wisconsin and Missouri, as well as in the federal courts in the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, the Southern District of Illinois, and District of Colorado.

Robert Abernathy

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Robert K.S. Abernathy

Mr. Abernathy is an associate attorney whose practice focuses on bankruptcy law in Missouri and Kansas. Mr. Abernathy received his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law in 2011 and his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Hawaii in 2008. Mr. Abernathy is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Washington State, both state and federal courts in Missouri, both state and federal courts in Kansas, and the United States 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Christian Taylor

Christian Taylor

Mr. Taylor is an associate attorney whose practice focuses on bankruptcy law in Missouri. Mr. Taylor received his law degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law in 2020 and his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Missouri in 2015. Mr. Taylor is admitted to practice in the state of Missouri as well as in the federal court in the Western District of Missouri.