Practice Emphasis Mr. Shields works in the areas of bankruptcy, debtor and creditor rights, insolvency, and commercial litigation. He has represented both debtors and creditors in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and municipal debtors in Chapter 9 bankruptcy cases. His municipal Chapter 9 clients include cities, counties, and public corporations such as water, school and sewer districts. Mr. Shields has represented clients in commercial litigation in State and Federal Courts in Alabama and before the United States Court of Appeals for both the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. He is a Chapter 7 Trustee in the Northern District of Alabama, Western Division. In addition, he has transactional experience in the areas of residential and commercial real estate transactions.