Shawna Staton
Law Offices of James L. Drake, Jr., PC


Savannah, Georgia Area, United States
Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Law & Contracts

Practice/Organization Description

Attorney with over 15 years of bankruptcy and commercial litigation experience, including Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trusteeship; representation of creditors and debtors in possession in Chapter 11, Chapter 7 Trustee and creditors in Chapter 7, and creditors in Chapter 13; litigation for plaintiffs and defendants in bankruptcy adversary proceedings such as lien avoidance and preferential transfers; judicial and power of sale foreclosures; repossessions; collections; federal and state lender liability defense; bankruptcy appellate brief preparation and oral arguments before US District Courts; and brief preparation before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Bar Admissions

Georgia State Bar

North Carolina State Bar


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professional Associations & Memberships

Savannah Bar Association

Honors and Awards

Adjunct Professor, Bankruptcy Course for Paralegals, Meredith College, spring 1996


In re Jones, 339 B.R. 360 (Bankr. E.D.N.C. 2006).

In re Brandon, 349 B.R. 130 (Bankr. M.D.N.C. 2006).

In re Eagle Pine, 284 B.R. 784 (Bankr. E.D.N.C. 2001).

Butler v. Green Tree Fin. Servicing Corp. (In re Wester), 229 B.R. 348 (Bankr. E.D.N.C. 1998).

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