Volunteer of the Month – May 2016
Firm: McGuire, Craddock & Strother, PC
Jim Rea is an associate attorney at McGuire, Craddock & Strother, PC, where his practice includes commercial litigation and a broad range of bankruptcy matters.
Jim routinely represents debtors, creditors, and Chapter 7 Trustees in bankruptcy proceedings throughout the United States. Jim’s work for DVAP includes handling individual cases, speaking at DVAP-sponsored CLE events, and fundraising. Jim recently filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for a DVAP client who is on track to obtain a discharge. In addition, Jim has helped DVAP register dozens of attorneys to represent DVAP’s client base as an instructor for DVAP’s annual Chapter 7 CLE. He has also helped raise thousands of dollars for DVAP over the years as a key person for the DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers’ (DAYBL) Casino Night fundraiser which benefits DVAP. In addition, as a member of the John C. Ford Inn of Court’s Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project, Jim helped develop a procedure to initiate DVAP referrals and place experienced bankruptcy attorneys with DVAP clients in certain types of discharge litigation. This referral procedure was incorporated into Northern District of Texas Bankruptcy Court General Order 2015-01. Jim is committed to supporting DVAP because he believes that attorneys are obligated to help ensure equal access to justice for all. Jim currently serves as an advisor to DAYBL’s Pro Bono Service Committee. Thank you for all you do, Jim!