Adam Cleveland specializes in recoveries on defaulted obligations, including vehicle loans, mortgages, credit cards, and other consumer and commercial instruments and loan products. Adam advises creditor clients on maximizing recovery in their non-performing portfolios through demand, workout, litigation, and levy, in addition to serving as general counsel for corporate clients for their compliance procedures, complaint resolution (including CFPB matters), and civil litigation defense.
Adam has particular expertise in Georgia garnishments, with broad experience filing garnishments against judgment debtors, responding to garnishments and defending against claims, traverses, and defaults on behalf of financial institutions, and maintaining state and federal garnishment compliance procedures for financial institutions and employer clients. In 2015, he served as the creditors’ representative on the Georgia Garnishment Law Task Force, producing a complete revision of the Georgia Code’s Title 18-4 which became Georgia’s new garnishment law in 2016. He again worked with the state legislature to produce the garnishment bills passed into law in 2018 and 2020. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Creditors Bar Association and is a co-founder of the Georgia Creditors Council, an advocacy organization for Georgia creditor institutions and their attorneys.
- Member, Creditors’ Rights and Alternative Dispute Resolution sections of the Georgia Bar Association
- Member and former Director, National Creditors Bar Association (NARCA)
- Co-Founder, Georgia Creditors Council