Robert Abney & Associates Law Firm Memphis



T. Robert Abney is a founder and  partner of Cochran, Uhlmann, Abney,  Duck & Wright.  His practice areas  include bankruptcy law, commercial  law and general corporate and business law. Mr. Abney has experience in both  business and consumer bankruptcies, representing parties including  creditors, committees, debtors,  trustees, defendants in avoidance actions, and purchasers of assets.  He  is also experienced in non-bankruptcy workouts.  Mr. Abney is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs, and has lectured on foreclosures, collection of judgements, title insurance, ethics, bankruptcy, and creditors' rights.  A member of the Memphis Bar Association, he was formerly on its board of directors, and is the past chairman of its bankruptcy section.  Admitted to practice in 1975, he is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, and is former chairman of its Economics of the Practice of Law Committee.  He is additionally admitted to practice in the United States District Court for West Tennessee and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.


       Mr. Abney attended Tennessee Technological University on a football scholarship and received his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Memphis.  He received his juris doctor from the University of Memphis Law School.  He served in the United States Army during 1971-72, with a tour of duty in the Far East.


       Mr. Abney has done pro bono work through the Memphis Area Legal Services Association, and is an active volunteer in the  community.



Bankruptcy Law

Business Bankruptcies

Consumer Bankruptcies

Commercial Law

General Corporate and Business Law

Non-Bankruptcy Workouts








Defendants in Avoidance Actions

Purchasers of Assets          



Tennessee Technological University

Football Scholarship- 1966

University of Memphis

 Bachelor's Degree

Business Administration- 1970

University of Memphis Law School

Juris Doctor- 1975



Memphis Bar Association

Former Member of the Board of Directors

Past Chairman of the Bankruptcy Section

Tennessee Bar Association

Past Chairman of the Economics of the Practice of Law Committee