National Creditors Bar Association Elects New Board Members and President-Elect


October 18, 2018


[UNIVERSITY PARK, FL] National Creditors Bar Association elected a new President-elect and six Board of Directors Members on October 12, 2018. They were sworn in at the NCBA 2018 Fall Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.


Mark Groves is Mark Groves is a Member and Managing Attorney of the Collections Department of Glasser and Glasser, P.L.C., which practices statewide in Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Mark has served as a member of the Virginia Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee for Electronic Filing. He has previously served as a panelist at the Federal Trade Commission’s roundtable on Legal Debt Collection in Washington, D.C. and has presented on a variety of topics related to fair, ethical and professional debt collection. Mark previously served as Treasurer and was a member of the NCBA Board of Directors prior to his election as President-elect. He has served on many NCBA committees, including Government & Regulatory Affairs, SCBA Forum, Budget & Finance, Professional Standards & Grievance, Strategic Planning, PACCA and Membership. Mark is the 2017 recipient of the NCBA President’s Award for his service to the association.


Newly Elected Board of Directors Members

Adam Cleveland is with the firm Adam L. Cleveland, P.C. in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. He has spent over ten years practicing in the area of creditors rights. In 2015 he served on the Georgia Garnishment Law Task Force, which produced what ultimately became Georgis’s new garnishment law in 2016. He also co-founded and serves as an officer of the Georgia Creditors Council. He has served on several NCBA committees including SCBA Forum, Young Professionals/Millennials (which he is co-Chair), PACCA and Government & Regulatory Affairs.

Crystal Duplay is with the Law Offices of Timothy M. Sullivan in Cleveland, Ohio. She has been practicing law since 2009 and is admitted to practice in both Ohio and Wisconsin. Her core strengths include litigation, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) matters, research, regulatory compliance, negotiations, analysis, diplomacy, communications and problem solving.  She is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. She has served on several NCBA committees including SCBA Forum, Conferences, and Education.

David Rothman is Director of Inventory Management with the firm Rubin & Rothman, LLC, a New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts creditors rights law firm in Islandia, New York. David is a second-generation creditors rights attorney and has been around the industry his entire life. He is active in the NCBA Membership and Awards & Scholarships Committees, the latter for which he serves as co-Chair.


Re-Elected Board of Directors Members

June Coleman is a shareholder at Carlson & Messer LLP in Los Angeles, California. Her areas of emphasis are the FDCPA, the FCRA, the TCPA, commercial litigation, and creditor rights. She has served on or led a number of NCBA committees including the Education Committee, Education – Defense Sub-Committee, Defense Bar Steering Committee, Bylaws Committee, and Amicus Brief Sub-Committee for which she is co-Chair.

Nicole Strickler is with Messer Strickler, Ltd in Chicago, Illinois. She concentrates her practice in the defense of corporations in civil matters but particularly focuses in the defense of consumer litigation throughout the country. This includes representing clients in both individual and class actions involving state and federal consumer laws. As a member of NCBA, Nicole has taken an active role including serving on a number of committees including Education, Nominating/Elections, and Defense Bar, for which she is Chair. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

Alison Walters is with Kelley Kronenberg in Tampa, Florida, where she practices in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors rights, bankruptcy, and insurance subrogation. She is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, The Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, Business Law section of the Florida Bar, National Association of Subrogation Professionals and the Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers. Additionally she is a Past President of the Florida Creditors Bar Association. She has served on or led numerous NCBA committees, including Education, Membership, Conferences, SCBA Task Force, and Strategic Planning, for which she is Chair.


Contact Information
Jim Podewitz
Director of Communications
The National Creditors Bar Association
Direct: 202-861-0706
Email: [email protected]
National Creditors Bar Association is a nationwide bar association of over 550 creditors rights law firms and in‐house counsel of creditors.  National Creditors Bar Association members are committed to being professional, responsible and ethical in their practice of creditors rights law.


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