About Us


Mark R. Podis

I was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. After receiving my undergraduate degree from Tennessee Tech in 1983, I attended Cumberland School of Law and received my Juris Doctorate in 1986. I have practiced Bankruptcy Law from our office on Murfreesboro Road for 36 years, focusing primarily in the field of consumer bankruptcy, and I have handled more than 35,000 files. I am excited about our recent move to 102 Woodmont Blvd in Nashville.  I have devoted my career to helping families get out of debt and start living again, enabling them to relieve the stress of being in debt by filing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases.


Cynthia N. Podis

Like Mark, I was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. I attended McGavock High School, and I graduated from Centre College of Kentucky with a BA in English and a BA in Government in 1988. In 1994, I received my Juris Doctorate from Memphis State University and my license to practice law in the state of Tennessee. I have practiced in the areas of Social Security Disability law, mortgage foreclosure, and creditor rights, but I have focused on debtors rights since 1997. I have spent hundreds of hours counseling our clients on how to get back on their feet after the bankruptcy is completed. I enjoy seeing our clients realize that the stress is gone and they are on the road to financial freedom after a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13! So, if you are looking for a debt lawyer – call us!

Our Pledge

  • I will remember that the practice of law is first and foremost a profession, and I will subordinate business concerns to professionalism concerns.
  • I will encourage respect for the law and our legal system through my words and actions.
  • I will remember my responsibilities to serve as an officer of the court and protector of individual rights.
  • I will contribute time and resources to public service, public education, charitable, and pro bono activities in my community.
  • I will work with the other participants in the legal system, including judges, opposing counsel and those whose practices are different from mine, to make our legal system more accessible and responsive.
  • I will resolve matters expeditiously and without unnecessary expense.
  • I will resolve disputes through negotiation whenever possible.
  • I will keep my clients well-informed and involved in making the decisions that affect them.
  • I will continue to expand my knowledge of the law.
  • I will achieve and maintain proficiency in my practice.
  • I will be courteous to those with whom I come into contact during the course of my work.
  • I will honor the spirit and intent, as well as the requirements, of the applicable rules or code of professional conduct for my jurisdiction, and I will encourage others to do the same.

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