Kent E. Altom

Kent E. Altom

Kent E. Altom Of Counsel

early life

Mr. Altom is a native of North Carolina and has lived in six southeastern states.


Mr. Altom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Management) from Samford University. In addition to his undergraduate and law degrees, Mr. Altom earned two graduate degrees prior to enrolling in law school-one in theology and the second in ethics, magna cum laude, from Emory University.

law school

Mr. Altom is a recipient of his JD from Cumberland School of Law where he was a member of The Order of Barristers (Trial Advocacy), a Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow (Legal Research and Writing), and a recipient of the American Bankruptcy Institute's Medal of Excellence.

professional milestones

Following his law school graduation, Mr. Altom completed a two-year clerkship with the Honorable Thomas B. Bennett of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He is a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Attorney. Mr Altom is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia as member of its Board of Governors as well as the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section. He is also a member of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta.  In addition to practicing law at The Gilroy Firm, he teaches business law courses at Kennesaw State University's Coles College of Business, having previously taught such courses at the University of North Georgia's Mike Cottrell College of Business. His legal practice is 100% related to litigation with an emphasis upon creditor's rights, residential and commercial real estate and bankruptcy. Mr. Altom is admitted to practice law in all federal and state trial and appellate courts in Georgia and Alabama. Mr. Altom loves practicing law, feels fortunate to work alongside bright and committed professionals, and strives to be the most prepared attorney when he steps into the courtroom to represent his clients.