Colin N. Gotham


Evans & Mullinix, P.A.
7225 Renner Road, Suite 200 Shawnee, KS 66217

Practice Areas


Mr. Gotham has over 20 years bankruptcy law experience and has personally handled hundreds of Chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases. He is certified by the American Board of Certification in the fields of Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law.  To be certified, Mr. Gotham satisfied the following requirements: full time practice of law for at least five years; good standing in the bars of all states where a license to practice law is held; devoted at least 30% of practice time and at least 400 hours to bankruptcy-related matters in the last three years; documented involvement in business and consumer bankruptcy by providing information on cases practiced; demonstrated commitment to continuing legal education by earning at least 60 hours of bankruptcy education in the past three years; passed an extensive, day-long written examination covering business and consumer bankruptcy issues.

He regularly negotiates bankruptcy agreements for both businesses and individuals; and represents both debtors and creditors in a full array of Chapter 7, 11 and 13 proceedings. Mr. Gotham also frequently appears in state and federal court in bankruptcy-related and other litigation. Additionally, Mr. Gotham represents businesses in general corporate matters.


  •  University of Kansas, J.D., 1999
  • University of Kansas (B.A., 1996; M.B.A., 1999)


  •  2000, Kansas and Missouri
  • 2000, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • 2000, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • 2009, U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships & Professional Organizations

  •  The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Wyandotte County Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • National Certification in Consumer and Business Bankruptcy by American Board of Certification


  •  Phi Alpha Delta

Articles & Presentations

  • Author, “A Proposed Solution in False Memory Cases,” Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy,   April 1999
  • Author, “A Late-Filed Tax Return Should Still Be Considered A Return,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, June 2013, Vol. XXXII, No. 5.

Published Cases

  • Prime Lending II, LLC v. Trolley’s Real Estate Holdings, LLC, 304 P.3d 683 (Kan. App. April 26,         2013)
  • In Re Tornado Pizza, LLC, 431 B.R. 503 (Bnkr. D. Kan. April 9, 2010)
  • In Re Corey, 583 F.3d 1249 (10th Cir. 2009)
  • In Re Fakhari, 554 B.R. 250 (Bnkr. D. Kan. 2016)
  • In Re Spencer, 868 F.3d 748 (8th Circuit 2017)