Contact Information

Telephone: 770.857.4770
Facsimile:  404.332.0315

Email:  ahumnicky@smallherrin.com

Paralegal:  Karla Lemons
Telephone:  770.857.4774
Email:  klemons@smallherrin.com

Legal Assistant:  Lara Carlton
Telephone:  770.857.4784
Email:  lcarlton@smallherrin.com

A partner of Small | Herrin, LLP, Anna Humnicky’s practice focuses on representation of debtors-in-possession in Chapter 11 reorganizations and secured creditors' rights in Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy cases, as well as representation of Chapter 7 and 11 trustees, and various other non-bankruptcy commercial litigation matters and out-of-court workouts.

“Regardless of whether I am representing a debtor or a creditor in a reorganization, a liquidation, or in the resolution of non-bankruptcy litigation, there is a peace to what I do and the final product. Nothing means more to me than helping a client through a difficult time and assisting them in finding a path forward.”

Anna handles Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases filed on behalf of debtor clients and Chapter 11 bankruptcy matters related to creditor clients, as well as oversees day-to-day Chapter 11 matters, plan formulation, disclosure statements and objections thereto for both debtor and creditor clients. Anna handles other debtor and creditor bankruptcy matters, including but not limited to asserting and defending against adversary proceedings filed by and against clients, §523 and §727 causes of action, and financial fraud issues.  Anna also represents Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustees and handles other non-bankruptcy commercial litigation matters in both state and federal courts, as well as out-of-court workouts.  

Anna previously clerked for the Honorable John T. Laney, III, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge for the Middle District of Georgia.



Georgia State University
Juris Doctor, 2002

Georgia State University
Master of Business Administration, 2002

Ball State University
B.S., Sports Administration, 1995

Honors & Awards

  • Georgia State University Alumni Association Board of Directors Ambassador Award (2017)
  • Invited Guest to Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference (2016)
  • Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star (2010)

Speaking Engagements & Lectures

  • Kate Lewis, Rachel Spears, Summer Chandler and Anna Humnicky, Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representations & Intro to the Transactional Assistance & Practical Program, September 7, 2017 (speaker only)
  • Ward Stone, Jr., Anna M. Humnicky, & Matthew E. Mills, “Who is the Client? Multiple Representations in Small and Individual Chapter 11 Cases” for the Consumer and Business Bankruptcy co-Sponsored by the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, September 30, 2016 (prepared and presented materials via panel discussion)
  • Bruce Z. Walker & Anna M. Humnicky, National Business Institute, Bankruptcy Motion Practice, July 2013 (co-presenter)
  • Barbara Ellis Monro, Nancy Whaley and Anna Humnicky (2010) – Panel Discussion regarding Chapter 13 cases and business debt
  • Louis G. McBryan & Virginia Bogue (prepared); Anna M. Humnicky (revised, updated and presented), Bankruptcy and Its Effect on Real Estate Foreclosure, 2009
  • Gus H. Small & Anna M. Humnicky, Post Judgment Collection, “Bankruptcy Issues of Special Interest to Judgment Creditors Including Changes under ‘BAPCPA,’” 2005-2009
  • Karen Fagin White & Anna M. Humnicky, Commercial Real Estate Financing 2005 (Volume Two), “Common Ground – Bankruptcy and Real Estate Law: How Bankruptcy Mixes Up The Soil,” 2005
  • Guest Lecturer on a variety of Bankruptcy-related topics, Georgia State University College of Law, Mercer University College of Law and Emory University College of Law
  • Georgia State University College of Law Transactional Assistance and Practice Program (Fall 2016 and Fall 2017), Mentor Attorney
  • Parliamentary Procedure Training Program for Georgia State University Alumni Association Board of Directors (November 2016), Creator and Co-Presenter

Bar Associations & Community Involvement

  • Georgia Bar Association, Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Member
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Member
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Member
  • Georgia State University Alumni Association Board of Directors – Member (June 2012 – Present); Member (June 2012–June 2015) and Chair of Board Development and Governance Committee (July 2013–June 2015); Member, Scholarship Committee (July 2015-June 2017); Treasurer and Chair of Finance Committee (July 2017–Present).
  • W. Homer Drake, Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court – Mentoring Committee (2015-Present)
  • Atlanta Bar Bankruptcy Section – Mentoring Committee (2014–2016)
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation – Committee Chairperson (2006)
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers – Committee Chairperson (2005-2006)
  • Sigma Kappa Sorority – Collegiate Chapter Officer (1994-1995); Advisory Board Member (1995-2007); Advisory Board Chairperson (2004-2006); Alumnae Chapter Officer/Committee Chairperson (1995-2007)

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
    • Supreme Court of Georgia
    • Georgia Court of Appeals
    • Superior and State Courts and all lower courts
  • Federal Courts
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia
    • United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia