Ilona V. Fisher

Ilona Fisher serves as Of Counsel to Thompson, O’Brien, Kemp & Nasuti, P.C. She is a member of the Vermont Bar and a qualified attorney in the Russian Federation.

Ilona is a part of the Bankruptcy Department team and Chapter 7 Trustee practice, which supports Albert F. Nasuti, Chapter 7 panel trustee for the Gainesville Division of the Northern District of Georgia. Ilona focuses on representing banks, credit unions, commercial finance companies, and other lenders in bankruptcy disputes and protection of creditor rights. Ilona also works closely with the Gwinnett County Legal Aid in representing indigent individuals in Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases.

Albert F. “Bert” Nasuti

Albert F. “Bert” Nasuti joined Thompson, O’Brien, Kappler & Nasuti, P.C.  in 1984 and chaired the firm’s Bankruptcy Rights and Creditor Department during his tenure.   He also served as a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee Panel member for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia, from 1990 until 2023, and as a Court Appointed Receiver in trial courts throughout North Georgia. Bert now serves as Of Counsel to the firm.

Bert’s practice includes representation of banks, credit unions and commercial finance companies in secured transactions, financial workouts, asset recovery and liquidation, and lender liability defense.

Bert previously held positions in public office including the Municipal Gwinnett Planning Commission, (1992-2002) and as the District 2 Commissioner for the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners (2002-2010) – the second largest county in Georgia. His practice has also included representing city and county governments.

R. Michael Thompson

R. Michael “Mike” Thompson is one of the founding members of the firm who now serves as Of Counsel. For 40 years, he has represented banking and financial clients in creditors’ rights and civil litigation in state and federal courts and bankruptcy courts throughout Georgia. Mike has become an industry leader in the area of creditors’ rights.

John E. Underwood

John Underwood is Of Counsel to the firm. He handles a variety of litigation for the firm, including government law and contracts, divorce, DUI, family law, Constitutional law, construction law, business law, and Landlord/tenant disputes. His diverse background and qualifications make him a convenient in-house litigator for a variety of client concerns.


Michael J. Williams

Michael Williams serves as Of Counsel to Thompson, O’Brien, Kappler & Nasuti, P.C. He was formerly a founding partner at the law firm of Fincher Denmark Williams & Minnifield LLC and has over twenty years of ongoing federal legislative experience. Michael’s primary areas of expertise are local governmental law and financial transactions.

Tuwanda Rush Williams

Tuwanda Rush Williams serves as Of Counsel to Thompson, O’Brien, Kappler & Nasuti, P.C. She was formerly a Deputy County Attorney in the Gwinnett County Department of Law where she supervised and managed the work of Senior Assistant County Attorneys in transactional and state and federal litigation matters.

Aaron M. O’Brien 1977-2020

Thompson O’Brien Remembers Our Friend and Colleague Aaron O’Brien

Aaron Michael O’Brien age 43 passed away on June 26, 2020 at his home in Suwanee, GA.  Aaron was admitted to practice law in Nevada (2004) and Georgia (2013).  After passing the bar exam in Georgia, he practiced law in the greater Atlanta area.   In 2014, he joined his father’s firm in Norcross, GA.  After many years of successful trial practice, his reputation grew as a trial attorney whose charm and wit captured the attention of jurors and the Court, with whom he always had great rapport.  Aaron’s unfortunate death has left his family, his law firm and the practice of law with an incalculable loss.