Kara K. Gendron

Mott & Gendron Law (Harrisburg, PA)


Kara Gendron has been practicing bankruptcy law exclusively since 2001 and focuses her practice on representing individuals, farmers, and small business owners in bankruptcy cases. She lives in Central Pennsylvania with her husband, four children, and assorted pets, including dogs, goats, and chickens. Kara is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) where she serves as the 3rd Circuit Community Leader, a
Director of the Pennsylvania Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association, past President of the MDBBA, and is a board member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Review and Certifying Board. Ms. Gendron is a bankruptcy court certified mediator and taught bankruptcy law for several years at the Widener School of Law. Kara is well known for her pro bono work and is a frequent presenter at bankruptcy law seminars, including NACBA, PBI and the MDBBA. She is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.


B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1997
J.D., Dickinson School of Law, 2001


Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law, American Board of Certification
Bankruptcy Court Certified Mediator, Middle District Bankruptcy Court


​Board Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association Review and Certifying Board
​Director and Past President, Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
​National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees

Articles by Kara K. Gendron

April 2, 2023
Section in 109(g)(2) of the Bankruptcy Code bars a debtor from filing a new case for 180 days if the Debtor voluntarily dismisses a case “following” a motion for relief. Not surprisingly, courts are split on how they interpret the word “following” as used in § 109(g)(2). After all, the word “following” is not limited to one definition, or even...
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