Education & Professional Background

J.D., 1981, Texas Tech University School of Law
B.A., 1978, Economics and Government, University of Texas

Admitted to Texas Bar, 1981
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Supreme Court


American Bar Association (Bankruptcy Committee of the Business Law Section, Vice Chair 2002-2006 and Chair 2007-2009, of the Small Business Bankruptcy Subcommittee)
State Bar of Texas (Bankruptcy Committee of the Business Law Section)
Dallas Bar Association (Bankruptcy Section President), 1996
American Inns of Court – John C. Ford Inn, served as President, Master, Counselor, Treasurer and Vice President/Programs
Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Business Bankruptcy Law), 1992
American Board of Certification (an adjunct of the American Bankruptcy Institute), 1993

Honors and Awards 

Awarded Serjeant of the Inn status with the Hon. John C. Ford American Inn of Court (a bankruptcy specialty Inn and member of the national Bankruptcy Inn Alliance)
Named to the Texas Super Lawyer List, Bankruptcy & Workouts, 2004, 2006-2018 (Thomson Reuters)
Named to the Best Lawyers in America List, 2007–2017 (Woodward White, Inc.)
Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, 2008
Recognized again for The Best Lawyers in America for 2018.

Best Lawyers, 2019
Super Lawyers, 2019

Published Opinions

In re Krueger, 812 F.3d 365 (5th Cir 2016)
In re Stewart Phillip McCray, 623 Fed. Appx 184 (5th Cir 2015)
In re DP Partners Ltd. Partnership, 106 F.3d 667 (5th Cir. 1997)
Resolution Trust Corp. v. Sharif-Munir-Davidson Development Corp., 992 F.2d 1398 (5th Cir. 1993)
In re Moreno, 892 F.2d 417 (5th Cir. 1990)
Great Western Sugar Co. v. Lone Star Donut Co., 721 F.2d 510 (5th Cir, 1983)
Blumberg v. NSSI Liquidating Trust 2009 WL 2998516 (N.D. Tex 2009)
In re Tomlin, 266 B.R. 350 (N.D.Tex. 2001)
In re Reserve Production, Inc., 190 B.R. 287 (E.D.Tex.1995)
In re Creekstone Apartments Associates, L.P. 1995 WL 588904 (M.D. Tenn. 1995)
M & E Contractors, Inc. v. Kugler-Morris General Contractors, Inc., 67 B.R. 260 (N.D.Tex.1986)
In re Whittle Development, Inc. 463 B.R. 796 (Bkrtcy N.D. Tex. 2011)
In re Fort Worth Osteopathic Hospital, Inc. 387 B.R. 706 (Bkrtcy N.D. Tex. 2008)
In re White Nile Software, Inc. 2008 WL 5213393 (Bkrtcy N.D. Tex. 2008)
In re Bullough 358 B.R. 261 (Bkrtcy N.D. Tex. 2007)
In re Unger & Associates, Inc. 292 B.R. 545 (Bkrtcy E.D. Tex. 2003)
In re Cadiz Properties, Inc., 278 B.R. 744 (Bkrtcy.N.D.Tex. 2002)
In re Professional Investors Ins. Group, Inc., 232 B.R. 870 (Bkrtcy.N.D.Tex. 1999)
In re Overland Park Merchandise Mart Partnership, L.P., 167 B.R. 647 (Bkrtcy.D.Kan. 1994)
In re SPW Corp., 96 B.R. 683 (Bkrtcy.N.D.Tex. 1989)
In re Richard Wolfe, 68 B.R. 80 (Bkrtcy.N.D.Tex. 1986)