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Member: The First Tee of Dallas Advisory Board of Directors

Member:  Four Seasons Resort & Club Board of Governors, Irving Texas


Practice areas


  1. Chapter 11: 50%
    30 years
  2. Unspecified: 25%
  3. Oil & Gas: 15%
    42 years
  4. Chapter 7: 5%
    30 years
  5. Litigation: 5%
    30 years



Hourly ($350-450/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Richard Grayson Grant

    Frank and I were opposing counsel in a case several years ago. He is a top-notch lawyer and a good man! - Richard


    Richard Grant Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Goins, Underkofler, Crawford & Langdon, L.L.P.

Renaissance Tower-Suite 4800
1201 Elm Street Suite 4800
Dallas, TX, 75270-2165


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197508/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2009
Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPrivate Practice1979 - Present
AttorneyPhillips Petroleum Company1977 - 1979
AttorneyExxon Company USA1974 - 1977
EngineerPhillips Petroleum Co1968 - 1972
Association namePosition nameDuration
La Buena Vida FoundationCoordinator - Irving ISD 2013 High School Ethics Summit2012 - Present
Irving Independent School District - District Improvement CommitteeVice Chair2012 - Present
Sports Club at the Four Seasons Resort and ClubMember Board of Governors (2013 Chair)2011 - Present
The First Tee of Greater DallasMember, Advisory Board and Executive Committee2010 - Present
Texas Society of Professional EngineersMember1999 - Present
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers FoundationFounding FellowN/A
La Buena Vida FoundationMember Board of DirectorsN/A
American Bankruptcy InstituteMemberN/A
Financial Industry Regulatory AuthorityArbitrator (Public)N/A
Dallas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Eller College Center for Leadership EthicsJudge, 2012 National Collegiate Business Ethics Competition2012 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hunt Oil Co. v. Live Oak Energy, Inc.See 313 S.W.384
United Medical Supply v.United StatesSee 77 Fed. Cl. 257 (Fed. Cl. 2007)
Holder-McDonald v. Chicago Title InsuranceSee 188 S.W.3d 244
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABI Trade Committee NewsletterPreference Plaintiff's Problematic Burden of Proof2012
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) JournalDuty of Lawyers Representing Insolvent Debtors to Disclose Confidential Information to Creditors2011
American Bar Association ForumOil & Gas Producers v. Coal Producers1980
Houston Law ReviewThe Right to Surface Mine Texas Coal and Uranium1976
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of Arizona College of LawMining EngineeringOther - Bachelors1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
International Bankruptcy ConferenceDuty of Lawyers Representing Insolvent Debtors to Disclose Confidential Information to Creditors2012