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Eleanor Beavers Haynes

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   36 reviews

Licensed for 38 years

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Eleanor Beavers Haynes is an experienced Bankruptcy, Taxation, Immigration, and Business lawyer. She is dedicated to her Profession and to providing excellent legal services to her clients. Ms. Haynes is licensed to practice law in Texas and Ohio.  When Ms. Haynes takes your case, you have a fighter on your side. She is a proven advocate with over 30 years of professional experience. Ms Haynes is the founder of Hayneslaw, PLLC in Houston, and formerly practiced as a Partner in the law firms of Haynes & Haynes, LLC and Haynes, Thompson, Steward, LLC in Columbus, Ohio.  She served as Special Counsel to the Ohio Attorney General for over twenty years in the areas of Bankruptcy and Tax, and was an active Bankruptcy Trustee with the United States Trustee’s Office in Ohio.  Ms. Haynes recently retired as an Adjunct Professor of  Tax Law from the University of Houston Law Center, and previously held the same posititon at Capital University’s Law School in Columbus Ohio. She was also an Assistant Professor of Business Law at Eastern Kentucky University and has led continuing legal education seminars in the areas of tax and bankruptcy law. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the National Bar Association, and the Houston Lawyers Association.  Ms. Haynes is involved in a variety of civic and professional organizations in the Houston area. . She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from The Ohio State University, and received her J.D. and LL.M. degrees from Capital University Law School. 


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Licensed for 38 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2010
Updated 01/16/2023
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1984
Updated 02/02/2023

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  36 customer reviews
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Eleanor received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2020
Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2015
My Lawyer but felt like a friend
I would like to give credit to my lawyer and now friend because that is exactly what Ms.Haynes became as I started my path to getting help with my situation. I was afraid but knew what I had to do to get out of debt so I google and looked for a female lawyer in my area and her name popped up so I made sure she was accredited and checked out all of her education and everything was very impressive. I made the call to her office here in Houston and was given a consultation and as myself being a first time client she was very nice, patient and understanding as I gave complaints and excuses she waited in a timely manner and never judged my situation. I was explained information I did not know and was educated on various options. I appreciate the outstanding customer service as a client that was provided from my Lawyer Ms. Haynes she was very attentive and helpful and I would recommend her services to others because I felt respected and valued as a client and that is why I stated a friend because she felt like a friend. Thank you again, TC
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Posted by Eugene | February 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Efficient, Through and Friendly
I needed legal assistance in establishing the levels of reciprocity between TX and CA with respect to my CA State Contractors License being useable in TX. Ms. Haynes researched my situation and provided me with the information I needed. Her work was timely, and she always communicated with a friendly and professional style. She took the time to explain things without the legalize so that I was very comfortable with her explanation.
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Posted by Sharron | February 25, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Grateful Senior
I am a senior citizen with a problem with a tax return. The IRS letter stated I needed an attorney. I was confused and did not know how to proceed. Ms. Haynes was kind and informative. She gave me "free advise" and calmed my nerves. I followed her instructions and am I so grateful she had integrity. I know she would advocate for her clients and follow through with what she commits to do. A very professional and caring attorney.
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Posted by Tina | November 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Committed to Achieving a Successful Outcome!
Attorney Haynes is knowledgeable and professional in many aspects of law. She attempts to address the issues from various perspectives. Her generosity was evident from the onset- she accepted me as her client knowing my finances were almost depleted finances. I highly recommend her for your legal counsel.
Posted by Nikia | September 21, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I am so happy I called Attorney Haynes for legal advice as a tenant. She was so resourceful and professional.
Posted by Jason | January 18, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Really listened to me
She was very very concerned about what I was telling her. She went above and beyond to give me the advice I needed
Posted by Deia | November 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gave me back my confidence.
Attorney Haynes helped me with my bankruptcy back in 2018. I was overwhelmed in medical debt. As a single mom at the time I wanted to gain control of my life again. I need to do this for myself and my children. I was embarrassed that I had to go through this process. Attorney Haynes reassured me she would help me every step of the way and she did. Fast forward 2021 I needed help and she embraced me and reassured me again she would do her best. Im am grateful for all the resources she has provided me. She has gained a client for life. I truly recommed Attorney Haynes.
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Response from Eleanor Haynes December 8, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind review! It is my goal and my pleasure to help my clients achieve the dignity and help they deserve and need. Thank you for the recommendation.
Posted by Wendy | August 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Haynes is an excellent lawyer. At the beginning of our case, she consulted with us to determine the best plan of action for our case. She was compassionate and cared about our concerns about filing bankruptcy. Throughout the process she kept us informed and contacted us every step of the way. We felt throughout the process that she kept us in the loop and did not drop the ball. I highly recommend her service.
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Posted by Robert | September 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best ever
Miss Haynes help me with my chapter 7 she was honest and diligent in her pursuit to help me maximize my best opportunity I really appreciate everything that she did she will always have a client with me.
Posted by Charles Green | July 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Retired Systems Engineer
Eleanor and her staff are a breath of fresh air. Legal issues can leave you bitter and angry over the process. Many attorneys these days can be dispassionate and robotic in their efforts. Mrs. Haynes and her staff were generous with their time and showed genuine concern and compassion. In these days and times an attorney such as Eleanor is a rare find. I thank God for leading me to her law firm.
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Response from Eleanor Haynes September 26, 2020
Thank you so much for this kind review! I have been busy with practice and I just saw this review. We appreciate you as a Client and your support. EBHAYNES
Posted by Sophia | June 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated and Honest (What more could you ask for?)
Attorney Haynes was open and honest with me during our initial consultation and explained that I didn't actually need a lawyer for the services I retained her for. However, I do not have any legal background and wanted some sense of security that everything was going to be done correctly and efficiently. I "shopped around" to see what other lawyers had to say and what kind of prices they were asking for, and Attorney Haynes was very fair in terms of cost. The service I received was timely, friendly, and thorough, and I could not have asked for a better team to be in communication with during the process. I understand Attorney Haynes specializes in a number of fields; I retained her services for guidance through the immigration process. I am confident she works with the same principles, values, and ethics in every service she provides. If I ever require an attorney in the future, she is the person I will be contacting first.
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Response from Eleanor Haynes June 26, 2020
Thank you so much for the awesome review. I appreciate your kind words and the confidence you expressed in our representation. Your recommendation Is the best Compliment you could ever pay our Law Firm. Thank you!
Posted by Ken | March 18, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing and great Help!!!!
I called Eleanor to retain her and she pointed me in a direction she thought would be best for my family and my business. Thank you so much for caring , you helped me so much!!!! What an amazing Blessing in a time a distress! I would hire Eleanor in a flat second!!!
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond!
Ms. Haynes did an excellent job with my bankruptcy! She thoroughly explained the process to me, was available if I had any questions or concerns, and went above and beyond when my case had a few glitches! Overall, I found her to be a highly professional and knowledgeable, yet approachable, attorney.
Posted by Saima | November 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
By far THE best attorney around and a great human being too!
Attorney Haynes is simply put - AWESOME! We found her through our insurance plan but that didn't stop her from doing her job and being an amazingly decent human being. We called her to get advice on a real estate transaction. My husband and I were already on different sides of the matter but that didn't stop her from throwing her hands up and saying "I don't get paid for this." She acted like a neutral party and being a bankruptcy expert, asked questions to understand both my husband and my side. She then went above and beyond and spoke with our realtor to get the facts from her and set her straight and asked why they were forcing things that weren't in our best interest when they should be our advocates as well. She made us realize the power was with us as the sellers. Being in the situation we were in, she gave us her advice, told us to think it through, call the realtors back and then she would talk to us in an hour. I fully expected to call her but no, she called a minute before the hour was up and followed up. She then offered to look at the contract to ensure if we went the route we were thinking, would we be held liable and what timeframe we needed to stick to. When the email wasn't going through to her, she called me back to let me know and confirm and then was on the phone with her providers to figure out why the email wasn't going through instead of saying she didn't have it. She then followed up after she saw the contract too!!! After all was said and then, we called her up the following day and she talked to us again and it was a Friday! On Friday, she had referred us to another attorney who specialized in real estate as our situation was getting even more mucky. She called us back on Monday because her office told her we had called on Friday - this is after she had already referred us. I know she felt like she was abandoning us on Friday, however, due to her advice, we were able to sell our house where both my husband and I weren't at ends. She gave us some real life lessons that I will be sticking to. I know this is a lengthy review, however, it doesn't do justice to how amazing of a woman Attorney Haynes is. She could have done with a few other attorneys did and spent a minute of her time to give an out of the box answer and go about her day. She didn't do that because she is an attorney to ensure people have the power they rightfully deserve and are treated correctly. Not many people in the world do this let alone attorneys who are able and willing to go above and beyond. Kudos to her! You won't go wrong if you hire her. She will have your back and she will fight for you!
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Posted by Andrey | October 31, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney, great person.
I Had a brief consultation with Eleanor Haynes this afternoon. Within a one minute she help me to find right decision and get a piece of mind. And I have a feeling that I spoke with a friend I know many many years.
Response from Eleanor Haynes November 6, 2019
Wow! Thank you for the awesome review! I appreciate Clients like you and your husband. It really doesn’t cost a lot to care. I am pleased everything worked out and again, thank you for being so kind in your review.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very happy with her. Consulted several times, advised us the best route in bankruptcy and ultimately didn't have to based on her recommendations, saving us a lot of money.
Posted by Wendy | October 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney Haynes is more than helpful
Attorney Haynes is helping me with a matter as well as providing me with the necessary information and resources. She always takes time to listen, returns calls in a very timely matter and explains things I don't understand. I'm very grateful I found her.
Response from Eleanor Haynes October 2, 2018
Thank you Wendy for the very nice and much appreciated review! Eleanor Haynes, Esq.
Posted by Derrick | August 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Informed and personable
Great customer service. Attorney E. Haynes provides substantive counsel. 30yrs of experience is evident. Sound advice. Thank you!
Posted by Azhar | April 9, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I did not hire them but they were very welcoming, friendly and suggestive.
Just an awesome place. Brian-Assistant - very awesome Eleanor- attorney- awesome as well
Posted by David | March 11, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
My wife and I need legal advice regarding a potential bankruptcy. Mrs. Haynes gave clear, concise and logical advice. She was able to explain her reasoning and why she would take the approach that she advised. She was very professional and took the time and effort to make sure we understood by asking follow up questions. If we do decide to take her advice, she would be the person that we would hire.
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Haynes Thompson Steward
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Member
  • Hayneslaw PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Houston Law Center
  • 2010 - Present
  • Special Cousnsel
  • Attorney General Of Ohio
  • 1995 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Capital University Law School
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee
  • United States Trustee
  • 1998 - 2011
  • Professor
  • Capital University Paralegal Studies Program
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Professor
  • Eastern Kentucky University College of Business
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Managing Partner
  • Haynes & Haynes
  • 1990 - 2014
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Capital University
  • 1986 - 1991
  • Legal Counsel
  • Ohio Industrial Commission, Investigations Division
  • 1986 - 1988
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  • Capital University Law School
  • Master of Laws
  • 1990
  • Capital University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Award for Excellence in Providing Legal Services to Non-Profits
  • Jireh Services, Inc.
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Spring Conference
  • Bankruptcy Reform and Its Impact on Debtors, Creditors and the System
  • 2009
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Corporate Legal Matters Bankruptcy Issues After BAPCPA
  • 2006
  • Annual Convention
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcies from the Perspective of a Debtor, Creditor and Trustee: Basic Issues and Family Law
  • 2005
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Specific Issues in Chapter 7 Bankruptcies from the Perspective of a Debtor, Creditor and Trustee
  • 2004
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • General Practice: Discharge of Taxes Overview of 11 U.S.C. 523
  • 2003
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Ohio Bankruptcy: One Day Seminar on Bankruptcy
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I highly recommend anyone seeking bankruptcy to reach out to Eleanor. I started as a protege of hers and derived a great part of my bankruptcy knowledge from working as her law clerk. She is very experienced, has previously served as a Chapter 7 trustee, and is able to give straightforward and competent bankruptcy advice. She's the first person on my list I contact for any bankruptcy or tax question. Her practice covers consumer bankruptcy, as well as businesses. I would readily recommend her for a referral, and highly endorse her!"
Unknown Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eleanor has a wealth of experience that proves very beneficial to the clients she serves. I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Exceptional lawyer. She is highly regarded bankruptcy and tax lawyer and is trusted by corporate and individuals."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Eleanor Beavers Haynes in the practice of both Immigration Law and Bankruptcy Law. It is without a doubt that she possesses the skills, work ethic, and business acumen to be a very capable attorney, should one need her for legal services. Again I fully endorse Eleanor Beavers Haynes and I do so with the highest regard of professionalism."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eleanor is an excellent and very experienced attorney in bankruptcy and tax law; she was a former Bankruptcy Trustee and is also currently an adjunct law school professor. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Eleanor has been a vital asset as a colleague on several cases when issues arise outside of my practice area; namely tax or bankruptcy. She has been invaluable in helping to provide additional representation for clients during their most trying times."
Tax Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known and worked with Eleanor for many years both on the same side of the fence and on opposite sides as well. Eleanor is an excellent attorney with knowledge of the law and she advocates for her clients zealously. I always know that I have to be on top of my game when dealing with Eleanor on the other side. She has vast knowledge of law in the area of taxation as well as bankruptcy and debt matters. I would recommend Eleanor to all of my own clients if I could not handle the matter."
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