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In 21 years of practice, I have represented debtors, creditors, trustees and creditors' committees in cases under every chapter of the Bankruptcy Code. I have experience in trying cases and in appellate practice. My current practice consists primarily of representing creditors, business debtors and trustees in bankruptcy court. I am in my second year as president of the Bankruptcy Section of the Austin Bar Association. My blog can be found at


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 90%
    29 years
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%
    29 years

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1212 Guadalupe Ste 104
Austin, TX, 78701


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198607/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Constant Gardener Award (for pro bono representation)Advocacy, Inc.2008
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselBarron, Newburger, Sinsley & Wier, PLLC2007 - Present
Of CounselBarron & Newburger, P.C.2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bankruptcy InstituteMemberN/A
Commercial Law League of AmericaMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bankruptcy Section, State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Bankruptcy Section, Austin Bar AssociationPresident2006 - 2008
Bankruptcy Section, Austin Bar AssociationTreasurer2001 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Matter of Gupta, 394 F.3d 397 (5th Cir. 2004)Reversed judgment against client
In re CampN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy Briefs, Newsletter of the Bankruptcy Section of the Federal Bar AssociationSupreme Court Reverses Denial of Attorney’s Fees to Unsecured Creditor2007
American Bankruptcy Institute JournalThe Great Bankruptcy Rush of 2005 and Its Aftermath: The View from Texas2006
State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section NewsletterThe Other Shoe Drops on Pro-Snax2006
Debt 3The Shrinking Discharge, Part Two2006
Debt 3The Shrinking Discharge, Part One2005
Texas Bar JournalTrade Creditor and Small Business Protections Under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (co-author)2005
Debt 3Highlights of BAPCPA Changes to Consumer Provisions of Title 11 (co-author)2005
American Bankruptcy Institute Law ReviewBorrowing from the Taxpayer: State and Local Tax Claims in Bankruptcy (co-author)1996
St. Mary's Law ReviewTax Issues in Bankruptcy1994
Journal of Bankruptcy Law and PracticeWho Needs Chapter 11? Potential Alternatives for the Small Debtor1994
Journal of Bankruptcy Law & PracticeThe Single Asset Debtor (co-author)1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of TexasN/AJD - Juris Doctor1986
Texas Lutheran UniversityEconomics/Pol.Sci.BA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
11th Annual ConferenceNew Trends in Bankruptcy Litigation2008
Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy ConferenceTrends in Dischargeability Litigation2007
35th Annual District and County Clerk's ConferenceCivil Writs2006