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Allen M. DeBard



  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D., 2008
    • Phi Alpha Delta
    • Dean’s Scholarship Award
    • Dean’s Leadership Scholarship
  • Washington and Lee University, B.S., 2005
    • Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Football Team

Bar Admission

  • The State of Texas, 2008
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas, 2010
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2010
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2012

About Allen M. DeBard

Mr. DeBard has broad experience representing debtors, creditors and trustees in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. He has also represented clients in bankruptcy-related litigation and appeals. Additionally, Mr. DeBard devotes a significant portion of this practice to commercial litigation in state courts and other federal courts. Prior to joining Langley & Banack, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Ronald B. King, Chief United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas. Mr. DeBard has been recognized locally and state-wide as a Rising Star Attorney. He was named “Appellate Lawyer of the Week” by the Texas Lawyer after winning a case involving an issue of first impression before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Mr. DeBard is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association. He has volunteered for the Elliott Cup competition as a judge and bench-brief co-author.


  • Texas Super Lawyers: Rising Star, Bankruptcy and Workouts, 2015 (published by Thomson Reuters)
  • Texas Super Lawyers: Rising Star, Bankruptcy and Workouts, 2014 (published by Thomson Reuters)
  • Texas Lawyer: “Appellate Lawyer of the Week,” December 16, 2013


  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association, Member
  • Rotary Club of San Antonio, U40 member, 2013
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member

Cases & Publications

  • Shavano Living: Protecting Your Small Business, September 2014
  • Croft v. Lowry, et. al. (In re Croft), 737 F.3d 372 (5th Cir. 2013)
  • Advanced Issues in Bankruptcy Practice,” Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar- October 3, 2013, San Antonio, Texas
  • “Behind the Scene: Law Clerk Panel,” Speaker, 27th Advanced Business Bankruptcy Seminar 2009, Houston, TX