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Allen M. DeBard



San Antonio


  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • 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
  • United States District Court, Firth Circuit, 2014
  • The State of Maryland, 2016
  • The State of Virginia, 2016

About Allen M. DeBard

Allen has a broad background in financial restructuring and creditors’ rights matters. Some of his representative matters include serving as counsel to lenders, official creditors’ committees, debtors, retail lessors, and purchasers of assets, in the energy, banking, retail, and construction industries. He regularly represents parties in litigation matters including preferences and fraudulent transfers. Additionally, Allen has substantial experience representing creditors in state and federal court collection matters and related litigation.

Prior to joining Langley & Banack, Allen served as law clerk to the Honorable Ronald B. King, Chief United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas. Additionally, Allen worked with a national law firm in the Washington, D.C. area where he practiced in the firm’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights group.


  • 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


  • San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association, Member
  • San Antonio Bar 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

Personal Information

In his free time, Allen enjoys spending time with his family. His interests include travel and outdoor activities.