Section Focus

The HBA Bankruptcy Section seeks to represent both consumer and commercial bankruptcy attorneys in educational, philanthropic and local bar related activities for lawyers, both bankruptcy and related practices, in the Houston community.

The Section hosts monthly CLE lunch programs for its members (excluding a summer break). Each program includes a brief update on new cases, plus a speaker on a substantive bankruptcy topic or a judge’s panel to address local practice issues. The lunch meetings are generally attended by at least one or two of the bankruptcy judges. In addition, the section regularly presents “brown bag lunch with the judges” programs, in which one or several of the bankruptcy judges speak informally on topics of concern to them in either consumer or business bankruptcy areas.

Join this and other sections online by clicking here, or by completing this form. If you are a new licensee, a third-year law student or an LL.M. candidate, you are eligible for free section membership for one year — learn more by calling the HBA membership department at (713) 759-1133. Click here to return to the Sections Landing Page.


To view the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Bankruptcy Courts CARES Act Presentation PDF, please click here.

To view the Primer on The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 PDF, please click here.

To view Hon. Roriguez’s Powerpoint Presentation, “The Small Business Reorganization Act”, please click here.



2020-21 Section Officers

Kelli Norfleet, Haynes and Boone, LLP
(713) 547-2000 | Send Email

Immediate Past Chair
Rick Kincheloe, U.S. Department of Justice

Chair Elect
Cristina Rodriguez, Keeling Law Firm

Ashley L. Harper, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Michael Weems, Hughes, Watters & Askanase, L.L.P.

History of Bankruptcy Section Chairs

Bylaws of the Bankruptcy Section

Member Details

Section Members: 231
Section Dues: $35

Law Student Policies

More information to come.

No charge for students.