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Dallas 214-979-7400
Houston 713-751-0800
Phoenix 602-666-8410
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Richard  G. Dafoe


Banking, Commercial Lending, and Creditor's Rights
Bankruptcy Representation for Creditors
Commercial Lending


Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
Juris Doctor - 1976

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1972
Honors: With Honors


Texas, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1977
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1976
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1976
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1976
U.S. Federal Courts, 1976
Richard G. Dafoe
Tel: 214-979-7427
Fax: 214-979-7402
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Mr. Dafoe is involved in a general bankruptcy and debtor-creditor litigation practice including representation in all phases of reorganization: pre-petition, post-petition, out of court, consumer, and business.

He has extensive litigation experience on every major aspect of bankruptcy and commercial law, including: state litigation, preferences and fraudulent conveyance, collections, exemptions and estate planning, discharge issues, plans of reorganization, and asset recovery. His workload is divided into approximately 65% creditor and trustee representation and 35% debtor representation. Types of entities represented include major national insurance and surety companies, banks, trustees, owners of businesses, and individuals.

He handles general commercial litigation in federal and state courts from collection to complex lender liability matters.

The publisher of Texas Monthly magazine has named Mr. Dafoe as a Texas Super Lawyer.

Certified Legal Specialties

Business Bankruptcy Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1988
Consumer Bankruptcy Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1985

Professional Associations And Memberships

State Bar of Texas, Member
The College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy Bar Section, Member
American Bankruptcy Institute, Member


Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Listing
Texas Super Lawyer, published by Thomson Reuters