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Hon. Barbara J. Houser

Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge (retired)

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Dallas, TX 75242

Class: V (1994)Circuit: Fifth


University of Nebraska, B.S. with High Distinction (1975)
Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D. (1978)

Professional Career

Shareholder, Sheinfield, Maley & Kay, P.C. (1988-99)
Shareholder, Locke Purnell Rain Harrell (1978-88)


National Bankruptcy Conference
American Bar Association
American Bar Foundation
Texas Bar Association
Texas Bar Foundation
Dallas Bar Association


Collier on Bankruptcy, 15th ed. Contributing author
Collier Bankruptcy Manual, 3rd ed. Contributing author
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Survey of Bankruptcy Code Decisions Callahan & Company Contributing author
Frequent lecturer on Debtor/Creditor rights.