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Allison D. Byman



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Practice Areas:

  • Business Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Bankruptcy



Allison D. Byman is experienced in business and consumer bankruptcy matters representing, debtors, creditors, trustees, committees and equity interest holders.   Allison was appointed as a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee for the Southern District of Texas in April 2012. Since then, she has focused her practice on consumer and small business bankruptcy matters.  She also represents other chapter 7 trustee's in the Southern District of Texas. Allison serves as post confirmation trustee and in other bankruptcy fiduciary capacities as well.  

Allison was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2003 and is also admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts of Texas for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts. She was named one of the Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights) in 2010, 2013-2018.

Before starting her own firm, Allison worked as of counsel at Hughes Watters Askanase, LLP and as an associate with Thompson & Knight LLP in Houston where she supported the firms' Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Practice Groups.  Outside of work, Allison enjoys running, watching her kids play all lacrosse and football and reading.



  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 2003
    • Honors: Vice President, Sports Law Organization
  • Texas A&M University, Texas
    • Bachelor of Arts - 2000
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admission

  • Texas, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights) in 2010, 2013-2018

Classes & Seminars

  • Property of the Estate and Exemptions, Bankruptcy in Texas Seminar, 2004 to 2005
  • Fraudulent Transfers in Texas, Advanced Enforcement in Texas Seminar, 2005
  • Ethical Asset Protection, Bankruptcy in Texas Seminar, 2004
  • “Oh No! There Goes My Debtor’s Cause of Action;” National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 2012
  • Moderator, Bankruptcy Forum: “ What Judges and Trustees Want You to Know, “National Business Institute, Houston, Texas, October 2011
  • “2010 Year in Review Case Update,” Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Seminar, August 2011
  • Moderator, “Starting Out Right Seminar,” Presented by the State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Section, Young Lawyer Committee, Spring and Fall 2009
  • Allison is a frequent speaker at UT Law’s Consumer Bankruptcy Conference and the Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference

Past Positions

  • Thompson & Knight LLP, Associate, 2002 to 2010
  • Hughes Watters Askanase, LLP, Of Counsel, 2012 to 2018

Professional Associations

  • Houston Bar Association, Member, Bankruptcy Section
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Turnaround Managers Association, Member
  • The Arthur L. Moller - David B. Foltz, Jr. American Inn of Court, Member
  • International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, Houston Chapter, Member
  • Houston Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers, Member, Co-founder and Past President
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Southern District of Texas, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee, 2012