Barbara Barron was the founder of Barron & Newburger, P.C. She opened the firm in 1981 as Barbara M. Barron & Associates, building the firm’s bankruptcy and insolvency practice and its original regulatory practice.
Barbara M. Barron (1950-2021) was a friend, a mentor and a problem solver, who utilized her skills to help businesses deal with complex financial problems. She was known for her ability to find creative out of court solutions as well as resolving cases through mediation and litigation.
Ms. Barron served as Bankruptcy Trustee for Briarcliff Utilities and representing the creditors’ committees in Warranty Gold, Ltd. American Television Time and Esco Marine. She represented debtors needing reorganization assistance in many industries, she has represented many well-known restaurants in the Austin area.
Ms. Barron appeared at the Supreme Court and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals as amicus curiae counsel in a number of high-profile cases affecting the collection industry, and she was counsel for litigants in a number of significant cases, including Matter of Woerner, 783 F.3d 266 (5th Cir. 2015)(en banc), Reed v. City of Arlington, 650 F.3d 571 and Scott v. Resolution Trust Corporation, 157 B.R. 297 (Bankr. W.D. Tex. 1993
A respected figure in bankruptcy and insolvency, Ms. Barron served as Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Commercial Law League of America and as both a board member and the past President of the Bankruptcy Section of the Austin Bar Association. Ms. Barron is a member of the Commercial Law League of America, the American Bankruptcy Institute, State Bar of Texas, the Austin Bar Association.
Awards and Recognition
- Barron received the Constant Gardener Award from Advocacy, Inc. in 2008.
- Barron received the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award from Jewish Family Services of Austin.
A tireless advocate for a number of charitable and community organizations, she Chaired the Business Advisory Council of Community Options, served on the Metropolitan Board of the YMCA of Austin, chaired the Program Services Branch of the YMCA, chaired the Board of Jewish Family Services of Austin, and developed Patient Partners program for Jewish Family Services of Austin. She was instrumental in establishing the Debt Counseling Clinic to assist the Legal Aid Society of Central Texas, and she organized the Insolvency Support Group in Austin — one of the first groups of its kind in the United States.
- B.A., Barnard College
- M.B.A., Columbia University
- J.D., University of Texas School of Law
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