Manuel H. Newburger

Founding Shareholder and Vice President


Manny Newburger leads the Consumer Financial Services Law Practice Group at Barron & Newburger, P.C.



A well-known author and speaker on the FDCPA and other consumer protection laws, Mr. Newburger is known nationally for his expertise in consumer and commercial law, consulting on FDCPA, FCRA, and TCPA compliance across the globe and both defending and consulting on the defense of individual and class consumer litigation across the United States. In addition to his practice with the firm Mr. Newburger has taught consumer protection law as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas school of law since 1999.


Mr. Newburger has defended individual and class actions across the country. His regulatory experience includes the defense of enforcement investigations and actions by federal and state regulators including the CFPB, the FTC, and numerous state attorneys general, debt collection regulators, and consumer regulators. He has also served as national counsel for multiple entities, managing the defense of litigation throughout the United States. Mr. Newburger has done operational and compliance consulting and compliance training for creditors, debt buyers, law firms, and collection agencies throughout the U.S. and in India, the Philippines, and Canada. He has also served as amicus curiae counsel at the Supreme Court and multiple U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals in a number of high-profile cases affecting the credit and collection industry,

Awards & Recognition

Mr. Newburger is board-certified as a specialist in consumer and commercial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. A Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers who was recognized by Collections & Credit Risk magazine in 2009 as an “Industry Champion”, Mr. Newburger has been honored to receive the National Creditors Bar Association’s Don Kramer and Member of the Year Awards and the Commercial Law League of America’s President’s Cup. He has received numerous awards for his efforts on behalf of legal services to the poor.

Mr. Newburger is a member of the National Creditors’ Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is a past Chair of the Commercial Law League of America’s Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Committee, a past Chair of the State Bar of Texas’ Consumer and Commercial Law Section, and a past Chair of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization’s Exam and Advisory Commissions on board certification in consumer and commercial law. The Texas Supreme Court has appointed him to multiple task forces charged with writing foreclosure rules in Texas, and he served on the editorial committee for the State Bar’s Texas Collection Manual – Third Edition.


Mr. Newburger lives in Austin, Texas. When not practicing or teaching law he is an amateur glass artist, working in kiln-formed glass.

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  • B.A., Trinity University
  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law

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