Paul Hammer

Senior Counsel


Paul Hammer is a Senior Counsel with Barron & Newburger and leads our Houston office. Mr. Hammer practices primarily with the firm’s Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group.



Prior to joining Barron & Newburger, Mr. Hammer has worked in the litigation and bankruptcy sections of large national law firms. Among Mr. Hammer’s responsibilities was to serve as outside general counsel for an international energy company. Paul has extensive experience in handling bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings in a number of economic sectors including energy, healthcare, and retail. His clients have included Trustees, equity holders, executives, insurers, financial institutions and Committees.

Paul has significant ability to handle complex matters in the areas of bankruptcy and reorganization, commercial litigation, corporate governance, strategic business planning, dispute resolution and risk management. He has been intimately involved in one of the largest debt restructuring proceedings in history. Early in his legal career, Mr. Hammer completed clerkships for a federal district court judge and a bankruptcy judge.

Awards & Recognition

Paul is a frequent speaker on CLE courses and podcasts relating to bankruptcy and reorganization issues. He has been published in the ABI Journal, Business Credit Magazine and Caribbean Business, amongst many others.  In 2016, Mr. Hammer was inducted into Caribbean Business’ Top 40 Under 40. Paul has also been recognized as a Top Lawyer by Houstonia Magazine in 2019 and named to the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers® List by BL Rankings.


Paul is fluent in Spanish and is able to assist his clients with any Spanish language needs. Outside of the office, Paul is a proud parent and has been an active volunteer with Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity and the Houston Bar Association, “Consejos Legales” program.

State Court Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • Puerto Rico
  • Texas

Federal Appellate Admissions

  • 1st Circuit
  • 5th Circuit

Federal District Court Admissions

  • Louisiana (E.D., M.D., W.D.)
  • Puerto Rico (P.R. Fed. Dist.)
  • Texas (E.D., N.D., S.D. & W.D.)


  • B.A., University of Louisiana-Lafayette
  • J.D., Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Barron & Newburger, P.C. specializes in unique, personal and proven solutions to real world problems. They work masterfully in efficient representation of commercial clients, creditors and collection industry members in litigation, regulatory and compliance affairs, business transactions and reorganizations.