Lisa Fancher’s focus is on representing entities and individuals in resolving business problems. She has demonstrated that prevention can be preferable to litigation. However, if litigation is unavoidable, she is an aggressive and effective advocate.



litigation, Bankruptcy & dispute resolution

  • Tried and resolved cases and motions in state, federal and bankruptcy courts involving a broad range of business and real estate issues.

  • Headed team that handled over 240 cases of satellite television signal theft against nearly 400 defendants in five federal divisions and six counties.

  • Represented creditors and trustee in adversary proceedings, motion practice, claims objections and plan confirmation issues in bankruptcy courts, as well as negotiated reorganizations.

  • Represented clients effectively in alternative dispute resolution and served as an arbitrator.



  • General counsel for a multi-million dollar business enterprise; helped client eliminate litigation and significantly reduce legal expense, as well as recover from insolvency and achieve growth and profitability.

  • Represented financial institutions in matters including negotiations with the Small Business Administration and other federal guaranty agencies.

  • Negotiated and drafted many kinds of contracts, real estate leases and conveyances, loan documents and settlement agreements.

  • Represented parties in purchase and sale of business entities and assets.


  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and ethical standards


  • Austin Bankruptcy Lawyers Association: Executive council member and past President

  • Larry E. Kelly Bankruptcy American Inn of Court: Master of the Bench

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Texas Bar Foundation: Life Fellow

  • State Bar of Texas (1983)

  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


  • University of Texas (J.D., with honors)

  • Order of the Coif

  • Brown University

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Intensive Program

  • University of Texas Intensive Trial Advocacy Program