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.

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

  • Headed team handling over 240 cases against 400 defendants in five federal divisions and six Texas counties.

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



  • General counsel for a multi-million dollar business enterprise; helped client resolve extensive litigation and significantly reduce legal expense, as well as recover from insolvency and achieve growth and profitability through proactive problem solving and revisions of policies and procedures.

  • Represented financial institutions in negotiations and workouts with customers, foreclosures of assets and collection of federal guaranties.

  • 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.


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

membership & Admissions

  • Past President of the Austin Bankruptcy Lawyers Association, a section of the Austin Bar Association

  • Master of the Bench and founding member of the Larry E. Kelly Bankruptcy American Inn of Court

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation

  • 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