Anne Burns


Practice Areas & Concentrations

  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee, Northern District of Texas
  • Representation of Chapter 7 Trustees in the liquidation and administration of bankruptcy estates
  • Representation of creditors in Chapter 7, 11, and 13
  • Over ten years of experience representing mortgage borrowers as special bankruptcy counsel for the delivery of non-substantive consolidation opinion letters

Education & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, 2015-present
  • J.D., Texas A&M University School of Law fka Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, 2007
  • B.S., Vanderbilt University, 2004, cum laude


  • State Bar of Texas, 2007
  • U.S. District Court - Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of Texas

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers (DAYBL)
    • Secretary, Board of Directors 2011 - 2013
  • State Bar of Texas
  • John C. Ford American Inn of Court
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

Authorship & Speeches

  • Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference: Chapter 13 v. Chapter 7: Death, Crypto, Exemption, Redemption, and 3002.1 In Between (2023)
  • State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section Bench Bar Conference: Healthcare Cases, Practical Advice for Distressed Healthcare Businesses (2023)
  • Dallas Bar Association Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section: “Ask a Trustee” (2023)
  • Northern District of Texas Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference: “Consumer Exemptions” (2022)
  • Dallas Bar Association Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section: “Tips from Trustees on Maximizing Exemptions” (2022)
  • State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section Bench Bar Conference: Chapter 7 Trustee Panelist for Consumer Bankruptcy Breakout Session (2021)
  • State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section CLE Webinar: “Getting the Real Estate Deal Done” (2020)
  • Guest Lecturer at University of Dallas for Business 3340: Legal Environment of Business for Spring and Fall 2012 semesters on the topic of “Creditor-Debtor Relations and Bankruptcy”
  • Co-author with Jordan Monty Lewis and Majeedah Murad. “Six Reasons to Consult a Bankruptcy Attorney,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, August 2015, Vol. 40, Issue No. 8