Lyndel Anne Vargas


Practice Areas & Concentrations

  • Litigation counsel for Chapter 7 Trustees in the liquidation and administration of bankruptcy estates
  • Representation of creditors in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 and Business Debtors in Chapter 7 and 11
  • General Counsel to numerous franchisees
  • Negotiation of financing and leases for business clients

Education & Awards

  • J.D., with distinction, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1984
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, with honors, Sacramento State University, 1981


  • State Bar of Texas, 2007
  • State Bar of Florida, 2000
  • State Bar of New York, 2015
  • State Bar of California, 1984 (inactive)
  • State Bar of Missouri, 1986 (inactive)
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1995 (inactive)
  • U.S. District Court – Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court – Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • DFW Christian Legal Society, Former Board Member
  • International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (“IWIRC"), Former Dallas Board Member
  • Project Unity – Together We Dine Facilitator

Authorship & Speeches

  • “Bankruptcy," In-House Counsel Summit
  • “Legal Considerations after BPRE," ABI Bus. Litigation Newsletter
  • “Can I Get My Stuff Back? Reconciling Reclamation and Reorganization" IWIRC Newsletter
  • ABI Volo Case Editor for 5th and 11th circuits
  • Dallas Bar Association Headnotes: “Creditor Options: Involuntary Bankruptcy vs. Receivership,” co-authored with Emily Wall (2021)