Dafoe, Richard G.

Thanksgiving Tower1601 Elm StreetSuite 4100Dallas, TX 75201

Updated: 06/15/2017


Mr. Dafoe is involved in a general bankruptcy and debtor-creditor litigation practice including representation in all phases of reorganization: pre-petition, post-petition, out of court, consumer, and business. He has extensive litigation experience on every major aspect of bankruptcy and commercial law, including: state litigation, preferences and fraudulent conveyance, collections, exemptions and estate planning, discharge issues, plans of reorganization, and asset recovery. His workload...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Debtor-creditor Litigation


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1976
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1976

Specialties and Certifications

  • Business Bankruptcy Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1988
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1985

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas (Member)
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy Bar Section (Member)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (Member)


  • Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Listing
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly magazine

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer, "Bankruptcy Issues in Suretyship," Private Industry Group, August, 1994
  • Lecturer, "Bankruptcy Crimes," Dallas Association of Legal Assistants, October, 1992
  • Lecturer, "Exemption Planning," Dallas Association of Legal Assistants, October, 1991
  • Lecturer, "Practical Tips for Family Law Lawyers in Bankruptcy Cases," Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, November, 1990
  • Lecturer, "Key Bankruptcy Issues In Construction Practice," Dallas Bar Association, Construction Law Section, September, 1986


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 1976
    Juris Doctor
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1972
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: With Honors


Offers Free Initial Consultation


Published Works

  • Author, "Creditors' Rights in Chapter 11," Small Business Report, August, 1986
  • Author, "Is There Life For Creditors After Chapter 11?", Wall Street Journal on Management, August 1989
  • Author, "Exempting Personal Injuries Claims in Bankruptcy," Texas Bar Journal, Volume 63, Number 8, September 2000, page 741

Office Information


Thanksgiving Tower1601 Elm StreetSuite 4100Dallas, TX 75201


  • 214-979-7402


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