DOUG SKIERSKIManaging MemberPhone: 214-295-9295
Fax: 214-295-9317

I concentrate on bankruptcy, mediation, commercial litigation and arbitration. I represent and have represented debtors, national banks, insurance companies, Chapter 7 and 11 Trustees, creditors’ committees and both secured and unsecured creditors, lessors, lessees and asset purchasers with respect to a variety of bankruptcy issues, including litigation involving former officers and directors (both prosecuting and defending).

I have been an active mediator for ten years, mediating cases including contract and business disputes, family disputes, personal injury, juvenile-offender mediation and other disputes and am a trained arbitrator. I am also heavily involved in community and professional activities.

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Mediation
  • Creditors’ Rights
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Arbitration

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional History

  • Skierski Law PLLC, Founder/Managing Member
  • Franklin Skierski Lovall Hayward LLP, Founding Partner
  • Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP, Partner


  • B.A., Psychology, Saint Leo University, 2015 – Summa Cum Laude
    • Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1998
    • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
    • Order of Barristers
    • 1998 A.J. Thomas Award
  • B.A., Political Science, The University of Texas at Austin, 1990

Representative Experience

  • Represented Chapter 11debtor Millennium Multiple Employer Welfare Benefit Plan
  • Represented Chapter 11 Trustee / Liquidation Trustee for FirstPlus Financial Group
  • Represented certain debtors in the Opus West Corporation, et al., Chapter 11 proceeding, Northern District of Texas.
  • Represented creditor’s committee in bankruptcy of e-commerce business and represented subsequent post-confirmation Trustee in prosecution of litigation and liquidation of the debtor’s assets.
  • Represented debtors and creditors in major construction cases.
  • Represented Chapter 7 Trustees in asset sales, preference and fraudulent transfer litigation and litigation against former officers and directors and others.
  • Represented an S.E.C.-appointed receiver in prosecuting litigation and discovering, obtaining possession of and liquidating numerous assets to pay dividends to creditors and investors.
  • Represented creditors’ committees in bankruptcies of radio stations and technology companies.
  • Represented major insurance company prosecuting its shopping center landlord lease rights in the Montgomery Ward Chapter 11 proceeding, District of Delaware.
  • Represented debtors in Chapter 7 liquidation of companies created to film, produce and market a theatrical documentary film.
  • Represented Canadian asset purchasers in the entertainment industry.

Professional Awards and Affiliations

  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • TMCA Credentialed Distinguished Mediator
  • Master, John C. Ford Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Chapter
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, DCHAS
  • Past President, Board of Directors, Dispute Mediation Service
  • Past President, Texas Association of Mediators
  • Past President, Board of Directors, Legal Hospice of Texas
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Association of Attorney Mediators
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section and Alternate Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member, St. Thomas More Society
  • Member, Knights of Columbus

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