Law Office of Peter Johnson

Specializing in Bankruptcy and Reorganization for Consumers and Small Business

Peter Johnson is a board certified bankruptcy attorney with over 38 years of experience representing consumers, small business enterprises, creditors and bankruptcy trustees, primarily in the Federal Bankruptcy Courts in Houston, Texas and the surrounding area. He has served as a bankruptcy trustee for over twenty years and has encountered most issues that can arise in a bankruptcy case.

 

Experience:

1991 – 2017
Practice exclusively in the area of bankruptcy with emphasis on small business reorganization, consumer rehabilitation, and bankruptcy litigation with offices on the twenty-eighth floor of 11 Greenway Plaza since 1991.

1979 – 1991
Shareholder and practice with the law firm of Ziegler & Johnson, P.C. in Houston, Texas with practice limited exclusively to bankruptcy representing consumer and business debtors, creditors, committees and trustees.

1977 – 1979
Employed by the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.

Expert Testimony
As Bankruptcy Counsel for several litigation cases including service as consulting expert and testifying expert.

Legal Certifications and Affiliations

• Member of State Bar of Texas since 1979.
• Member of State Bar of Florida since 1979.
• Member of Federal Bar of the Southern District of Texas since 1979.
• Admitted to practice before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals since 1979.
• Admitted to practice before the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since 1993.
• Board Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the State Bar of Texas since 1985.
• Board Certified Specialist in Business Bankruptcy Law by the State Bar of Texas since 1988.
• Member of American Bankruptcy Institute since 1989.
• Appointed and served as member of the Private Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees from 1979 through 1999.
• Certified Attorney-Mediator by Attorney-Mediators institute in 1992.

Education

Juris Doctorate, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas 1979.

B.S., B.A., Business Management, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1971.

Participated in significant Continuing Legal Education in the specialized field of bankruptcy law since 1979, both as faculty and student.

Trustee Practice:

Served as a member of the private panel of bankruptcy trustees appointed by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts from 1979 through 1999.

Since 1979 have served as Trustee on more than 5,000 cases including both Chapter 7 liquidation proceedings as well as operating and liquidating Chapter 11 cases. Have additionally served as a liquidating Trustee named under several confirmed liquidating plans of reorganization during the past twenty-five years.

Most Significant Trustee Appointment was the appointment as the Chapter 11 Trustee for the Estate of J.R. McConnell, Jr. which required the operation, disposition or liquidation of over 300 parcels of real property with a cumulative value in excess of $200 million dollars.

Expert Testimony as Trustee for several litigation cases including serving as the testifying expert for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in the Chapter 11 litigation on First RepublicBank Corp including the analysis and preparation of liquidation models in conjunction with tax professionals.

Mediation Practice:

Served as bankruptcy court appointed mediator on numerous cases since 1992, primarily involving specialized issues of bankruptcy law.

Other Activities:

• Lecturer and author University of Texas School of Law 31st Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference on Courtroom Technology, 2013.
• Lecturer and author University of Texas School of Law 9th Consumer Bankruptcy Practice on Courtroom Technology, 2013.
• Lecturer and author Houston Bar Association on Courtroom Technology, 2013.
• Lecturer and author State Bar Of Texas Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Course, 2013.
• Lecturer and author State Bar Of Texas Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Course, 1990.
• Author Houston Young Lawyers Project- Aids and the Law – Bankruptcy Options, 1990.
• Served as Statewide Course Director of State Bar Of Texas Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Course, 1986.
• Lecturer and author State Bar Of Texas Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Course, 1985.
• Lecturer and author State Bar Of Texas Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Course, 1984.
• Lecturer and author South Texas College of Law on Bankruptcy Reform Act, 1995.
• Lecturer and author Houston Bar Association Bankruptcy Seminar, 1992.
• Lecturer and author Houston Bar Association Bankruptcy Seminar, 1991.
• Lecturer and author Houston Bar Association Bankruptcy Seminar, 1990.
• Lecturer and author State Bar Of Texas Consumer Bankruptcy five city tour, 1982.
• Lecturer and author Houston Bar Association Institute on Bankruptcy Chapters 7, 11, and 13, 1982.