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  • Austin College (Sherman, TX) B.A. 1979
  • The University of Texas School of Law (Austin, TX) J.D. 1982
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Courts (Western, Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas)
  • United States Courts of Appeal (Fifth and Eleventh Circuits)
  • United States Supreme Court

Berry Spears advises clients in all aspects of bankruptcy cases, bankruptcy litigation and out-of-court restructurings. He has worked on matters spanning in numerous industries and commercial sectors, including energy/oil and gas, public utilities, high tech, telecommunications, real estate, retail, food services, manufacturing, government contracts and defense. Mr. Spears has been involved in cross-border cases, municipal bankruptcy issues, and has represented administrative and collateral agents in nationally syndicated credits and participations in matters all around the country.


Mr. Spears effectively utilizes his experience and expertise representing debtors, lenders, official or ad hoc committees, unsecured creditors, equity interests and other parties-in-interest and is recognized as a successful legal practitioner with unique skills and savvy business insight. He has a track record of constructively bringing parties together to craft pragmatic solutions to complex problems. Although, when consensus is not achievable, Mr. Spears is capable of advancing a client’s position in the appropriate judicial forum.

Fullbright LLP,
Austin and Houston Offices
Keller Benvenutti Kim LLP
Of Counsel (2019 – 2020);
Partner (2021 - present)
Winstead Sechrest & Minick, PC
Associate and Shareholder,
Austin and Houston Offices;
Managing Partner,
Austin Office
Locke Lord, LLP
Austin and Dallas Offices
areas of concentration
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency Issues
  • Chapter 11
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Cross-Border Issues
  • Municipal Bankruptcy
  • Public Utilities
  • Energy/Oil and Gas
  • Real Estate
  • American College of Bankruptcy (Fellow, Fifth Circuit Regent)
  • Chambers USA (Bankruptcy and Insolvency)
  • Best Lawyers in America (Bankruptcy)
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyers
  • Bankruptcy Law Committee, State Bar of Texas, Chair, Executive Committee