Stephen W. Sather

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Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Austin, TX

Barron & Newburger, P.C.
 | Greystone II, 7320 N. MoPac Expwy., Suite 400
Austin, TX 78731
Phone: 512-649-3243
Fax: 512-476-9253
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business
Attorney Profile

Stephen W. Sather is an attorney at Barron & Newburger, P.C., located in Austin, Texas, where he focuses his legal practice on complex matters of business bankruptcy.* He has extensive experience with bankruptcy litigation and bankruptcy appeals, and has seen more than 100 adversary proceedings through trial to judgment or settlement.

After graduating summa cum laude from Texas Lutheran University, Mr. Sather earned a law degree from The University of Texas School of Law, where he also graduated with honors. Mr. Sather is board-certified in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification and the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Sather is admitted to practice in the state courts of Texas, the U.S. district courts for the northern, southern, eastern and western districts of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Sather has tried or settled numerous proceedings and appeared in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit more than 15 times.

Professional organizations that Mr. Sather belongs to include the Austin Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar College and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is a lifetime fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a member of the bankruptcy section executive council for the Commercial Law League of America and was a founding member of the Honorable Larry E. Kelly Bankruptcy American Inn of Court.

An avid writer and blogger, Mr. Sather has published articles in a wide variety of publications, such as the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, St. Mary's Law Journal and the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal. He has also authored more than 300 entries on his blog.

*Stephen W. Sather is a debt relief agent. He helps people and businesses file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Bankruptcy
Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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About Stephen Sather

Admitted: 1986, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • The Constant Gardener Award from Advocacy, Inc., 2008
  • Lawyer of the Year for the Best Lawyers® Austin, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America®, a publication of Woodward White, Inc., 2010-2014
  • Named as a Top-Rated Foreclosure Attorney by Business Week, 2008
  • Selected as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, 2006-2014
  • Bestowed the Judge Suzanne Covington Pro Bono Service Award from Volunteer Legal Services

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the American Board of Certification

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Bankruptcy Section, Austin Bar Association, 2006
  • Treasurer, Bankruptcy Section, Austin Bar Association, 2001
  • State Bar of Texas, 1986 
  • Founding Member, Larry E. Kelly Bankruptcy Inn of Court
  • President, Board of St. Martin's Lutheran School
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • State Bar College
  • Austin Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Bankruptcy Section Executive Council, Commercial Law League
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • All Four United States District Courts in Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Election judge for Travis County
  • Vice-President of Division III and Vice-President of Referees for the Austin United Capital Soccer Club

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Debt3 (the journal of the Commercial Law League)
  • Texas Bar Journal
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
  • St. Mary's Law Review
  • Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal
  • Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review


  • Matter of Greystone III Joint Venture, 995 F.2d 1274 (5th Cir. 1991)
  • Matter of Dyke, 943 F.2d 1435 (5th Cir. 1991)
  • Matter of CompuAdd Corporation, 137 F.3d 880 (5th Cir. 1998), In re Educators Group Health Trust, 25 F.3d 1281 (5th Cir. 1994)
  • Matter of Gupta, 394 F.3d 347 (5th Cir. 2004)
  • Camp v. Ingalls (In re Camp), 631 F.3d 757 (5th Cir. 2011)
  • Reed v. City of Arlington, 650 F.3d 571 (5th Cir. 2011)(en banc)
  • BP RE, LP v. RML Waxahachie Dodge, LLC, 744 F.3d 1371 (5th Cir. 2014)(denying en banc review)
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. 804 Congress, LLC (In re 804 Congress, LLC), 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 11819 (5th Cir. 2014)

Educational Background:

  • Texas Lutheran University, B.A., summa cum laude, in Economics and Political Science

Industry Groups

  • Oil & Gas
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
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Office Location for Stephen W. Sather

Greystone II
7320 N. MoPac Expwy., Suite 400
Austin, TX 78731

Phone: 512-649-3243

Fax: 512-476-9253

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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