Alan S. Leibel

Alan S. Leibel

Location:
Dallas, Texas
Phone:
214-242-6444
Fax:
214-265-1950
Email:

Mr. Leibel’s practice is focused on both probate and estate planning and commercial litigation. 

He has represented clients with very simple to very complicated estates. His broad range of experience enables him to assist clients in deciding what is the best estate plan for his or her specific situation and assisting the executor, administrator or trustee with the administration of the decedent’s estate or trust, including the sale or transfer of real property, business entities or other assets.

Mr. Leibel has extensive trial experience in state and federal court.  He has represented clients resolving disputes by jury and non-jury trial, arbitration, mediation and direct negotiations.  Mr. Leibel is proficient in all types of civil litigation, including:  defending and prosecuting ERISA claims; commercial disputes among third parties; shareholders and/or partners; secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy adversary proceedings, seeking prejudgment relief such as sequestration and garnishments; representation of fiduciaries with regard to claims on behalf of or against estates or trusts.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Litigation
  • Collection Litigation/Creditors Rights
  • ERISA Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2001

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D.
  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota
    • B.A. - 1973

Published Works

  • "Street Law: A Course in Practical Law" (Family Law Section), Dallas Independent School District, 1984
  • "Street Law: A Course in Practical Law" (Family Law Section), Texas State Bar, 1987
  • Panel Member "Chapter 151: Real Trial Real Appeal", Texas State Bar Webcast, 2008

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, "Fair Debt Collections Practices Act & Texas Collection Act", Judgment Enforcement Seminar, Lorman Education Services, 2008
  • Speaker, "Dead Debtors: Creditors Claim in Probate", Mastering the Art of Collecting Debts and Judgments UTCLE, 2011

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 1987 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chairman, 1983
  • Texas Bar - Litigation, Real Estate, Probate & Trust Sections

Pro Bono Activities

  • Attorney, University Meadows Neighborhood Association, 2003 - 2005
  • Director, University Meadows Neighborhood Association, 2005 - 2008
  • President, University Meadows Neighborhood Association, 2008 - 2009