I have over 40 years of experience in the insolvency/bankruptcy field and am Board Certified as a Specialist in both Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Business Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I have been named one of the best lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine in the area of Bankruptcy and, at the time, was the only small firm bankruptcy lawyer to make the list. I was born a long time ago in St. Joseph, Missouri but moved to Texas as fast as I could. I was raised in San Antonio, Texas; graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1967 with a degree in Economics; attended the University of Texas, School of Law; passed the bar exam, and was admitted to Texas bar in May 1970 — before I graduated from law school. After graduation, I spent a year as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Dallas and then joined the oldest creditor’s rights/bankruptcy firm in Dallas.
In the mid-1970s, several other commercial and bankruptcy lawyer misfits and I formed the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association. Initially, the Bankruptcy Section was known for its refusal to meet at the Dallas Bar headquarters. The Bar didn’t have a bar. So we met at the City Club which had a real bar. I served as its president in 1979 and 1980. Today, that section is one of the most prominent sections of the Dallas Bar Association.
In 1980, I opened my own firm devoted to representing both creditors and debtors in insolvency and bankruptcy situations. I have been a frequent speaker and lecturer on consumer and business insolvency and bankruptcy matters, having spoken at the State Bar’s International Consumer Bankruptcy Conferences in Paris, France; Rome and Florence, Italy; Athens, Greece; Munich, Germany, Dublin, Ireland and, most recently, again in Florance, Italy. I often serve as a consultant to other law firms on bankruptcy, insolvency, and technology matters.
Fun Stuff: I am also known as “Hal.” The story goes that I was named after my father Herman (no middle initial) Lusky but dad said that he wouldn’t call a sick coyote “Herman.” Therefore, my parents stuck a middle initial “A.” in the name so I could be called by my initials “HAL.”
Besides bankruptcy, my interests include technology and cooking. While in law school, I worked as a computer programmer during the “punch card” days. I kept up my interest in technology and am a speaker on that topic. I developed my interest in cooking at an earlier age when, at 16, I lived with my father in San Antonio. Our agreement was that the cook didn’t have to clean up. I chose to be the cook. I now have a slightly different arrangement with my wife — when she cooks, I clean up; when I cook, I still clean up. In addition to my law degree, I also have certificates in carburetor tune-up, 10-speed bicycle tune-up and sushi making.
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