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“Be passionate about what you're doing. Life is too short.”
Focus and discipline

Ron Sommers is interested in tangible results. He’s interested in solving problems and effectuating change. His practice area is primarily bankruptcy. Ron serves as appointed Trustee in Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy proceedings, as appointed Receiver in state and federal court litigation matters, and as counsel for official unsecured creditor committees in Chapter 11 proceedings. A certified mediator, he has also represented corporations and individuals seeking out-of-court assistance or Chapter 11 reorganization.

Ron believes that sharing knowledge within the group makes everybody stronger and delivers a better product for clients. It’s a culture he’s nurtured in the firm since 1976. When he’s not doing that, you’ll find him spending as much time as he can outdoors, preferably with his grandchildren.

Admitted to Practice

Texas, 1973
United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
United States District Court, Western District of Texas
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


Doctorate of Jurisprudence, University of Houston, 1973
Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, 1970

Professional Affiliations and Awards
  • Member of Texas State Bar Association
  • Member of Houston Bar Association
  • Member of Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Lecturer, University of Houston, School of Law; University of Houston Law Center
  • Adjunct professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center, 1981
  • Panel Trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Courts, Southern District of Texas since 1979
  • Member of the Order of the Barons
  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters service, Super Lawyer – 2007-2023
Community Involvement
  • Since 2013 served as Director and President of Trans Pecos Water and Land Trust
  • Past member of Board of Directors, Big Bend Conservancy
  • Past member of Board of Directors, Chihuahuan Desert Research Center