Attorney Profiles

Neil J. Orleans
Of Counsel

214.758.7306 (direct)

Prior to joining the Law Offices of Judith W. Ross, Mr. Orleans was a partner with the law firm of Goins, Underkofler, Crawford and Langdon for 26 years.  With over 43 years of experience, Mr. Orleans has a depth of knowledge in all aspects of restructuring, bankruptcy, business litigation and mediation.  Mr. Orleans is legal counsel to clients in a broad range of industries in bankruptcy cases nationwide.  He provides superb representation for major creditors, banks and committees.


Representative Engagements

  • Specialize in business litigation and creditor representation in bankruptcy cases.

  • Extensive experience representing creditors and creditor committees in bankruptcy proceedings and litigation involving general contractual disputes, business collections, business tort and fraud claims, and other business claims.

  • Represents clients in a variety of industries, including Fortune 500 companies and financial institutions.

  • Serves as a mediator in civil litigation matters and bankruptcy adversaries.

  • Frequent lecturer on topics related to business litigation and creditor representation in bankruptcy cases.


Honors and Awards

Who’s Who in American Law, 1985-2011

Who’s Who in the World 1987-2011


Foreign Languages



Bar Admissions

Texas, 1972

U.S. Court of Military Appeals

U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court Western District of Texas


Professional Association and Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • State Bar of Texas

  • Dallas Bar Association
    Bankruptcy, Business, Litigation, Trial Skills, and Dispute Resolution Sections

  • City of Richardson Arts Commission, member, November 2003 - May 2012

  • Richardson Symphony Orchestra, Vice President-Finance and member of the Executive Committee, June 2017 - present.



  • University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas 1971

  • J.D. Doctor of Jurisprudence with Honors
    - Phi Delta Phi
    - Law Review Associate Editor, Texas Law Review  1971-1972

  • University of Texas, Austin Texas, 1969
    - B.A. Bachelor of Arts, with High Honors
    - Phi Beta Kappa

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