“I believe open communication and attention to detail give clients confidence to focus on their businesses’ success, even in the midst of contentious disputes and bankruptcy proceedings.”

Michelle V. Friery

Senior Associate
University of Houston Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2003

University of Houston—Clear Lake, B.A. in Communication, magna cum laude, 1999
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Michelle Friery has over ten years of experience representing a full range of clients in commercial bankruptcies, commercial litigation, real estate transactions, and appeals. She has represented small businesses in several industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, staffing, health services, factoring, insurance, software, and real estate.

Whether her clients are involved in litigation or a bankruptcy proceeding, her ultimate goal is to help them reach a successful resolution and get a fresh start. Michelle is detail-oriented and stays in constant communication with her clients to guide them through the often complicated and overwhelming process of bankruptcy and complex litigation.

In bankruptcy cases, Michelle has represented both debtors and creditors, as well as Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and liquidating plan trustees.

Michelle developed her research and writing skills while interning for Judge Wesley Steen in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas and Justice Adele Hedges of the First Court of Appeals in Houston. These skills have become her strengths and have served her clients well. Michelle excels at giving her clients guidance and peace of mind.

Michelle speaks conversational Portuguese. 

Practice Areas
Texas, 2003

U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas
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