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Tricia R. DeLeon


Tricia DeLeon is a trial attorney with over 18 years of business litigation experience.  She has handled matters spanning many different industries, including:  financial institutions, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues, and director and officer insurance disputes.  She has represented community banks, nontraditional lenders, investors and borrowers in litigation and in pre-suit, workout negotiations.  Tricia has also represented bankruptcy trustees and receivers in pursuing fraudulent transfers and preference claims pursuant to the Bankruptcy Code and the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act.  

Tricia’s clients and colleagues trust her because she is disciplined, efficient, and professional, and has her client’s best interest constantly in mind. She is privileged to be in the courtroom almost every week and she thrives on that.  “I joined Gruber Hail Johansen Shank after spending 15 years at an AmLaw 100 firm,” Tricia said.  “I was attracted to this firm because we  try cases and we are always client-focused.  Our team here has one of the highest levels of competence in courthouses through the nation.  I also admire the contributions we have to our local community and bar.”

Before she began her law firm career, Tricia was a briefing attorney for The Honorable James A. Baker at the Supreme Court of Texas from 1999-2000.

Representative Experience

Tricia places a premium on being responsive to her clients and very well-prepared on every aspect of a case.   Here are a few limited examples of her representative matters:

  • Defended state and national financial institutions against consumer-based claims and class actions brought pursuant to the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), and under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).
  • Represented secured creditors, Chapter 11 Trustees and Liquidating Trustee in various commercial bankruptcy matters, including litigating motions to estimate and liquidate claims under 11 U.S.C. § 502(c).
  • Represented post-confirmation trustees in prosecuting hundreds of preference and fraudulent transfer cases.
  • Defended a national insurance company and its entities in multiple suits filed by policy owners alleging breach of contract, fraud and DTPA violations.

Representative Clients

Current and recent clients include:

  • AT&T
  • InterBank
  • Lennox International
  • Liquidating Trustee’s counsel for Erickson Retirement Living
  • Liquidating Trustee’s counsel for McCommas Partnerships
  • North American Solutions
  • Stanford Financial Receivership, defending multiple individuals and an entity against Receiver’s fraudulent transfer claims
  • Trinity Industries