Harrel L. Davis III

Shareholder

Harrel’s practice focuses on litigation, advising on issues concerning employment, business and commercial, bankruptcy and land use litigation.

Harrel became partner at the Firm in 1997. He received a B.S. at the University of Texas at El Paso and his J.D. at the University of Texas School of Law.

Harrel’s expertise in litigation and bankruptcy have led to numerous speaking engagements at seminars, workshops and courses hosted by the State Bar of Texas, the University of Texas and the United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas.

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Harrel was a Shareholder of Mounce & Galatzan prior to joining Gordon Davis Johnson & Shane P.C.

Professional Affiliations and Accomplishments

  • Former Shareholder of Mounce & Galatzan, 1984 – 1996
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • El Paso Bar Association
  • Former Chapter 7 Panel Trustee for the Western District of Texas, El Paso and Midland Divisions
  • Frequently serves as a Chapter 11 Trustee

Publications

  • Author/Speaker: University of Texas School of Law 11th Annual Bankruptcy Conference, 1994
  • Author/Speaker: “Small Business Reorganization and Business Chapter 13’s” State Bar of Texas, 13th Annual Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course, 1995
  • Author/Speaker: “Small Business Reorganizations and Business Chapter 13’s” State Bar of Texas, 14th Annual Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course, 1996
  • Author/Speaker: “Recurring Issues in the Presentation of Evidence,” State Bar of Texas, 15th Annual Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course, 1997
  • Author/Speaker: “Privileges and Confidentiality Agreements,” State Bar of Texas, 16th Annual Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course, 1998
  • Author/Speaker: “Evidence for Bankruptcy Lawyers,” Western District of Texas Bench Bar Seminar, 2000
  • Author/Speaker: “Current Procedural and Evidentiary Issues in Bankruptcy Litigation,” State Bar of Texas, 19th Annual Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course, 2001
  • Author/Speaker: “What You Might Be Missing,” State Bar of Texas, 20th Annual Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course, 2002
  • Author/Speaker: “Litigation Strategies,” State Bar of Texas, Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Course, 2002
  • Speaker: “Ethics by Example: Bankruptcy Litigation,” University of Texas, Advanced PreTrial Practice & Procedure Workshop, 2005
  • Author/Speaker: “Evidence for Bankruptcy Lawyers,” State Bar of Texas, 24th Annual Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course, 2006
  • Author/Speaker: “Valuation Experts,” State Bar of Texas, 27th Annual Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course, 2009
  • Author/Speaker: “Federal Court Practice,” State Bar of Texas, 28th Annual Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course, 2010
  • Author/Speaker: “Valuation Challenges in the Current Economic Times,” State Bar of Texas, 29th Annual Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course, 2011
  • Author/Speaker: “New Trends in Property Use Regulations,” State Bar of Texas, 33rd Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course, 2011

Admissions & Qualifications

Texas, 1977

New Mexico, 2017

Licensed to practice in all courts in the State of Texas, 1977

Board Certified - Business Bankruptcy Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization

U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Western, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, 1980, 1983

U.S. District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of Texas, 1980, 1983

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits 1983, 1991

U.S. Tax Court, 1991

Supreme Court of the United States, 1991

U.S. District Court for New Mexico, 2016

Education

University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1977

University of Texas at El Paso, B.S., 1974

Practice Areas

El Paso Texas Law Firm