Steven A. Leyh Of Counsel

Steven A. Leyh is the head of the HooverSlovacek’s bankruptcy practice. Mr. Leyh has been practicing bankruptcy law for over 43 years. Steven A. Leyh understands bankruptcy and effective solutions that can be achieved because of the acumen he has obtained from his experience which began when he was a law clerk for the Honorable John R. Blinn, Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Texas.


With this perspective, Steven A. Leyh has the skill to navigate the procedures that govern matters involving Chapters 11, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Mr. Leyh has confirmed cases in these types of matters guiding clients with strategic decisions along with way. Mr. Leyh has even provided such guidance to confirmation of a plan for a financially distressed Municipal Utility District under Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code.


Mr. Leyh has represented a wide variety of clients in the bankruptcy process. Mr. Leyh has represented secured creditors, unsecured creditors, lessors, lessees, debtors, equity holders, creditors’ committees, trustees, insurers, bondholders, and investors. He has represented institutional and private secured creditors, helping them marshal collateral to achieve a recovery. He has drafted plans of reorganization, from both the debtor’s and creditor’s perspective.


Bankruptcy often yields adversary disputes that are resolved in ancillary bankruptcy court proceedings. Concomitant with the experience Mr. Leyh has gained in the bankruptcy courts, Mr. Leyh has also tried over 100 cases in justice courts, probate courts, county, state district, and federal district courts throughout Texas. Mr. Leyh brings this experience to bear in counseling his clients on adversary proceedings that may affect the strategic outcome that his clients seek in the bankruptcy process.


Mr. Leyh is very astute in representing parties in complex negotiations and “thinking outside the box” to resolve issues that initially seem unresolvable.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1977

Court Admissions

  • All Courts in the State of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • The U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


  • University of Houston
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • McMurray College
    • Bachelor of Arts
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