MARILYN D. GARNER
Attorney at Law
2007 East Lamar Boulevard, Suite 200
Arlington, Texas 76006
(817) 588-3075; (817) 462-4075 (FAX)
Law Office of Marilyn D. Garner, Arlington, Texas. Solo practitioner from
January 1998 to present. Represent business and consumer debtors, creditors or
trustees in chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases, out of court debt workout solutions and
small business corporate matters. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel Trustee, January
2000 to present.
Office of United States Trustee, Dallas, Texas. Senior Attorney Advisor from
October 1993 to January 1998. Managed prosecution of chapter 7 and 11
bankruptcy cases assigned to Chief Bankruptcy Judge Honorable Robert C.
McGuire. Conducted legal research and discovery and drafted pleadings,
objections and correspondence required to manage active case load. Reviewed
and analyzed chapter 11 plans of reorganization, disclosure statements, monthly
operating reports and fee applications; investigated and referred for prosecution
allegations of bankruptcy fraud; appointed and assisted official committees of
unsecured creditors; supervised and evaluated performance of chapter 7 trustees;
interacted with attorneys, creditors and the public concerning bankruptcy cases.
Weil Gotshal & Manges, Dallas, Texas. Associate Attorney from June 1989 to
October 1993. Practiced bankruptcy and creditors’ rights in Dallas office of
national law firm. Practice included representation of large and small
corporations as debtors, secured creditors, trustees and creditors’ committees.
Moore & Peterson, P.C., Dallas, Texas. Associate Attorney from February 1987
to June 1989. Practiced bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and out of court
reorganizations for corporate debtors, creditors, trustees and creditors’
EDUCATION Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio.
Juris Doctor. June 1983.
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
Bachelor of Arts. June 1979; Major: Political Science
Board Member: Legal Services of North Texas (1989 to 1991); Nexus Recovery
Center (1992 to 1997); Arlington New Beginnings (1997 to present); Metro
Christian Academy (1998 to 2001); John C. Ford American Inn of Court (2017)
Admitted to the State Bar of Ohio (1983); United States District Court for the
Northern District of Ohio; State Bar of Texas (1987); United States District
Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the United States
Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
Ms. Garner has more than 30 years of diverse bankruptcy law experience. Beginning in 1987
at Moore & Peterson, P.C., Ms. Garner was part of a core group of bankruptcy professionals who
provided representation to chapter 11 debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, chapter 7 and chapter
11 trustees, examiners and creditors’ committees in cases including Clint Murchison, Satelco, Inc.,
Sunbelt Savings, United Sciences of America, Michigan General and Terminal Taxicab. Her practice
also involved out of court workouts.
Ms. Garner joined the Dallas office of Weil Gotshal & Manges, a national firm with more than
400 lawyers. There she assisted in the representation of large corporate chapter 11 debtors (Lone Star
Steel, Healthco, Zales, Briscoe Enterprises, Ltd), chapter 7 and chapter 11 trustees, lenders, lessors and
other institutional and corporate creditors and various creditor committees.
In 1993, Ms. Garner joined the Office of United States Trustee where her practical knowledge
of bankruptcy and related law allowed her to effectively manage a case load of chapter 11 cases and
supervise chapter 7 trustees. Ms. Garner analyzed disclosure statements and plans of reorganization to
ensure fair treatment of unsecured creditors and prepared objections as necessary.
In January 1998, Ms. Garner opened her own practice in Arlington, Texas. There she has built
a solid practice representing business and consumer debtors, creditors and trustees in chapter 7, chapter
11 and chapter 13 cases. Ms. Garner provides legal counsel to plaintiffs and defendants in contested
matters and adversary proceedings in the bankruptcy court. In addition to her regular bankruptcy
practice, Ms Garner continues to serve as a chapter 7 panel trustee for the Fort Worth Division of
Region 6. As a trustee, Ms. Garner is responsible for administering assets for the benefit of unsecured
Throughout her practice, Ms. Garner has co-authored or assisted with the publication of articles
on various bankruptcy subjects and has served as speaker for state and local bankruptcy seminars.