Akerly Law

Meet Bruce

Meet Bruce. 

Bruce W. Akerly

Bruce W. Akerly

Mr. Akerly's practice involves creditors' rights, bankruptcy, financial workouts and restructuring, judicial and statutory foreclosures, receiverships and rights and remedies of secured creditors under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. He has a broad base of experience and is a recognized voice in the legal and business community. His level of experience enables him to promptly address client needs within the framework of a variety of disciplines, including banking, corporate, environmental, finance, real estate, employment, tax and litigation. He has handled countless matters in state, federal and administrative courts, trial and appellate, throughout the country. Mr. Akerly characterizes his overall goal as developing an effective and efficient approach to meet client needs.

Mr. Akerly is engaged in a business litigation, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice.  He has over 30 years of experience representing clients in federal and state court trial and appeal courts in actions involving fraud, fraudulent transfer, commercial collections, financial restructuring and workouts and bankruptcy.  He graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1982 with honors.  He clerked for the Honorable Mary Lou Robinson, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas.  He is a frequent writer and speaker on matters relating to creditors’ rights and bankruptcy.  He is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.  He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, all district of the federal courts in Texas, the 5th, 6th and 10th United States Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin, the Western District of Tennessee, and the Eastern District of North Carolina.



B.A. with honors, 1979

J.D., cum laude, 1982
Board of Barristers

Activities & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas (Litigation and Bankruptcy Sections)

  • Dallas Bar Association (Bankruptcy and Litigation Sections)

  • Commercial Law League of America

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • International Factoring Association

  • Recognized as a Super Lawyer, by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service appearing in Texas Monthly, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019

  • Rated AV Preeminent-- Lexis/Nexus, Martindale Hubbell (2017)

  • Eagle Scout (BSA 1972)

Courts of Admittance

  • State of Texas

  • District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western Federal Districts of Texas

  • District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

  • District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

  • District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth, Sixth and Tenth Circuits

  • United States Supreme Court