Shelby A. Jordan

Attorney

Location: Corpus Christi, Texas - Austin, Texas
Phone: 361-884-5678
Fax: 361-888-5555
Email: sjordan@jhwclaw.com
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Areas of Practice
  • Business Transactions Litigation in State and Federal Court representing Plaintiff and Defendant

  • Commercial and Fiduciary Litigation in State and Federal Court representing Plaintiff and Defendant

  • Business Reorganization Law and Disputes in State and Federal Court representing Plaintiff and Defendant

  • Federal and State Appellate, including US Supreme Court

  • Chapter 11 [Corporate and Individual], Chapter 12 and Chapter 15 Proceedings

Certified Legal Specialties
  • Board Certified, Business Bankruptcy Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

  • Certified Specialist, Business Bankruptcy Law, American Bankruptcy Board of Certification

Bar Admissions
  • All Court in Texas.

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education
  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas

    • J.D. cum laude 

    • Law Journal: St. Mary’s University Law Journal

  • St Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas

    • B.B.A. – finance and banking

Partial List of Published Works
  • Bankruptcy Alternatives, Choices of Relief and Selection of Remedies and Exemptions, State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, 1985-1986

  • Protection of Directors, Officers, Shareholders and Spouses of Debtors, Vols. I & II, State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, 1986-1987

  • Set Off, Counterclaims and Marshalling of Assets, State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, 1987

  • Exemption and Asset Protection; Planning and Consequences., 10th Annual Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Law Course, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, September 22, 1994

  • Texas Exemptions and Planning - 1994, 13th Annual Bankruptcy Conference, The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, November 17, 1994

  • Getting Out and Staying Out of Bankruptcy Court, 14th Annual Bankruptcy Conference, The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, November 16, 1995

  • Aggressive Creditor and Debtor Strategies in Bankruptcy - The Debtor's Perspective, South Texas Institute on Small Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Creditor's Rights, Laredo, Texas, November 7, 1996

  • Claims Discharge and Due Process - Creditor Notice, 15th Annual Bankruptcy Conference, The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, November 21, 1996

  • Asset Planning - Pros and Cons, 15th Annual Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course, State Bar of Texas, Houston, Texas, May 22, 1997

  • Be Prepared for the Next Down Cycle - Oil and Gas, Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course, State Bar of Texas, Houston, Texas, May 18, 2000

  • Strategic Motion Practice, 19th Annual Bankruptcy Conference, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, December 1, 2000

  • Attorney's Fees Issues - 2001, 17th Annual Farm, Ranch and Agri-Business Bankruptcy Institute, West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association, Texas Tech University School of Law, September 13, 2001

  • Exemptions and Pre-Bankruptcy Planning, 17th Annual Farm, Ranch and Agri-Business Bankruptcy Institute, West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association, Texas Tech University School of Law, September 13, 2001

  • 2002 Supplement for Exemptions and Pre-Bankruptcy Planning, 18th Annual Farm, Ranch & Agri-Business Bankruptcy Institute, West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association, Texas Tech University School of Law, September 13, 2002

  • Bankruptcy Appeals - 2003, Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course. State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, May 23, 2003

  • Recent Developments 2003 - Conflicts of Interest in Bankruptcy, 22nd Annual Bankruptcy Conference, The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, November 20, 2003

  • The Perils, Pitfalls and Pratfalls of Pre-Trial Orders, Bankruptcy Litigation: Advanced Pre-Trial Practice and Procedure Workshop, The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, January 29, 2004

  • Homestead Exemption and Asset Protection Planning, South Texas Institute on Small Business, Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Creditors' Rights, Laredo-Webb County Bar Association and the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Texas, Laredo, Texas, January 29, 2004

  • Fraudulent Transfers and Preferences, Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Course, State Bar of Texas, Houston, Texas, September 23, 2004

  • Changes to Trustee's Avoiding Powers-Fraudulent Transfers, Self-Settled Trusts, A One Day Survival Course, Corpus Christi Bar Association, Corpus Christi, Texas, October 14, 2005

  • Real Estate Bankruptcy, State Bar of Texas Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar, 2008

  • Equitable Mootness, Southern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference, 2010

  • Indubitable Equivalence in Give Back Plans and Credit Biddin, State Bar of Texas Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar, 2012

  • Cramdown Interest Rates, State Bar of Texas Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar, 2014

Representative Cases
  • In re Charters, LLC, 901 F.3d 599 (5th Cir. 2018) – case of first impression.

  • In re Eldercare Properties, Ltd., 568 F.3d 506 (5th Cir. 2009)

  • In Matter of Scotia Pacific Co., LLC, — F.3d —-, 2007 WL 3349093 (5th Cir. 2007)

  • In re Andrews, 98 Fed.Appx. 290, 2004 WL 816450 (5th Cir. 2004)

  • Coward v. AC and S., Inc., 91 Fed.Appx. 919, 2004 WL 75425 (5th Cir. 2004)

  • In re Parks, 82 Fed.Appx. 392, 2003 WL 22888898 (5th Cir. 2003).

  • In re Transtexas Gas Corp., 303 F.3d 571, 53 Fed.R.Serv.3d 680 (5th Cir. 2002).

  • In re Gandy, 299 F.3d 489 (5th Cir. 2002).

  • Arnold v. Garlock Inc., 288 F.3d 234 (5th Cir. 2002).

  • In re Van Gerpen, 267 F.3d 453 (5th Cir. 2001).

  • Arnold v. Garlock, Inc., 278 F.3d 426 (5th Cir. 2001).

  • In re Andrews, 239 F.3d 708 (5th Cir. 2001).

  • Matter of Baker, 154 F.3d 534 (5th Cir. 1998).

  • Matter of Lieb, 915 F.2d 180 (5th Cir. 1990).

  • South Texas Wildhorse Desert Invs., Inc. v. Texas Commerce Bank-Rio Grande Valley, N.A., 314 B.R. 107 (S.D.Tex. 2004).

  • Madden v. Able Supply Co., 205 F. Supp.2d 695 (S.D.Tex. 2002)

  • In re Eagle Bus Mfg., Inc., 158 B.R. 421 (S.D.Tex. 1991).

  • In re Johnson Cover Co., 92 B.R. 712 (S.D.Tex. 1988)

  • In re Reichmann Petroleum Corp., 364 B.R. 916 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2007).

  • In re Scotia Development, LLC, 2007 WL 1192137, Bankr. S.D. Tex. (April 20, 2007)

  • In re Scotia Development, LLC, 2007 WL 2788840 (Bankr. S.D.Tex. 2007)

  • In re Eldercare Properties, Ltd., 2007 WL 1217891 (Bankr. S.D.Tex. 2007)

  • In re Scotia Development, LLC, 2007 WL 1192137 (Bankr. S.D.Tex. 2007)

  • In re Andrews, 2007 WL 596706 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2007)

  • In re CBM Educ. Center of San Antonio, Inc., 1992 WL 551256 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 1992)

  • In re Eagle Bus Mfg., Inc., 134 B.R. 584 (Bankr. S.D.Tex. 1991)

  • In re Corpus Christi Hotel Partners, Ltd., 133 B.R. 850 (Bankr. S.D.Tex. 1991)

  • In re Lieb, 112 B.R. 830 (Bankr. W.D.Tex. 1990)

  • Montemayor v. Ortiz, 208 S.W.3d 627, Tex.App.- Corpus Christi (2006)

  • Neatherlin Homes, Inc. v. Love, Not Reported in S.W.3d, 2007 WL 700996 (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi, March 08, 2007)

  • Bruce v. Jim Walters Homes, Inc., 943 S.W.2d 121, Tex.App.-San Antonio, March 26, 1997 (NO. 04-96-00632-CV)

  • Jim Walter Homes, Inc. v. Youngtown, Inc., 786 S.W.2d 10, Tex.App.-Beaumont, January 18, 1990 (NO. 09-88-189 CV)

  • In re Hilliard, 2006 WL 1113512 (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi, 2006).

  • Cocke v. Schexnailder, 2006 WL 733931 (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi, 2006)

  • 801 Nolana, Inc. v. RTC Mortgage Trust1994-S6, 944 S.W.2d 751 (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi, 1997)

  • Cantu v. Butron, 905 S.W.2d 718 (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi, 1995)

  • Shearer v. Allied Live Oak Bank, 758 S.W.2d 940 (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi, 1988).

  • Nelson v. Jordan, 663 S.W.2d 82 (Tex.App.-Austin, December 14, 1983 (NO. 13837).

  • Elliott v. Bowden, 564 S.W.2d 825 (TexCivApp.-Corpus Christi, 1978).

  • Seiffert v. Bowden, 556 S.W.2d 406 (TexCivApp.-Corpus Christi, 1977).

  • Corpus Christi Bank and Trust v. Smith, 525 S.W.2d 501 (Tex., 1975) – case of first impression.

  • Southview Corp. v. Kleberg First Nat. Bank, 512 S.W.2d 817 (Tex. Civ. App.-Corpus Christi,1974)

Representative Clients
  • ASARCO LLC

  • American Rice Corp

  • TransTexas Energy

  • Pacific Lumber Company, Inc.

  • Marine Military Academy

  • Bank of America

  • Texas Commerce Bank

  • Garlock, Inc.

  • R&R Rentals, Inc

  • Sarma Gandy

Classes/Seminars
  • Regular speaker/author: State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, Articles Written, 1983-1986, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1999-2003, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2014

  • University of Texas Advanced Business Bankruptcy Conference, Articles Written, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014

Honors and Awards
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, (39th year), 1992 - 2021

  • Listed in Texas Monthly Annual Super Lawyers every year of the publication, 2003 - 2021

  • Top 250 in state, 2004-2006, 2010

  • Rated AV, highest Martindale Hubble peer rating, 1978 – 2021

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