Sidney H. Scheinberg

Sidney H. Scheinberg

Executive Vice President; Co-Chair, Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights Section

  • Aviation Litigation
  • Banking and Financial Institution Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation

Sidney H. Scheinberg chairs the Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights section of Godwin Bowman PC, representing clients in complex and critical cases. Based in the firm's Dallas office, the primary focus of his practice is on bankruptcy and business litigation matters, with an emphasis on the representation of secured creditors, such as automobile finance companies and national banking associations. His clients have included such luminaries as Bank of America, Hyundai, Honda, Toyota Financial Services, Nissan and GM Financial.

A former radio broadcaster, he is a frequent speaker at National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees'' and National Creditors Bar Association meetings, and has taught a variety of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses on Bankruptcy. Reflecting the excellence of his practice, he has been selected among the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine, is AV-rated "Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell, the organization's highest peer rating for legal skills and ethics, named among the "Top Lawyers in Houston" by Houstonia Magazine, and has achieved a 10.0 "Superb" rating from Avvo, the highest attorney rating.

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  • Representative Experience

    Representative Experience

    • Representation of creditors and debtors in Chapter 7, 11, 12 & 13 cases
    • Representation of creditors and debtors regarding violations regarding the Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Honors & Awards

    Honors & Awards

    • Selected to 'Top Lawyers in Houston', by Houstonia Magazine, 2015
    • AV-rated "Preeminent" Martindale Hubbell
    • 10.0 "Superb" Rating by Avvo
    • Selected as one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine, 2017
  • Admitted Practice

    Admitted Practice

    • State Courts of Texas
    • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • Member


    • National Creditors Bar Association
    • State Bar of Texas
    • PDP Legal Fraternity
    • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
    • Commercial Law League of America
    • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Education


    • Memphis State University School of Law (J.D., 1988)
    • Southern Methodist University School of Law (1986-1987)
    • Memphis State University (Bachelor of Business Administration - 1983)
  • Community


    • Speaker at National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
    • President of Temple Emanuel Brotherhood
    • Member of the Temple Shalom
    • Member of the American Commercial Law League of America - Former Board Member
    • Member of American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
  • Representative Clients

    Representative Clients

    • Bank of America, N.A.
    • Hyundai
    • Honda Financial Services
    • Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation
    • GM Financial
    • Toyota Financial Services
    • Mitsubishi Motors Credit of America
  • Media