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Jana Smith Whitworth

Jana Smith Whitworth

Managing Attorney - JS Whitworth Law Firm, PLLC
  • Bankruptcy, Collections, Foreclosure Defense...
  • Texas
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JS Whitworth Law Firm, PLLC is a full-service bankruptcy law firm with a focus on business bankruptcy cases and bankruptcy litigation. Ms. Whitworth primarily represents businesses in chapter 11 reorganization cases and chapter 7 liquidation cases. When bankruptcy is not the answer, Ms. Whitworth represents both individual and corporate clients in negotiations to resolve collection disputes. Ms. Whitworth also represents clients in commercial litigation in both state and federal courts in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas - including, Hidalgo County, Cameron County, Willacy County, and Starr County.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Collections
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Consumer Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Commercial Litigation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
Languages
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
JS Whitworth Law Firm, PLLC
- Current
Represent business clients in all chapters of bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation matters. Pre-bankruptcy analysis and creditor negotiations for both business and individual clients. Represent clients in commercial litigation in both state and federal courts. Local appearance for various creditors in both bankruptcy hearings and state court actions (McAllen, Brownsville, Laredo, and Corpus Christi).
Senior Associate Attorney
Marcos D. Oliva, P.C., McAllen, Texas
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Represent both business and consumer debtors in all chapters of bankruptcy cases and bankruptcy litigation with focus on small business and individual chapter 11 reorganization cases. Pre-bankruptcy analysis and creditor negotiations for both business and consumer clients.
Senior Associate Attorney
The Villeda Law Group, McAllen, Texas
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Represent business clients in all chapters of bankruptcy cases and bankruptcy litigation matters. Represent business clients in negotiations with financial institutions and other creditors. Conduct other complex commercial litigation in both state and federal courts in contract disputes, lending issues and enforcement of loan documents, real estate and probate litigation. Represent creditors in collection actions and non-judicial foreclosures.
Of Counsel
Cox Smith, Incorporated, McAllen, Texas
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Conducted commercial litigation in both state and federal courts, with the majority of the caseload involving creditor/collection actions, bankruptcy, and other actions on behalf of financial institutions and other lenders. Prepared pre-foreclosure demand letters, reviewed title searches, drafted non-judicial foreclosure documents, and assisted lenders with non-judicial foreclosures. Conducted other complex commercial litigation, both prosecuting and defending, for contract claims, real estate related disputes (including breach of lease agreements), insurance-related actions, employment and labor actions, and construction disputes. Supervised and maintained daily caseload of 45-50 active lawsuits filed throughout Texas. Coordinated litigation team of one (1) associate attorney, two (2) paralegals, and two (2) secretaries.
Solo Practitioner
Law Office of Jana Smith Whitworth, Brownsville, Texas
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Conducted commercial litigation in both state and federal courts involving creditor actions and defenses for various lending institutions. Conducted other commercial litigation involving eminent domain/right-of-way actions for pipeline companies, and other real estate-related disputes.
Associate Attorney
Rentfro and Faulk, LLC, Brownsville, Texas
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Conducted commercial litigation involving real estate-related disputes, contract disputes, and eminent domain/right-of-way actions for various entities. Represented various lenders in creditor/collection actions including suits on sworn accounts, judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, garnishment actions, and bankruptcy actions. Negotiated and drafted various real estate-related documents including: lease agreements, loan documents and related security agreements, condominium declarations and other documents on behalf of homeowners’ associations.
Associate Attorney
Ellis, Koeneke, and Ramirez, LLP, McAllen, Texas
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Conducted litigation involving financial institutions, real estate-related disputes, and personal injury claims.
Associate Attorney
Ware, Snow, Fogel, Jackson & Greene, LLC, Houston, Texas
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Conducted litigation in both state and federal court, involving product liability cases, asbestos-related personal injury cases, contract disputes, personal injury claims, and Jones Act cases.
Education
South Texas College Of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Baylor University
B.B.A. (1985) | Real Estate
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Professional Associations
Bankruptcy Section - State Bar of Texas
- Current
Rio Grande Valley Bankruptcy Bar Association
- Current
Hidalgo County Bar Association
- Current
Women's Bar Section - Hidalgo County Bar Association
- Current
Texas State Bar # 00797453
Member
- Current
Contact & Map
JS Whitworth Law Firm, PLLC
P.O. Box 2831
McAllen, TX 78502
USA
Toll-Free: (956) 371-1933
Fax: (956) 265-1753