Omar Alaniz is the Former Chair of the Texas State Bar's Bankruptcy Section and Dallas Bankruptcy Bar. He represents debtors and creditors in chapter 11 cases and has substantial experience in bankruptcy-related litigation and appeals, including prevailing in oral argument before the Texas Supreme Court.
Omar has been recognized in the 2015-2019 editions of Chambers USA. He is described as "an active figure at the Texas bankruptcy Bar, and has an excellent reputation for his intelligence and technical skills." A client remarked that Omar's strengths are “excellent client focus, deep understanding of materials, attention to detail and cost-conscious mindset.”
In 2019, Omar was invited to join the National Bankruptcy Conference, whose primary purpose is to advise Congress on bankruptcy law.
In 2017, the American Bankruptcy Institute included Omar in its inaugural list of the top "40 Under 40" insolvency professionals in the country. In 2012, he received the "Sandra Day O'Connor Award for Professional Service" in the U.S. Supreme Court at an event hosted by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. In 2013, the National LGBT Bar Association recognized him as a "Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40."
Omar was an adjunct faculty member at SMU Dedman School of Law for several years, where he taught bankruptcy law courses. He is also a frequent speaker and member of various planning committees for bankruptcy continuing legal education programs.