We believe in treating you the way we would want to be treated, with respect and compassion. We know you are probably very worried about your situation. We don’t talk down to you or hand you off to our staff. We listen carefully to your concerns and we give you a clear explanation of your options. We are with you through the entire process and we do our best to prepare you for what to expect. We have a reputation for thorough and accurate paperwork. In fact, Michael Baumer has written the manual used to educate other bankruptcy attorneys and legal assistants on how to correctly prepare bankruptcy forms. Our attention to you and to the details of your financial information will make the process go as smoothly as possible.

Michael Baumer at Austin Board-Certified Bankruptcy Law Office Michael Baumer

Michael Baumer has practiced bankruptcy law nearly exclusively for over 25 years. He has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 1984, and has been board certified in both consumer and business bankruptcy law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1998, one of the few attorneys in Austin to have both certifications. In addition, he has served five terms as president of the Austin Bankruptcy Bar Association and has served on its board for over 15 years, has served on the local rules committee, and is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy related topics.


Megan Baumer at Austin Board-Certified Bankruptcy Law Office Megan Baumer

Megan has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 1988. Prior to joining her brother’s law firm as an associate attorney in 2007, Megan practiced real estate law in Houston. In addition to her legal practice, Megan is a professional artist specializing in sculpture.



Renee Purvis at Austin Board-Certified Bankruptcy Law Office Renée Purvis

Renée is our office manager and Chapter 13 legal assistant. She has over 25 years of experience in managing this type of bankruptcy case which can be up to five years in length. Chapter 13 cases frequently involve ongoing communications with secured creditors and the Chapter 13 Trustee's office, and Renée's expertise is invaluable in the smooth operation and successful conclusion of our Chapter 13 cases.




Melanie Mikulencak at Austin Board-Certified Bankruptcy Law Office Melanie Erskine

Melanie is our Chapter 7 legal assistant and has over 10 years of bankruptcy experience. Melanie's knowledge and friendly demeanor guides our clients calmly through to the completion of their case.

Larisa Tate at Austin Board-Certified Bankruptcy Law Office Larisa Tate

Larisa is likely to be the friendly voice you hear when you call for an appointment. She handles our front desk and provides knowledgeable assistance to our clients and other callers.




Baumer Law at Melanie and Bob Erskine’s wedding, February 201

Baumer Law at Melanie and Bob Erskine’s wedding, February 2011