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Michael J. Pledger

Michael J. Pledger

Austin, Texas

Michael Pledger is a Board Certified Bankruptcy Attorney with 40 years experience in bankruptcy law and IRS negotiations. Michael is a native Texan who received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in accounting and his law degree from University of Houston Bates College of Law. He has been a C.P.A. since 1976 and licensed Texas Lawyer since 1979. Specializing in Bankruptcy and settlement of IRS tax debts. Michael has successfully handled hundreds of such cases including bankruptcy cases under chapters 7, 11 and 13, United States Tax Court Petitions, and appeals up to and including the United States Supreme Court. Michael's main office is in Austin, but he also frequently practices in Houston and San Antonio.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Tax Negotiations - IRS

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1979
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990


  • Bates College of Law, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
    • J.D.
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, U.S.A
    • B.A.
    • Major: Accounting

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Board Certified-Consumer Bankruptcy Law
  • Board Certified-Business Bankruptcy Law
  • Certified Public Accountant

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