Mark J. Petrocchi





Mark Petrocchi maintains a Fort Worth bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors' rights practice, representing clients in bankruptcy related cases and in out-of-court workouts primarily in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but also in other jurisdictions in and out of Texas. He has extensive knowledge and experience representing many types of participants in bankruptcy cases, state court cases, debt restructuring, liquidations, workouts, asset sales, business sales and related types of representations, including debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, financial institutions, trustees, committees, asset purchasers and sellers. 

His representations include creditors, trustees and debtors in large cases to mom & pop types of businesses. He has substantial experience in litigation and is regularly involved in contested adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court, including actions for recovery of preferences, fraudulent transfer actions, valuation motions, asset purchases, stay proceedings, plan confirmations and an array of motions related to bankruptcy cases. Because Mark Petrocchi is fortunate enough to enjoy a broad bankruptcy practice, he is required by BACPA 2005 to state "We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the bankruptcy code." 

Areas of Practice

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. - 1985
  • University of Texas at Austin
    • B.B.A. - 1982
    • Major: Accounting

Representative Published Works

  • Chapter 11- Is a Tsunami Coming or Just a Rising Tide? The Credit Crunch Shock Wave, 2008 Northern District of Texas Bankruptcy Bench/Bar Conference, Keiffer, Petrocchi and Snyder
  • Exempt Property: Or, No Property is Safe While the Legislature is in Session, The Art of Collections, Texas Bar CLE (2003)
  • Oh Money Where Art Thou?, Bench Bar Conference IX, Tarrant County Bar Association (2002)
  • Involuntary- Will it Happen?, Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Course, State Bar CLE (2001)

Representative Cases

  • In re. Wholesale Properties I, LLC, 2010 WL 6634877 (Bankr.N.D.Tex. Mar 31, 2010) (NO. 10-31787-HDH, 10-31790-HDH)
  • In re. FFP Operating Partners, LP, 52 Collier Bankr. Case 2d. 1087- (Bankr. N. D. Tex. 2004)
  • In re. Trinity Meadows Raceway, 252 B.R. 660- (Bankr. N.D. Tex., 2000)
  • In re. White, 265 B.R. 547- (Bankr. N.D. Tex., 2001)

Representative Honors and Awards

  • Designated as Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating (1999 - Current)
  • Designated as a Super Lawyer, a Thomson Reuter service printed in Texas Monthly Magazine (2009 through the current year)
  • Designated as a Top Attorney in Tarrant County by Fort Worth Magazine, a publication of Fort Worth, Texas the City’s Magazine, 2006 - 2010 and 2012 - 2017 (Bankruptcy)
  • Outstanding Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year 1995 – Tarrant County Debtor’s Bankruptcy Bar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • John C Ford Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Master
  • Tarrant County Bar Association - Bankruptcy Law Section, Past Chair
  • Tarrant County Bankruptcy Bar Association, Past President
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Tarrant County Bankruptcy Bar, Section Member
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member

Honors and Awards

  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a LexisNexis company (2000 - Present)
  • Designated as a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine, a Thomson Reuter publication (2006 - 2018)
  • Designated as a Top Lawyer in Tarrant County by Fort Worth Magazine, a publication of Fort Worth, Texas the City’s Magazine (2006-2010 and 2012 - 2018)
  • Outstanding Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year 1995 – Tarrant County Debtor’s Bankruptcy Bar
  • Designated as a Top Attorney in 360 West Magazine, a publication of Fort Worth, Texas (2018)