Mrs. Liz Boydston

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Mrs. Liz Boydston

Polsinelli , Dallas, TX

LIZ is a shareholder and focuses her practice on complex chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, adversary proceedings, fraudulent transfers, preference litigation, § 363 sales, receiverships and workouts throughout the U.S. She represents for-profit and nonprofit hospitals, municipalities, senior housing centers, health care providers, public oil and gas development companies, refining and fuel-marketing corporations, offshore drilling and exploration companies, financial institutions, independent contractors, and large multinational and multi-subsidiary corporations in complex restructuring and insolvency matters. She also routinely speaks on health care issues.

Liz is president of the Dallas Bar Association’s (DBA) Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section, program co-chair of the Turnaround Management Association and former president of the DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers, and she is involved in many more professional organizations. She won the Turnaround Atlas award, and has been named a Super Lawyer “Rising Star” from 2014-20 and as one of the “Best Lawyers Under 40.”

Liz was the first in her family to earn a degree and felt that she had no guide or mentors throughout her journey to becoming a lawyer. Because of that, she believes in being a good mentor, sponsor & leader, strives to bring more women and people of color into the law field. Since 2007, a significant portion of her non-working time has been focused on mentorship, which includes conducting mock interviews, helping students find clerkships and jobs, and having coached teams for 13 years for the Duberstein Moot Court Competition, leading them to victory five times. She also is active in her community, participating in such organizations as the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, Attorneys Serving the Community and United Way Metropolitan of Dallas’s Women’s Leadership Course.


  • J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law