Afton Sands, Partner


Afton represents clients in a broad range of commercial and business litigation matters in state and federal court. Her experience includes representing healthcare clients in managed care litigation and Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act litigation. Afton has also represented debtors, creditors, and trustees in bankruptcy court. She also has experience in bank failure litigation. Before joining the firm, she was an Associate at Brown McCarroll.

Representative Experience

  • Defended home health company in Fair Labor Standards Act overtime lawsuit.
  • Assisted in obtaining summary judgment and sanctions against opposition in Racketeer Influences and Corrupt Organizations Act action seeking $4.5 million in damages from ten defendants and obtained favorable decision from the Third Court of Appeals.
  • Assisted in a bankruptcy adversary that resulted in alter ego findings and the recovery of significant assets in the Cayman Islands through the substantive consolidation of non-debtor assets into the bankruptcy estate.
  • Represented Chapter 11 debtors in bankruptcy cases that resulted in true reorganization, including nursing home nonprofit organization, an international shipping company and candle manufacturing company.
  • Represented acquiring entity in acquisition of propane company through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.



























Afton Sands

Austin Office
T: 512. 599.8506
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Awards & Recognition

Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2018


Professional Associations and Memberships

Austin Bar Association

Austin Young Lawyers Association

American Bar Association

MAMAs Austin

State Bar of Texas Bar Journal Board of Editors Committee, Advisory Member, 2014-2015

State Bar of Texas Leadership SBOT, Class of 2013-2014



Judicial Intern, The Hon. Jeff Bohm, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas


Publications and Presentations

Co-author, “I Want it and I Want it Now: Preferences and Fraudulent Conveyance Actions,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy course, January 2013

Co-author, “New Players in the Bankruptcy Sandbox: Subprime Mortgages, Real Estate Securitizations, and Hedge Funds,” Bankruptcy Conference, U.S. Circuit Court, Western District of Texas, June 2008