Abigail (Abby) Rushing Ryan Senior Counsel at Sneed, Vine & Perry, P.C.

Abigail (Abby) Rushing Ryan

Senior Counsel

Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation, Mediation

Abigail (Abby) Rushing Ryan is senior counsel at Sneed, Vine & Perry, P.C., where she focuses on commercial-bankruptcy matters, as well as business litigation, mediation and negotiations.


Prior to joining the firm, Abby was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas, representing Texas state agencies in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States. Among the many state agencies Abby served are the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Railroad Commission of Texas, the Texas General Land Office, the Texas Department of Insurance, the Texas State Securities Board, the Texas Department of Banking and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

As an Assistant Attorney General, her practice focused on commercial-bankruptcy litigation, counseling, strategy, negotiations and addressed state-agency-regulatory issues in bankruptcy cases. Abby served as first-chair counsel in adversary proceedings and other evidentiary hearings in which she litigated on behalf of state agencies.

Key accomplishments included:

  • Successfully negotiated a settlement for TCEQ in the Exide bankruptcy securing $25 million dollars to be put in trust and to be used by the City of Frisco with TCEQ oversight to remediate the environmental issues on the Exide property in Frisco, Texas.
  • Successfully represented the Texas State Securities Board in the Lear Capital bankruptcy, securing $5.5 million dollars to be distributed under the plan to consumers who purchased precious metals from Lear without Lear providing the proper disclosure of fees, which resulted in the company profiting millions at the investors’ expense.

Additionally, Abby served as a lead attorney in many multi-state groups in mega-bankruptcy cases throughout the country — including In re Voyager Digital Holdings, Inc., case no. 22-10943 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)  and In re Lear Capital, Inc., case no. 22-10165 (Bankr. D. Del.) — among many others.

She also worked for four years as Senior Attorney, Bankruptcy Program Manager at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, where she collaborated with leadership and staff to protect the Agency’s regulatory and monetary interests in bankruptcy matters.

Community Involvement

Abby is a member of the Texas Bar Foundation, the largest charitably-funded bar foundation in the nation. Each year, only one-third of 1% of Texas attorneys are invited to become Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Nomination is based on outstanding contributions to the legal profession as well as a commitment to the community.

Abby is also a seven-year member in good standing with the Texas Bar college and teaches continuing legal education courses for the National Association of Attorneys General.

In her free time, she serves as an Ambassador for CASA of Williamson County and enjoys sailing on Lake Travis.