Randy W. Williams

Randy W. Williams

ATTORNEY AT LAW

Partner

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Practice Areas:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Creditors' Rights

Biography

Randy Williams' practice is focused on bankruptcy and creditors rights. Board certified in both Consumer and Business Bankruptcy by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Panel Trustee for the Southern District of Texas since 1991, serving as case fiduciary in over 14,000 cases. Receiver appointed by Federal and State courts. As fiduciary supervises accounting functions, employees, operations, professionals, records maintenance and review and regulatory compliance, including tax filings. Trustee for chapter 11 debtors, plan agent and liquidating trustee under confirmed plans of reorganization.

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1985
    • Honors: Honor Court
    • Honors: Order of the Barons
  • Indiana University
    • M.A. - 1982
    • Major: Political Science
  • University of South Carolina
    • B.A. - 1980
    • Honors: President's List
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: English
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admission

  • New York
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

Honors

  • Texas Super Lawyers (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Bankruptcy Business), 2003 - 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy, 2011 - 2019
  • Chambers USA (Bankruptcy/Restructuring), 2018 - Present

Classes & Seminars

  • Buying Oil and Gas Assets in Bankruptcy, West Legalworks Webinar, 2008
  • Bankruptcy Checklist for When the System Crashes, 15th Annual Computer and Technology Law Institute, 2002
  • Bankruptcy Road Map for Corporate Counsel, 24th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute, 2002
  • Bankruptcy Road Map for Corporate Counsel, Annual Corporate Counsel Institute, 2002
  • Detour Ahead-Bankruptcy Road Map for the Judgment Creditor, Judgment Enforcement, 2002
  • Avoiding a Pyrrhic Victory When Collecting a Judgment, Collection Law in Texas, 2002
  • The Duties of a Bankruptcy Trustee or Charon and Cerberus, Bankruptcy Law and Practice, 2001
  • Disposing of the Remains, 06/15/2001

Past Positions

  • Thompson & Knight LLP, Partner, Bankruptcy, 2001 to 2018
  • Morris & Campbell, Partner, 1999 to 2001
  • Goforth Lewis & Williams, Partner, 1990 to 1999
  • Dotson, Babcock & Scofield, 1985 to 1990

Professional Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member and Treasurer
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, Member and Council Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Director, 2006 to 2008
  • Houston Bar Association, Secretary, 2008 to 2010
  • Houston Bar Association, President Elect, 2010 to 2011
  • Houston Bar Association, President, 2011 to 2012
  • The Honorable Arthur L. Moller/David B. Foltz, Jr. American Inn of Court, Member
  • The Honorable Arthur L. Moller/David B. Foltz, Jr. American Inn of Court, Bankruptcy, Treasurer, 2006 to 2008
  • The Honorable Arthur L. Moller/David B. Foltz, Jr. American Inn of Court, Bankruptcy, President Elect, 2008 to 2009
  • The Honorable Arthur L. Moller/David B. Foltz, Jr. American Inn of Court, Bankruptcy, President, 2009 to 2010
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization Bankruptcy Law Exam Commission, Member