Deborah D. Williamson
As the senior member of the Department, Deborah Williamson is a bankruptcy attorney recognized worldwide for her knowledge of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues. Based in San Antonio, she travels frequently around the state, nation and world to address colleagues and counsel clients on bankruptcy issues and trends. She is regularly called on by companies in a broad range of industries, including commercial banks, institutional lenders, service providers, commercial landlords, governmental units and individuals, for her bankruptcy experience.
Deborah was recently featured in Texas Lawyer's Go-To Guide as one of five lawyers in the bankruptcy category (published only every five years). Named a leader in her field by Chambers USA since 2003, Deborah was selected for inclusion by Law and Politicsmagazine as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Texas (regardless of practice) since 2007. She has been selected for inclusion as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas and one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Central Texas by Law and Politics since the honor's inception and inThe Best Lawyers in America® consecutively for more than a decade.
Deborah is also a frequent speaker and author, and recently co-authored a book published by the American Bankruptcy Institute entitled “Bankruptcy Litigation Manual-What Civil Litigators Need to Know.” She has also been inducted as a Fellow in the prestigious American College of Bankruptcy.
Deborah is a member of the State Bar of Texas, and past Chair of the Bankruptcy Section. She was President of the American Bankruptcy Institute in 1997-98 and received the ABI's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.