Deborah D. Williamson

Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated
San Antonio, TX

Deborah Williamson is the Managing Director of Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated. She is also the senior member of the Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Department. Deborah has been recognized for her experience in bankruptcy cases with
an emphasis on her knowledge of the recent developments in bankruptcy, including co-authoring the ABI Benchnotes column for 25 years. Deborah has served as counsel for debtors, including TXCO Resources, Inc. a publicly traded exploration and production
company based in the Eagle Ford shale. She has also served as committee counsel as well as individual creditors in cases around the country.

Deborah is also a frequent speaker and author, and recently coauthored When Gushers Go Dry: the Essentials of Oil and Gas Bankruptcy, published by the American Bankruptcy Institute. Deborah was President of the American Bankruptcy Institute in 1997-98 and received the ABI’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

She serves on the Board of Directors of the American College of Bankruptcy. She is also a former Chair of the Texas State Bar Bankruptcy Law Section. 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 Politics magazine 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 in The Best Lawyers in America consecutively for more than a decade.