Partner, Thompson Knight and Co-Founder, Corporate Homie (Houston, Texas and New York, New York)
Demetra L. Liggins is a Partner in Thompson & Knight’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group in the Firm’s Houston office. She has nearly 15 years of experience in business finance and restructurings for a variety of large and small public and private companies. Demetra helps navigate her clients through complex corporate reorganization and distressed acquisitions. She works on both in-court and out-of-court restructurings. Demetra is highly regarded for her ability to quickly and efficiently help clients assess the effects of a bankruptcy on their corporate and financial transactions. She is a trusted business partner who works with her clients to identify and achieve their goals in the bankruptcy process.
Demetra received a J.D., cum laude, from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 2000 and a B.S. in Business Administration, cum laude, from Christian Brothers University in 1997. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable U.W. Clemon, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. Demetra is licensed to practice in both Texas and New York.
Demetra is actively involved in numerous organizations, including serving as Houston Chapter Chair of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC); a member and former Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Houston Bar Association; a member of the Women’s Energy Network; a member of the Women’s Business Alliance, Greater Houston Partnership; a former Fellow of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity; and a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Her accolades include being named to Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters, as a Law Firm Rainmaker by Diversity & the Bar, and to Houston’s “Top Lawyers” by H Texas magazine. She has also been featured in Law360’s Minority Powerbroker Q&A series.