Demetra L. Liggins

Demetra L. Liggins

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    811 Main Street
    Suite 2500
    Houston, TX 77002-6129 USA
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Demetra Liggins has over a decade of experience in business finance and restructurings for a variety of large and small public and private companies. She 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.


  • Working with financial institutions, public and private companies, partnerships, and private-equity funds, Demetra has a broad range of experience. She helps clients both purchase and sell assets in distressed situations, secure financing, and negotiate structure and implement cash collateral orders and debtor-in-possession financing agreements on behalf of both a company and a financial institution. Demetra also helps clients draft plans of reorganizations and with out of court restructuring. Her clients include health care systems, retail corporations, financial institutions, and oil and gas companies.

  • Demetra played a leading role in Thompson & Knight's representation of both Baseline Oil & Gas and Cross Canyon Energy Corp. Both bankruptcy cases involved pre-negotiated and packaged plans of reorganization (a "pre-pack") and both of the companies exited from bankruptcy in less than 60 days.

  • For a list of more extensive representations, please click here.

Prior Experience

  • Law Clerk, Honorable U.W. Clemon, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, 2000-2001


  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law); 2018

  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Business); 2016-2017

  • Law Firm Rainmakers, Diversity & the Bar; 2011

  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Business); 2005, 2007-2011, 2013-2015

  • Houston's "Top Lawyers," H Texas magazine; 2010-2013, 2015-2016

  • President's Award, Houston Bar Association; 2005-2006

  • Lawyer on the Fast Track, H Texas Magazine; 2004

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2018

  • Member, Bankruptcy Section, Houston Bar Association; Chair, 2009-2010

  • Director, Texas Young Lawyers Association, State Bar of Texas, 2007-2010

  • Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2012

  • Women's Business Alliance, Greater Houston Partnership

  • Houston Chapter Chair, International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)

  • Member, Women's Energy Network

  • Member, Cumberland Law School Advisory Board

  • Fellow, Houston Young Lawyers Foundation

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation