Practice Areas: Joe Coleman has extensive experience in all aspects of bankruptcy, out-of-court restructurings and creditor rights. He has represented private and publicly traded debtors, over 36 creditors committees (in 15 states), financial institutions, equity funds, examiners, equity holders, lessors, and virtually all constituencies in complex Chapter 11 reorganization cases. Mr. Coleman also represents parties to adversary proceedings and other litigation related to bankruptcy and insolvency matters.
Professional Memberships: American Bankruptcy Institute; Trial Advocacy Program, Faculty Member; American Bar Association, Business Law Section; Dallas Bar Association; Corporate Reorganization, Creditor Rights Section, Bankruptcy and Business Litigation Sections; State Bar of Texas; Business Law Section, Bankruptcy Reorganization Committee; Turnaround Management Association.
Career: Licensed to practice in 1985. Founded the Firm in 1992 and is a shareholder, director and officer. The bankruptcy and creditor rights practice was recognized as part of the Firm's selection by The National Law Journal for its Midsize Hot List (2012). Listed in Best Lawyers in America (1999-2013). Named in Texas Super Lawyers® and Texas Monthly magazines as one of the top bankruptcy & creditor/debtor attorneys in Texas (2003-2013).
Publications: Frequent author and speaker on bankruptcy and creditors' rights issues, including publications by Mathew Bender, Callaghan and the Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal.
Personal: Southern Methodist University School of Law, JD (1985), law journal; Creighton University, BSBA (1982), Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honor Society; Solon E. Summerfield Scholar.