Cameron A. Secord
Cameron advocates for his clients in state, federal, bankruptcy and appellate courts on issues ranging from CERCLA liability to state regulatory authority to commercial litigation. Whether it is a taxing authority improperly claiming a million dollars or an adverse party who commits multi-million dollar frauds, Cameron relentlessly pursues every avenue to obtain relief for his clients.
While in law school, Cameron worked as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod of the 5th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals and the Honorable Judge Marvin Isgur of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. Cameron also completed a study-abroad in New Zealand and Australia, where he observed practices under the commonwealth legal system.
Before pursuing his legal career, Cameron served high school students in Houston’s Second and Third Wards as a high school teacher and debate coach with Teach for America and the Houston Independent School District. A two-time national debate champion himself, Cameron led his students to both regional and Texas UIL Debate Championships. Now, he is excited to apply his passion for oral advocacy and experience working with communities across Houston in pursuit of his client’s goals.
B.A., cum laude with honors, Political Science, The University of Georgia, 2011
B.S.Edu., cum laude with honors, Social Studies Education, The University of Georgia, 2011
Master of Public Administration, Federal Regulatory/Organizational Management, The University of Georgia, 2011
J.D., cum laude, University of Houston Law Center, 2017
- Notes & Comments Editor, Houston Law Review
- Constitutional Law Tutor, Spring 2016, Spring 2017
- US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas
- US District Courts For Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
- US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- “Uncertain Waters: the Legal Implications of the ‘New Waters of the United States’ Rule on the Energy Sector and a Potential Remedy Within Administrative Law,” published in 54 Hous. L. Rev. 963 (2017).
June 19, 2019Client Results
On June 19, 2019, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court and reinstated the bankruptcy court’s dismissal of a post-confirmation attempt by the State of Oklahoma to obtain nearly $1 million in alleged unclaimed royalty payments held by Linn Energy.