Cameron A. Secord
Cameron creates innovative solutions for his clients’ perplexing legal problems with a special focus on circumstances where one party wrongly absconds with assets and appears beyond reach. From unwinding convoluted corporate structures in the energy space to holding accountable masterminds behind eight figure real estate fraud schemes to piercing corporate reorganization attempts aimed at avoiding tens of millions in environmental liability, Cameron thrives in finding a way to make those who owe pay up.
In just five years of practice Cameron has both led and served as co-counsel in:
- multiple adversary proceedings representing trustees and debtors,
- contested debtor hearings (motions to sell, motions to amend the confirmation order, contested evidentiary hearings, discovery disputes),
- contested procedural hearings in federal and state courts (motions to amend, motions to dismiss, motions for continuance, motion for alternative service),
- contested enforcement hearings in federal court (motions to compel, motions to show cause, motions to quash),
- state court collection actions (foreclosure, eviction, garnishment, UCC sale, seizure, default judgment),
- CERCLA prosecution and defense litigation, and
- private and court-ordered mediations.
Whether preparing a forensic computer or accounting expert for direct testimony or crossing an opposing witness in Court, Cameron plies his passion for oral advocacy as a two-time national debate champion with his relentless persistence and ingenuity to repeatedly obtain favorable results for clients. He has issued and enforced over 50 subpoenas, taken more than 30 depositions and developed winning legal strategies where there appeared to be none.
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.
Before practicing law, Cameron served 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. Cameron led his students to both regional and Texas UIL Debate Championships and assisted 17 of them in obtaining full cost of attendance scholarships to four-year universities.
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, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
- US District Court for Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
- US Court of Appeals for the First and Fifth Circuits
- Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2023
- “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).
Houston Urban Debate League, Board Member
March 23, 2023Attorney News
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 63 attorneys to Thomson Reuters’ 2023 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list, which recognizes only 5% of Texas attorneys who either are 40 years of age or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
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.