Matthew D. Cavenaugh
Matthew Cavenaugh is a trial lawyer who focuses on complex business bankruptcy litigation.
A seasoned actor and former judicial law clerk, Matt understands the importance of communicating complex legal arguments with clarity and conviction – both in and out of court. From the moment a client steps in the door until closing argument, Matt uses his distinctive talents for storytelling, humor, and creativity to persuasively and fiercely advocate for his clients.
Matt is at home in bankruptcy court, where he regularly represents secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 trustees, third-party purchasers and other interest holders in a wide variety of insolvency and restructuring matters. Matt has extensive experience representing third-party purchasers of assets through Chapter 11 reorganizations, including oil & gas and intellectual property assets. In addition to bankruptcy litigation, he has extensive experience pursuing and litigating corporate fraud claims.
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Matt served over two years as judicial law clerk to United States Bankruptcy Judges Wesley W. Steen and Judge Marvin Isgur (SDTX).
B.A., with honors, Trinity University
- Distinguished Student of Drama
J.D., South Texas College of Law Houston
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas