Coleman Young


Charles Coleman “Cole” Young of Templeton Smithee Hayes Heinrich & Russell LLP specializes in the areas of bankruptcy, oil and gas, and commercial litigation. His primary area of expertise in bankruptcy cases is representing creditors and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings and related adversary proceedings.

  • Bond trustees - protecting the rights of bondholders in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Creditors - maintaining their claims and protecting their secured interests in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Bankruptcy trustees - appeals and adversary proceedings related to bankruptcy cases

In other aspects of our practice, Cole primarily assists Joe Hayes and other members of the firm in researching various legal issues of law impacting suits in which the firm represents major oil companies, producers, royalty owners, and other individuals and businesses

  • J.D. (With honors), University of Texas 1985 - Member, Review of Litigation Law Journal - Am. Jur. - Secured Transactions, Business Associations
  • B.A. (with honors), mathematics, University of Texas 1981
  • AV rated attorney
  • Past President, Panhandle Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Past President, Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association, director 1992-1993, and president 1993-1994
  • Past Area Representative, Texas Young Lawyers Association, director 1994-1995
  • Lifetime Member, Texas Bar Foundation
  • State Bar of Texas, 1985
  • United States District Courts, Northern District of Texas
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Amarillo Area Bar Association

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