Craig Smitham


Practice Areas & Concentrations

  • Representation of more than 1,000 mortgage borrowers as special bankruptcy counsel for the delivery of non-substantive consolidation opinion letters
  • Representation of debtors, creditors, and trustees in business chapter 11 and chapter 7 bankruptcy cases
  • Representation of companies and other entities in workouts
  • Representation of Federal Court Receivers


  • 2003 to Present: Shareholder of Cavazos, Hendricks, Poirot & Smitham, P.C.
  • 1997 to 2003: Associate with Cavazos, Hendricks & Poirot, P.C.
  • 1990 to 1997: Shareholder of Law Offices of Craig Smitham, P.C. (Office in Buena Vista, Chaffee County, Colorado)
    • Areas of Practice: real estate, business associations, Special District representation, wills, trusts, probate, and representation of children’s rights as guardian ad litem.
  • 1988 to 1989: Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and President of American Bank of the Mid-Cities, N.A., Bedford, Tarrant County, Texas
  • 1987 to 1989: Shareholder of Law Offices of Craig Smitham, P.C. (Office in Bedford, Tarrant County, Texas)
    • Areas of Practice: banking, real estate, mortgage lending, loan documentation, and general business.
  • 1985 to 1986: Staff Counsel with Corridor Broadcasting Corporation, Dallas, Texas
  • 1983 to 1985: Associate with Brice & Barron, Dallas, Texas
    • Areas of Practice: real estate, mortgage lending, and business associations.
  • Summers, 1980 to 1982 Internship Program, Vantage Companies/Assistant Investment Analyst, Vantage Income Properties, Inc., Dallas, Texas

Education & Awards

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1983
  • B.B.A. (Accounting), Texas A&M University, 1980
  • AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, 2000-present
  • Certificate of Professionalism by Colorado Bar Association, July, 1991
  • Award of Special Recognition by Heart of the Rockies Bar Association, December, 1996


  • State Bar of Texas, 1983
  • State Bar of Colorado, 1990 (currently inactive)
  • U.S. District Court – Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • National Association of Federal Equity Receivers - Associate Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Section
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • Member of Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section
    • Co-Chairman of Admissions and Membership Committee, 2002-2003
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association, 1990-1997
    • Representative to Board of Governors, 1993-1995
  • Heart of the Rockies Bar Association, 1990-1996
    • President, 1993-1995