He has an extremely good demeanor and a good approach to cases. He’s very thoughtful, solid in negotiations and measured.

Chambers USA, 2023

William A. (Trey) Wood III, chair of Bracewell’s distinguished financial restructuring department, has more than 32 years of experience and 14 years of recognition in Chambers USA for his work representing debtors, creditors, committees and other parties in interest in all facets of the bankruptcy process and out-of-court restructurings, including plan creation and confirmation, asset purchases and sales, claim allowance disputes and complex bankruptcy litigation. He has appeared in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States.

Trey has been recognized nationally as a leading bankruptcy/restructuring attorney in such publications as The Legal 500 United States (2009, 2012, 2016-2018, 2020-2024), Best Lawyers, BL Rankings (2006-2024), Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2003-2011, 2018-2019), and as mentioned above, Chambers USA (2009, 2011-2023). A commentator stated that he is “a real expert who provides great client service.” (Chambers USA, 2023) Trey is a frequent speaker on a variety of bankruptcy and restructuring topics.

Trey also formerly served as president of the Houston chapter of the Turnaround Management Association.