Joshua Wolfshohl has been recognized among leading bankruptcy lawyers by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers. His practice focuses on corporate reorganizations and restructurings, acquisitions and sales within the bankruptcy context, bankruptcy court litigation, and creditors’ rights. He represents corporate debtors and creditors, official and ad hoc committees, trustees and plan agents in cases involving complex commercial disputes and a wide range of bankruptcy issues in some of the country's largest and most complicated chapter 11 cases.

Joshua has particular experience in bankruptcy proceedings relating to the energy and healthcare industries. He also represents numerous clients in complex out-of-court restructurings, general civil litigation in federal and state trial courts and bankruptcy appeals before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States district courts.

Joshua serves as a member of the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee.  In addition, he leads the University of Houston Law Center Pre-Law Pipeline Program at Porter Hedges which is designed to increase the diversity of law school applicants by providing law school preparatory resources for students who are first generation, low income, or members of groups underrepresented in the legal profession.

Honors & Recognitions

Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer in Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Texas - Band 2)

Chambers USA, Bankruptcy Firm of the Year (Texas), 2019

2023 “Lawyer of the Year” (Best Lawyers in America – Litigation – Bankruptcy)

2021 “Lawyer of the Year” (Best Lawyers in America – Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law)

International Law Office and Lexology’s Client Choice Award, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2019

Texas Super Lawyers - Top 100 Lawyers in Houston

Houstonia Magazine,“Top Lawyers in Houston”

  • Chambers - Texas (Bankruptcy 2019)
  • Client Choice
  • Legal 500 (Use for non-current year bio badges)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Chambers 2024



J.D., University of Houston Law Center, cum laude, 2002

B.A., University of Texas, 1997



United States District Courts for the Northern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Judicial law clerk, The Honorable Wesley W. Steen, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Judicial intern, The Honorable Manuel E. Leal, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Intern, Office of the United States Trustee in Houston, Texas


Debtors' Counsel in Confirmed Chapter 11 Cases

OFS International, LLC, et al.
Agilon Energy Holdings II, LLC, et al.
Tri-Point Oil & Gas Production Systems, LLC, et al.
PetroQuest Energy, Inc., et al.
Geokinetics Inc., et al.
University General Health System, Inc., et al.
Diabetes America, Inc.
Bison Building Holdings, Inc., et al.
Eagle Geophysical, Inc., et al.
Superior Offshore International, Inc.
Easy Gardener Products, Ltd., et al.
Doctors Hospital 1997, L.P.
Southwest Grain Co., et al.

Official Committee Representation

  • Counsel for Official Committee of Equity Security Holders in Washington Prime Group, Inc., et al. chapter 11 cases.
  • Counsel for January 24 Claimants Committee (official committee for tort claimants) and Plan Proponent for chapter 11 Plan of Watson Grinding & Manufacturing Co. and Watson Valve Services, Inc.
  • Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors’ in Montco Offshore, Inc. and Montco Oilfield Contractors, LLC chapter 11 cases.
  • Co-counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Bristow Group Inc., et al. chapter 11 cases.

Creditor and Lender Representation

  • Counsel to senior secured creditors and debtor-in-possession lenders in Peninsula Airways, Inc., d/b/a PenAir, Buccaneer Resources LLC, et al., Star Resources, Inc., Resource Technology Corp. chapter 11 cases and numerous other cases.
  • Counsel to creditor in the chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Hornbeck Offshore Services.
  • Counsel to creditor in the chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Blackstone Group’s Gavilan Resources LLC.
  • Litigation creditor’s counsel in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Benevis Corp.
  • Senior lender’s counsel in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Permico Midstream Partner Holdings, LLC.
  • Counsel to member of the creditor’s committee in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Chesapeake Energy Corp.
  • Counsel to largest creditor and litigation defendant in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Marshall Broadcasting Group, Inc.
  • Counsel to largest creditor and chair of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of KP Engineering LP.

Trustee Representation

  • Counsel to chapter 11 Trustee in Brown Medical Center, Inc. (d/b/a, Brown Hand Center), Endeavour Highrise, L.P., Urban Mall Houston, L.P. and Caltex Holdings, L.P. chapter 11 cases.

Additional Representation

  • Counsel to numerous midstream, upstream and oilfield service companies in the bankruptcy cases across the country, including Sanchez Energy Corporation, Whiting Petroleum Corporation, et al., Southcross Energy Partners, L.P., et al., Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC, et al., C&J Holdings, et al., SemCrude, L.P., et al., Reichmann Petroleum Corp., and Freedom Pipeline, LLC.
  • Counsel to Ad hoc group of property owners and club members in Utah 7000, L.L.C., et al., bankruptcy cases.
  • Counsel to equity holders successfully obtaining appointment of an official committee of equity holders in Adeptus Health chapter 11 cases.
  • Asbestos Future Claims Representative in the ABB Lummus Global Inc. bankruptcy case.
  • Counsel to chapter 11 examiner in the Morningstar Gas, Inc. case.
  • Counsel to Bridgeline Holdings, L.P. in connection with preference litigation in the Borden Chemicals and Plastics Operating Limited Partnership bankruptcy case.



Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

  • "Official and Ad Hoc Committees: Getting in Ethically," 33rd Annual Course - Advanced Business Bankruptcy
    Speaking Engagement, 06.23.2016
  • "Chapter 7 Trustees - Their role, duties," Southern District of Texas Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference
    Speaking Engagement, 04.21.2016


State Bar of Texas, Member

Houston Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

American Bankruptcy Institute, Member

Turnaround Management Association, Member

University of Houston Law Foundation, Board Member