McGuireWoods Houston partner
Demetra Liggins has been recognized as a “Diversity and Inclusion Champion” by Texas Lawyer in the
Texas Legal Awards. The award recognizes lawyers who overcame insurmountable odds to achieve
success or had an outsized influence on inclusivity initiatives.
An accomplished bankruptcy lawyer, Liggins has more than two decades of
experience in business finance and restructuring for public and private
companies. She is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy and finance topics, as
well as on diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and the wider
Liggins co-founded Corporate Homie, an
innovative platform that helps women and people of color build a community
of support to advance in the corporate world. She has been recognized as
one of the “Premier Women in the Law” by
the Houston Association of Women Attorneys, received the Rick Palmore LCLD
Alumni Award from the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, and was
recognized as a Law Firm Rainmaker by Diversity & the Bar
magazine, a Minority Corporate Counsel Association publication.
“I am proud to receive this honor from Texas Lawyer,” said
Liggins. “I look forward to continuing to share my knowledge with women and
professionals of color to help them reach their full potential.”
Yasser Madriz, managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Houston office, added: “I am delighted
that Demetra’s contributions to promoting diversity have been recognized.
McGuireWoods is fortunate to have talented lawyers such as Demetra who work
diligently for their clients and their communities.”
The Texas Legal Awards dinner reception will take place Sept. 14, 2022, at
the Arts District Mansion in Dallas.