Timothy “Tim” Million joined Hughes Watters Askanase in July 2015 to support the Firm’s Business Bankruptcy Practice Area, which is led by Wayne Kitchens and Steve Shurn. The Firm’s solid reputation for Business Bankruptcy legal counsel and solutions coupled with its collegial culture and professional working environment were key factors that led Tim to join HWA. He is now well-positioned to capitalize on and leverage his long-standing business and personal relationships with HWA partners and associates as a member of a solid team that represents mid-sized corporate debtors, creditors and trustees.
Tim has been practicing law since 2005, with deep expertise in all aspects of bankruptcy representations (creditor, debtor, and trustee). He is a founding member and past president of the Houston Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers, and he continues to hold leadership positions in various professional organizations. Tim also recently served as the editor of the newsletter published by the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Texas in his role as vice president of Communications and Publications of the Section, and is now serving as the vice president of Membership for the Section.
Prior to attending law school, Tim was a risk analyst for Gallagher Healthcare, an information technology (IT) business analyst for Sysco Foods, and a manager for Wal-Mart after completing the Wal-Mart Management Program.
Tim focuses his practice on reorganization and workouts for businesses with complex problems. He also provides representation of secured creditors, representation of entities that seek to acquire assets out of bankruptcy cases, and representation in bankruptcy related litigation, often involving preferential and fraudulent transfers. In addition, he routinely represents Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustees. Examples of such representations include the following:
• Representation of a large publicly-traded oil and gas company as conflicts counsel in its Chapter 11 case in Houston, Texas.
• Representation of a mid-sized oil and gas exploration company in its Chapter 11 case in Plano, Texas.
• Representation of a technology staffing company in its Chapter 11 case in Houston, Texas.
• Representation of a healthcare business in its Chapter 11 case in Dallas, Texas.
• Representation of an Internet-based travel company in its Chapter 11 case in San Antonio, Texas.
• Representation of a publicly-traded international healthcare business in bankruptcy related litigation.
• Representation of a Houston based publicly-traded petrochemical company as a creditor in an out-of-court workout.
Juris Doctor, cum laude, from University of Houston Law Center, 2005
Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, with distinction, from Iowa State University, 1996
American Bankruptcy Institute -- member, 2005 to present
The Honorable Arthur L. Moller/David B. Foltz, Jr. American Inn of Court -- 2007 to 2012
Founding member of Houston Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers -- treasurer, 2008 to 2011; vice president, 2011-2012; and president, 2012 to 2013
Houston Bar Association - member2007 to present
State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Law Section, -- vice president of Communications and Publications and editor-in-chief of Section Newsletter, 2009-2013; vice president of Membership, 2013 to present
Founding member of Bankruptcy Section's Young Lawyers Committee -- 2007 to present
AWARDS AND HONORS
• Rising Stars - Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly Magazine, 2009 and 2011
• Outstanding Service Award from Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, 2010
• Two-time presenter with The Honorable Harlin D. Hale at “Starting Out Right,” a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program sponsored by The Young Lawyers Committee of the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Texas
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
When Tim isn’t practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, listening to live music, and distance running. He is a lifelong devoted fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and has been a Houston Texans season ticketholder since the team’s inaugural season. He and his family reside in the Houston suburb of Cypress.