EDUCATION:
  • J.D. 1988, University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
  • B.S. 1984, Agriculture/Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
  • Certified Mediator through A.A White Dispute Resolution Center, University of Houston
  • Attended National Institute of Trial Advocacy  trial training program

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Law Office of Patricia Williams Prewitt (4/09-present)
Established a national practice concentrating on commercial litigation, energy related matters and representation of energy companies and commercial entities in Chapter 11 complex bankruptcies. Experienced in matters involving swaps and forward contracts.  Certified as a Women's Business Enterprise.
 
LOCKE, LIDDELL & SAPP, LLP, Houston, Texas (8/88-4/09)
Senior Counsel – Practice areas included various types of complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and energy-related matters.  Bankruptcy work  included representation of debtors, creditors and trustees. Primarily first chair experience with complex cases.  Responsibilities included all aspects of litigation, alternative dispute resolution, workouts and extensive client development and contact.  Served as deputy in charge of Houston bankruptcy section for 3 years.  Responsibilities also included supervising and mentoring associates.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/CIVIC ACTIVITIES:
  • Texas State Bar
  • Missouri State Bar
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Litigation Section)
  • International Energy Credit Association (member Legal Committee)
  • Member Montgomery United Methodist Church

LAW SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AND HONORS:

Missouri Law Review
Published Note:  Bankruptcy Code Section 327(a) – New Interpretation Forces Attorneys to Waive Fees or Wave Good-Bye to Clients, 53 Mo. L. Rev. 311 (1988)
Board of Advocates; executive board and director of first year advocacy program
Dean’s Honor List
Order of the Barristers
Roscoe Anderson Award for Excellence in Moot Court
Top Oralist, Moot Court Competition
Regional Moot Court Team

FREQUENT CLE SPEAKER:

Presentations to International Energy Credit Association, Global Energy Management Institute, Gas and Power Institute and Texas State Bar Associations.  Presentations to 2008 International Energy Credit Association conference in Phoenix, Arizona, 2008 ABA National Conference; 2009 Gas and Power Institute and the Fall 2009 International Energy Credit Association on current bankruptcy cases affecting the energy industry.

PERSONAL:

Married to Jim Prewitt, Assistant District Attorney, Montgomery County, Texas
Children: Taylor, Jackson and Carson