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Autumn Highsmith

Autumn Highsmith

Counsel | Assistant General Counsel

Autumn Highsmith is a Counsel in the Litigation Practice Group in Haynes Boone’s Dallas office and serves as the firm’s Assistant General Counsel.

Autumn has more than fifteen years of experience representing debtors, creditors, asset purchasers, litigation parties, and government agencies in complex bankruptcy and restructuring matters both as an attorney at the firm and as an Assistant Attorney General in the Bankruptcy and Collections Division of the Texas Office of the Attorney General.

Autumn has represented clients in many major bankruptcy cases, including LTL Management LLC, American Airlines, Erickson Incorporated, Transcoastal Corporation, Cornerstone E&P, Guaranty Financial Group, Inc., Lothian Oil, Inc., and the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Dallas businessman Sam Wyly.

Autumn has a passion for helping high school students develop an understanding of the legal process and volunteers as an attorney coach for local mock trial teams.

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  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Dallas Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Attorneys Serving the Community
  • Baylor University School of Law Alumni Association
  • Recognized in D Magazine's "Best Lawyers in Dallas," D Magazine Partners, 2018
  • Exclusive Texas Winner of the International Law Office and Lexology Client Choice Award, 2017


J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 2005, summa cum laude; Executive Editor, Baylor Law Review; Order of the Barristers, Delta Theta Phi

B.A., Political Science and Speech Communications, Baylor University, 1999



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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas