Trinitee Green is a lover of people and learning, which makes her passionate about her practice. She is a member of the firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group, where clients rely on her to tenaciously advance and protect their interests.

Since clerking for the Honorable Harlin D. “Cooter” Hale for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Trinitee has represented various parties in and out of bankruptcy proceedings. She has represented debtors, creditors, committees, post-confirmation trustees, and bankruptcy trustees on a variety of matters. In addition to handling an array of complex bankruptcy matters, Trinitee regularly prosecutes and defends avoidance actions, which makes her especially adept at the art of negotiation. She also has state court litigation experience, including D&O actions, and regularly serves as local counsel for a number of firms outside of Illinois.

Trinitee’s clients are well-served during settlement discussions and mediations because she masters the relevant law and facts and uses her negotiating skills to reach results that seem unobtainable. In fact, she enabled one client to recover more than three times the anticipated amount and, in other cases, she has helped clients to avoid liability when their exposure was significant. Oftentimes, her drive and thoughtful counsel brings parties to agreement even when a successful resolution appears unlikely.

Trinitee’s values are perfectly aligned with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s core values. She is committed to excellence, integrity, equality, diversity, and she truly cares about others. Because of these values and her “life is too short” mentality, Trinitee gives 100% to each and every client.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Chicago Foundation for Women, Young Women’s Giving Council Committee member since 2016
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Professional Affiliations

    • Young Lawyers Committee of the State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Law Section, member and secretary since 2012 and 2014, respectively
    • Turnaround Management Association, member since 2016
    • Honorable John C. Ford, American Inn of Court, member since 2012
    • American Bankruptcy Institute, member since 2015
    • Honorable John C. Ford, American Inn of Court, member since 2012
    • American Bankruptcy Institute, member since 2015
    • American Bankruptcy Institute, member since 2015
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Representative Experience

  • John P. Madden, Trustee of the GMX Resources Creditor Trust, Case No. 13-11456 (Bankr. W.D. Okla.): Counsel to post-confirmation trustee in D&O litigation and preferential transfers and fraudulent conveyance actions.
  • ITS Engineered Systems, Inc., Case No. 15-32145 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.): Counsel for the Debtor, an oil and gas service provider.
  • Quicksilver Resources, Inc., Case No. 15-10585 (Bankr. D. Del.): Counsel for Crestwood Equity Partners, a mid-stream service provider, with respect to gas gathering and processing agreements with a focus on oil and gas property law issues.
  • GMX Resources Inc., Case No. 13-11456 (Bankr. W.D. Okla.): Counsel for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors.
  • Gas-Mart USA, Inc., et al., Case No. 15-41915 (Bankr. W.D. Mo.): Counsel for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
  • Richard S. Lauter, Creditor Trustee of the Gas-Mart USA, Inc. Creditor Trust, Case No. 15-41915 (Bankr. W.D. Mo.): Counsel to post-confirmation creditor trustee in preferential transfer and fraudulent conveyance litigation against multiple defendants.


  • A Whole New World? Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims in Bankruptcy, The Advocate: State Bar of Texas Litigation Section Report, Vol. 68 Fall 2014.
  • Paying To Play The Quiet Game: It Pays To Play, Or Does It?, STATE BAR OF TEX. BANKR. L. SEC. NEWSL., Volume 11, No. 2, Page 5 (July 2012), available at

Speaking Engagements

  • The Federal Bar Association’s Clerking at the Courthouse, panelist in 2013 and 2014.