The Law Offices of Ross and Smith


Judith Ross and Frances Smith of Ross & Smith, PC, are former large law firm lawyers who have combined their considerable talents to provide excellent service to clients at a reduced cost in complex bankruptcy matters, whether as debtors’ counsel or as creditors’ counsel.  Ms. Ross and Ms. Smith are highly experienced bankruptcy attorneys that have been recognized on multiple occasions for their accomplishments.  Judith Ross has been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America© since 2003 in the area of reorganization and bankruptcy.  She was included 16 times in D Magazine’s "Best Lawyers in Dallas" list (2003 -2018), and also was selected for inclusion 16 times in “Texas Super Lawyer” (2003 – 2018); Top 50 Women, 2003 – 2007; and DFW Top 100, 2003 and 2004), a Thomson Reuters legal division service published in Texas Monthly.  In addition, Ms. Ross was named in WHO’SWHOLEGAL, 2014, by clients and peers as being amongst 435 of the world's leading insolvency and restructuring lawyers. She also received an award of excellence from Chambers for the year 2014.​  More recently, in 2018, Ms. Ross was named as a “Recognized Practitioner” in the area of Bankruptcy and Reorganization Law by Chambers.

Frances Smith has been honored among the Best Lawyers in America© and D Magazine’s "Best Lawyers in Dallas" in recognition of her bankruptcy and restructuring work on behalf of debtors, secured lenders, unsecured creditor committees, and asset purchasers in bankruptcy proceedings throughout the United States. Ms. Smith who, in 2011, received the Romina L. Mulloy-Bossio Achievement Award by the State Bar of Texas as the state’s top young bankruptcy lawyer, helps her clients navigate the bankruptcy process and provides creative solutions for out-of-court restructurings.  Ms. Smith, a graduate of the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, among other achievements, serves on the Executive Committee of the Honorable John C. Ford American Inns of Court, is a former chair of the bankruptcy section of the Dallas Bar Association, and a former president of the DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers.

Judith Ross and Frances Smith, along with the rest of the stellar team, Eric Soderlund, Jessica Lewis, and Neil Orleans, have handled and been involved in some of the largest chapter 11 cases in the country, making them eminently equipped to assess each client’s needs and create practical and effective solutions to complex challenges.   

Unsurpassed client service, tenacious litigation (when needed), and sound business knowledge are the hallmarks of the Law Offices of Ross & Smith.

​"Judith Ross is widely respected by peers for her exemplary knowledge of bankruptcy and restructuring law.  One impressed client said, ‘She stays up to date on all the developments and if I ask her a question she will always know the right answer.'"
– Chambers USA Award of Excellence, 2011

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