Phone: (210) 222-9494


Bar Admission

  • State Bar of Texas (2000)

  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas

  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas


Pepperdine University School of Law, JD Cum Laude
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. in History and Economics


practice areas


About Thomas

Since joining Pulman, Cappuccio & Pullen, LLP, Mr. Rice has successfully confirmed reorganization plans for a railroad terminal located in Corpus Christi, Texas, and a commercial building in San Antonio, Texas.  Mr. Rice regularly appears before the bankruptcy courts in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, McAllen, and Laredo.

Mr. Rice represents the commercial interest of a wide variety of clients in connection with entities suffering from economic distress. While typically these interests are prompted by the filing of a bankruptcy case, Mr. Rice has also represented parties in negotiating out-of-court restructurings. As part of his practice, Mr. Rice has represented parties that conduct business in a variety of industries including commercial real estate development, retail, electronic commerce, restaurants and railroads. In addition to these industries, Mr. Rice has substantial experience in representing clients in the oil and gas arena, including refiners, exploration and production companies, entities owning mid-stream assets and service providers. Mr. Rice has also undertaken numerous cases involving breaches of fiduciary duties by corporate officers and directors. Within the bankruptcy realm, Mr. Rice regularly represents debtors-in possession, trade creditors, bankruptcy trustees and parties seeking to purchase assets. These representations involve both transactional aspects and complex commercial litigation.

Mr. Rice is currently the Chair for the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Texas.

Mr. Rice served as law clerk to the Honorable Ronald B. King prior to working for the law firm of Cox Smith Matthews. Tom joined Pulman, Cappuccio & Pullen, LLP in May 2014.



  • State Bar of Texas, Chair for the Bankruptcy Section

  • Turnaround Management Association, Past-President of the Central Texas Chapter

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Select Reported Cases


  • Villaje Del Rio, LTD v. Colina Del Rio, LP, 283 Fed. Appx. 263 (5th Cir. Tex. 2008)

  • Good v. RMR Invs., Inc., 428 B.R. 249 (E.D. Tex. 2010)

  • In re TXCO Res. Inc., 2010 Bankr, LEXIS 5680 (Bankr. W.D. Tex. Jan. 29, 2010

  • Whitlock v. Lowe, 569 B.R. 94 (W.D. Tex. 2017)

  • In re Rhinesmith, 450 B.R. 630 (Bankr. W.D. Tex. 2011)