Michael F. Hord Jr. is an AV rated civil litigator at Hirsch & Westheimer.
An experienced trial lawyer, he is also an effective communicator and skillful negotiator. Michael has handled more than 1,000 cases throughout the state of Texas.
Michael’s focus is on complex business and commercial litigation. His representative experience includes representation of national and regional financial institutions, insurers, businesses and individuals in a broad variety of litigation matters including banking, Uniform Commercial Code litigation, Truth in Lending Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Bankruptcy Stay and Discharge Injunction Violations, lender liability, arbitration, commercial law, oil and gas, insurance coverage, DTPA, contract disputes, commercial landlord-tenant, construction, non-competition agreements, employment, wrongful death, will and trust disputes, and defense of personal injury claims.
He also has a background in defending Fortune 500 Companies from product liability claims and toxic tort claims and has represented healthcare providers in medical malpractice lawsuits and general business disputes.
Michael is a member of the Texas Association of Bank Counsel, and the Litigation, Commercial and Consumer Law sections of the HBA and is admitted to practice in all Texas state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Michael graduated from the University of Texas in 1988, having majored in Economics. After graduating from the South Texas College of Law, he was admitted to practice law in Texas in 1992.
- Obtained favorable jury verdict on all issues on behalf of a national bank in a trial involving the allege mishandling of escrow issues;
- Represented Mortgage Servicer in a Class Action Adversary proceeding that resulted in a favorable opt-out class settlement;
- Represented a national bank in state-wide litigation initiated by subcontractors for enforcement of mechanic’s liens for various construction projects involving bank owned property throughout Texas. The client obtained full indemnity and avoided liability;
- Obtained multiple summary judgments and dismissals for lenders and mortgage servicers in matters throughout Texas in cases filed by borrowers based on wrongful foreclosure allegations;
- Successfully defended national bank at trial in a matter involving allegations of application of mortgage payments;
- Obtained favorable settlement prior to trial for working interest owner in theft of trade secrets case;
- Successfully defended Fortune 500 Company in Mass Tort Plumbing Litigation in trial and arbitration; and
- Obtained multiple favorable judgments in various cases on behalf of commercial lender on deficiency judgment and guaranty actions.