Michael S. Wilk to be honored by the Houston Bar Association and HBA Auxiliary for Fifty Years of Service

Michael S. Wilk to be honored by the Houston Bar Association and HBA Auxiliary for Fifty Years of Service

by Erick Escamilla

The Houston Bar Association and HBA Auxiliary is honoring its members who have reached 50 years of law practice at the 2016 Annual Dinner Meeting on May 19, including our firm President, Michael S. Wilk.

In 1991, Michael incorporated Alternative Dispute Resolution as part of his law practice and since January 1, 2013, Michael has focused his practice almost exclusively on ADR, serving as a mediator and arbitrator in a wide variety of commercial disputes. Michael is a former chairman of the ADR Section for the State Bar of Texas, and served on the ADR council. He also served on the inaugural board of directors of the Association of Attorney Mediators, and later as National Director and as National President. In 2011, he was inducted as a Charter Member of the Texas Chapter, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, awarded in recognition of a level of excellence in the practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution. In 2010, he became a member of the International Mediation Institute, and he is a Certified Mediator by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (Credentialed Distinguished Mediator). Michael also served as Director of the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center, Chairman of Peer Mediations and Schools Task Force for the Houston Bar Association and the Houston Bar Association ADR Section and on the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, as a member and Past Chairman 4B. He was also an adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law, teaching negotiable instruments, bank deposits and collections and secured transactions. Michael has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Texas Super Lawyer for ADR, from 2003 through 2016, and as a top lawyer in ADR by HTexas Magazine in 2012 through 2016.

Hirsch & Westheimer is proud of Michael’s many accomplishments, both as a leader of our firm and as a recognized leader in Alternative Dispute Resolution. To learn more about Michael Wilk’s 50 years of experience, having transitioned from commercial litigator to a certified neutral, please visit: http://www.hirschwest.com/attorneys/michael-s-wilk/. To learn more about the firm’s ADR or Alternative Dispute Resolution practice group, please visit: http://www.hirschwest.com/practice-areas/arbitration-mediation/. To learn more about the HBA 2016 Annual Dinner, please visit: http://www.hba.org/2016/04/hba-annual-dinner-set-for-may-19/.