Durrschmidt & Huttenbach Selected to 2020 Super Lawyers List

Durrschmidt & Huttenbach Selected to 2020 Super Lawyers List

by Onyinyechi Muilenburg

Houston, Texas, September 25, 2020– Hirsch & Westheimer, P.C. is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys, litigators Michael Durrschmidt and William Huttenbach, have been selected to the 2020 Super Lawyers list by Texas Super Lawyers Magazine. Annually, no more than five percent of the lawyers in Texas are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Michael J. Durrschmidt has been selected for 17 years to the Super Lawyers list. He is an accomplished litigator and is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in business bankruptcy. He is rated an AV lawyer by Martindale and Hubbell and has been named to the “Super Lawyers” list since 2004 in the area of Bankruptcy and Workouts. Additionally, Michael has been voted and recognized by H Texas Magazine as a “Top Lawyer for the People” in February 2008 and as a “Houston’s Top Lawyer” in June 2008. He has also been recognized as a Houston “Top Lawyer” in the area of bankruptcy/debt law (Houstonia Magazine 2014-2016). Practicing primarily in the areas of creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and banking, Mr. Durrschmidt represents lenders, suppliers, landlords and lessors in cases related to workouts, debt restructures, state and federal collection and lien priority litigation, real and personal property foreclosures, and repossessions.

William “Pat” Huttenbach joins the list of Super Lawyers for the first time. Pat is a litigation attorney who has been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” in business law by Houstonia Magazine, is rated AV by Martindale and Hubbell, and has a 10.0 (Superb) score by AVVO.  As of September 2020, Pat became the current President of the Southwest Conference of Bank Counsel, and he has a long and successful career representing all sizes of banks in litigation, including depository operations litigation, UCC litigation, bank fraud litigation, credit reporting issues (FCRA claims), wrongful debt collection matters (FDCPA matters), wrongful foreclosure, annuity fraud, consumer/commercial loan defaults, and collection matters.  He is a frequent speaker and runs bank training programs.


Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area that results a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.


About Hirsch & Westheimer, P.C. //

Hirsch & Westheimer is a Houston-based law firm. Our team consists of many recognized leaders in their fields in a broad array of matters, including advising executors of multi-million dollar estates to sellers in stock and asset transactions, and representing oil and gas companies in complex multiparty litigation. Hirsch & Westheimer’s clients include individuals, families, trusts, estates, major financial institutions and American and foreign business interests engaged in real estate development and management, aviation, upstream oil and gas, construction, insurance, retailing, wholesaling, manufacturing and merchandising. Throughout our 105-year legacy, our attorneys embody the culture of stability, hard work, service, professionalism and loyalty. We stand strong today as a historical landmark in Houston’s business and legal community. For more information, please visit www.hirschwest.com