HOUSTON, TX – March 23, 2023 – Hirsch & Westheimer, P.C. is delighted to announce that two of its attorneys, litigator Jessica Levy Kromar and bankruptcy counsel Kim Lewinski, have been selected to the 2023 Super Lawyers ‘Rising Stars‘ list. Jessica was named in the category of Business Litigation for the second time. Kim was named a Rising Star in Business Bankruptcy for the fifth time. Annually, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Texas are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
“Our firm is proud to have Jessica and Kim recognized as Rising Stars. This achievement acknowledges that their exceptional legal talent is recognized by their peers,” said Lee Herman, H&W President.
Jessica has experience at all stages of litigation, through and including jury and bench trials in the state and federal courts of Texas. She has represented individuals, class action plaintiffs, financial institutions, and small and large businesses in matters ranging from breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, DTPA actions, residential and commercial construction defects, RCLA claims, mechanics and materialman’s liens, misappropriation of trade secrets and evictions.
Jessica chaired the Houston Urban Debate League’s annual silent auction for four consecutive years, winning the 2015 American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division Single Project/Service to the Public Award. Jessica is also a member of the Houston Urban Debate League’s Board.
Kim concentrates her litigation practice on creditors’ rights and business bankruptcy. She represents financial institutions, suppliers, and landlords in order to protect their assets and maximize recovery prior to and in bankruptcy. Her experience encompasses all aspects of bankruptcy matters, particularly contested matters and adversary proceedings. In addition to her bankruptcy litigation practice, Kim also provides advice on restructuring and insolvency issues.
Kim is an active participant in the Houston legal community. She currently serves as an officer in the Houston Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, committee member in the Honorable Arthur L. Moller-David B. Foltz Jr. American Inn of Court, and member of the Houston Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers. Ms. Lewinski was also selected to the 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and recognized by the Houstonia Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Bankruptcy and Workout for 2022-2023.
The Rising Stars designation is conferred upon the most respected legal practitioners in the state, based upon peer recognition and professional achievement of attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. The full list of Rising Stars is published in the March 2023 issue of Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition.
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 and buyers in equity 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 more than 105-year legacy, our attorneys have embodied 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