Michael J. Durrschmidt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Houston, TX

Hirsch & Westheimer, PC
 | 1415 Louisiana, Suite 3600
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-220-9165
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (70%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Banking (10%)
Attorney Profile

Michael J. Durrschmidt is a Texas attorney, board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in business bankruptcy. 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.

A graduate of South Texas College of Law in 1982, Mr. Durrschmidt has distinguished himself in his prosecution and defense of numerous trials involving discharge, dischargeability and exemption issues. He was recognized by H Texas magazine as a "Top Lawyer for the People" and as a "Houston's Top Lawyer." He is admitted to practice in all state courts within Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court, the 2nd and 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Federal District Courts of Texas. His firm, Hirsh & Westheimer, P.C., is located in Houston.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (70%)

Business Litigation (20%)

Banking (10%)

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017

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About Michael Durrschmidt

Admitted: 1982, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.hirschwest.com/default.aspx/MenuItemID/112/MenuGr...

Honors and Awards:

  • "Houston's Top Lawyer" by H Texas Magazine, June 2008
  • "Top Lawyer for the People" by H Texas Magazine, February 2008
  • Rated an "AV" Lawyer by Martindale and Hubbell
  • Assistant Comments Editor, South Texas Law Journal
  • Order of the Lytae

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Nationally Certified by the American Bankruptcy Institute, Since 1992
  • Business Bankruptcy by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Since 1990

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1983
  • Texas, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Texas
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Presentation of paper at teh 3rd Annual Consumer Bankruptcy Practice seminar on exemptions, Exemptions-The Debtor's Fresh Start or the Creditor's Recovery, University of Texas School of Law-Continuing Legal Education

Representative Clients:

  • In re R&K Fabricating, Inc., 2012 WL 2118178, Bankr. S.D. Tex. June 11, 2012
  • In re Crown Ranch Development, Ltd., 2012 WL 1072221, Bankr. E.D. Tex. March 29, 2012
  • In re Franceschini, 2012 WL 113337, Bankr. S.D. Tex. January 12, 2012
  • In re Kirk Franceschini, 2011 WL 1522331, Bkrtcy. S.D.Tex. April 11, 2011
  • In re Pearland Sunrise Lake Center, L.P., 2010 WL 4272477, Bankr. S.D.Tex., October 19, 2010
  • In re Kirk Franceschini, 2010 WL 3952870, Bkrtcy. S.D.Tex. October 7, 2010
  • In re Harborwalk, LP, 2010 WL 346298, Bkrtcy. S.D.Tex, January 29, 2010
  • In re North Bay General Hosp., Inc., 404 B.R. 443, Bkrtcy. S.D. Tex. 2009
  • In re North Bay General Hosp., Inc., 404 B.R. 429, Bkrtcy. S.D. Tex. 2009
  • In re Blake, 2009 WL 349815, Bkrtcy. S.D.Tex., February 10, 2009
  • In re Moye, 2008 WL 5459853, Bkrtcy. S.D.Tex., October 31, 2008
  • In re Blake, 2008 WL 5043318, Bankr. S.D. Tex., September 22, 2008
  • Levine v. M & A Custom Home Builder & Developer, LLC, 400 B.R. 200, S.D.Tex., 2008
  • Gecker v. Marathon Financial Ins. Co., Inc., 391 B.R. 613, N.D. Ill, 2008
  • Automotive Professionals, Inc. v. Marathon Financial Insurance Co., Inc., RPG (In re Automotive Professionals, Inc.), 389 B.R. 630, Bankr. N.D. Ill. 2008
  • Gecker v. Marathon Financial Ins. Co., Inc., (In re Automotive Professionals, Inc.), 389 B.R. 621, Bkrtcy. N.D. Ill. 2008
  • In re Automotive Professionals, Inc., 370 B.R. 161, Bankr. N.D. Ill. 2007, aff'd in 379 B.R. 746, N.D. Ill. 2007
  • In re Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, 2007 WL 3315029, Bankr., Office of Administrative Hearings, November 5, 2007
  • In re Stanton, 2007 WL 776543, Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2007
  • In re Stanton, 2007 WL 2538431, S.D. Tex. 2007
  • In re Blow, 2007 WL 1858697, Bankr. S.D. Tex 2007
  • In re Rajabali, 365 B.R. 702, Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2007
  • In re Bryan, 364 B.R. 263, Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2007
  • In re Cherry, 2006 WL 3088212, Bankr. S.D. Tex. October 25, 2006
  • In re Tile Outlet, Inc., 2006 WL 1716125, S.D. Tex. 2006
  • In re Cherry, 341 B.R. 581, Bankr. S.D. Tex, 2006
  • Chemoil Inc. v. Pfeifle, 154 Fed.Appx. 432, 2005 WL 3091249, 5th Cir. 2005
  • In re Superior Oilfield Products, 131 F.3d 140, 5th Cir. 1997
  • KPMG Peat Marwick v. Texas Commerce Bank, 976 F. Supp. 623, S.D. Tex. 1997
  • Hoffman v. WHCT Management, Inc., 188 B.R. 98, Bankr. D. Conn. 1995, , aff'd 111 F.3d 123 2nd Cir. 1997, 1997 WL 187334
  • NCNB Texas National Bank v. Hoak, 91 F.3d 141, 5th Cir. 1996
  • Hoffman v. Ramirez (In Re Astroline Comm. Co. Ltd), 161 B.R. 874, Bankr. D. Conn. 1993
  • Cullen Center Bank & Trust v. Lightfoot, 152 B.R. 141, Bankr. S.D. Tex. 1993
  • In re Seton Chase Associates, Inc., 141 B.R. 2, Bankr. E.D.N.Y. 1992
  • NCNB Texas National Bank v. Jones, 966 F.2d 169, 5th Cir. 1992
  • In re Sakowitz, Inc., 949 F.2d 178, 5th Cir. 1991
  • Sakowitz, Inc. v. Chase Bank International, 110 B.R. 268, Bankr. S.D. Tex. 1989

Educational Background:

  • American University's School of Public Affairs, B.A. in Political Science and Economics, 1976
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1415 Louisiana
Suite 3600
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-220-9165

 

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