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About William P. Huttenbach

I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia before receiving my B.A. from Rice University in 1992. I began law school in 1994 by attending South Texas College of Law, and in my first year, I received the top grade in five of ten classes. In 1996, I clerked for the Honorable Lynn Bradshaw-Hull in the Harris Civil County Court at Law No. 3. I graduated from the University of Houston Law Center magna cum laude in 1997. I am currently a litigation attorney concentrating on civil matters at Hirsch & Westheimer, P.C.
I have handled thousands of cases regarding depository operations issues. I have successfully defended banks from lawsuits totaling over $100,000,000. I have answered over 150 lawsuits involving UCC sections 3, 4 and/or 4A issues. I has also personally answered over 2,000 garnishment lawsuits. I have been asked to be an expert witness on issues concerning UCC sections 3, 4 and 4A. I have written numerous articles on banking topics, and have given numerous speeches, including speeches on how to better protect banks in litigation through updated deposit agreements. I have also given UCC update speeches and given speeches on other UCC issues. I also routinely handle many other types of lawsuits against banks including lender liability claims, FCRA claims, FDCPA claims, Texas Finance Code claims, and other alleged wrongful debt collection claims, and I have handled many disputes concerning construction lending litigation.
I have also defended many other types of businesses, including hotels, hospitals, restaurants, and various other businesses. For example, I helped the United States of America Chess Federation defend against a $25,000,000.00 lawsuit by some board members against other board members for defamation, libel and slander, tortious interference and various other claims.
To provide more specifics, I have experience with complex commercial litigation, including tortious interference claims, insurance claim litigation, fidelity and surety insurance coverage, DTPA claims, injunctions, employment law, landlord-tenant disputes, probate matters, property disputes, real estate tax litigation, breach of contract, business torts, construction law disputes, defamation, libel and slander, and other general business matters.
I have represented clients in state courts, federal courts, mediations, arbitrations, and other federal and state agencies, including responding to OCC complaints and discrimination claims presented to the EEOC and the City of Corpus Christi Human Relations Commission. I have also written briefs and argued before the Texas Courts of Appeals. I am licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, in the United States District Courts for the Southern, Western, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.



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