Press Release


Anabel Hernández Joins Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P.

HOUSTON, Texas (Nov. 19, 2009) - Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P. (HWA)
announced that Anabel Hernández has joined the firm as an associate in its Business Bankruptcy and Consumer Financial Services practice areas.

Hernández began working with HWA (www.hwa.com) in 2008 as a law clerk while
attending South Texas College of Law in Houston. Shortly after graduating, she became a fulltime associate at HWA. Previously, Hernández served as a law clerk with the law firm of Nathan Sommers Jacobs, P.C., in Houston and also as a judicial intern with The Honorable Judge Jeff Bohm, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.

In addition to bankruptcy law, Hernández focuses her practice on state and federal
consumer finance regulation. Fully fluent in Spanish, she also reviews Spanish legal, financial and marketing materials for the firm and its clients to ensure accuracy and compliance. Additionally, Hernández assists the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Business Planning and Strategy groups.

Hernández was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in May 2009. Prior to graduating cum laude from South Texas College of Law with a Juris Doctor, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2004.

Hernández is currently a member of the American Bar Association, Houston Bar
Association Bankruptcy Section, Houston Young Bankruptcy Lawyers Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association, Mexican American Bar Association of Houston, The Arthur L. Moller - David B. Foltz, Jr. American Inn of Court, and the Turnaround Management Association. Hernández is also a member of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston and is a new member of the Latin Women’s Initiative.

In her spare time, Hernández volunteers with the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program and the Citizenship Forum. She is also a lector and volunteer at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church.

For more information about Hernández or HWA, please visit www.hwa.com, or call
Hernández directly at 713.328.2882.

About Hughes Watters Askanase
For more than 31 years, Hughes Watters Askanase, LLP has helped business
organizations, financial institutions and individuals succeed with their business endeavors. The firm’s attorneys play a strategic role and support clients through every stage of existence and operation, from formation to liquidation. The practice focuses on the various interrelated areas which provide the greatest opportunities and most challenging obstacles: banking and credit union representation, business bankruptcy, business planning and strategy, default servicing, real estate and finance, consumer financial services, commercial litigation, and wills and probate.
For more information on Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P., please visit www.hwa.com.


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