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Hughes Watters Askanase Receives FIS Summit Award

HOUSTON, Texas (June 2008) - The Houston-based law firm of Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P. (HWA) received the 2007-2008 Summit Award for maintaining the highest ratings in both bankruptcy and foreclosure among firms in the Fidelity National Default Solutions (FIS) Attorney Network during the preceding 12  months.

This award represents the pinnacle of consistent exceptional performance, and this is the third consecutive year that HWA has achieved FIS service and performance awards.

"The Summit Award is the direct result of the hard work, cooperative spirit and commitment to excellence of each member of our default servicing team," commented Carolyn A. Taylor, an HWA partner.

Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P. participates in the Freddie Mac Designated Counsel Program for Texas.  The firm's wide-ranging expertise and experience in the interrelated areas of bankruptcy, business planning and strategy, consumer financial services, real estate and litigation provide it with a unique perspective on the myriad of issues currently plaguing the mortgage industry.  

"With the industry in a state of turmoil, many of the participants are mired in the "blame game," commented Taylor.  By sponsoring and presenting in educational programs, and participating in forums and initiatives, we hope to shift the industry focus towards solutions to these issues," Taylor added.

About Carolyn Taylor

Taylor, who joined HWA in 1994, established the firm's mortgage banking default servicing group. She was instrumental in implementing the internal policies and procedures that enable her team to provide exemplary service.  Taylor's practice focuses in the areas of mortgage banking, consumer financial services, credit unions and bankruptcy law.  She is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in consumer and business bankruptcy law. For a more information, please contact Carolyn Taylor directly by email at or (713) 328-2804.

About Hughes Watters Askanase

For 30 years, Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P. has utilized its resources, timely action and prompt communication to assist its mortgage banking and financial services clients in their business endeavors.  The firm provides cradle to grave legal representation, with experienced litigation support, including defense of nationwide class action lawsuits. The commitment to ethics, integrity and quality service is the cornerstone of the firm's unparalled success.  For more information on Hughes Watters Askanase, please visit


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