Press Release

 Six Hughes Watters Askanase Attorneys 

Make "2008 Texas Rising Stars" List

HOUSTON, Texas (Aug. 7, 2008) -- Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P. ( has announced that six of its attorneys were named to Law & Politics and Texas Monthly's 2008 Texas Rising Stars list.  Rising Stars are recognized as the top Texas lawyers aged 40 or younger or those who have been practicing law for 10 years or less. Only 2.5 percent of eligible Texas attorneys were chosen as Rising Stars.

The 2008 Texas Rising Stars who practice law at HWA are:

  • Heather Heath-McIntyre, who joined the firm in 2003 and is an associate in  the firm's Bankruptcy Practice Group;
  • Paul Kellogg, who joined the firm in 2001 and is an associate who supports the Business Planning and Strategy and Commercial Real Estate Practice Groups;
  • Brendetta Scott, who joined the firm in 2003 and is an associate in the  Consumer Financial Services Practice Group;
  • Steven Shurn, who joined the firm in 1998 and is a partner in the Bankruptcy Practice Group;
  • Dominique Varner, who joined the firm in 1995 and is a partner who supports both the Bankruptcy Practice Group and the Consumer Financial Services Group; and,
  • Cheryl Worley, who joined the firm in 2005 and is an associate who supports three practice groups:  Litigation, Bankruptcy and Consumer Financial Services. 

For a full biographical profile on any of these Rising Stars, please see and click on "Attorneys."

"I'm very proud that our attorneys were recognized by their peers for their outstanding performance," said Wayne Kitchens, co-managing partner.  "We are delighted with the achievements of this year's class of Rising Stars and recognize that the continued success of our firm is directly related to the efforts of these talented individuals."

About Hughes Watters Askanase

For more than 30 years, Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P. 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 six interrelated areas which provide the greatest opportunities and most challenging obstacles: business bankruptcy, business planning and strategy, default servicing, real estate and finance, consumer financial services, and commercial litigation. For more information on Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P., please visit

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