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Media Contact: Laura Pennino, Senior PR Consultant for Hughes Watters Askanase
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Timothy A. Million Joins Hughes Watters Askanase as Associate
in Business Bankruptcy Practice Group

HOUSTON, Texas (July 8, 2015)— Timothy A. (“Tim”) Million has joined Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P. ( as an associate in the firm’s Business Bankruptcy Practice led by Wayne Kitchens and Steve Shurn.

Million has extensive experience representing creditors, debtors, and trustees in various Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy cases in many industries, including oil and gas and healthcare. He is admitted to practice in the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas, and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

“Under the founding leadership of David Askanase, Hughes Watters Askanase has earned the well-deserved reputation as one of the ‘go to’ law firms in Texas for business bankruptcy. I joined the firm as a young lawyer and built my career with one of the state’s best business bankruptcy legal practitioners as my mentor and coach. Tim is an outstanding young practitioner, and he is joining our firm at a time when our Business Bankruptcy Practice is poised for achieving even higher levels of excellence and recognition – and we will accomplish that by continuing to deliver the guidance, counsel and results our clients expect of us,” explained Kitchens, who co-manages the Business Bankruptcy Practice with partner Steve Shurn and the firm as a whole with partner Gary Gunn.

Million was recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly Magazine in 2009 and 2011. He has been actively involved in the leadership of the State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Law Section for several years, and he currently serves as its vice president of Membership. He is a two-time presenter with The Honorable Harlin D. Hale at “Starting Out Right,” a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program sponsored by The Young Lawyers Committee of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. In 2010, Million received an Outstanding Service Award from the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas in recognition of his efforts while serving as the vice president of Communications and Publications.

“I am proud to be the newest member of the Business Bankruptcy team at Hughes Watters Askanase. I am truly honored to have the privilege of working with a group of standout attorneys – namely, David Askanase, Wayne Kitchens, Steve Shurn, Randy Rios, Janet Northrup, Rhonda Chandler, Simon Mayer and Allison Byman. The firm’s high standards of professionalism -- coupled with its friendly, collaborative culture -- mesh perfectly with me, my goals, and my work style,” Million commented. “HWA offers an excellent platform from which I can grow my practice representing mid-sized corporate debtors, creditors, and trustees.

Million earned a Bachelor of Science degree, with distinction, in finance from Iowa State University, and a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Houston Law Center. He and his family reside in Cypress, Texas (a suburb of Houston).

A full biographical profile for Million is available at

About Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P.

For more than 37 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. The firm’s practice focuses on representation of commercial and consumer lenders, including banks and credit unions; business bankruptcy; business planning and strategy; default servicing; real estate and real estate finance; commercial and consumer financial services litigation; employment law; and wills and probate.

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