It is the goal of the firm to provide outstanding legal representation to meet all the needs of its clients. Our attorneys have a broad understanding of civil law. However, when a member of the firm does not possess the requisite substantive expertise or experience, it is the policy of the firm to associate counsel to assist in the representation while retaining responsibility and supervision of the overall course of the matter, or to refer the client to a practitioner who can better meet the specialized needs of the client. When appropriate, the firm adopts a "team" approach to meeting the client's needs, forming the group of practitioners and support resources necessary to meet the client's particular goals.

Tessa Hofheinz Heinen

Tessa is licensed to practice in Texas courts. She graduated from SMU Dedman School of Law magna cum laude. She maintains a general civil practice, assisting clients with matters ranging from estate planning and administration to probate and trust litigation to general civil litigation.

Tessa is a council member of the General Practice and Solo Section of the State Bar of Texas. She also is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas as a result of her dedication to continuing education, both as an attendee and speaker.

During law school, she focused on acquiring a wide range of civil law knowledge. Prior to law school, Tessa attended The University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 2007 with a B.A. in Economics. She is a proud Life Member of the Texas Exes and can be seen at various Dallas Chapter events throughout the year.

Walter Wm. Hofheinz, Of Counsel

Walter graduated from The University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas. His practice includes estate planning (including wills, trusts, estate and gift tax, generation skipping transfer tax, and dispositive planning), business planning (including ownership and operating entities, and acquisitions and sales of closely held businesses) and litigation, estate administration, probate and trust litigation, family law, copyright law and litigation, and mediation. He is qualified for court appointment as a mediator in civil and family cases. From 1991 through 1997, he served as Associate Professor of Law at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.

He has made over ninety presentations for professional and lay groups on estate planning, estate administration, and the effective use of computers and systems in law office management including programs sponsored by the State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, South Texas College of Law, the University of Houston Law School, the Internal Revenue Service Estate and Gift Tax Section, and the Dallas Bar Association.