Hon. Jeff Shadwick, Esq.
Attorney, Educator
The Wedge International Tower
1415 Louisiana, 36th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Hourly Rate $450
Current Hirsch & Westheimer – Shareholder
Languages English
Hirsch & Westheimer – Shareholder
Attorney, Educator
Shareholder, Hirsch & Westheimer, 2019-Present;
Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Bates School of Law, 2019-Present;
Judge, 55th District Court - Harris County Texas, 2007-2018;
Of Counsel, Andrews Myers P.C., 2007 & 2008-2010;
Partner, Woodfill & Pressler LLP, 2002-2007;
Owner, Jeffrey A. Shadwick P.C.,1996-2002;
Shareholder, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C., 1987-1996;
Partner, Hall Pike & Bruce, 1983-1987;
Associate, Morris Laing Evans Brock and Kennedy, 1981-1983.
As a judge, presided over 250 bench trials and 250 jury trials in nine years on the
55th District Court, plus thousands of timely rulings on discovery and substantive
motions, motions to exclude expert testimony, and writing detailed findings and
conclusions. Entire range of civil disputes. Typical docket of 1,500 cases pending
at any time.

Experienced in general commercial litigation matters including contractual
disputes, secured transactions, notes and other obligations, oil and gas issues,
business torts, professional malpractice, non-competition and other employment
disputes, and other disputes.

State and Federal appeals as both appellant and appellee, brief writing and oral
arguments, mandamus petitions and responses.

Member of the panel of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees for the Southern District of
Texas, Houston Division from 1990-1995. Extensive federal courtroom experience.
Representation of both debtors and creditors in all bankruptcy chapters, including
creditors; committees. Extensive motion practice and experience in adversary
actions. Frequent Chapter 11 Trustee for liquidating and operating businesses.
Significant dealings with arbitration disputes as Judge of the 55th District Court
Admitted to the Bar:
Texas (1981),
Kansas (1981);
US District Court: all Texas and Kansas District Courts; US Court of Appeals: 5th Circuit; US Supreme Court.
Board Certified Business Bankruptcy – Texas Board of Legal Certification (1992-
State Bar of Texas;
Kansas Bar Association;
Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow;
Houston Bar Association;
Houston Bar Foundation, Life Fellow.
Juris Doctor, 1981 - Baylor University School of Law
Bachelor's in History, 1978 - University of Kansas
"AV" rated, Martindale-Hubbell 1995-Present;
President, Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board of Education, 2001;
Trustee, Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board of Education, 1997-2005; Member, American Mensa, Ltd. High IQ Society.
$450 Per Hour
United States of America
Houston, TX

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