Michael A. Hirsch


Phone: 713-735-8583
Fax: 713-785-2091
Email: mhirsch@ssbplaw.com
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Trust and Estate Litigation
Franchise Law
Software Law


Prior to joining SSBP as a partner in 2010, Michael maintained an independent practice in Litigation, Construction Litigation, Franchise Law, and Trust and Estate Litigation. Michael handled franchising documentation, franchisor/franchisee disputes, probate disputes, business, corporate and contract litigation, enforcement of foreign and domestic judgments, and appellate work in these areas.

Michael’s clients include national companies and industry, individuals, franchisors (national, regional, and international), franchisees, partnerships and families. He represents residential and commercial construction litigation claimants and has assisted these groups and individuals in recovering tens of millions of dollars in damages due to construction defects and/or contract disputes. Michael has practiced in multiple States, and taken matters to the highest court of resolution, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Michael’s Practice Includes

  • Construction Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Contract Litigation
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Creditor Rights
  • Non-Competes
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Software Litigation
  • Franchise/Franchisor Disputes


Louisiana College
B.A., 1972, summa cum laude

Tulane University
J.D., 1975


  • U.S. District Court Northern Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U. S. Supreme Court

Representative Matters

  • Residential and commercial construction litigation for claimants, including construction defects exceeding tens of millions of dollars in damages
  • Representation of national and international franchises, the largest of their kind with particular emphasis upon franchisor/franchisee disputes and litigation in this area to assure the protection and survival of the franchisor
  • Resolution of complex litigation, e.g., a partnership partition of hundreds of millions in assets and a family partition of estate interests exceeding $90,000,000.00
  • Prevailing in the listed practices areas in litigation in multiple States, including matters taken to the highest court of resolution

Membership and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas, 1975
  • Fellow, Houston Bar Association
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Publications and Speeches

  • Former Contributing editor of the State Bar Collection Manual
  • State Bar of Texas Lecturer in Seminars relating to Creditor Actions

Recognitions and Awards

Rating in Martindale Hubbell “AV” (highest)