Bernard L. Hebinck


Hebinck & Alter, P.C.
2020 Southwest Freeway, Suite 225
Houston, Texas 77098

Born Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 10, 1933
Unmarried, three children


University of St. Thomas, B.A., 1955
Georgetown University Law School, J.D., 1958


District of Columbia (October 1958)
Texas Supreme Court (November 1958)
United States District Court, Southern District of Texas (1963)
Western District of Texas (1969)
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (1967)
Supreme Court of the United States (1973)


Member, State Bar of Texas, 1958 - Present
Member, Houston Bar Association, 1962 - Present
Member, College of the State Bar of Texas, 1995 - Present
Member, Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, 2007
Member, Federal Bar Association (Southern Chapter), 1962 - Present
Houston Bar Foundation - Sustaining Life Fellow


Clerk, Commissioner Everett Hutchinson, Chairman, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1956-1958
U.S. Air Force (active duty, October 1959 - 1962)
U.S.A.F.R- Colonel Retired (31 years service)
Saccomanno,Clegg, Martin & Pinedo,1962 - 1966
Black & Hebinck, 1966 - 1977
Hebinck & Associates, 1977 - 1994
Hebinck & Alter, 1995 - Present


University of St. Thomas-Student Body President, 1954 - 1955
President, Board of Directors, Alumni Association, 1960-1961, 1965-1966
Treasurer, 1970 - 1972, Director, 2003 - Present
Federal Bar Association, Houston (Now South Texas Chapter), President 1966 - 1967
FBA Delegate to the National Council, Washington, D.C., 1968 - 1969
St. Thomas More Catholic Church Board of Directors, Vice President, Co-Chairman Building Program of new church, 1976, 1978
Northbrook Property Owner’s Association, President 1980 - 1981; 1981- 1982
Weather Research Center, Inc., Board of Directors 1988 - 2007;
Vice President 2003 - Present
Men’s Center, Board of Directors 2000 - Present; Secretary 2007-Present
St. Dominic Village, Chairman, Board of Directors 1999 - 2003
Advisory Board of Directors, 2005 - Present
Member, Finance Committee, 2003 - Present
Community National Bank, Member Advisory Board of Directors, 2002 - Present
Reva’s Petting Zoo, Inc., General Counsel and Member, Board of Directors, 1990 - Present


Dispute Resolution Center (Harris County)–regular Pro Bono Mediator, particularly of probate and estate planning cases
Attorney’s-Mediator’s Institute- basic mediator training, 1995
Attorney’s-Mediator’s Institute- advanced mediator training, 1996
Industrial College of the Armed Forces (2-year seminar)
Numerous Continuing Legal Education Institutes and Seminars in the fields of Probate and Estate Planning courses, Real Property, and Government and Military Law.
Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Air Force. Obtained rank of Colonel.
Senior Officer in charge of HQ 10 AF (AFRES). Supervised 33 attorneys and 36 paralegals in 15 State Region at Strategic Air Command & Tactical Air Command bases. Retired 1992 with Legion of Merit award.

W. Kevin Alter


2020 Southwest Freeway, Suite 225
Houston, Texas 77098
Tel.: (713) 526-2333
Fax: (713) 520-1725 


University of Texas School of Law: Doctor of Jurisprudence - May, 1983
Rice University: Master of Arts in Accounting - May, 1980
Rice University: Bachelor of Arts,
       Economics and Managerial Studies - May, 1979


Licensed to practice law in all Courts in the State of Texas - November, 1983
Licensed to practice law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas - April, 1984
Employed as attorney at Hebinck & Associates, P.C., from Nov. 1983 to Feb. 1995
Shareholder/Attorney at Hebinck & Alter, P.C., from February, 1995 to present

Legal practice consists of general civil practice, with heavy emphasis on probate and probate litigation, guardianships and estate administration, Wills and estate planning, and real estate law, with additional work in the areas of business organizations, taxation, commercial transactions, and bankruptcy. Practice has included serving as primary attorney in charge of legal work for more than 100 guardianship cases, numerous estates (both independent and dependent administrations), numerous determination of heirship proceedings, and handling or assisting in Will contests, bond surcharge litigation, fiduciary liability cases, constructive trust litigation, contested guardianship proceedings, representation of subject of civil commitment proceedings, and testifying as expert witness in trials of fiduciary liability cases.


Member of College of the State Bar of Texas: 1992 to 1996
Certified as Attorney Ad Litem pursuant to Section 646 of the Texas Probate Code:

     1993 to present
Member of Houston Bar Association: 1984 to present
Co-Chair of Houston Bar Association AIDS Outreach Committee: 1999-2000
Program Chair of Houston Bar Association Legal Lines Program: 1999-2000 year
Houston Bar Association Committee memberships:
     AIDS Outreach Committee: 1996-2003

     Elder Law Committee: 2001-2003
     Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program: Mentor attorney in probate matters
     Houston Bar Association Mentorship Program: Mentor attorney

Speeches given to various groups and organizations, including Houston Bar Association, Department of Veterans Affairs (Houston Regional Office), and Hadassah (Houston Chapter) on topics of probate, wills, administrations, guardianships, and advance directives.

Co-authored "Guardianships of Veterans and Dependents" portion of Texas Guardianship Manual, Second Edition (published by State Bar of Texas).