Law Offices of Aimee Hess
Southern Methodist University
Aimee was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1949. The oldest of nine children, she was raised in Chicago, Illinois and Detroit Michigan. Aimee graduated from Marian High School in Birmingham, Michigan in 1967, with honors. She graduated summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University in 1973 with a B.A. in Economics. She spent a year in graduate studies in economics at SMU, and then attended Southern Methodist University Law School, graduating in 1977. While in law school, she was a law clerk for the Texas Attorney General’s Office and wrote for the Southwestern Law Journal. After graduation from law school, Aimee joined the Dallas firm of Besing, Baker and Glast, and became a partner in 1978. In 1981, she began her own firm, Law Offices of Aimee Hess P.C. She is currently admitted to practice before the Texas Supreme Court, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts in the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts in the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts. Aimee concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate conveyancing (representing both sellers and buyers), real estate and equipment leasing (representing both lessors and lessees), real estate defaults (including work outs and foreclosures), construction law (representing contractors, lenders, and consumers), development law (representing developers from project planning through zoning, construction and lease-up), representation of rural water and sewer companies (rate-setting; preparation of corporate documents such as tariffs, bylaws and conflicts policies; government loan applications and loan management; and developer and nonstandard service contract negotiations and oversight), water law and homeowners association law. Aimee and her husband Carl Ward, a petroleum engineer, enjoy sailing, hiking, kayaking, windsurfing and finding homes for abused and orphaned dogs, several of which share their home at any given time.