Firm Profile

Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, P.C.

Firm Details

About the Firm

Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, P.C. has been building long-term relationships with clients for 40 years by providing solid and successful legal solutions balanced with business insight. The firm has 16 attorneys providing clients with counsel and representation in a broad range of practice areas. We are proud of our reputation for combining legal excellence with efficiency and value. We credit our clients and their confidence in us for our long-term success. HHDU has experienced steady growth throughout the firm’s history, even during turbulent times that brought down other firms. At Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, P.C., we don’t take our clients for granted. We work hard to build and maintain our client relationships through effective representation and communication. We consider every matter a priority, ensure you know what’s happening, and are always accessible to you. Through our commitment to efficient staffing and processes, we are able to offer cost-effective solutions to your legal issues.

Our History

Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, P.C. was founded by Jerry Hiersche and two partners in April 1980. Within the first three years, the firm grew to include current shareholders Bill Hayward and Jim Drakeley, along with another dozen attorneys. The firm enjoyed the real estate boom of the early 1980s along the Golden Corridor of the North Dallas Tollway, acquiring a large client base and building a solid reputation for offering excellent but affordable legal services. When the real estate market collapsed in 1986, the firm continued to thrive, in part due to the increase in litigation sparked by real estate deals gone awry. The firm had the foresight and vision to expand into additional practice areas and has continued to see growth in both firm size and revenue over the course of the firm’s history.

The Future

In 2020, Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, P.C. celebrates the firm’s 40th anniversary in business as a full service platform providing legal services to the D/FW Metroplex and North Texas area. The firm’s attorneys continue to enjoy a rare spirit of camaraderie and shared vision. They work collaboratively to serve clients and we are very proud of the long-term client relationships that are a hallmark of the firm and tribute to our commitment to client service.


Scherri M. McGinn
Executive Director
Jerry L. Hiersche
R. Scott Seifert
Jason M. Katz
Heather A. Kanny
Kevin J. Keith
James (Jim) S. Patterson
D. Wade Cloud, Jr.
Vice President/Director
James T. Drakeley
Vice President/Director
M. Kenneth (Ken) Patterson
Vice President/Director
Robert (Bob) W. Van Amburgh
Vice President/Director
William (Bill) D. Hayward
Vice President/Director
William Dixon (Dick) Wiles
Vice President/Director



Men: 10

Caucasian: 10

Of Counsel

Women: 1

Men: 2

Caucasian: 3


Women: 2

Men: 1

Caucasian: 3

Other Lawyers

Women: 1

Men: 3

Caucasian: 4

Management / Department Heads

Women: 1

Caucasian: 1


Women: 3

African-American: 1

Caucasian: 2

Non-Legal Employees

Women: 7

Caucasian: 7


  • 2019 Best Law Firm Award
  • 2018 Best Lawyer Awarded to William D. Wiles


Scherri M. McGinn
Executive Director

Firm Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Health Care Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Health Care
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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