About Us

Ainsa Hutson Hester & Crews LLP

Ainsa Hutson Hester & Crews LLP is located in El Paso, Texas. We represent clients in business transactions and litigation matters. While we serve many clients in our immediate geographical area of Texas and New Mexico, we also work in many other jurisdictions throughout the country.

Our business and litigation practice includes purchase and sale transactions, real estate development, financing and entitlement (all phases), construction (including contracting, permitting and various litigation matters), small and large scale lending (including conventional and bond financing), title, survey, insurance and related property matters, property tax protests and appeals, zoning matters, securities, acquisitions, sale, and merger. We also represent our clients before local, state and federal courts and governmental agencies and departments. We handle litigation related to our practice areas with an emphasis on commercial and construction disputes, fiduciary litigation, eminent domain proceedings, and more. We also represent our clients in various labor and employment matters ranging from client advice and counseling to litigation in both federal and state courts.

Many of our lawyers are named in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers and are Board Certified in specific areas of practice.

Why Choose Us

Founded over twenty years ago, Ainsa Hutson Hester & Crews works with many of the premier business interests and firms in the Southwest region and throughout the nation.


We believe that a firm based on mutual respect among skillful lawyers and staff who enjoy working together best serves our clients. We commit to provide our clients with an engaged, diligent and informed representation at the highest level of excellence. This spirit, commitment and our achievements have been recognized in the community together with peer recognition as a firm of preeminent attorneys.


While we are located at the intersection of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico, and provide our clients with a range of representation and expertise in law, government and business in these states and this region, we have expanded in certain practice areas to include representation of many non-regional clients.


We are proud to announce that Chantel Crews served (2017-2018) as President of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, an organization of Texas trial attorneys in private practice whose purpose is to bring together by association, communication and organization, lawyers who devote a substantial amount of their professional time to litigating civil cases and whose representation in such cases is primarily for the defense. Founded in 1960, the TADC has over 1,800 members.


Members of our firm serve our profession in our community and region including having served as President and Directors of the El Paso Bar Association, President and members of Texas Association of Defense Counsel, and as leaders and members of numerous civic and professional organizations.Our lawyers are listed in Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Rising Stars and Best Lawyers of America and include Board Certified lawyers.


We are also proud to announce that Gerald “Gerry” Howard has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Howard is Board Certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been in practice in El Paso for over fifteen years. Gerry is recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer in the labor and employment field and represents management in labor and employment matters.

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