Michael Hutson (In Memoriam)

Mike Hutson graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a double major in Business and German, and later received a law degree with honors from the University of Texas at Austin. Mike began his legal career in El Paso at the Grambling & Mounce Law firm in 1985, and later with partners Francis Ainsa and Michael Ainsa, founded the Ainsa Hutson LLP law firm, where he worked from 2001 until his death. Mike was also an active member of the community, serving as president of the El Paso County Historical Society and of the Kern Place Association.

Mike was a relative rarity in the legal profession, a soft-spoken gentleman, who never raised his voice and never lost his head even when others were losing theirs. He had a congenial aura that was infectious and made him a very pleasant person to work with. He built an outstanding international business and commercial practice in the El Paso/Juarez region, and guided his clients in the development of some of the most successful retail and commercial centers in the city. Mike was respected by lawyers, judges, and clients alike.

Mike passed away at home on November 26, 2015.