Press Release

Munsch Hardt Adds Probate & Fiduciary Litigation Practice; Announces Highest Headcount in Firm History

Oct 1, 2019

(DALLAS) Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. (Munsch Hardt), a Texas-based, mid-sized commercial law firm, is pleased to announce that Keith Morris has joined the Firm as a Shareholder and will lead the Firm’s new Probate & Fiduciary Litigation practice group. This marks the second new practice Munsch Hardt has announced this year, having also launched a Restaurant practice in June 2019. 

Momentum continues to build for the overall growth of Munsch Hardt, as the Firm has added 22 attorneys since January, bringing total attorney headcount to more than 130 for the first time in Firm history. This strategic growth has added depth to a number areas, including Zoning & Land Use (Aug. 2019), Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Insolvency (Aug. 2019), Investment Management (Jul. 2019), Construction (Apr. 2019), Energy (Feb. 2019) and Tax (Feb. 2019).

“2019 is shaping up to be a year of strategic growth across our entire platform. Year-to-date, we’ve added 12 attorneys to our Litigation section, five to Real Estate, three to Corporate and two to Bankruptcy,” commented Phil C. Appenzeller, Jr., CEO of Munsch Hardt. “These metrics confirm Munsch Hardt has a unique service offering, in that we offer attorneys and clients a full-service platform combined with a reasonable cost structure. As we look towards celebrating our 35th anniversary next year, we could not be more excited or optimistic about the future of Munsch Hardt.”

Morris, the latest shareholder to join the Firm, maintains a thriving practice that focuses on probate, guardianship, fiduciary litigation and administration matters. In this capacity, he represents individuals, small businesses and corporations in litigation and administrative matters. He has tried numerous cases to verdict, and has also been appointed by Harris County, and many other Texas counties, to serve in a fiduciary capacity as ad litem, administrator and guardian. His duties as an administrator consist of accounting for and protecting the assets of a decedent’s estate, distributing assets to creditors, locating family members that might be heirs or have an interest in the estate and winding up the estate. Keith has devoted his practice to probate, guardianship and fiduciary administration and litigation since the start of his education. Morris will be working in the Houston and Dallas offices as he continues to serve clients throughout Texas.

“Merging my practice with Munsch Hardt was an easy decision to make – it adds a new dimension to Munsch Hardt’s current practices while also providing me with a platform that matches my statewide practice,” stated Morris. “I’m really looking forward to growing my practice and building out a strong Probate & Fiduciary Litigation team.”