Michael R. Tibbets

For nearly a century, De Lange Hudspeth attorneys have provided a creative approach to the legal and business issues facing our clients. Since 1916, De Lange Hudspeth attorneys have been highly regarded for our integrity, work ethic, and the quality of our legal advice.

Firm History

The law firm that became De Lange Hudspeth had its beginnings in Galveston, Texas when, in 1916, Maco Stewart hired Albert De Lange, who had graduated first in his class from the University of Texas law school. Stewart and De Lange practiced law together in Galveston from 1916 until 1920, when De Lange opened the Houston office of Stewart & De Lange. In 1946, C. M. "Hank" Hudspeth received his law license and joined De Lange in the practice of law, and they continued to practice together until De Lange's death in 1963. De Lange Hudspeth attorneys have continued to represent clients influenced by the strong personalities of our founding partners. De Lange Hudspeth today is one of Texas' oldest law firms and the traits of its founders are evidenced in its attorneys - vigorous representation of clients with integrity and competence. For more information regarding the work of our attorneys, check out our attorney profiles page.

Small Firm, Big Cases

At De Lange Hudspeth, we offer years of experience combined with a dedication to personal service, which is unique among our peers. Our depth of experience and small size allows us to respond to our clients’ needs in an efficient manner, while allowing us to handle any project, no matter the size.

Practice Areas

We provide a range of comprehensive legal services for businesses and individuals. Our litigation services include general, civil litigation and appeals and title insurance defense. Our attorneys also handle probate, estate planning and real estate matters.


Estate Planning; Probate of Wills; Administration of Estates; Drafting Wills; Drafting Trusts; Administration of Trusts; Elder Law; Asset Protection Planning; Business Succession Planning; Probate and Trust Related Litigation

Michael R. Tibbets joined the firm in 1975. He has been Board Certified in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1981. He has assisted hundreds of our clients with their estate planning. His practice covers the traditional areas of drafting wills and trusts as well as more advanced estate planning through techniques such as irrevocable life insurance trusts and family limited partnerships. His practice frequently encompasses the related areas of asset protection, elder law issues and family business succession planning. He has helped the personal representatives of more than 500 estates with probating their loved one's will and administering and distributing the estate.

Mr. Tibbets is a past Chairperson of the Houston Bar Association Probate Section and is a Past President of the Houston Estate and Financial Forum.

He received his B.A. cum laude from Rice University in 1970 and his J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1975. While in law school he was a member of the Order of the Coif. He spent two years as a Second and First Lieutenant in the United States Navy from 1970 to 1972.

Contact Michael R. Tibbets

De Lange, Hudspeth, McConnell & Tibbets, LLP
8 Greenway Plaza
Suite 1300
Houston, Texas  77046
Phone: (713) 871-2000
Fax: (713) 871-2020


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Texas