University of St. Thomas, B.A., 1955

Georgetown University Law School, J.D., 1958





District of Columbia (October 1958)

Texas Supreme Court and all Courts of Texas (November 1958)

United States District Court, Southern District of Texas (1963)

United States District Court, Western District of Texas (1969)

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (1967)

Supreme Court of the United States (1973)




Member, State Bar of Texas, 1958 ‑ Present

Member Houston Bar Association, 1962 ‑ Present

Member College of the State Bar of Texas, 1995 ‑ Present

Member Federal Bar Association (Southern Chapter), 1962 ‑ Present




Clerk, Senator Price Daniel (TX), 1955

Clerk, Commissioner Everett Hutchinson, Chairman, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1956-1958

U.S. Air Force (active duty, October 1959 - 1962)

U.S.A.F.R.- Colonel Retired (31 years service)

Saccomanno, Clegg, Martin & Pinedo,1962 - 1966

Black & Hebinck, 1966 - 1977

Hebinck & Associates, 1977 - 1994

Hebinck & Alter, 1995 - Present


Bernard Hebincks legal practice consists of a general civil practice, with the greatest emphasis in the areas of Wills and Probate, contested probate proceedings, guardianships and estate administration, and real estate law.  In addition to Will Contests and contested guardianship proceedings, he has represented clients in adverse possession lawsuits and real estate partition proceedings.  Mr. Hebinck also has a great deal of experience in assisting clients with planning for and applying for Medicaid benefits, and in other Elder Law areas including the preparation of Powers of Attorney, Directives to Physicians, and other advance directives.  He serves as Guardian or Federal Fiduciary for numerous disabled veterans, and has extensive experience dealing with the VA, Social Security, and government organizations.


Mr. Hebinck also practices in the family law arena, representing clients in divorces and child custody matters, and assisting with child support disputes.  With more than 55 years of active practice in Houston, he is a well-known and respected figure to regular practitioners in both the family law and the probate law bars.


Bernard Hebinck received specialized training and was certified as a Mediator, and has helped to resolve many lawsuits without the need for trials or expensive proceedings.  His knowledge of mediation techniques and alternative resolution methods helps him serve his own clients more effectively, as he understands that people are more interested in achieving prompt resolutions of their disputes rather than incurring substantial legal fees.





University of St. Thomas-Student Body President, 1954 - 1955

President, Board of Directors, Alumni Association, 1960-1961, 1965-1966

Treasurer, 1970 - 1972, Director, 2003 - 2010

Chairman, 2 Saints & A Taco 2017 Scholarship Campaign

Federal Bar Association, Houston (Now South Texas Chapter),  President 1966 - 1967

Delegate to the National Council, Washington, D.C., 1968 - 1969

St. Thomas More Catholic Church Board of Directors, Vice President, Co-Chairman Building Program of new church, 1976, 1978

Northbrook Property Owner’s Association, President 1980 - 1981; 1981- 1982

Weather Research Center, Inc., Board of Directors 1988 - 2007;

Vice President 2003 - 2010

Men’s Center, (now re-designated RE or RECENTER, beginning with the admission of women in 2015) Board of Directors 2000 - Present; Secretary 2007-2012; Chairman 2013 - 2017

St. Dominic Village, Chairman, Board of Directors 1999 - 2003, 2011 - Present

Advisory Board of Directors, 2005 - Present

Member, Finance Committee, 2003 - 2010; Chairman 2011-2014

Treasurer 2010 - 2017

Member, Human Resources Committee, Chair 2016-2017

Community National Bank, Member Advisory Board of Directors, 2002 - 2010

Reva’s Petting Zoo, Inc., General Counsel and Member, Board of Directors, 1990 - Present

Positively Houston, Inc., General Counsel and Member, Board of Directors, 2011 - Present





Dispute Resolution Center (Harris County)–regular Pro Bono Mediator, particularly of probate, estate planning and guardianship cases

Attorney’s-Mediator’s Institute- basic mediator training, 1995

Attorney’s-Mediator’s Institute- advanced mediator training, 1996

Industrial College of the Armed Forces (2-year seminar)

Numerous Continuing Legal Education Institutes and Seminars in the fields of Probate and Estate Planning courses, Real Property, and Government and Military Law.

Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Air Force.  Obtained rank of Colonel.

Senior Officer in charge of HQ 10 AF (AFRES) Bergstrom AFB, Texas.  Supervised 33 attorneys and 36 paralegals in 15 State Region at Strategic Air Command & Tactical Air Command bases.  Retired 1992 with Legion of Merit award.