C.M. “Skip” Henkel has more than 45 years of experience in commercial litigation, including Deceptive Trade Practices Act claims, lender liability, collections, real estate and construction disputes, business torts and appellate law.



  • Represented South Texas banks in lender liability litigation.

  • Turned a several hundred thousand dollar lender liability lawsuit against a bank into a $150,000 recovery for the bank.

  • Obtained a partial summary judgment for a manufacturing company when plaintiff was seeking in excess of six million dollars as damages for negligence, fraud and Texas Deceptive Trade Practices violations.

  • Represented clients in a variety of business and real estate matters.

  • Provided legal counsel regarding the formation and maintenance of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.

  • Obtained a summary judgment on behalf of employer in age and race discrimination lawsuit.

  • Represented homeowners associations in enforcing deed restrictions.

  • Obtained a summary judgment for an engineering company wherein the plaintiff was seeking damages from an alleged defective design.


  • All Texas State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Corpus Christi Bar Association, former officer and director
  • Nueces County Young Lawyers Association, President, 1976
  • Nueces County Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1979
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity


  • University of Houston (J.D., 1971)
  • University of Texas (B.A., 1967)