An ability to understand and work with people, coupled with broad experience in the business and financial world, enable Hank Nuss to accomplish exceptional results for his clients.

Hank first learned his love for work through weekends and summers at the family bookbindery in Dallas. His adult expertise was honed as a developer and owner of various enterprises, including shopping centers, commercial real estate, and the leading funeral home/cemetery operation in Corpus Christi.

Hank’s financial knowledge began with an undergraduate degree in business and economics. He has served as a director on several bank boards, including Corpus Christi National Bank prior to its merger with NationsBank. He currently serves as a director of First Community Bank. He has served two terms as a director of the Texas Association of Bank Counsel, and as its president in 1997-98.

Hank’s aptitude for meaningful relationships traces back to his leadership of Young Life clubs in college and law school, bringing Young Life to Corpus Christi in 1968, and serving on its local board ever since. His sensitivity was nurtured through Laity Lodge and First Presbyterian Church activities, where he has taught a popular adult class since 1964. And, of course, his greatest learning experience has been his successful 54-year marriage with Patty and their three children.

Public service has also given Hank an insider’s working knowledge of how things are accomplished in the governmental arena. Hank served as a member of the Corpus Christi Independent School District school board for 10 years, including two years as its President. He served on Governor Bush’s Focus on Reading Task Force. He also served 15 years on the Civil Service Board of the City of Corpus Christi, two years on its Park Board, numerous other civic and charitable boards and commissions and is currently serving on the Texas Judicial Council.

The Nusses are proud of their three children: Lynda (Princeton, University of Chicago Law School and Ph.D. from The University of Texas in Austin; professor at University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg), Eric (Westmont, former U-2 and now Continental Airlines pilot) and David (Vanderbilt, Union Seminary in New York City; now a musician), and their four grandchildren. Hank’s outside activities include traveling, photography, scuba diving, snow skiing, hunting and fishing.

Education:  Highland Park, 1954; Wheaton College (Ill.), 1958; Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1961, Southwestern Law Journal, Order of Barristers.

Admitted to Practice:  Texas Supreme Court, 1961; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Military Appeals.

Practice Areas:  Banking, real estate and business transactions

Military Experience:  U. S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, 1961-1963.

Professional Activities: Texas Association of Bank Counsel (president, 1997-98);  Nueces County and Texas Bar Associations; Texas Bar Foundation.

Civic Activities:  Corpus Christi Independent School District, Board of Trustees (1988 to 1998), President (1994 to 1996); Member, Governor’s Focus on Reading Task Force (1996-2000); First Presbyterian Church; Young Life committee (1968 to date; chairman at various times); Art Museum ofSouth Texas (trustee); Metro Ministries (former director); YMCA (former director); YWCA (special award, 1995-96); Republican (former precinct chairman); Southside Community Hospital (board member, 1990-1993); City Civil Service Board and Firemen’s and Policemen’s Civil Service Commission (1967-1983; chairman at various times); Parks and Recreation Commission (vice chairman, 1965-67); Corpus Christi Educational Foundation (former director); City Storm Water Advisory Committee (1997 to 2003); Downtown Rotary Club; Corpus Christi Town Club (board member; former president); Coastal Bend Community Foundation.

No designation has been made by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for a Certificate of Special Competence in this area.