November 11, 2019  | By Matthew Kellogg

New McCathern Attorneys
McCathern attorneys Michael Ricchi, Kristin Hecker, and Aaron Dekle

McCathern, PLLC recently celebrated the addition of three talented new attorneys to its practice groups. Associate attorneys Aaron Dekle, Kristin Hecker, and Michael Ricchi add a wide range of abilities to McCathern’s full suite of legal services and specialties and the firm is thrilled to have them on board.

Aaron, Kristin and Michael all earned Juris Doctor degrees in 2019 and gained additional valuable experience in their clerkships and internships. All three attorneys developed additional skills working with McCathern attorneys in the lead up to their bar confirmations and swearing in ceremonies attorneys. The partners at McCathern all agree that the new attorneys have hit the ground running and that their futures with the firm are bright.

“We always say that we don’t hire associates but future partners here at McCathern,” said Managing Partner Arnold Shokouhi. “Kristin, Aaron, and Michael fit this mold and we could not be happier to have them on our team.”

Attorney Aaron Dekle Sworn In
Attorney Aaron Dekle was sworn in by Judge Ed Kinkeade of the Northern District of Texas

About Aaron Dekle

Attorney Aaron Dekle is practicing with McCathern’s renowned Business and Commercial Litigation,

Personal Injury, and Employment Law sections from the firm’s Dallas office. Aaron graduated summa cum laude from Baylor Law School in 2019 and served on the editorial board of the Baylor Law Review. In addition, he interned for U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Manske of the Western District of Texas. Aaron earned a bachelor’s degrees from Pensacola Christian College in history and political science, graduating summa cum laude.

Attorney Kristin Hecker Swearing In
Kristin Hecker was sworn in by Justice Paul W. Green of the Supreme Court of Texas

About Kristin Hecker

Attorney Kristin Hecker is applying her extensive financial training to Business and Commercial Litigation clients as well as Securities Litigation matters. She is based at the firm’s main office in Dallas. Kristin earned her Juris Doctor from SMU in 2019 and a bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Economics from DePaul. While earning her law degree, she clerked at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and was a member of the International Law Review Association.

About Michael Ricchi

Attorney Michael Ricchi
Michael Ricchi is sworn in by Judge David Waddill of County Court at Law 7 in McKinney, Texas

Attorney Michael Ricchi is primarily practicing with McCathern’s Family Law group and is also assisting Business and Commercial Litigation clients. Michael graduated magna cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law and earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University. Before attending Texas Tech, Michael played Division I baseball at Presbyterian College, where developed his abilities to work under pressure and as part of a team, skills he is putting to work every day while serving his clients at McCathern. He is a native of Collin County and is based at the firm’s office at The Star in Frisco, Texas.