Aimee concentrates her practice in the areas of oil and gas law (exclusively representing land owners and mineral owners in connection with testing agreements, oil and gas leases, surface damage agreements, and pipeline or access easements), commercial and residential real estate (conveyancing, financing, workouts and leasing) and water law. "One of the things I am passionate about," Aimee says, "is assisting mineral and surface owners in making informed decisions about the future of their land and mineral assets, and in being good stewards of their land, both for themselves and for their heirs".
Aimee was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. The oldest of nine children, she was raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Chicago, Illinois and Detroit, Michigan.
Aimee graduated from Marian High School in Birmingham, Michigan, with honors. She graduated summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University with a B.A. in Economics. She spent a year in graduate studies in economics at SMU, and then attended Southern Methodist University Law School. While in law school, she was a law clerk for the Texas Attorney General's Office and wrote for the Southwestern Law Journal.
After graduation from law school, Aimee joined the Dallas firm of Besing, Baker and Glast, and became a partner in 1978. In 1981, she began her own firm, Law Offices of Aimee Hess P.C.
She is currently admitted to practice before the Texas Supreme Court, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts in the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts in the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts.
Aimee is a member of the Oil and Gas Law, Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Real Estate Law and Animal Law Sections of the Texas Bar, and is also a member of the Texas Land and Mineral Owners Association, the Texas Rural Water Association, the National Rural Water Association and the American Water Works Association.
Aimee and her husband Carl, a petroleum engineer, enjoy sailing, hiking, kayaking, windsurfing and finding homes for abused and orphaned dogs and parrots, many of whom have found their "forever home" with Aimee and Carl.