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Houston Bar Bulletin
A Publication of the Houston Bar Association
Vol. 115
Number 4
July/August 2015
Laura Gibson Takes Office as 2015-2016 HBA President
Members Recognized for Outstanding Service
Laura Gibson, partner in Ogden, Gibson, Broocks,
Longoria & Hall, L.L.P., is the new president of the Houston Bar Association (HBA), succeeding M. Carter Crow of
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP. With 11,300 members, the
HBA is the fifth largest metropolitan bar association in the
Other new HBA officers are Neil D. Kelly of Andrews Kurth LLP, president-elect; Todd M. Frankfort of
Flowers & Frankfort, first vice president; Benny Agosto,
Jr. of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto &
Friend, second vice president; Warren W. Harris of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, secretary; and Alistair B. Dawson of
Beck Redden LLP, treasurer. Crow will serve on the board
as immediate past president.
New directors for 2015-2017 are Bill Kroger of Baker
Botts L.L.P.; Jennifer A. Hasley of Hasley Scarano, L.L.P.;
Daniella D. Landers of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
and Erin Lunceford of Sprott Newsom Lunceford Quattlebaum Messenger, P.C.
Serving as directors for 2014-2016 are Richard Burleson of Burleson LLP; Diana Gomez of Martin, Disiere,
Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P; Chris Popov of Vinson &
Elkins LLP; and Greg Ulmer of Baker Hostetler LLP.
Gibson has been a member of the HBA Board of
Directors since 2006. She chaired the HBA Labor and
Employment Law Section, served on the council of the
HBA Litigation Section, and chaired the Houston Lawyer
Referral Service Board of Directors. Gibson has served in
leadership roles on numerous HBA committees, including
Administration of Justice, Gender Fairness, Law Week,
Judicial Polls, Continuing Legal Education, Juvenile
Consequences, Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession, and Lawyers Against Waste. She is a Sustaining Life
Fellow of the Houston Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the
Texas Bar Foundation.
Gibson is board certified in Labor and Employment
Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She
has been a trial instructor for the National Board of Trial
Advocacy and an adjunct professor in legal communications and trial advocacy at the University of Houston Law
Center. Gibson is a 1982 graduate of Texas A&M University and a 1984 graduate of the University of Houston Law
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Carter and Meredith Crow with Laura Gibson and Bill Ogden.
President’s Awards
Carter Crow presented President’s Awards to outstanding committee chairs
for the 2014-2015 bar year, as well as special recognition awards for long-serving
HBA board members. The HBA also honored as special guests at the Annual Dinner those HBA members who reached their 50th year of practice this bar year.
The HBA honored three board members for longevity and excellence of
• John D. Ellis, Jr.
• Otway B. Denny, Jr.
• The Hon. David O. Fraga
The following members earned President’s Awards for outstanding work in
their respective committees:
• Alistair Dawson, Susan Oehl and Eric Pardue, co-chairs, Eikenburg Law Week
Fun Run Committee
• Richard Burleson, Habitat Committee
• Benny Agosto, Jr. and Laura Tolley, co-chairs, Law & the Media Committee
• Alan Alexander, Andrea Fair, Louis Layrisson, Kristin Pearson, Mitch Reid
and Carl Wilson, co-chairs, LegalLine Committee
• The Hon. Michael Schneider and Brian J. Fischer, chair and program chair,
HBA Juvenile Law Section
HBA Membership Updates
Dues Must be Paid by Aug. 31 to Appear in Roster
Don’t miss the opportunity to appear in the 2016 HBA Pictorial Roster.
Members must pay their 2015-2016 dues by August 31, 2015 to appear in the
next Roster. Second dues notices will go out the first week of July. If you have
not yet paid your dues, please do so promptly using either your statement or
renewing online by visiting
Feel free to make any address or information changes when you pay your
dues, and remember to include the dues for sections you would like to join.
For any membership questions, please contact Ron Riojas ([email protected])
or Caroline Fitzgerald ([email protected]) at 713-759-1133.
HBA Bulletin Gets a New Look
The Houston Bar Bulletin made changes in its format to give members a more concise
way to learn about news and events at the Houston Bar Association. The Bulletin has moved
to an 8 page newsletter, which will still feature important information on activities and upcoming events, while making the best use of members’ dues.
The bi-monthly calendar will now be online only, which will provide more flexibility for
HBA sections and more up-to-date information. Members will access the calendar through the
homepage of the HBA website, Monthly section meetings will be posted on
each section’s webpage, accessible through the For Attorneys menu, as well as on the general
For members who choose not to receive a printed Bulletin, the entire Bulletin, as well as
past issues, is available on the website at, or through the publications menu on the homepage.
HBA Sections, Committees Meet to Plan
New Bar Year
New HBA Section Chairs met June 9 and participated in roundtable discussions where they
examined best practices, discussed challenges, and explored new ways the HBA board can assist the sections. New HBA Committee Chairs met June 10 to share ideas about their goals and
activities for the coming year.
Judge Robert Schaffer, co-chair, Harris County Bench Bar
Pro Bono Awards Committee; Angelica Hernandez, co-chair,
IDEA Committee; and HBA President Laura Gibson.
Join HBA for Open
House in New
Ready Room
Join the HBA for coffee in the
new Attorney Ready Room, relocated to the 17th floor of the Harris
County Civil Courthouse, 201 Caroline. Stop by from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on
Tuesday, July 7 and Wednesday,
July 8. The ready room is open from
8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday, to all attorneys practicing in the civil courts who need
a place to work, conference with
clients or make phone calls between
court appearances.
Section chairs participate in a roundtable discussion on best practices.
HBA Building 18th Home through Habitat for Humanity
Volunteers from the law firms of Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC
and Fletcher Yoder, joined by the homeowner, Maria Collins,
on April 11, the first build date.
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The HBA was scheduled to complete its 18th house
through Houston Habitat for Humanity at the end of June. After
additional work by Habitat on electrical and plumbing, the
house in the Harrell Park II Subdivision will become home for
Maria Collins and her teenage daughter.
Construction on the house began in April, with more than
200 HBA volunteers working on consecutive Saturdays that
were sometimes interrupted by Houston’s severe weather this
HBA members donated $80,000 to build the home. There
were 198 individual donors, 13 law firm/legal organization
donors, and 18 HBA Sections that donated to the construction
The HBA house will be dedicated in early fall. The next
HBA Habitat construction fund drive will begin in November
2015. Watch for letters sent to all members with information on
donating for the 19th Habitat home.
Pro Bono in Houston…
Rebuilds Families…Helps Veterans . . .Provides Peace of Mind for Seniors
Equal Access Champions
The firms and corporations listed below have agreed to assume a leadership role in providing equal access to justice for all Harris County citizens.
Each has signed a five-year commitment to provide representation in a certain number of cases through the Houston Volunteer Lawyers.
For more information contact Kay Sim at (713) 759-1133.
Large Firm Champions
Andrews Kurth LLP
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Locke Lord LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Corporate Champions
Baker Hughes Incorporated
BP America Inc.
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
ConocoPhillips, Inc.
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Marathon Oil Company
Shell Oil Company
Mid-Size Firm Champions
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
BakerHostetler LLP
Beck | Redden LLP
Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P.
Burleson LLP
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams
& Aughtry
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Gibbs & Bruns LLP
Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Jones Day
King & Spalding LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Porter Hedges LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
Susman Godfrey LLP
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Winstead PC
Winston & Strawn LLP
Boutique Firm Champions
Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto
& Friend
Blank Rome LLP
Edison, McDowell & Hetherington LLP
Fullenweider Wilhite PC
Hicks Thomas LLP
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Hughes Watters Askanase LLP
Jenkins & Kamin, L.L.P.
Johnson DeLuca Kurisky & Gould, P.C.
McGuireWoods LLP
Ogden, Gibson, Broocks, Longoria & Hall,
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
ReedSmith LLP
Sutton McAughan Deaver LLP
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, P.C.
Wilson, Cribbs & Goren, P.C.
Yetter Coleman LLP
Small Firm Champions
Coane & Associates
Flowers & Frankfort
Frye, Steidley, Oaks & Benavidez, PLLC
Funderburk Funderburk & Courtois LLP
Fuqua & Associates, P.C.
Hunton & Williams LLP
Katine & Nechman L.L.P.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
KimLy Law Firm PLLC
KoonsFuller, P.C.
Kroger | Burrus
Law Office of James and Stagg, PLLC
Patel Ervin Dinn PLLC
The Law Office of Scardino & Fazel
Shortt & Nguyen, P.C.
Strong Pipkin Bissell & Ledyard, L.L.P.
Tindall & England, P.C.
Individual Champions
Alejandro Macias
Angela Solice
Brian Albrecht
Chaumette, PLLC
Clinton Yu
Damani Law Firm
Danielle H. Maya
David Hsu
Diane C. Treich
Helene Dang
Karla J. LaFitte
Law Office of Bertrand C. Moser
Law Office of Brent C. Perry, P.C.
Law Office of Cindi L. Robinson
Law Office of Gregory S. Lindley
Law Office of J. Thomas Black, P.C.
Law Office of Jeff Skarda
Law Office of Maria S. Lowry
Law Office of Papa M. Dieye
Law Office of Peter J. Bennett
Law Office of Robbie Gail Charette
Martin R.G. Marasigan Law Offices
Pilgrim Law Office
Robert E. Price
The Ericksen Law Firm
The Jurek Law Group, PLLC
Law Office of Evangeline Mitchell, PLLC
The Law Office of Norma Levine Trusch
Travis Torrence
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Summer Associate Luncheon Honors Past, Present MOILP Interns
More than 200 summer interns and attorneys attended the
HBA’s 17th Annual Summer Associates Luncheon on June 9
at the Doubletree Hotel. The HBA’s Committee on Minority
Opportunities in the Legal Profession sponsored the event
for all law students serving as summer clerks in Houston law
firms, corporations, courts, government agencies and nonprofits. Co-chairs of the Minority Opportunities Committee
for 2014-2015 were Anna Archer of the U.S. District Court
for the Southern District; Kate Suh of the U.S. Attorney’s
Office; and Shannon Quadros, attorney at law.
The luncheon focused on “MOILP Success Yesterday,
Today and Tommorrow,” and featured a panel of former
participants in the 1L Summer Clerkship Program: Jesús
Castillón of BakerHostetler; Amy Springs of EIG Global Energy Partners; Carvana Hicks-Cloud of The Cloud Law Firm,
P.C.; and Carolina Ortuzar-Diaz of Monty & Ramirez, with
Anna Archer as moderator. All current and former MOILP
participants were recognized at the luncheon.
Established in 1995-1996, the MOILP Committee’s 1L
Summer Clerkship Program places first year minority law
students from all three local law schools in Houston law
firms, corporate law departments, courts and other legal
organizations to provide opportunities and educational programs that prepare them for successful legal careers. In 2015,
the program placed 54 first-year law students in 26 offices.
HBA Members Enjoy Day of Golf
at Memorial Park
in the HBA’s
HBA Stallings Blood
Drive Sets Goal for
During the summer months, the minds of
many are on vacations and other activities. However, that is when the need is greatest for blood
donations, according to the Gulf Coast Regional
Blood Center. Vacations and summer activities can
mean more people on the road and more
Make your summer more meaningful by
donating blood through one of the drives that
benefits the Houston Bar Association’s 2015-2016
Paul E. Stallings Blood Drive listed here. The HBA
has set a goal of collecting 5,000 units of blood
for The Blood Center during this bar year.
For more details visit:
More than 130 HBA members enjoyed a great day of golf and camaraderie on April
23 at Memorial Park, while raising $8,968.00 for the charitable projects of the
Houston Bar Foundation. To view photos of the tournament,
visit Pictured here, from left, Golf
Tournament Co-Chair Grady Reiff, Judge David Farr, Randy Wilhite and Golf
Tournament Co-chair Stephen Post
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Baker Hughes
West Airport
Locke Lord
COH: Municipal
Courts Department
Houston Center
Norton Rose
Houston Pennzoil
Vinson & Elkins
Chase - Fannin
Andrews Kurth
HC: Employees
Wells Fargo Plaza
CenterPoint Energy
One Shell Plaza
JPMorgan Chase
HBA People
Dan Shank of Coats Rose has been
appointed to the 2015-2016 board of the
Mental Health America of Greater Houston,
where he will work to increase understanding of mental health issues in effort to
improve the mental health system.
Avalyn Langemeier, a partner at Foster
LLP, has been reappointed to the American
Immigration Lawyer’s Association’s 20152016 Health Care Professionals/Physician
Committee, where she will work on issues
unique to foreign-born health care professionals.
George Connelly, shareholder in Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, has joined the advisory
board of the Assistance League of Houston,
a volunteer organization serving the educational and emotional needs of disadvantaged
Stanley G. Schneider, partner in
Scheider & McKinney, P.C., was honored
with the Richard “Racehorse” Haynes Lifetime Achievement Award from the Harris
County Criminal Lawyers Association for
four decades of outstanding criminal defense
Charles W. Schwartz, head of litigation
at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
LLP, was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Four 5th grade students from Dr. Dixie
Melillo Middle School in Pasadena ISD
were recognized for their winning entries in
the RESPECT contest sponsored by Kurt
Arnold and Jason Itkin of Arnold & Itkin
LLP. Lexi Martinez, Alexis Henriquez,
Kaylee Goodrum and Natalie Lopez earned
cash donations to charities of their choice
by writing and illustrating what “respect”
means to them and why it is important.
David J. Beck of Beck Redden was
recognized as Trial Lawyer of the Year by
the Texas Chapter of the American Board of
Trial Advocates for excellence in advocacy,
ethics and fair play.
Esther Kim, a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, was chosen as
one of two 2015 Texas Equal Justice Works
Fellows, sponsored by the Texas Access to
Justice Foundation in partnership with Equal
Justice Works and support from Greenberg
Traurig LLP. In the application process,
law school graduates design their “dream
job” with a non-profit organization that has
agreed to host the applicant if awarded a
Fellowship. Kim will work in the Houston
office of Lone Star Legal Aid, providing
legal services in guardianship and domestic
violence cases in the Asian community.
The Anti-Defamation League, Southwest
Region awarded the 2015 Karen H. Susman
Jurisprudence Award to Melanie Gray of
Winston & Strawn LLP and Mark Wawro
of Susman Godfrey LLP. The award is given
annually to a member or members of the
Houston legal community who exhibit an
exceptional commitment to equality, justice,
fairness and community service.
HBA members can submit items about
awards and special recognition to the
People column by emailing Tara Shockley at
[email protected]
Volunteer Opportunities
“Public service marks the difference between a business and a profession.”
The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, United States Supreme Court Justice (Ret.)
The HBA offers members many ways to make a difference in the profession and the community.
Here are some upcoming opportunities:
• IDEA Program – Be part of an attorney/medical professional team that teaches 5th graders about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco
on growing minds and bodies. The HBA’s Interprofessional Drug Education Alliance (IDEA) makes presentations to 5th grade classes in
schools throughout Houston, with materials and an orientation session provided. This year’s IDEA dates are October 27, 2015 and February
23, 2016. Teams usually make two class-length presentations at each school, at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. If you are an attorney who would
like to volunteer, or if you know a physician or other medical professional who would like to participate, contact Ashley Steininger at
[email protected] or 713-759-1133.
• Speakers Bureau – The HBA Speakers Bureau is looking for attorneys who want to speak to community groups, schools, senior centers,
churches and other organizations on many different legal topics. If you are interested in joining the Speakers Bureau, or if you know an
organization that would like a speaker, contact Dozie Oheri at [email protected] or 713-759-1133.
• LegalLine – Answer legal questions and provide other legal resources for the public through LegalLine, the HBA’s twice monthly call-in
program. Volunteers are needed on the first and third Wednesday of each month, for two-hour shifts from 5:00-7:00 p.m. or 7:00-9:00 p.m.
LegalLine can be a great team building activity for attorneys in your firm or organization. To volunteer, contact Ashley Steininger at
[email protected] or 713-759-1133.
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HVL Service-Raiser Honors Volunteers
On June 9, Houston
Volunteer Lawyers held
its third annual “service
raiser” at Saint Arnold’s
Brewery. At the event,
lawyers pledged to take pro
bono cases in exchange for
the chance to win fabulous
raffle prizes, including a
pedicure at Isle PediSpa,
men’s and women’s cufflinks from Zadok Jewelers,
a bed & breakfast stay at
the Houstonian, a Saturday
night getaway at the Four
Seasons, a round of golf for The band fronted by Lainey Balagia and Brant Croucher provided
four at the Shell Houston
entertainment for the evening.
Open course, and an Apple
Rocky LeAnn Pilgrim, Pilgrim Law Office,
HVL would like to thank all of the raffle
recipient of the “Roadrunner” award for the
item donors, as well as Lainey Balagia and Brant longest currently running pro bono case
Croucher for donating their incredible talent
to provide live music for the night. HVL also
Susan Sanchez, ExxonMobil, recipient of the
recognized extraordinary volunteers at the event.
Stewart Gagnon “Big Shoes” award for outPlease join HVL in congratulating:
standing achievement in pro bono service.
Peter Bennett, Peter J. Bennett, P.C., recipient
of the “On the Go” award for attending the most
Kerry Pettijohn, The Pettijohn Law Firm, PLLC,
recipient of the “Newcomer” award for most active new volunteer.
Jack Emmott, Gray Reed & McGraw, & Norma
Trusch, Norma Levine Trusch, Attorney at Law,
recipients of the “Trailblazer” award for innovation in pro bono programming with the creation
of a Collaborative Family Law pilot program.
HVL Welcomes New Chair
The 2015-16 bar year begins on July 1.
HVL’s incoming Board Chair is Bill Kroger of
Baker Botts L.L.P. HVL extends its appreciation to Immediate Past Chair, Neil Kelly, of
Andrews Kurth LLP, and to Board members
John Strasburger (Chair 2013-14) and Susan
Sanchez, who are rotating off the Board after
several years of dedicated service.
Take the pledge. Find the time.
Make justice happen.
Learn About The
Latest Changes In
Guardianship Law
At Guardian Ad
Litem In Probate Court
The HBA/CLE Committee presents
the 2015 Guardian Ad Litem Institute In
Probate Court on Friday, July 24, 2015
from 12:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m. at the Harris
County Jury Assembly Plaza, 1201
Congress. Pre-registration for HBA
members is $70; door registration is $80.
Pre-registration for Non- Members is
$140; door registration is $160.
The Institute has been approved for
4.25 hours of MCLE credit, including
.75 hours of ethics. Pre-registration must
be received at the HBA office no later
than Noon, Friday, July 10, 2015.
There were many changes in this
legislative session affecting guardianship law. Changes include an increase
in certification requirements to a 4-hour
course; additional duties for guardian
ad litem and attorney ad litem; and a
new requirement that the attorney for an
applicant for guardianship must be certified.
For agenda and registration form, visit
Please contact Ashley Steininger or
call 713-759-1133 for more information.
Upcoming HBA/CLE Seminars
Thursday, July 9, 2015
“Managing Medical Conditions in the
Workplace: Keeping Up with the FMLA,
ADA, and Beyond”
Presented by: Alexis Knapp of Littler Mendelson, PC
1.5 hours MCLE credit, no ethics credit
Friday, July 10, 2015
“Justice Court 101”
Presented by: Janet Marton, Harris County
Attorney’s Office, and Katie Chancia,Justice
Courts Harris County Office of Court
1.5 hours MCLE credit, including .25 hours
ethics credit
Friday, July 17, 2015
“Social Media and Beyond: Addressing
Employee Conduct in 2015”
Presented by: Kelley Edwards and Nehal
Anand of Littler Mendelson, PC
1.5 hours MCLE credit, no ethics credit.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
“Sports Agency – Process to Player”
Presented by: Deborah L. Crain, Law Office
of Deborah L. Crain, P.C.
1.5 hours MCLE credit, including .5 hours
ethics credit
Friday, August 14, 2015
“When Your Phone Rings in the Middle
of the Night: Criminal Law for the Civil
Presented by: F. Andino Reynal of Stradley,
Davis & Reynal LLP
1.5 hours MCLE credit, including .25 hours
ethics credit.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
“Using Social Media Ethically &
Presented by: Precious Williams Owodunni
of Mountaintop Consulting
1.5 hours MCLE credit, including .5 hours
ethics credit.
Friday seminars are 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the Harris County Jury Assembly Plaza; Thursday seminars are 8:00-9:30 a.m at the Junior League.
Seminars are free to HBA members only; members may purchase written materials for $5-$15. Seminars are $50 for nonmembers, including
Registration at the door only. For more information, see the Spring/Summer Seminar brochure at
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Join the HBA 100 Club!
The Houston Bar Association 100 Club is a special
category of membership that indicates a commitment to
the advancement of the legal profession and the betterment of the community. The following law firms, govern-
ment agencies, law schools, and corporate legal
departments with five or more attorneys have become
members of the 100 Club by enrolling 100 percent of their
attorneys as members of the HBA.
Firms of 5-24 Attorneys
Abraham Watkins Nichols Sorrels Agosto and Friend
Adair & Myers PLLC
Ajamie LLP
Andrews Myers, P.C.
Bair Hilty, P.C.
Baker Williams Matthiesen LLP
The Bale Law Firm, PLLC
Barrett Daffin Frappier Turner
& Engel, LLP
Bateman | Pugh | Chambers, PLLC
Berg & Androphy
Bingham, Mann, & House
Blank Rome LLP
Brewer & Pritchard PC
Buck Keenan LLP
Bush & Ramirez PC
Caddell & Chapman
Cage Hill & Niehaus LLP
Campbell & Riggs, P.C.
Chernosky Smith Ressling
& Smith PLLC
Christian Smith & Jewell LLP
Connelly • Baker • Wotring LLP
Cozen O’Connor
Crinion Davis & Richardson LLP
De Lange Hudspeth McConnell & Tibbets LLP
Dinkins Kelly Lenox Lamb
& Walker LLP
Dobrowski, Larkin & Johnson LLP
Dow Golub Remels & Beverly LLP
Doyle Restrepo Harvin & Robbins LLP
Ebanks Horne Rota Moos LLP
Edison, McDowell & Hetherington LLP
Ellis Carstarphen Dougherty
& Griggs PC
Ewing & Jones, PLLC
Faubus Keller & Burford LLP
Fernelius Alvarez PLLC
Fibich Leebron Briggs Josephson, LLP
Fisher, Boyd & Huguenard, LLP
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Fizer Beck Webster Bentley
& Scroggins PC
Fleming, Nolen & Jez, L.L.P.
Frank, Elmore, Lievens, Chesney & Turet, L.L.P.
Fullenweider Wilhite PC
Funderburk Funderburk Courtois, LLP
Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr
& Smith PC
Germer PLLC
Givens & Johnston PLLC
Godwin Lewis, P.C.
Goldstein Law PLLC
Gordon & Rees LLP
Greer, Herz & Adams, L.L.P.
Hagans Burdine Montgomery &
Rustay PC
Harris, Hilburn & Sherer
Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP
Henke Law Firm, LLP
Singleton Cooksey LLP
Smith Adams Law Feehan LLP
Smith Murdaugh Little & Bonham LLP
Smyser Kaplan & Veselka LLP
Sprott Newsom Lunceford Quattlebaum Messenger, P.C.
Stevenson & Murray
Strong Pipkin Bissell & Ledyard LLP
Stuart & Associates P.C.
Sutton McAughan Deaver, PLLC
Tekell Book Matthews & Limmer LLP
Thompson & Horton LLP
Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons LLP
Taunton, Snyder & Slade, P.C.
The Ward Law Firm
Ware Jackson Lee & Chambers LLP
Watt Beckworth Thompson
& Henneman LLP
Weinstein Tippetts & Little LLP
Weycer Kaplan Pulaski & Zuber PC
Williams Birnberg & Andersen LLP
Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas, LLP
Williams Morgan, P.C.
Willingham, Fultz & Cougill, LLP
Wilson Cribbs & Goren PC
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker
Wright Abshire, Attorneys, PC
Wright & Close LLP
Yetter Coleman LLP
Ytterberg Deery Knull LLP
Zimmerman Axelrad Meyer Stern
& Wise PC
Zimmerman, Lavine & Zimmermann
Zukowski Bresenhan, Sinex
& Petry LLP
Hicks Thomas LLP
Hirsch & Westheimer PC
Holm I Bambace LLP
Hunton & Williams LLP
Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs PC
Jackson Lewis LLP
Jenkins Kamin PC
Johnson DeLuca Kurisky & Gould, P.C.
Johnson Trent West & Taylor LLP
Jones Walker LLP
Joyce + McFarland LLP
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Kelly, Sutter & Kendrick, P.C.
KoonsFuller, PC
Kroger I Burrus
Lapidus Knudsen PC
LeBlanc Bland P.L.L.C.
Legge Farrow Kimmitt McGrath
& Brown, L.L.P.
Linebarger Goggan Blair
& Sampson LLP
Liskow & Lewis
Lorance & Thompson PC
MacIntyre, McCulloch, Stanfield
& Young, LLP
McGinnis Lochridge
McGuireWoods LLP
McLeod Alexander Powel & Apffel PC
MehaffyWeber PC
Miller Scamardi & Carrabba
Mills Shirley LLP
Morris Lendais Hollrah & Snowden
Murray I Lobb PLLC
Nathan Sommers Jacobs PC
Ogden Gibson Broocks Longoria
& Hall, LLP
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Pagel Davis & Hill PC
Parrott Sims & McInnis, PLLC
Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott
Perdue & Kidd L.L.P.
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Phillips , Akers & Womac, PC
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Radcliffe Bobbitt Adams Polley PLLC
Ramey, Chandler, Quinn & Zito, P.C.
Reynolds Frizzell LLP
Roach & Newton, L.L.P.
Ross Banks May Cron & Cavin PC
Royston, Rayzor, Vickery
& Williams, L.L.P.
Rusty Hardin & Associates, P.C.
Rymer Moore Jackson & Echols, P.C.
Schiffer Odom Hicks & Johnson PLLC
Schirrmeister Diaz-Arrastia Brem LLP
Schwartz Page & Harding LLP
Shannon Martin Finkelstein
& Alvarado, P.C.
Shepherd, Scott, Clawater
& Houston, L.L.P.
Shipley Snell Montgomery LLP
Short Carter Morris
Firms of 25-49 Attorneys
Adams and Reese LLP
Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi &
Mensing P.C.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Beck Redden LLP
Beirne Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka White Williams
& Aughtry
Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman & Lee, P.C.
Cokinos Bosien & Young
Gibbs & Bruns LLP
Greenberg Traurig
Jones Day
Littler Mendelson PC
Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler
Hailey PC
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Firms of 50-100 Attorneys
Baker Hostetler LLP
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Jackson Walker LLP
Martin Disiere Jefferson & Wisdom LLP
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Porter Hedges LLP
Thompson & Knight LLP
Winstead PC
Firms of 100+ Attorneys
Andrews Kurth LLP
Baker Botts LLP
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Haynes and Boone LLP
Locke Lord LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Corporate Legal Departments
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
AT&T Texas
CenterPoint Energy
El Paso Corporation
Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc.
LyondellBasell Industries
Newfield Exploration Company
Petrobras America Inc.
Plains All American Pipeline L.P.
Pride International Inc.
Rice University
S & B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd.
Sysco Corporation
Texas Children’s Hospital
Total E&P USA, Inc.
University of Houston System
Law School Faculty
South Texas College of Law
Thurgood Marshall School of Law
University of Houston Law Center
Government Agencies
City of Houston Legal Department
Harris County Attorney’s Office
Harris County District Attorney’s Office
Harris County Domestic Relations Office
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris
County Texas
Port of Houston Authority of Harris
County, Texas
July/August 2015 Houston Bar Bulletin
MABA Texas Foundation Dinner – The Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation will hold its 10th Annual Scholarship
Dinner on Thursday, August 20, at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown.
The dinner benefits scholarships for students at each of Houston’s
three law schools. The keynote speaker will be the Hon. Jimmie V.
Reyna, U.S Court of appeals for the Federal Circuit. Cocktails begin
at 6:00 p.m. with dinner and the awards presentation beginning at 7:00
p.m. Sponsorships are available, as well as tickets at $100 per person.
For more information, contact Benny Agosto, Jr. at 713-222-7211 or
[email protected]
Donate Laptops for Malawian Teen Program – A simple donation of a used laptop could make a huge difference in the life of an
HIV-positive teenager’s transition to adulthood in Malawi and other
African nations, helping them cultivate important computer literacy
skills that could result in better job opportunities. A pilot program in
the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, with initial support from attorneys at Baker & McKenzie LLP,
works with a Malawi Teen Club to train young people who, thanks to
a significant reduction in pediatric HIV/AIDS related deaths, have survived into adolescence and now need positive relationships, life and
job skills, and peer mentoring. Foster Corrigan, a 19-year-old graduate of Strake Jesuit College Prep, developed the computer literacy
program while working at Baylor’s Clinical Center of Excellence in
Malawi during a gap year before entering college. To inquire about
donating a laptop to the program, contact Dr. Diane Nguyen at diane.
[email protected]
Discounted Spanish Classes for HBA Members – HBA members
receive a discount on Spanish classes for busy professionals through
HABLA Houston. There are classes for all levels, including intensive,
fun weekend classes that begin in July. Call HABLA directly at 832868-9473 to apply your HBA discount. For more information visit
Houston Bar Bulletin
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July/August 2015 Houston Bar Bulletin
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