Scott M. Brown

September 27, 2018 by  
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Scott M. Brown

Family Law

At Scott M. Brown and Associates, success in the courtroom is not something that’s taken lightly. Whether it’s a matter of family law, including high-asset divorce and complex child custody battles, criminal law or personal injury, Scott M. Brown and his team are steadfast in their commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for their every client. “Our number-one goal is to help our clients achieve success with their legal problems,” says Brown, who’s board certified as a family law specialist through the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction held by less than one percent of the attorneys in Texas. A 2016-2018 Texas Super Lawyer®, Brown also holds the highest possible Avvo rating.

SCOTT M. BROWN & ASSOCIATES
17210 Mercury Dr.
Houston, TX 77058
281-488-1918 • sbrownlawyer.com

Pablo Nossa

September 27, 2018 by  
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Pablo Nossa

Immigration Law

With eight years of experience, Pablo Nossa became a lawyer to help people. “What I love most about my job is client interaction and knowing that I’ve had a positive impact on their lives, having contributed in some part to making the world a better place,” he says.

Clients are always the top priority—Nossa is available to his clients 24/7, giving them personable service at all times. The Nossa Law Office prides itself in being a client-centered business, “working with people first, not numbers,” he adds.

Nossa obtained his degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, also receiving a BA in Political Science and Latin American Studies. He has been named as a part of Super Lawyers Rising Star, Lawyers of Distinction and Houstonia Magazine’s top lawyers 2016 edition.

NOSSA LAW
1415 North Loop West, Ste. 905 Houston, TX 77008
713-599-1633 • nossalaw.com

Brann Sullivan

September 27, 2018 by  
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Brann Sullivan Trial Lawyers, PLLC

Personal Injury

Through a combined five decades of successful personal injury trial law practice, Scott Brann and Roger Sullivan have garnered expertise that makes the difference between getting what clients deserve or settling for something less than fair. In its second year, Brann Sullivan looks forward to continuing and expanding that strong tradition.

Scott received his law degree from South Texas College of Law, magna cum laude, and is licensed by the Texas, Florida, and U.S. Supreme Courts. He has held the AV Rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system for 30 years, recently earning the AV Preeminent rating. He is a lifetime member of the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Roger earned his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. His accolades include Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers in 2015 and 2016; Houstonia Magazine’s Top Houston Lawyers for 2015; Texas Super Lawyer in 2017; and National Trial Lawyers’ list of 2016 and 2018 Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers.

Both are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and members of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

BRANN SULLIVAN
602 Sawyer St., Ste. 700
Houston, TX 77007
713-BS-TRIAL • BStrial.com

Romero, David & Paola

September 27, 2018 by  
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The Romero Law Firm PC | Family Law & Immigration Law

David and Paola Romero are client-focused divorce, custody and immigration lawyers. They believe that loyalty and commitment to clients’ cases separate them from other lawyers. David and Paola bring their years of education and experience to help clients obtain the results they desire, by working with each client to present the court with what it needs.

David is a Fellow of the State Bar of College, and Paola is Member of the State Bar Immigration Section. They provide professional representation while maintaining a comfortable rapport with their clients.

THE ROMERO LAW FIRM, PC
17041 El Camino Real, Ste. 209
Houston, Texas 77058
281-220-1067 • attorneyromero.com

Bain & Bain PLLC

September 27, 2018 by  
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BAIN & BAIN PLLC | Civil Litigation

Bain & Bain PLLC, established in 1994, is a boutique law firm specializing in civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution and appeals. The firm’s attorneys are also arbitrators and mediators with a success rate of over 90 percent.

At Bain & Bain PPLC, the attorneys know that success is dependent upon frequent and open communication with clients, and include them in every major decision in their case. They have built their reputation by providing clients with straight answers, analyzing their situation and outlining their legal options so they can make the most informed decision possible.

The firm’s two shareholders Joanie and Bruce Bain, have more than six decades of combined legal experience in state and federal courts. They are trained negotiators and effective litigators who put their experience to work for their clients. Bruce has been named as one of Houstonia‘s Top Lawyers 2017, Top Attorneys of North America 2016-2017 and  Who’s Who Top Attorneys in Texas 2017 by the Dallas Morning News. Joanie was also selected as one of Houstonia’s Top Lawyers 2017.

Bain & Bain PLLC
10810 Katy Freeway, Ste. 102
Houston, TX 77043
713-629-6222 • bainandbainlaw.net

Greco Neyland, PC

September 27, 2018 by  
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Greco Neyland, PC | Criminal Defense

Greco Neyland, PC is a criminal defense law firm practicing State and Federal criminal defense. With a full legal staff of attorneys, paralegals and investigators with offices in Houston, New York and Los Angeles, the firm has the reputation, experience and resources to provide effective legal representation and get great results.

The attorneys with Greco Neyland, PC have years of experience trying cases to juries across the state of Texas and in Federal Courts. Managing Partner, Dustan Neyland (standing) and Senior Associate, Ben Pearce (seated) are both located in the Houston office. Call us today at 713-972-1100 to schedule a meeting to discuss your case.

Greco Neyland, PC
701 N. Post Oak Rd., Ste. 425
Houston, TX 77024
713-972-1100 • greconeylandtx.com

Simon Law Group, PLLC

September 27, 2018 by  
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Simon Law Group, PLLC | Immigration Law

If you’re in need of an immigration lawyer with personal experience, look no further than Simon Law Group PLLC. Helmed by dynamic husband-and-wife team Sebastian Simon and Aseel Saqer Simon, the full-service immigration law firm specializes in family-and employment-based immigration, necessary visas, business and investor visas, naturalization and citizenship, deportation defense and asylum. The attorneys and staff work with clients worldwide in English, Spanish, Arabic and Malayalam.

Sebastian Simon, a native of Chile who underwent the arduous process of immigrating to the U.S., has more than a decade of experience practicing immigration law. Bringing her legal corporate background and cultural upbringing to the practice, Aseel Saqer Simon focuses on assisting employers, entrepreneurs and investors with their immigration needs. The couple takes pride in identifying solutions for families who have chosen the U.S. to make their dreams come true.

Simon Law Group, PLLC
1111 N. Loop W., Ste. 1111
Houston, TX 77008
713-839-0639 • simonimmigrationlaw.com

Mary E. Ramos

September 26, 2018 by  
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Mary E. Ramos | Family Law

At the helm of the Ramos Law Group, PLLC, which specializes in all aspects of family law, Mary E. Ramos is known as the gladiator of family law. From adoptions, divorce litigation and child custody to high-asset property division and more, the firm provides exceptional service and insight to each and every client. “From the first time I stepped into a family courtroom, my role as a family law attorney was clarified. I couldn’t see myself doing anything else with my life. Few people get the opportunity to do what they love every day, and I am blessed in being able to pursue my dreams as an advocate,” says Ramos, who’s Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization with more than 12 years of experience.

Together with her seasoned associates, Jessica Mikell and Lindsey Lewis, Ramos is a firm believer in continuing education. To that end, the team is active in various legal organizations, with Ramos maintaining membership in the Texas Bar College, which warrants four times the education requirement for all attorneys. Membership is an honor bestowed to less than 10 percent of Texas attorneys.

RAMOS LAW GROUP PLLC
1214 Miramar St.
Houston, TX 77006
713-225-6200 • ramosfamilylaw.com

Fighting for Houston

September 25, 2018 by  
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Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson isn’t just battling for wins on the football field. The family man also spearheads the Kareem Jackson Foundation, which aims to help cancer patients and their loved ones live a better life.

by Rima Jean • photography by Nicholas Nguyen

Kareem Jackson is channeling his inner Tyson Beckford for a photo shoot at Discovery Green, when he calls out, “Modeling is hard. Harder than playing football.” Considering how easy he makes playing football look, this isn’t surprising in the least coming from the quiet, humble Jackson.

Jackson, 30, grew up in Macon, GA, and developed a passion for football in high school. He was recruited by the University of Alabama, where he played cornerback for the Crimson Tide. In 2010, Jackson was drafted by the Houston Texans, and he’s been here ever since, now in his ninth season. Lately things have been especially busy: He and his wife, Amber, recently closed on a house in Florida so his family could be close by during training. They’re also expecting their second child, a girl, in June. Their first, Kaylen, is two.

In Fighting Shape

Despite having his hands full, Jackson stays game-ready between seasons with cardio. Lots and lots of it. Early on in the off-season, Jackson starts off by running a few miles on the treadmill. He progresses to sprint work, hills, and then to speed workouts. “I never want to have to get back into shape,” he says. “I want to stay in shape, even when I’m not playing football.” Admittedly, this can be difficult, especially considering his penchant for sweets. “I love fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies…and any kind of fruity candy, like Skittles, Sour Patch Kids…and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Yeah, those things give me a hard time, for sure.”

Luckily, he enjoys the process of burning off those extra calories. “You gotta have fun with whatever you’re doing. Sure, you gotta put the work in, so you may as well have fun doing it.”

A Family Man

Off the field, Jackson dabbles as an entrepreneur with his clothing line, Fly Guy (flyguyshop.com), which features high-end lounge and streetwear for men. The line, Jackson says, is for men “who like to make a statement with their wardrobe.”

Jackson also spends his leisure time enjoying everything Houston has to offer: He loves hanging courtside at Rockets games, which he does often, or going bowling with buddies. He’s also no stranger to the city’s restaurant scene (see “Kareem’s Favorite Houston Eateries” below).

He admits to being a homebody, however, and prefers spending time in his “man cave” with friends, his three dogs—an Argentine Dogo, a French bulldog and a Chihuahua—and above all, with his family. “My little girl is growing every day, learning new words every day,” beams Jackson. “I don’t want to miss that. My family is definitely my priority.” A quick scroll down his Instagram feed, teeming with photos of him, his wife and his daughter smiling from ear to ear, is proof enough.

Conquering Cancer

Perhaps the second-biggest contribution of his time goes into his campaign against cancer, a cause very close to Jackson’s heart. “I started the Kareem Jackson Foundation a while back, but it’s really taken off recently,” he says. “My mom is a two-time breast cancer survivor and my sister is a leukemia survivor, so I guess you can imagine what my childhood household was like. I decided that once I was in a position where I could help people and families affected by cancer, I would jump at the opportunity.”

As Jackson’s brand grew, he was able to conceive his dream and the foundation took off. The foundation hosts a variety of fund-raisers each year, with the money raised going directly toward various programs that raise cancer awareness and provide educational, recreational and healthy-living initiatives for families affected by breast cancer and childhood cancer. Such programs include Christmas in July, which provides gifts to kids battling cancer and their siblings; the Pretty in Pink VIP Luncheon, which honors breast cancer fighters and survivors; and Texan for a Day, which provides families of children battling cancer with a free VIP day at the Houston Training Camp at Reliant Stadium. On May 22 Jackson and his teammates are teeing up at Topgolf Houston-Katy with a live and silent auction; the proceeds will go toward these initiatives. (For more information, visit kareemjackson.org.)

Jackson’s charity efforts don’t end there—the Texans cornerback is also active with the Candlelighters of Texas Children’s Hospital, a group that provides emotional, educational and practical support to families of children with cancer. “I do a lot of work with them every year, too,” Jackson says. “Anything to keep families from going through what we went through.”

Looking to the Future

In terms of his football career and the upcoming season, Jackson is optimistic. “The locker room has been pretty upbeat. We went through a lot last year, a lot of injuries, but at the end of the day, we all have the same goal. Getting our guys healthy again is definitely a priority. We’re putting last year behind us and looking forward to this year.” He smiles. “We just want to win.”

“Houston is home,” Jackson says definitively. “I love it here. It has so much to offer. This will definitely be home for me and my family when I’m done playing ball.”

As long as the modeling days are held to a minimum. H

Kareem’s Favorite Houston Eateries

“I’m a huge foodie,” Jackson admits. “And Houston’s got so many great choices.” Here, his top picks.

  • Willie G’s
  • Steak 48
  • Killen’s STQ
  • Blaze Pizza
  • Zaxby’s

Jared R. Woodfill

September 25, 2018 by  
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Jared R. Woodfill

Attorney at Law

Founding partner Jared Woodfill is a dynamic courtroom talent with broad litigation experience in family law, business litigation, personal injury and issues involving constitutional questions. Mr. Woodfill is a 1990 graduate of the University of Texas and received his law degree from St. Mary’s University in 1993 where he was a cum laude graduate. He is active in Houston-area community issues and served as chairman of the Houston-area Republican Party from 2002–2014.

Mr. Woodfill is licensed to practice in Texas and New York state courts, as well as the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, United States Court of Federal Claims and U.S. District Courts for Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

In 2015, Mr. Woodfill was named Local Person of the year by Fox 26 Roundup. In 2016 and 2017, Woodfill was named one of Houston’s top lawyers by Houstonia Magazine. He has also received the TRL Defender of Life Award, Texas Values’ Kelly Shackleford Award, San Jacinto Republican’s Patriot Award, and Vision America’s Local Hero of the Faith Award.

Woodfill Law Firm guides each client through the legal process with passion and attention to detail utilizing modern technical trial practices. The firm utilizes state-of-the-art technology, powerful graphic presentations and the latest trial science techniques to achieve favorable results. Mr. Woodfill’s commitment to superior client service is reflected throughout Woodfill Law’s attitude, philosophy and our approach to the law—that’s why people turn to Woodfill Law Firm.

WOODFILL LAW FIRM
3 Riverway, Ste. 750
Houston, TX 77056
713-751-3080 • woodfilllaw.com

Stilwell Law Firm

September 25, 2018 by  
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Stilwell Law Firm

Personal Injury

The Stilwell Law Firm possesses the experience you can lean on. While these attorneys have tried numerous cases at some of the biggest law firms in the city, they are now regarded as a formidable plaintiff’s trial team with select clients. “We know exactly how the other side thinks, and we recover the complete compensation that you deserve,” says Tom Stilwell.

The Stilwell Law Firm specializes in wrongful death and serious personal injuries involving aircraft, airports and aviation; oil and gas drilling and exploration; highway and truck crashes; bicycle collisions; and complex commercial claims. For a free consultation, call 713-931-1111 or 844-931-3111. Referrals and co-counsel arrangements are accepted.

Stilwell Law Firm
3131 Eastside St., Ste. 440
Houston, TX 77098
713-931-1111 • stilwelltriallaw.com

Island Paradise: Aruba

September 23, 2018 by  
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Sunset from Pincho’s Grill & Bar

 

Island Paradise

Plan your next getaway on Aruba

Story and Photography by Laurette Veres

 

The wildly popular tropical island of Aruba is part of what’s known as the ABC islands (Aruba, Curaçao, and Bonaire). Sunny and sultry Aruba is just outside the line of fire for hurricane season, making it an ideal location for a tropical vacation. It’s also the Caribbean’s hottest spot for adventure and fun!

 

Have fun poolside at the Aruba Marriott

The incomparable Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is tailor-made to host your once-in-a-lifetime event. With 411 stylish guestrooms and 23 lavish suites, this hotel has room for everyone. Each room features a 100-square foot balcony with a breath-taking view of the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea. There is something for everyone at this resort, from the party pool with cascading waterfall to the adults-only H2Oasis pool. Where else can you see a Zumba class break out in the middle of the day? The party is always hopping at Stellaris Casino. Family and friends of all ages will be happy on this happy island.

The real fun in Aruba takes place in the ocean. The currents are calm in these waters…lake calm. Your drinks can actually float, undisturbed, alongside you in a fabulous, inflatable flamingo (if you were brilliant enough to bring one). Aruba is the perfect island to push your limits and try some new water sports. Stand-up paddle boarding is very popular. Stretch yourself even further and try a paddleboard yoga class by Vela Aruba. There’s nothing more “zenful” than the peaceful Caribbean Sea swaying beneath you as you find your center. Looking for something more exhilarating? Book a kayaking tour, take a ½ day snorkel sail, parasail above it all or bounce to heart to your heart’s content on floating inflatable trampolines!

 

Looking for a group activity that’s fun for all ages? Beach tennis is big here! It’s the official sport of the isle. In fact, the sport is so popular here, Aruba hosts international beach tennis tournaments. We signed up for private lessons with Aksel Samardzic, currently ranked #9 in the world. It’s like playing tennis on a beach volleyball court, the racket is similar and the ball is a bit smaller. Scoring is identical to tennis and your group will be ready to play a match after only a thirty-minute lesson. It can really be a great team building activity for family and friends who might not know each other well.

What better way to get a real taste of authentic cuisine than spending one-on-one time with the chef. Learn from Chef Ever as he expertly seasons the catch-of-the-day. Watch his demonstration, or don an apron and join him at the stove. Compare your finished plate to his, then take a seat and enjoy the bountiful results.

Walkways connect the beaches together in Aruba

One of my favorite things about the Aruba coastline is the walkway that connects the beaches, creating miles of scenic beachside boardwalk. This family friendly, “walkable” esplanade is great for baby strollers and wheel chairs, speed walkers or casual promenades. Guests with young children will appreciate the multiple play areas right on the beach.

After an evening stroll along the Marriott boardwalk, dinner literally “pops up” at Atardi beachfront restaurant- just in time for sunset. Enjoy a toes-in-sand sunset supper starting with sashimi snapper, tomato caprese, or crab salad. Popular main course items are fresh blackened mahi mahi, grilled sea bass, tropical red snapper and more.

 

Healthy brunch items at Aruba Marriott Governor’s Suite.

The Marriott’s Governor suite is the perfect brunch spot. Your guests won’t be able to get enough of the expansive Palm Beach views. Think mimosa bar and hot and cold brunch buffet on the balcony. Enjoy mini-quiche, pancakes, and pastries or get your granola on. Your guests will be impressed with the food and the views.

In Aruba, almost every location is picture-perfect and Pincho’s Grill and Bar is no exception. Arrive at the Aruba Surfside Marina in time for sunset and don’t miss the “Love Potion” premium margarita. Absorb the soothing sound of whispering waves as you enjoy a meal of luscious crab cakes, crispy coconut shrimp, dark rum-infused blue cheese tenderloin and pan- seared Caribbean grouper. As the sun sets over the water and the moon rises over the palm trees, you’ll understand why you came to this special island for an unforgettable trip.

 

Essentials:

www.arubamarriott.com
www.velaaruba.com
www.pinchosaruba.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin K. Sanchez

September 20, 2018 by  
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Benjamin K. Sanchez

Business and Civil Litigation

Benjamin K. Sanchez, a 20-year attorney, is consistently rated as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers in Business and Civil Litigation. Born in The Heights, Benjamin graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston Law Center. He is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of his firm’s opening and continues to serve a variety of clients in various litigation matters. Benjamin is also a dual-certified (John Maxwell and Les Brown) speaker, trainer, and coach.

Sanchez Law Firm
1122 W. Bell St.
Houston, TX 77019
713-780-7745 • sanchezlawfirm.com

Will Adams

September 20, 2018 by  
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Adams Law Firm | Personal Injury | Family Law & Divorce

Personal Injury

Will Adams and his team represent plaintiffs in serious personal injury lawsuits. He is Double Board Certified in Personal Injury by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocates. Will has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyer in Texas and has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer® in Texas Monthly every year since 2010 and one of the ‘Top Lawyers for Personal Injury’ in Houston every year since 2006. Will shall serve as President of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association for 2019.


Family Law & Divorce

The family law group at Adams Law Firm stands tall for Texans during difficult times. The firm has been representing families and individuals in a wide range of challenging family law and divorce matters since 1977. The firm is proud of the recognition of Attorneys Heather M. Bachman and John F. Lemos as among Houston’s Top Lawyers for Family & Divorce for 2018. Heather shall serve as President of the Fort Bend County Bar Association for 2019.

ADAMS LAW FIRM
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Ste. H205
Katy, TX 77494
281-391-9237 • adamslawfirm.com

Naimeh Salem

September 20, 2018 by  
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Naimeh Salem | Immigration Law

Mrs. Salem is an immigration expert and Managing Shareholder of Gonzalez Olivieri, LLC law firm. She earned her JD degree from the Interamerican University School of Law, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She ranked in the top 10 students of her law school and graduated magna cum laude. Mrs. Salem is a member of the State Bar of Texas, and she is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, ABA and AILA. She is well-versed in all aspects of immigration. She recently won several groundbreaking asylum cases, defending victims of religious persecution and human exploitation, and many other victories, both before the Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals. She has received notoriety for her innovative litigation and appellate victories. Mrs. Salem states, “I take pride in tackling the most challenging immigration matters—even those deemed impossible.” As an attorney, Mrs. Salem’s compassion for others and dedication to the field shines through in all aspects of her work.

Gonzalez Olivieri LLC
2200 Southwest Freeway, Ste. 550
Houston, TX 77098
713-481-3040
gonzalezolivierillc.com

Tyrone C. Moncriffe

September 20, 2018 by  
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Tyrone C. Moncriffe | Attorney at Law

Moncriffe

Tyrone C. Moncriffe is board certified in criminal law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and certified first chair in death penalty cases in Harris County. Currently, he is a faculty member of the Criminal Law Institute. Moncriffe handles serious felony cases and always strives for excellence in the courtroom.

He graduated from Texas Southern University Magna Cum Laude and received his Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 1982. Texas Super Lawyers® in Texas Monthly magazine voted Moncriffe as one of the best in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and Top Lawyers in H Texas magazine from 2008 to 2018.

He always believed that no goal is accomplished by one person. He acknowledges his wife Brenda and his daughter Chantel for constant support. His brothers Randy, Errol, Brian, and Burford and best friend Alvin Hubert have provided years of encouragement. He thanks his grandparents, Mary Moncriffe, Morris and Annie Conner and also his father Richard and Uncle Charles Moncriffe for never allowing him to give up his dreams, and the loving memory of his beloved mother Lois Moncriffe, who told him to, “always reach for the sky and even if you fail you will be among the stars.”

Moncriffe gives acknowledgement to Sandra Zimmer of Self Expression Center; she taught him the importance of, “being with the audience and not performing for them.”

Moncriffe has dedicated himself to constant self-improvement and providing the best representation possible for his clients. 

Tyrone C. Moncriffe Associates
1001 Texas Ave., Ste. 720
Houston, TX 77002
713-224-6628 • tyronemoncriffe.com

Woods, Robert

September 20, 2018 by  
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Personal Injury–Criminal

As a retired police lieutenant and a graduate of the FBI National Academy, attorney Robert Woods of Woods Law Firm has an advantage over most criminal and personal injury attorneys. With more than 20 years of experience in investigation and law enforcement, he knows how to build and defend cases.

“I’ve dedicated my life to protecting Texans and upholding the law. As your attorney, I will investigate and process your case with the utmost integrity and zeal,” says Woods.

The Woods Law Firm represents individuals and families facing personal-injury crises as well as those facing criminal charges. The primary focus of the firm has been representing victims injured in 18-wheeler, auto and motorcycle accidents, DUI accidents, commercial vehicle accidents and animal bites and attacks. Woods is wellknown among his peers for his quick recognition of liability and aggressive pursuit of justice.

“At the Woods Law Firm, you get personal attention regarding your case. Our firm is small enough to give you the personal attention you deserve, but large enough to go against the big insurance companies,” explains Woods.

Attorney Woods holds a degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston University and a law degree from South Texas College of Law.

WOODS LAW FIRM, PC
2016 Main St., Ste. 111
Houston, TX 77002
713-651-1115 • attorneyrobertwoods.com

Cathy Herrington Hale

September 20, 2018 by  
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Catherine Herrington Hale

Family Law and Civil/Probate Litigation

Cathy Hale is the founder of The Herrington Law Firm and has represented hundreds of clients since 1998 in family law and civil/probate disputes. She is committed, along with her team of associates and paralegals, to providing quality legal representation to her clients and obtaining the best outcome through trial or mediation. Clients often note her passion for the law, respect in the legal community and accessibility of her firm. At The Herrington Law Firm, you will receive personal service and experienced advocates in the courtroom.

The Herrington Law Firm, PC
10190 Katy Freeway, Ste. 440
Houston, TX 77043
713-227-0050 • herringtonlawfirm.com

Mary E. Ramos

Mary E. Ramos | Family Law

At the helm of the Ramos Law Group, PLLC, which specializes in all aspects of family law, Mary E. Ramos is known as the gladiator of family law. From adoptions, divorce litigation and child custody to high-asset property division and more, the firm provides exceptional service and insight to each and every client. “From the first time I stepped into a family courtroom, my role as a family law attorney was clarified. I couldn’t see myself doing anything else with my life. Few people get the opportunity to do what they love every day, and I am blessed in being able to pursue my dreams as an advocate,” says Ramos, who’s Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization with more than 12 years of experience.

Together with her seasoned associates, Jessica Mikell and Lindsey Lewis, Ramos is a firm believer in continuing education. To that end, the team is active in various legal organizations, with Ramos maintaining membership in the Texas Bar College, which warrants four times the education requirement for all attorneys. Membership is an honor bestowed to less than 10 percent of Texas attorneys.

RAMOS LAW GROUP PLLC
1214 Miramar St.
Houston, TX 77006
713-225-6200 • ramosfamilylaw.com

Julia Dean

September 20, 2018 by  
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Julia Dean 

Appellate Law & Estate Planning

In the legal profession, the trust built between attorney and client is just as important as the legal expertise the attorney possesses. Julia Dean is an attorney who values each client and takes the time to ensure their concerns are addressed. Ms. Dean has a dual emphasis, handling complex civil cases on appeal in both the state and federal courts. Further, Ms. Dean designs custom Estate Plans to suit the needs of each individual client, and her expertise extends beyond Estate Planning into Elder Law, Probate and Guardianship in order to support the client’s Estate Planning needs holistically. Not only are the practical elements of the Estate Plan addressed, Ms. Dean incorporates planning which focuses on the legacy of the individual or family. Ms. Dean explains, “We are unique in that we strive to not only create excellent legal work, but to care for and truly listen to our clients.”

The Dean Law Firm, PLLC
1650 Hwy 6 South, Ste. 100
Sugar Land, TX 77478
281-277-3326 • juliadeanlaw.com

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