Sugar Land, Texas Lawyers

Christopher Neal Allen
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Texas Lawyer with 17 years experience

Texas Tech University School of LawTexas
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Jack C. Searcy III
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Texas Attorney with 38 years experience

University of Houston - Main CampusTexas
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Peter Walter Weston
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Texas Attorney with 44 years experience

Pete has been practicing law for over 35 years. He is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Consumer Bankruptcy and Business Bankruptcy and has been since 1994. He graduated from Texas Tech... Read More »
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Chad Silver
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If you are being threatened by the IRS, it is a serious situation that requires quick action. We can provide you with the expert assistance you need. Chad C. Silver, Managing Partner of Silver Tax Group is one of the... Read More »
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Brian Douglas Walters
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Sugar Land, TX Lawyer with 22 years experience
3 Sugar Creek Center Blvd. #100
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Divorce and Family
University of Texas - Austin
Hi, I'm Brian. I was born in Florida, the son a career Marine Corps officer. After living all over the world and graduating from high school in West Germany, I returned to Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1993 with a BBA. I then graduated from The University of Texas Law School in 1996. I've practiced exclusively family and divorce law since then. I was Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 2003 and am remain so today. Me and my staff work hard for our clients and are 100...
Shawn Moody McDonald
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Sugar Land, TX Lawyer with 18 years experience
(713) 228-2523 77 Sugar Creek Center Blvd. Ste. 230
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
McDonald began his legal career in 2001 as a felony trial prosecutor in Henderson County where he prosecuted thousands of felony cases ranging from capital murder to minor felony drug cases. 

In 2004, McDonald moved closer to home and began prosecuting felony cases in the Fort Bend District Attorney’s Office, which included being an instructor at the Fort Bend County Gus George Law Enforcement Academy as well as teaching at many local police departments.

In 2006, McDonald opened his own Criminal Trial Practice focusing solely on representing clients who have been charged with criminal offenses throughout the great State of Texas....
Ada Ferrer
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Sugar Land, TX Attorney with 8 years experience
(713) 936-9392 3 Sugar Creek Blvd
Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
University of Houston - Main Campus
Ms. Ada Ferrer has had a long and successful legal career helping individuals, companies, and non profits with a wide variety of legal matters. Ada began her legal career as a paralegal at Holt & Young, PC and then Barsalou & Sebesta, PC where she concentrated on real estate law and property owner’s associations. Ada attended the University of Houston Law Center where she worked as a student attorney in the Transaction & Consumer Law Clinic, interned for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, and worked as a law clerk for Evans & Fair. Upon graduating from law...
Alex Wathen
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Sugar Land, TX Lawyer with 21 years experience
(888) 305-1919 2245 Texas Drive
Suite 300
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Free ConsultationAppeals, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
University of Minnesota Law School
I provide bankruptcy solutions for consumers and business primarily in the greater Houston area but also in other parts of Texas and the rest of the United States. I also represent clients nationwide in federal appeals.
Christy Lynn Martin
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Sugar Land, TX Attorney with 16 years experience
14090 Southwest Freeway
Suite 300
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Appeals
University of Houston - Main Campus
Ms. Martin has managed a wide range cases from discovery through trial. Ms. Martin has significant experience in products liability cases, ERISA cases, and numerous other general litigation issues. She has briefed numerous aggressive removals, deposed key fact witnesses, argued discovery and summary judgments, and developed expert witnesses of numerous specialties. Additionally, Ms. Martin has developed particular expertise in appellate practice, briefing numerous appeals in state and federal court, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Texas Supreme Court.
Rahlita D. Thornton
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(888) 343-4529 2245 Texas Dr
#300
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Free ConsultationSugar Land, TX Attorney with 27 years experience
Divorce, Family, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Houston Personal Injury Lawyer Attorney Rahlita D. Thornton has been committed to personal attention to clients for almost 30 years dealing with Accidents, Car Accidents, Injury or Wrongful Death. The main goal is to obtain maximum compensation after a personal injury occurs. Free consultations 888-343-4529. Car Accidents, 18 wheeler truck accidents, personal injury law, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, distracted driving accidents, drunk driving accidents, fatality accidents involving catastrophic injuries are among those handled. Attorney Rahlita D. Thornton’s success as a personal injury accident lawyer comes from experience and her analytical...
Lynn Alan Shepherd
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Sugar Land, TX Lawyer with 45 years experience
(713) 993-7791 14090 Southwest Freeway, Suite 300
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Wayne State University Law School
Houston Estate Planning Attorney, We create Wills, Trusts,Corporations, Partnerships, LLC's and represent Individuals and businesses in Civil and Probate Courts. Mr. Shepherd has experience as a Police Officer, an Assistant Attorney General, An Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. Department of Energy and 39 years in the practice of law.
Chikeersha Puvvada
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Sugar Land, TX Lawyer with 11 years experience
(281) 313-5300 19855 Southwest Freeway
Ste 330
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Free ConsultationFamily
The University of Texas School of Law
Sugar Land family law attorney Chikeersha Puvvada can assist you in all areas of family law. He has been helping individuals with their family law matters since 2008, and, regardless of the issue, Chikeersha is committed to providing every client with experienced, client-focused and compassionate representation in an affordable manner.

Born in India, Chikeersha immigrated to the United States at age 5 and grew up in the New York/New Jersey area, where he also attended high school and college.

After finishing law school in Austin, Texas, Chikeersha returned to New Jersey and was admitted to practice law in New Jersey. While in...
Mr. Rosario Stornello
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Sugar Land, TX Attorney with 21 years experience
(281) 761-7160 19901 Southwest Freeway
Suite 216
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Free ConsultationAppeals, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
South Texas College of Law
A former Harris County prosecutor, Rosario Stornello has since gone on to become one of Houston's leading criminal defense attorneys. With nearly a decade of experience as a prosecutor, Rosario has a unique insight into the workings of the criminal justice system and he brings this understanding to the table in his work defending clients. His work as a defense lawyer has earned him accolades such as the 10.0 "Superb" score on Avvo and inclusion in the Houstonia Top Lawyers list.
Adam W Capetillo
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Sugar Land, TX Lawyer with 6 years experience
(346) 420-4069 2245 Texas Dr., Ste. 300
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
South Texas College of Law
Sugar Land criminal defense attorney Adam Capetillo is highly-skilled in this complex area of law. Backed by years of experience, he has a comprehensive understanding of Texas criminal and personal injury law.

He and his team can effectively guide you throughout the entire legal process while helping you make well-informed decisions about the future. Whether you were charged with DWI, a drug crime, a felony, or any other criminal act, he can assist you. Attorney Capetillo will fight for a reduction or complete dismissal of the charges you are facing.

Attorney Capetillo is also a caring and capable personal injury attorney in...
Josiah Wheat Jr.
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Texas Attorney with 28 years experience

St. Mary's University School of LawTexas
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Tesha M. Peeples
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Tesha Peeples began her tenure with Holmes, Diggs & Sadler in 2008 as a law clerk, and is now a shareholder and top family lawyer with the firm. She has significant experience handling divorce, child custody, child... Read More »
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Anthony Ray Segura
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Sugar Land, TX Lawyer with 24 years experience
(281) 240-3941 77 Sugar Creek Center Boulevard
Suite 565
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
South Texas College Of Law
Anthony R. Segura is an experienced Fort Bend County DWI & Criminal Defense Attorney who is dedicated to protecting the rights and liberty of citizens who have been accused of a criminal offense in Fort Bend County. We understand the impact a criminal investigation can have on your everyday life. You do not have to face criminal charges alone. We are ready to present your defense. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, it is essential to have skilled legal defense right away before your rights have been compromised. Regardless of...
Daniel Lazarine
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Sugar Land, TX Lawyer with 8 years experience
(281) 720-8551 1 Sugar Creek Center Blvd
#1045
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
University of Houston - Main Campus
Daniel Lazarine is a Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston, TX. Mr. Lazarine is a former prosecutor, and a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center.
Tamara Pacini Bibb
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Sugar Land, TX Lawyer with 11 years experience
14090 Southwest Freeway
Suite 300
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
South Texas College of Law
Tamara Bibb was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with News/Editorial specialization in May 2003. Tamara received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in May 2007 and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas the November immediately following. She is a devoted advocate for her clients and understands the emotions and turmoil that come with family law cases. Tamara is able to walk her clients not only through the intricate legalities of the process but also the...
Kimberly Amelia Hegwood
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Sugar Land, TX Attorney with 22 years experience
(877) 902-6020 14090 Southwest Frwy, Suite 300
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Divorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
South Texas College Of Law
Kim Hegwood is the founder of Hegwood Law Group, she believes in providing her clients with the absolute best legal representation combined with compassionate advocacy and honest advice. Kim's ultimate objective is to ensure that the needs and goals of her clients are met both efficiently and effectively.

Seeing her grandparents struggle with the ins-and-outs of Social Security, estate and protection planning, elder law and other bureaucracies that come with the aging process, Kim experienced first-hand the many financial and emotional challenges facing the elderly, infirm and their families.

Inspired to help people with similar obstacles, Kim started Hegwood Law Group, a...
David Hunter
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Sugar Land, TX Attorney with 29 years experience
(281) 265-1515 1600 Hwy 6, Suite 450
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Business, Criminal, DWI and Stockbroker Fraud
South Texas College Of Law
Lionel Martin
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Sugar Land, TX Lawyer with 19 years experience
(281) 277-3066 12946 S. Dairy Ashford
Suite 220
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Business and Employment
University of Houston - Main Campus
Robert Tsai
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Sugar Land, TX Attorney with 5 years experience
3 Sugar Creek Center Blvd.
#100
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Divorce and Family
Baylor Law School
I left my native texas to study economics at Purdue University and graduated in 2010 with honors. After college, I attended Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas and graduated in February 2014. In law school, I competed in the National Health Care Law Moot Court competition and successfully made break out of 30 teams across the country. I also competed on the Transactional Law Meet team. Both of these competitions sharpened my advocacy skills I continue to use in my practice. During my first summer of law school, I interned with the Honorable Judge McFarland in the 133rd...
Kristin Williams Tiller
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Sugar Land, TX Lawyer with 10 years experience
14090 Southwest Freeway
Suite 300
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Business, Health Care and Probate
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Kristin Williams Tiller was born in Houston, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas where she obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance in May 2005. Kristin received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Oklahoma City University School of Law in May 2009 and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas that same year. She is a member of the American Bar Association (Health Law Section member) and Houston Bar Association. She practices primarily in the areas of transactional law, business law and health law. Kristin enjoys volunteering with the Houston Livestock Show and...
Paul Albert Romano
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Sugar Land, TX Lawyer with 17 years experience
(281) 242-0995 4610 Sweetwater Blvd
#200
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Paul's background as a Texas attorney is in Probate Litigation. His practice focuses on will contests, trust contests, contested guardianships, breach of fiduciary duty claims, right of survivorship accounts, determination of heirs, probate administration and guardianship administration. Paul also assists his clients with the preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, family limited partnerships and other business entities.
Katherine Tempone-Cowart
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Sugar Land, TX Lawyer with 14 years experience
14090 Southwest Freeway
Suite 300
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Business
South Texas College of Law
Originally from Virginia, Ms. Cowart received her undergraduate degree from Bluefield College and relocated to Houston, Texas to attend South Texas College of Law. Ms. Cowart received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas in 2005 and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas that same year. Additionally, Ms. Cowart was admitted to the State Bar of Oklahoma in 2012. While attending South Texas, Ms. Cowart was a member of the varsity mock trial and moot court teams. Ms. Cowart received the best brief award at the J. Braxton Craven National Moot Court Tournament in...
Lennea Cannon
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Texas Lawyer with 15 years experience

Lennea grew up in Austin, Texas and moved to Houston to attend law school in 2001, and has been here ever since. She attended Texas A & M University where she received her undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Business... Read More »
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Bill Pattillo
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Texas Lawyer with 24 years experience

As a former felony and misdemeanor prosecutor at the Montgomery County Attorney's Office and the former Chief Juvenile Prosecutor at the Montgomery County Attorney's Office, Attorney Bill Pattillo has the experience and... Read More »
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Leigh Love
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Sugar Land, TX Lawyer with 20 years experience
(832) 471-6904 4610 Sweetwater Blvd., Suite 210
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Patricia Jo Holloway
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Sugar Land, TX Attorney with 14 years experience
(281) 290-9772 14090 Southwest Freeway
Suite 300
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Travis Barton Terry
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Sugar Land, TX Attorney with 26 years experience
(281) 491-5000 56 Sugar Creek Center Blvd.
Ste. 300
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Business and Personal Injury
South Texas College of Law
John Lavery Venza Jr
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Sugar Land, TX Lawyer with 18 years experience
(281) 971-5660 19901 Southwest Freeway
Suite 217
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Criminal and DWI
South Texas College of Law
Sedrick Walker
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Sugar Land, TX Attorney with 10 years experience
(832) 886-2785 54 Sugar Creek Center Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Criminal and Domestic Violence
University of Texas - Austin
Evan B. Lange
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Sugar Land, TX Attorney with 3 years experience
(713) 909-4558 14015 Southwest Freeway
#14
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Employment and Estate Planning
SMU Dedman School of Law
Rashmi Parthasarathi
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Sugarland, TX Attorney with 4 years experience
(281) 242-9139 131 Brooks Street
Suite 300
Sugarland, TX 77478
Immigration
South Texas College of Law
Lilian Audu
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Sugar Land, TX Attorney with 4 years experience
(832) 838-4805 3 Sugar Creek Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Consumer, Family, Immigration and Personal Injury
Attorney Lilian Audu is a Sugar Land attorney that handles family law issues like divorce or adoption, as well as consumer law, personal injury, CPS cases, and immigration. Whatever the case, she is completely devoted to her clients, offering legal guidance that empowers them to face their obstacles with confidence. She understands the stress and emotional tension that many of her clients are going through—while she handles the case like a lawyer, she works with her clients like a trusted friend. If you’re facing a difficult road, whether it involves child protection, divorce, or a devastating injury, Attorney Audu...
Annie Banerjee
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Sugar Land, TX Attorney
(281) 242-9139 131 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Immigration
Houston immigration lawyer, Annie Banerjee graduated third highest in her law school class at South Texas College of Law, in 1996 with a full academic scholarship. She was given the Order of Lytae and honorary membership in Phi Delta Phi. She was Assistant Editor of South Texas Law Review and made Dean's list. She has a Masters Degree in English from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada and her Bachelors with Honors in English from the prestigious Presidency College in India. She has lectured on Immigration Law both in the US and India and has over 10 years of experience in...
Kimberly D Moss Esq.
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Sugar Land, TX Lawyer
(713) 574-8626 3 Sugar Creek Center Blvd.
146
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Business, Divorce, Energy and Estate Planning
University of Texas - Austin
Corey Young
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Texas Lawyer with 16 years experience

After attending both undergraduate and law school at the University of Texas, Corey Young began his legal career as an appellate prosecutor in Montgomery County, Texas. Read More »
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Leonid Kishinevsky
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Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State UniversityTexas and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
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Rita Pattni
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Sugar Land, TX Attorney
5826 New Territory Blvd
# 714
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Jill Vereb
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Sugar Land, TX Lawyer
19901 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Family
William G. Harris
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Sugar Land, TX Lawyer
(281) 969-8204 4771 Sweetwater Boulevard
Suite 294
Sugar Land, TX 77479
William D. Cleveland
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Sugar Land, TX Lawyer
14019 Southwest Freeway
Suite 301-748
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Martin C. Law
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Stafford, TX Attorney
(713) 893-0564 10701 Corporate Drive
Suite 390
Stafford, TX 77477
Free ConsultationArbitration & Mediation, Construction, Energy and Real Estate
South Texas College of Law
Martin C. Law is an associate in the litigation section of Patout & Shaw, PLLC. His primary practice areas are arbitration, mediation, oil and gas, commercial law, real estate litigation and development, construction law, and consumer transactions. While in law school, Mr. Law was awarded the Lawrence C. Hoff Jr. Memorial Scholarship and the Dean’s Scholar Award. Mr. Law actively participated in the school’s award winning advocacy program, which culminated in a first place finish at the 2013 FINRA/St. John’s Securities Dispute Resolution Competition. He was an active member in the Oil and Gas Law Society, the Environmental Law...
Derick Raydon Smith
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Stafford, TX Attorney with 23 years experience
(281) 579-8099 4800 Sugar Grove Blvd
Suite 440
Stafford, TX 77477
Criminal, Juvenile, Probate and Real Estate
Stephanie M. Do
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Stafford, TX Attorney
(713) 893-0564 10701 Corporate Drive
Suite 390
Stafford, TX 77477
Natalie Nga Le
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HOUSTON, TX Attorney with 4 years experience
(832) 559-0923 6833 W. SAM HOUSTON PKWY S.
207
HOUSTON, TX 77072
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Personal Injury
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Attorney Natalie Nga Le:
A hallmark of a good attorney is determination. Our Houston attorneys at Le Law Group all possess a great deal of drive, both personally and professionally. Chiefly, each of them are driven to achieve the best results for their clients, providing for their needs legally, financially, and emotionally. That drive is a defining trait of the work we do at our firm.
However, that drive often appears in other ways. For Attorney Natalie Le, her drive became obvious early on. She graduated with her Bachelor’s from the Denver University in only 3 years, moving on...
Carl Douglas Haggard
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Houston, TX Lawyer with 46 years experience
(888) 304-1044 8614 Hemlock Hill Dr
Houston, TX 77083
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
South Texas College of Law
The Haggard Law Firm is headed by Houston, Texas Criminal Defense Attorney Carl Haggard, former Misdemeanor and District Court Chief Prosecutor with a lengthy tenure in the Harris County DA’s office. For over three decades, Carl Haggard has maintained the utmost integrity. He is a strong advocate for his clients, respected by Harris County Judges and Prosecutors alike.
David Minh Nguyen
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Houston, TX Attorney with 11 years experience
(281) 777-1236 9898 Bissonnet Street
Suite 290
Houston, TX 77036
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Family, Immigration and Probate
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Attorney David Nguyen received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Houston. During his undergraduate studies, Attorney Nguyen developed a passion for minority-related issues when he enrolled in a course in African American studies. This course allowed Attorney Nguyen to explore the historical, cultural, political, economic, and social development [or lack thereof] of minorities in the United States.

After completing his undergraduate studies, Attorney Nguyen attended Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law, which has been ranked number one in achieving diversification in its student body.

Attorney Nguyen has worked as an Attorney for private law firms and...
Scot G. Doyen
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Texas Attorney with 24 years experience

Scot Doyen is a trial lawyer who has extensive experience in the trial of commercial, personal injury, and first-party insurance cases. His experience includes defending premises liability, construction liability, legal... Read More »
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Nick Maram
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Texas Attorney with 31 years experience

South Texas College of LawTexas
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Sugar Land Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Fort Bend Women's Center
(281) 342-4357
Sugar Land, TX


Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging
(281) 633-0519
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