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Celebrating Five Years!

When I started my law firm years ago, I was nervous. Petrified, actually. I had always worked for other attorneys before, so I never had to be a rainmaker or run a business. Naturally, I worried about the possibility that all my efforts would fail. My fears were compounded because the concept of a completelyRead More

Ending the Year on a High Note…Again!

This month, I was honored to be included in Houstonia Magazine’s list of “Top Lawyers” for 2014! This is the second year in a row I have received this honor. Houstonia Magazine’s selection was based on Avvo ratings, which factor in peer endorsements, experience, education, training, speaking, publishing, and awards. It’s a great way toRead More

How To Support Someone Who’s Grieving During The Holidays

A friend of mine who volunteers for hospice wondered out loud a couple of weeks ago: “Why is it that more people die around the holidays?” “Really?”  I asked. “Is there actually data to support that?” Turns out, there is. A group of sociologists analyzed death certificates between 1979 and 2004 and determined that deaths doRead More

A Life Cut Short

A friend of mine died this week. She wasn’t a close friend, but we had been members of the same group for many years, and saw each other at meetings and various social gatherings. Although we hadn’t spoken since my family moved to another city, we kept in contact through Facebook. My friend was aRead More

The Estates Code

The Probate Code has been around for more than five decades. However, on January 1, 2014, it was repealed and replaced with the Texas Estates Code. The enactment of the Estates Code is not intended to make any substantive changes in the law. Rather, the purpose the statutory revision according to Sec. 323.007(a) of theRead More

Out With The Old, In With The New

This month marks my firm’s fourth anniversary, and big changes are happening in the way I serve my clients. In December, I started the process of migrating all my client files to the MyCase case management software.  The MyCase interface is very intuitive and user-friendly, and will enable me to serve my clients better. AsRead More