Samantha-Anne Nadolny is an accomplished, driven and business-savvy professional, experienced corporate lawyer, compliance professional and business leader with a demonstrated history in the multiple industries, specializing in construction, oil & [...]
Brenda represents plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of commercial litigation matters at Susman Godfrey...
Andrew Bell is an associate in M&R’s Houston office and member of the firm’s Energy Practice Group. A dynamic litigator, Andrew’s experience includes complex royalty and mineral interest cases and representing upstream oilfield companies in contractual, commercial and catastrophic personal injury disputes, including surface and downhole tool
Brooksie is a Snell Montgomery, LLP. Over her five years as a HYLA member, Brooksie has co-chaired the Mentorship & Transitions Committee and been highly involved in the Adopt-an-Angel Program. In 2019, she completed the Leadership Academy and was [...]
Zachary Caballero is a Poet and First-Generation Trial Lawyer at Padilla & Rodriguez, LLP. He graduated from South Texas College of Law-Houston with honors in 2017 as a National Moot Court Champion and Member of the Order of Barristers. Since then, LEARN MORE
Akilah is an associate in the Houston office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, and is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment group.
Amy’s practice at Yetter Coleman focuses on commercial litigation with experience that includes representing clients in a diverse range of disputes involving class action securities, intellectual property, and complex contract issues...
As Bryant’s General Counsel and Chief Business Officer, Austin Muck handles Bryant’s legal matters, oversees forensic litigation projects, and identifies and pursues areas of strategic growth.
Leah Buenik Nommensen
Chizoba "Zo" Onyeise
Daniel O’Neil is a professional liability defense trial lawyer and partner at Thompson, Coe, Cousins and Irons, LLP. Daniel is an alum of Leadership Houston (Class XLI) and a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, Houston Bar Foundation, and HYLF. Mayor Turner proclaimed October 1, 2018 “Daniel O’Neil Day” in the City of Houston, honoring his history of volunteer service uplifting and supporting the community’s most vulnerable and disaster impacted families. Daniel regularly serves as a volunteer lawyer with the Texas Legal Services Center and at the Houston Food Bank as a non-legal volunteer.
Lisa Luz Parker
Ben, a former government attorney and law clerk, practices complex commercial insurance litigation and appeals at Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP. Benjamin Ritz served as HYLA Secretary and co-chair of the HYLA CLE Committee and Leadership Academy before becoming an HYLF Trustee. He also serves as an editor of the ABA’s Insurance Coverage Journal. He enjoys board games, theater, Houston’s food scene, and volunteering with his son, Charlie, at the Food Bank.
Robert is the managing attorney of the Law Office of Robert Tsai, PLLC, and handles complex divorce, child custody, and family law cases. Robert is board certified in family law as of December 2020 and previously practiced at a mid-size family law firm in Houston for six years before starting his practice.
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Brittny Mandarino Curry
Lucy Fisher Cain,
Lucy has been with HYLA/HYLF since May 2015. Prior to HYLA/HYLF, she was with the Houston Bar Association (HBA) for over 30 years. She enjoys working in the legal community. Graduate from the University of St. Thomas (Houston) and a native Houstonian. She is married to Greg, tax attorney, and has five children, two cats and a rescued dog.