Board of Directors

Officers

Jeanine Rispoli, President
RISPOLI & ALTMAN LAW, PLLC
P.O. Box 486
Waco, TX 76703
(254) 284-0114
Sara Anne Giddings, Chair
LAW OFFICE OF TRENT NICHOLS
1309 N. Ave. E
Shiner, TX 77984
(361) 594-5004
Laura Pratt, Vice President
BRADY & HAMILTON, LLP
1602 13th St.
Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 771-1850
Hisham A. Masri, Secretary
FLOWSERVE CORPORATION
5215 N O Connor Blvd
Ste. 900
Irving, TX 75039
(972) 375-7880
Rebecca Linehan, Treasurer
STUBBEMAN MCRAE SEALY LAUGHLIN & BROWDER
550 W. Texas Ave.
Ste. 800
Midland, TX 79701
(432) 688-0287
Michael J. Ritter, President-elect
FOURTH COURT OF APPEALS OF TEXAS
300 Dolorosa
Ste. 3200, Cadena-Reeves Justice Center
San Antonio, 78205
(210) 335-2635
Hon. Lauren Renee Sepulveda, Chair-elect
MCALLEN MUNICIPAL COURT
P.O. Box 220
McAllen 78501
(956) 681-2920
Britney E. Harrison, Immediate Past President
GORANSON BAIN AUSLEY, PLLC
8350 N. Central Expy.
Ste. 1700
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 373-7676

Directors

Mark Altman, District 9
RISPOLI & ALTMAN LAW, PLLC
P.O. Box 486
Waco, TX 76703
(214) 493-9612
Ryan R. Bauerle, District 4
GORANSON BAIN AUSLEY, PLLC
7160 N. Dallas Parkway
Suite 650
Plano, TX 75024
(214) 473-9696
Miranda N. Caballero, District 6, Place 3
R. REESE & ASSOCIATES, PLLC
5225 Katy Fwy.
Ste. 430
Houston, TX 77007
(832) 831-2289
Eduardo Canales, District 6, Place 2
AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP
1111 Louisiana St.
44th Fl.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 250-2131
Eduardo Marquez Certucha, At-Large Director, Large City
SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP
1000 Louisiana St.
Suite 60000
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 495-4647
Reina Cisneros, At-Large Director, Small City
CISNEROS LAW FIRM, PLLC
P.O. Box 785
Big Spring, TX 79721-1030
(432) 263-7676
Kirk Cooper, District 14
TEXAS EIGHTH COURT OF APPEALS
500 E. San Antonio Ave.
#1203
El Paso 79901
(915) 546-2240
Garrett Couts, District 3
BRADY & HAMILTON, LLP
1602 13th St.
Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 771-1850
Brandon Draper, District 6, Place 6
HARRIS COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
1019 Congress
15th Fl.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 274-5358
Katie A. Fillmore, District 8, Place 2
DUANE MORRIS LLP
Las Cimas IV
900 S. Capital of Texas Hwy.
Suite 300
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 277-2267
Jefferson Fisher, District 7
ORGAIN BELL & TUCKER LLP
470 Orleans Building
Beaumont, TX 77704
(409) 838-6412
Eric D. Flores, District 13
FLORES LAW FIRM
2407 N. Shary Rd.
Mission, TX 78574
(956) 400-1852
Cali M. Franks, District 5, Place 1
BOCELL RIDLEY, PC.
8350 N. Central Expy.
Ste. 2000
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 810-0682
Josué J. Galvan, District 18, Place 1
JACKSON WALKER LLP
112 East Pecan
Ste. 2400
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 978-7794
Martin A. Garcia, District 10, Place 2
Simplified Title Company
3108 W 6th St.
#222
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 727-8984
Michael A. Gaston-Bell, District 5, Place 4
HAYNES AND BOONE LLP
2323 Victory Avenue
Ste 700
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 765-3660
David R. Hagan, District 1
SLOAN FIRM
P.O. Box 3347
Longview, TX 75606
(903) 757-7000
Michael Hanson, District 21
Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office
1422 Eugene Heimann Cir.
Richmond, TX 77469
(281) 341-4542
Padon Holt, District 2
HOLT & HUTCHINS, PLLC
100 N. Parker Ave.
Ste. 112
Bryan, TX 77803
(979) 213-4761
Ashley Hymel, District 6, Place 4
HYMEL LAW LLC
1336 Brittmoore Rd.
Houston, TX 77043
(832) 620-2135
William E. Johnson, District 11
THE JULIAN FIRM
700 Parker Sq.
Ste. 250
Flower Mound, TX 75028
(972) 459-4400
Matthew S. Manning, District 12
WEBB CASON, P.C.
710 Mesquite Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(361) 887-1031
Alyson A. Martinez, District 19
WEBB COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE
1110 Washington St.
Ste. 102
Laredo 78040
(956) 523-4101
Hisham A. Masri, District 5, Place 2
FLOWSERVE CORPORATION
5215 N O Connor Blvd.
Ste. 900
Irving, TX 75039
(972) 375-7880
Naomi Cobb Melchiorre, District 17
J. MARK SMITH & ASSOCIATES, INC.
500 W. Illinois Ave.
Ste. 602
Midland, TX 79701
(214) 460-9437
Chelsea Mikulencak, District 18, Place 2
LAW OFFICES OF RYAN HENRY, PLLC
1019 Central Parkway North, Suite 108
San Antonio, Texas 78232
(210) 257-6357
Andrea M. Palmer, District 10, Place 1
HIGGINBOTHAM INSURANCE AGENCY, INC.
500 W 13th St.
Ste. 200
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 349-2503
Tiffany Sheppard, District 15
THE MATHIS LAW FIRM, PLLC
2402 College Hills Blvd.
San Angelo, TX 76904
Aamir Siddik, At-Large Director, Large City
WALSTON BOWLIN, LLP
4299 San Felipe
Ste. 300
Houston 77027
(713) 300-8700
Johnathan Stone, District 8, Place 1
OFFICE OF THE TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL
P.O. Box 12548
Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
Steven M. Traeger, At-Large Director, Small City
TRAEGER & RICKS, PLLC
245 S. Seguin Ave.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 627-3850
Courtney M. White, District 16
CITY OF AMARILLO - CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
601 S. Buchanan St.
Rm. 207
Amarillo, TX 79101
(806) 378-4249
Reginald Wilson, District 6, Place 5
NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP
1301 McKinney
Ste. 5100
Houston 77010
(713) 651-5608
Leo Yu, District 5, Place 3
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
3315 Daniel Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 768-5235

Liaisons

Justice Jeffrey S. Boyd, Supreme Court Liaison
SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS
P.O. Box 12248
Austin, TX 78711
(512) 463-1331
Bradley J.B. Toben, Law School Liaison
DEAN AND M.C. & MATTIE GASTON PROFESSOR OF LAW
Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center
1114 S. University Parks Dr.
One Bear Pl. No. 97288
Waco, TX 76798
(254) 710-1911
Nick Guinn, ABA YLD District 25 Representative
GUNN, LEE & CAVE, P.C.
8023 Vantage Dr.
Ste. 1500
San Antonio, TX 78230
(210) 886-9500
William Biggers, ABA YLD District 26 Representative
THE BIGGERS LAW FIRM, P.C.
2616 Hibernia St.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 252-1900
Smaranda Draghia, Access to Justice Liaison
ALONSO & ALONSO ATTORNEYS AT LAW
8026 Vantage Dr
Ste. 100
San Antonio, TX 78230
(210) 533-6060
Darby Gibbins, Law Student Liaison​
University of Houston Law Center

TYLA Staff

Tracy Brown, Director
(512) 427-1529
tbrown@texasbar.com

Bree Trevino, Project Coordinator
(512) 427-1529
btrevino@texasbar.com

Michelle Palacios, Office Manager
(512) 427-1529
mpalacios@texasbar.com