Judy Ney — Emeritus

Judy Ney of Houston is (i) Finance Committee co-chair, (ii) a section emeritus council member, (iii) a past section chair, (iv) a Barbara Culver Clack Award recipient, (v) a past treasurer, and (vi) a past representative to the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors for medium-sized sections. She practices workers’ compensation law as an administrative law judge at Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers Compensation. More information is available here.

Deborah Race — Emeritus

Deborah Race of Tyler is (i) Awards Committee co-chair, (ii) a section emeritus council member, (iii) a past section chair, (iv) a Barbara Culver Clack Award recipient, and (v) a past Smith County Bar Association president. Board-certified in civil appellate law, she primarily practices appellate law as the owner of Deborah Race, Attorney at Law. More information is available here.

Elizabeth Cantu

Elizabeth Cantu of Edinburg is (i) Annual Meeting Committee co-chair, (ii) a section council member, and (iii) a past Scholarship Committee co-chair. She primarily practices civil litigation at Ramon Worthington, P.L.L.C. More information is available here.

Lindsay Owens

Lindsay Owens of Midland is (i) Business Development Workshop Committee co-chair, and (ii) a section council member. She primarily practices estate planning and probate law at Lynch Chappell & Alsup. More information is available here.

Patricia Chapman

Patricia Chapman of The Woodlands is (i) Awards Committee co-chair, and (ii) a past president of the Montgomery County Bar Association. She primarily practices business law as the owner of Patricia Chapman, Attorney at Law. More information is available here.

Cynthia (“Cindi”) Barela Graham

Cindi Barela Graham of Amarillo is (i) Business Development Workshop Committee co-chair, (i) a section council member, (iii) a Texas Board of Legal Specialization board member, and (iv) a past Family Law Section council member. She primarily practices family law as the owner of Law Office of Cynthia Barela Graham, PLLC. More information is available here.

Summer Olmos

Summer Olmos of McAllen has served as a section council member for the past year. She primarily practices insurance defense and civil litigation at Chavez Legal Group. More information is available here.

Deborah Cordova

Deborah Cordova of McAllen is (i) a section council member, (ii) Texas Women Lawyers president, (iii) representative to the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors for medium-sized sections, and (iv) a section council member. She primarily practices real estate, banking, business, estate planning, and probate law as a member of Walsh McGurk Cordova Nixon. More information is available here.

Kirby Drake

Kirby Drake of Dallas is (i) CLE Committee co-chair, and (ii) a past section chair. She primarily practices intellectual property law as a partner at Klemchuk LLP. More information is available here.

Hon. Maria Salas-Mendoza

Judge Maria Salas-Mendoza of El Paso is (i) Awards Committee co-chair, (ii) a section council member, (iii) Hispanic Issues Section treasurer, (iv) a Judicial Section council member, (v) a Texas Women Lawyers board member, and (vi) District 11 Director for the National Association of Women Judges. She presides over the 120th Judicial District Court of Texas. More information is available here.

Susan Kelly

Susan Kelly of Waco is (i) a section council member, and (ii) past Waco-McLennan County Bar Association president. Board-certified in criminal law, she primarily practices criminal defense law as the owner of Law Offices of Susan N. Kelly. More information is available here.