Teresa Schiller — Chair

Teresa Schiller of Waco is (i) section chair, (ii) a past council member, (iii) past co-chair of the Scholarship Committee, (iv) a board member of the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association, (v) past president of the New York Women’s Bar Association, and (vi) past president-elect of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York.  She primarily practices business and employment law at Beard Kultgen. More information is available here.

Nicondra (“Nikki”) Chargois-Allen — Past Chair

Nicondra (“Nikki”) Chargois-Allen of San Antonio is (i) past section chair, and (ii) co-chair of the Annual Meeting Committee. She primarily practices civil litigation at Davidson Troilo Ream & Garza. More information is available here.

Leigh Goodson — Chair-Elect

Leigh Goodson of Tyler has served as section secretary for the past two years. Having earned an LL.M. in taxation, she primarily practices trusts & estates and business law as the owner of Goodson Firm, P.C. More information is available here.

Denise Alex — Vice-Chair/Membership

Denise Alex of Houston is (i) vice-chair/membership, (ii) co-chair of the Membership Committee, (iii) a past section council member, and (iv) past secretary of the African American Lawyers Section.  She primarily practices transactional and energy law as a legal counsel at Sasol North America.  More information is available here.

Sarah (“Ellis”) Iverson — Vice-Chair/Newsletter

Sarah “Ellis” Iverson of Houston is (i) vice-chair/newsletter, and (ii) co-chair of the Newsletter Committee.  She primarily practices child protective services, criminal, adoption, and amicus-related law as the owner of Ellis Iverson, Attorney at Law.  More information is available here.

Betsy Johnson — Secretary

Betsy Johnson of Austin has served as a section council member during the past year. She primarily practices condemnation and real estate law as of counsel at Davidson Troilo Ream & Garza. More information is available here.

Natasha Martinez — Treasurer

Natasha Martinez of McAllen has served as section chronologist for the past year. She practices criminal law as a prosecutor at Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office. More information is available here.

Laura Kugler — Chronologist

Laura Kugler of Dallas is a section member and a member of the National Association of Women Lawyers.  She primarily practices products, premises, employment, and professional liability litigation as a partner at Hawkins, Parnell & Young, LLP.  More information is available here.