2021 TTLA President Jim M. Perdue Jr.

I firmly believe TTLA and our membership can confront and defeat any challenge when we put our collective minds, effort, and spirit behind it. 

Even before the pandemic, the world was changing in profound ways and we must rise to meet those changes for the long-term growth and sustainability of our association and the near-term challenges of the Legislative Session.

Diversity: TTLA’s membership must reflect the growing diversity in gender, race, and culture – not just in membership, but in leadership. I hope you will see in our Executive Committee my commitment to new, diverse voices who have a powerful role in running and sustaining this association.

Membership: We must all make a dedicated, sustained, purposeful commitment to grow TTLA’s membership this year. There are things only TTLA can do, and everyone must spread that word with conviction to every corner. The world is not going to stop moving forward because of 2020, and our purposeful, sustained efforts to find, recruit, and retain new members is an imperative in 2021.

Legislation: We will fight in this legislative session to advance our priorities and defeat those who assault our client’s rights and the American system of civil justice. The adversaries of liberty will attempt to strike at the heart of your practice. We need you engaged. Please volunteer your time and expertise to help us protect your practice.

Get involved and find a way to serve the sustenance of your Association. Participate in membership drives. Become a legislative volunteer. Spread the message to those we know and those we don’t: that TTLA is the only Association that can do what it does to serve them. There is a place for them, and you, to be an active part in our present and our future.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve.

Jim M. Perdue Jr., President
Perdue & Kidd
777 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 450
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 713-520-2500

2021 Executive Committee

Jim M. Perdue Jr.
Perdue & Kidd
Houston, TX  
Quentin Brogdon
Crain Brogdon Rogers LLP
Dallas, TX                           
Immed. Past President
Jim Mitchell
Payne Mitchell Law Group, L.L.P.
Dallas, TX
S. A. Hayden Briggle
Briggle & Polan, PLLC
Austin, TX
VP of Communications
Angela Bullock
Bullock Campbell Bullock & Harris PC
Tomball, TX
Lara Brock

Espinoza Law Firm PLLC
San Antonio, TX
VP of Finance
Wade Barrow

Barrow Law PLLC
Fort Worth, TX
VP of Legislative Affairs
Laura Tamez

The Herrera Law Firm, Inc.
San Antonio, TX           
VP of Membership
Danae Benton

The Benton Law Group
Houston, TX
VP of Political Affairs
Kevin Camp
Camp Trial Firm, P.C.
Houston, TX
Elected Member
James Payne

Provost Umphrey Law Firm L.L.P.
Beaumont, TX
Elected Member
Rachel Montes

Montes Law Group, P.C.
Irving, TX
Appointed Member
Mikal Watts
Watts Guerra L.L.P.
San Antonio, TX
Appointed Member
Milad Farah

Farah Law Group, PLLC
El Paso, TX
Appointed Member
Julian C. Gomez
The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC
McAllen, TX
Advocates Chair
Stefanie Bradshaw

Payne Mitchell Law Group, L.L.P.
Dallas, TX
Amicus Chair
John Gsanger
The Ammons Law Firm, LLP
Houston, TX
Audit Chair
Jack Zinda

Zinda Law Group
Austin, TX
Council of Presidents Chair
Michael Gallagher

The Gallagher Law Firm
Houston, TX
Diversity Chair
Nicole Taylor

The Cochran Firm
Dallas, TX
List Server Chair
Katie James

The James Law Firm
The Woodlands, TX
PAC Chair
Todd Kelly
The Carlson Law Firm
Austin, TX
Women's Caucus Chair
Elizabeth Larrick

Larrick Law Firm PC
Austin, TX

Executive Leadership

TTLA Chief
Executive Officer
Tiffany McGee, CAE

Austin, TX
TTLA Chief Officer
of Public Affairs
James Fields, JD

Austin, TX

2021 Board of Directors

Alejandro Acosta III, El Paso
Gilbert T. Adams III, Beaumont
Will Adams, Katy*
Jim S. Adler, Houston
William Adler, Houston
William K. Altman, Wichita Falls⁺
Rachel Ambler, Odessa
John S. Ament, Atlanta⁺
Robert E. Ammons, Houston
Seth M. Anderson, Fort Worth
Jerry D. Andrews, Dallas
John B. (Jack) Baldwin, Marshall
Wade Austin Barrow, Fort Worth
Danae Nicole Benton, Houston
William K. Berenson, Fort Worth
Robert Jay Binstock, Houston
Josh Birmingham, Dallas
John Milton Black, Houston
Adam J. Blake, Houston
Bryan O. Blevins Jr., Beaumont*
Lisa Blue, Dallas⁺
Jason Louis Boorstein, Dallas
Dean Boyd, Amarillo
Stefanie Bradshaw, Dallas
Greta Marie Braker, Odessa
Debbie D. Branson, Dallas*
Frank L. Branson, Dallas⁺
Chris R. Brasure, Edinburg
S. A. Hayden Briggle, Austin
Lara Brock, San Antonio
Quentin Brogdon, Dallas
Chip Brooker, Dallas
Olga Brown, San Antonio
Larry Alan Bruner, San Antonio
Russell W. Budd, Dallas
Andrew S. Bullard, Dallas
Angela C. Bullock, Tomball
David H. Burrow, Houston*
Michael Callahan, Houston
Kevin Michael Camp, Houston
Joseph Richard Caputo, Austin
Colleen Carboy, RN,JD, Lewisville
Craig W. Carlson, Killeen
George Chandler, Lufkin*
Daisy Chaparro, El Paso
Guy D. Choate, San Angelo*
Collen A. Clark, Dallas
Jon C. Clark, Austin
Todd Clement, Dallas
John Edward Collins, Dallas*
Erin K. Copeland, Houston
Andrew Galen Counts, Dallas
Michael R. Cowen, San Antonio
Hunter Craft, Houston
Robert Deniger Crain, Dallas
Glenn W. Cunningham, San Antonio*
Joshua P. Davis, Houston
Mike Davis, Austin
Justin B. Demerath, Austin
David E. Dobbs, Tyler
Jason Luke Dow, Austin
Ben K. DuBose, Dallas
Edwin Armistead Easterby, Houston
William Ryle (Bill) Edwards, Corpus Christi*
Craig Eiland, Austin
Blake C. Erskine, Longview
Javier Espinoza, San Antonio
Milad Kaissar Farah, El Paso

Kenneth Tommy Fibich, Houston
Wayne Fisher, Houston*
Ryan Alan Foster, Austin
Jan Woodward Fox, Houston*
Jason Fitzgerald Franklin, Dallas
Rick Freeman, Austin*
Mark D. Frenkel, Dallas
Michael Timothy Gallagher, Houston*
Ricardo Antonio Garcia, McAllen
Oscar Alejandro Garza, San Antonio
Drew Gibbs, Austin
James E. Girards, Dallas
David Milton Glenn, Grapevine
Paul N. Gold, Houston
Julian C. Gomez, McAllen
Michael Gomez, Houston
Jaime A. Gonzalez Jr., McAllen
David C. Greenstone, Dallas
Dicky Grigg, Austin⁺
John Gsanger, Houston
Michael G. Guajardo, Austin*
Francisco Guerra IV, San Antonio
Manuel Guerra III, McAllen
Chris Hamilton, Dallas
Hartley Hampton, Houston*
Bryan Harrison, Waco
Steve Harrison, Waco*
Jay Harvey, Austin*
Robert Haslam, Fort Worth
M. Raymond Hatcher, Longview
Denman H. Heard, Houston
Aaron M. Heckaman, Houston
Preston Edward Henrichson, Edinburg⁺
Frank Herrera Jr., San Antonio⁺
Javier L. Herrera, San Antonio
Jorge A. Herrera, San Antonio
Mason William Herring, Houston
Randy Howry, Austin
Shelley Van Natter Hutson, Houston
Tommy Jacks, Austin*
Benedict Vladislav James, Austin
Lauren Victoria Jobin, Dallas
John S. Jose, Fort Worth
Krisi Kastl, Dallas
Todd Kelly, Austin
Christopher Garrett King, Houston
Robert M. Kisselburgh, Fort Worth
Matthew J. Kita, Dallas
Judy Kostura, Austin
Peter Andrew Kraus, Dallas
Elizabeth Larrick, Austin
Mike Love, Lufkin
Scott Anthony Love, Houston
Patrick Luff, Dallas
Ted B. Lyon Jr., Mesquite
Sean M. Lyons, San Antonio
George (Jim) Mallios, Austin
Erica Olivia Maloney, San Antonio
Michelle Marianna Maloney, San Antonio
David P. Matthews, Houston
Kiernan Angus McAlpine, Houston
John (Lin) Lindsley McCraw, McKinney*
Jack E. McGehee, Houston*
Pamela Renee McLemore, Houston
William Cullen McMahon, Dallas
Sally Metcalfe, Austin
Luke Metzler, Dallas
Clay Miller, Dallas

James L. Mitchell Jr., Dallas*
Richard Warren Mithoff, Houston⁺
Patricia (Pat) Salcido Montes, Colleyville
Rachel E. Montes, Irving
Henry Moore, Austin
Majed Nachawati II, Dallas
Howard L. Nations, Houston*
Nick C. Nichols, Houston⁺
Cesar Ornelas II, San Antonio
Brad Parker, Bedford*
Shreedhar Rajnikant Patel, Houston
James E. Payne, Beaumont
Shannon Dylan Pearcy, San Antonio
Jim M. Perdue Jr., Houston
Lee S. Perez, Brownsville
Daniel J. Perkins, Greenville⁺
Kirk L. Pittard, Dallas
Parker P. Polan, Austin
Bryan D. Pope, Dallas
William Kelly Puls, Fort Worth
Stan M. Putman Jr., Austin
George (Tex) Quesada, Dallas*
Donato David Ramos Jr., Laredo
Michael R. Ramsey, Beaumont*
Jeffrey Rasansky, Dallas
Timothy D. Raub, Corpus Christi
Dennis Craig Reich, Houston
Nelson James Roach, Daingerfield*
Fidel Rodriguez Jr., San Antonio
Erin Joyanna Rogiers, San Antonio
Carl R. Roth, Marshall⁺
George L. Salinas Jr., San Antonio
Michael George Sawicki, Dallas
Geoffrey Emerson Schorr, Garland
Daniel J. T. Sciano, San Antonio
Connor Gordon Sheehan, Dallas
Jeffrey Blake Simon, Dallas*
Michael L. Slack, Austin*
L. Boyd Smith Jr., Houston
Melissa Richards Smith, Marshall
Charles Elwood Soechting Jr., Dallas
Neil Solomon, Austin
Randall O. Sorrels, Houston
Michael D. Stacy, Addison
Marc R. Stanley, Dallas*
Stephen W. Stewart, Austin
Paula Fisette Sweeney, Dallas*
Laura G. Tamez, San Antonio
Larry F. Taylor Jr., Dallas
Mitchell A. Toups, Beaumont
Michael David Uvalle, Irving
Brent Ryan Walker, Dallas
Jack Walker, Tyler
Shalimar S. Wallis, San Antonio
Robert Bailey Waltman, College Station
Maribel Cordova Wasmiller, San Antonio
Mikal Watts, San Antonio
Les Weisbrod, Dallas⁺
Robert E. White, Odessa
Stuart Ryan White, Corpus Christi
Marc Stanley Whitehead, Houston
Bill Whitehurst, Austin*
John Eddie Williams Jr., Houston*
Justin L. Williams, Corpus Christi
S. Burgess Williams, Austin
Sean Williams, Corpus Christi
Paula A. Wyatt, San Antonio
John Clayton Zinda, Austin

*Past President
⁺Director Emeritus