TTLA LEAD Academy's Inaugural 2021 Class

Wendy Bishop, Haun Mena, PLLC, Houston
Megan Daic, Daic Law, Houston
Misty Farris, Dean Omar Branham Shirley, LLP, Dallas
Chris Kwon, Kwon Law, PLLC, Pearland
James Mattox III, The Mattox Law Firm PLLC, Houston
Britney McDonald, Marc Whitehead & Associates, Houston
David McNeal Jr., Davis Law Group, Houston
Alberto Rodriguez, Law Firm of Oscar A. Garza, PLLC, Eagle Pass
Tesha Williams, TLW Law, Dallas
Zachary Zapata, Dang Law Group, Austin

Being a lawyer means more than courtroom advocacy. Whether it is navigating a case, the office, the courtroom or the Capitol, our members want and need skills and tools to give them an edge. 

The TTLA Advocates Committee Board of Directors is proud to announce a program to help attorneys build these key leadership skills and capabilities. 

Centered around the key areas of Leadership, Execution, Accountability and Development, the LEAD Academy is not technical, legal or legislative training. Rather, it is designed to help members become leaders within their firm, TTLA, other legal associations and our communities. 

Our long-term plan is for the LEAD Academy to be conducted face to face and in person during multiple sessions over the course of a calendar year. However, during these uncertain times, we are moving forward with an inaugural ‘pilot’ which will follow a compressed schedule comprised of a mix of in person and virtual sessions.  

Important Dates for 2021: 

  • June 25:  1 hour kickoff (virtual)
  • July 23:  Session #1 (virtual)
  • August 26-27:  Session #2 in Dallas
  • November 3:  Session #3 at Hyatt Hill Country

*Note: All locations and dates are subject to change

Topics Covered

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Strategic planning
  • Change management
  • Communication
  • Influencing others
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback


  • $500 per participant
  • Travel, lodging and expenses are at the participant’s own expense


  • All CDC guidelines will be followed
  • Specific details will be announced prior to each in person session


If you have any questions, please reach out to Kanice Spears or Stefanie Bradshaw, current TTLA Advocates Committee Chair. 


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