National Diversity Council is Proud to Announce the 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers in Houston

The National Diversity Council is proud to announce the 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers in Houston, a definitive list of executives, influencers and achievers impacting the legal industry.

“The 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers award list highlights some of the most extraordinary legal professionals in the Houston area,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “We are honored to recognize such a distinguished group of leaders dedicated to continuous success in their workplaces and communities.”

The 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers selection was based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates leadership excellence in the legal field
  • Exemplifies a noteworthy commitment to fairness, equity, and justice in client representation and professional collaborations
  • Receives a high degree of peer recognition for leadership excellence and professional expertise
  • Demonstrates leadership and commitment to community well-being and/or high visibility in the community

All awardees will be honored during Houston Legal Diversity Week October 3-5, 2017. Registration is currently ongoing and can be completed at For more information, please contact Laura Alvarado at [email protected].

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The 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers in Houston

  • Alexander Chae, Partner, Gardere
  • Alma Aquirre , Partner, Sheehy, Ware & Pappas, P.C.
  • Andrea McHenry, Associate General Counsel, Government Affairs, Insperity
  • Angela Richards, Partner, Andrews Kurth
  • Ba Nguyen, Assistant General Counsel, Litigation, C&J Energy Service
  • Bedouin Joseph, Legal Counsel, ExxonMobile Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Company
  • Bonita L. Hatchett, Partner, Strasburger
  • Brad Y. Chin, Partner, Beacewell LLP
  • Byron Cherry, Senior Legal Counsel, HP
  • Carlos A. Solé, Partner , Baker Botts
  • Carlos R. Rainer, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Carolyn Benton Aiman, VP, Legal SIEP & Managing Counsel Major, Shell
  • Chevazz G. Brown, Partner, Jackson Walker
  • Daria Russell, VP, Senior Counsel & Assistant Secretary, Mattress Firm, Inc.
  • Dianna Renea Jones, Regional Compliance Counsel – Western Hemisphere, Wood Group
  • Divya Chandru, Director & Associate Counsel, Houston Methodist
  • Edward Fernandes, Partner, Hunton & Williams
  • Ephraim del Pozo, Partner, Porter Hedges LLP
  • Gary Ilagan, Partner, Munsch Hardt
  • George Reff, Senior Advisor, Advice & Counsel Services, Memorial Hermann Health Systems
  • Gillian Hobson, Partner, Vinson & Elkins
  • Henry Flores, Partner, Haynes Boone
  • Hoang Quan Vu, Partner, Gardere
  • Huan Le, Attorney & Business Advisor, DiCentral Corporation
  • James Phillips, Partner, BakerHostetler
  • James Douglas, Interim Dean & Distinguished Professor of Law, Texas Southern University
  • Joseph Alan Callier, Partner, Callier & Garza LLP
  • Joyce Kao Soliman, Partner, Porter Hedges LLP
  • Juan Vasquez, Jr., Partner, Chamberlain Hrdlicka
  • Karen Miniex, Vice President & General Counsel, Houston Housing Authority
  • Leonard Baynes, Dean & Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center
  • Matthew Coward, Senior legal Counsel, Shell
  • Naana Jefferson, Legal Counsel, REMS America, Schlumberger
  • Neha Parek, Director & Senior Legal Counsel, Direct Energy
  • Nichole Dotson-Olajuwon, Partner, Thompson & Knight
  • Nick Patel, PartnerConley Roe, P.C.
  • Philip Lau, Partner, Locke Lord
  • Phyllis Young, Partner, Akin Gump
  • Raymond Millien, Attorney, Global Law & Policy, GE
  • Ricardo Garcia-Moreno, Partner, Haynes & Boone LLC
  • Roderica Lenette Craven, Legal Consultant, Vizient, Inc.
  • Roxell Richards, Managing Partner, Roxell Richards Law Firm
  • Samuel Louis, Partner, Strasberger
  • Tramaine Chargois-Singleton, Legal Counsel, Halliburton
  • Vicki Phipps, Partner, Littler Mendelson
  • Victor Wright, Senior Counsel, KBR
  • Vineet Bhatia, Partner, Susman Godfrey LLP
  • Yvonne Ho, Partner, Bracewell LLP
  • Zandra Foley, Partner, Thompson Coe
  • Steven Chen, Senior Counsel, Mary Kay Inc.