Our Staff

Meet the dedicated group of administrative, marketing, accounting and legal support staff at BoyarMiller that play a critical role in the day-to-day operations of the firm.  Each of our team members is committed to our Mission and Core Values and strives diligently to provide exceptional service to our clients — both internally and externally.

For a little more insight into what it’s like to work at BoyarMiller, visit the Staff section of our Careers page to read testimonials from a few of our team members.

Management

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J. Douglas Parker, FSMPS, CPSM

Chief Operating & Marketing Officer

As Chief Operating & Marketing Officer, Doug oversees the daily operations of the firm to include managing the administrative, finance, marketing, IT and HR departments. Doug brings to BoyarMiller more than 20 years of experience leading business development and marketing departments and managing the day-to-day operations for professional services firms.

Doug is active in a variety of professional and philanthropic organizations. He earned his Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) designation from and is a Fellow of the Society for Marketing Professional Services, where he recently served on the National Board of Directors as Secretary/Treasurer. He currently serves as a member of the Levy Park Conservancy Board of Directors and SEARCH Homeless Services Community Advisory Board.  Past service includes Houston’s East End Foundation, the Executive Committee of the Urban Land Institute–Houston, DiverseWorks Artspace Board of Directors and the Alumni Board of Houston Baptist University. A native Houstonian, Doug earned bachelor degrees in Psychology and Communications from Houston Baptist University, where he was awarded Outstanding Student in Communications.

Legal Services

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Susan Boggess

Legal Assistant, Business Group

Susan joined BoyarMiller’s Business Group in 2013. She has more than 10 years of experience in the corporate and transactional areas of law, with particular emphasis on asset acquisitions, purchase and sale of companies, corporate filings and real estate transactions. Susan is a native of Houston and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston.

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Sharon Galloway

Legal Assistant, Business Group

Sharon has been with BoyarMiller since 1990, and she has worked as Bill Boyar’s assistant since 1978. In addition to typical document management, Sharon’s responsibilities include preparing contract summaries; maintaining the Business Group calendar, which targets the critical dates in transactions; setting up and maintaining closing document files; preparing binders of closing documents after the closing of transactions; preparing summaries of limited partnership agreements, limited liability companies and loan documents; drafting form documents, and setting up and maintaining corporate and limited liability companies minute books. Sharon is a native of Baton Rouge, La., attended Louisiana State University and has lived in Houston since 1977.

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Jennifer Haines

Legal Assistant, Litigation Group

Jennifer joined BoyarMiller’s Litigation Group in 2014.  She supports Andrew PearceChris JamesRobert Arthur and Molly Hust. In addition to Commercial Litigation, Jennifer has experience in Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Products Liability and Intellectual Property Law.  She attended Texas A&M University at Galveston where she studied Maritime Systems Engineering, and holds a PLS Certification from NALS, the association for legal professionals.

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Judy Martinez

Legal Assistant, Litigation Group

Judy joined BoyarMiller’s Litigation Group in 2014 and supports Chris Hanslik, firm chairman, as well as David Stockel, Whitney Brieck and Lauren McLaughlin. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Criminology from the University of Houston – Clear Lake and an Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies. Judy began her legal career in 2005 and has experience in Commercial and Business Litigation as well as Probate, Elderlaw and Insurance Litigation.

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Debbi McAfoose

Paralegal, Business Group

Debbi joined the firm in 2017, bringing with her over 15 years of commercial real estate and corporate experience.  She supports Gary Miller, Steve Kesten and Corinne Sullins, and also provides paralegal support to the Business Section.  She holds an A.A.S. in Legal Assistant studies, a diploma in Paralegal studies and received her PLS Certification from NALS, the association for legal professionals, in 2004.  Debbi began her career in El Paso, Texas in 1999 and upon her husband’s retirement from the U.S. Army, they chose to make Houston their home.

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Claudia Morton

Paralegal, Litigation Group

Claudia joined the BoyarMiller Litigation Group in 2013, bringing with her over 15 years of legal experience in complex commercial, business and bankruptcy litigation. An Honors graduate of the University of Houston – Clear Lake, where she was selected for Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, Claudia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities.

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Marlene Nellums

Legal Assistant, Litigation Group

Marlene joined BoyarMiller’s Litigation Group in 2012. She brings more than 25 years of diverse legal experience to the firm from both the plaintiff and defense perspectives. Marlene began her early legal career working with a litigation support firm gaining valuable knowledge and experience that eventually led to her position as a Legal Assistant. She is a native Houstonian.

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Silvia Querales

Paralegal, Business Group

Silvia joined BoyarMiller’s Business Group in 2014. She assists with the preparation and filing of corporate documents, maintenance of corporate records and real estate transactions. Silvia’s past experience includes Corporate, Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property. She has received her A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies and was inducted into Lambda Epsilon Chi (the National Paralegal Honor Society) in 2011.

Administration

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Dora Gonzalez

Administrative Assistant and File Room Manager

Dora came to BoyarMiller in 2007 on a temporary assignment and was quickly recruited to join the staff permanently. In January 2008, she was promoted to File Room Manager. In this role, Dora is responsible for maintenance of all BoyarMiller client matter files. Under Dora’s direction, the firm is migrating to an electronic filing system that provides for digital monitoring, storage and retrieval of client matters – both on- and off-site.

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Melissa Guerrero

Office Coordinator

Melissa joined BoyarMiller in 2015 as a temporary employee in the firm’s file room. She became invaluable to the team and a new position was created so Melissa could join the team. As an Office Coordinator, she is responsible for maintaining an organized work environment for the BoyarMiller team and providing an array of office support including file room assistance and as administrative support for attorneys.

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Jimmie Johnson

Office Services Manager

Jimmie wears many hats at BoyarMiller, including managing the firm’s Copy Center where he works closely with the attorneys and legal assistants providing administrative support. He is also responsible for keeping the firm’s public spaces organized and presentation ready. Other duties include sorting and circulating the mail, ordering and organizing office supplies and ensuring that the numerous machines around the office are in good working order.

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Courtney Outland

Receptionist

Courtney is the person behind the voice you hear when you call the BoyarMiller main phone line. In addition to managing calls, Courtney is responsible for greeting and directing all guests at the firm, scheduling conference rooms and handling incoming and outgoing deliveries. Her ever-courteous, highly efficient nature makes her the perfect candidate to represent the front of the house at BoyarMiller.

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Laura Sneed

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Laura came to BoyarMiller in 2011 with almost 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. She was an Operations Specialist for A.G. Edwards & Sons, Wachovia Securities and Wells Fargo Advisors, and a Branch Office Administrator for Edward Jones Investments.  Her first role at BoyarMiller was Office Coordinator. She moved to the Litigation Group in 2013 to help out as a Junior Legal Assistant, then on to the Accounting Department as AP Analyst. She is thrilled to have found her niche in Marketing & Events. Laura holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Baylor University.

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Adrianne Walker

Accounts Payable Analyst

Adrianne joined BoyarMiller in 2017 as an Accounts Payable Analyst. She has experience in Oil & Gas, Fund Accounting and Insurance.  She attended Texas Southern University for Accounting and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Accounting with plans on becoming a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA).