Our Management, Legal Services & Administrative Staff

Meet the talented team of administrative, legal support, and marketing professionals who are essential to the firm’s day-to-day operations. Our staff is committed to the firm’s mission and core values and strives to provide exceptional service to our clients, and indispensable support to our attorneys.

Management

Josie Morgan

Josie Morgan

  • Director of Marketing & Administration

With a keen focus on the firm’s culture and commitment to clients, Josie leads strategic marketing activities and oversees daily administrative operations. She is an experienced business development leader with more than 10 years in professional services and the legal industry.

In 2017, Josie was named to the “Women to Watch” category in the Houston Business Journal’sWomen Who Mean Business” awards that recognizes professional women for career achievement, contribution to a company and city success, community involvement and leadership. An accomplished public speaker, she has been selected to present at national industry conventions. Josie is passionate about giving back to the Houston community through her continued service with the Junior League for over 10 years where she has held many leadership roles. She is active in the Legal Marketing Association Houston City Group and has chaired several committees. Additionally, Josie is on the board of directors of Young Audiences of Houston and is a member of the Hermann Park Conservancy and the Asante Society at the Houston Zoo. Past community involvement includes the Urban Land Institute, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and the Ballet Barre. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Josie holds a BBA in Organizational Business and a BA in Psychology.

Legal Services

Susan Boggess

Susan Boggess

  • Legal Assistant, Business Group

Resourceful and collaborative, Susan Boggess is a legal assistant for BoyarMiller’s Business Group. She began her legal career thirty years ago, and brings a wealth of experience pertaining to coporate and transactional areas of law, with particular emphasis on: asset acquisitions, purchase and sale of companies, corporate filings and real estate transactions. She supports Gus J. Bourgeois III, Larry Wilson, Shay Johanson and Alex Parker. Susan is a native of Houstonian, holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Houston and enjoys learning new languages, including Spanish.

Nodia Eggins

Nodea Eggins

  • Legal Assistant, Litigation Group

Nodea joined BoyarMiller’s Litigation Group in 2019, bringing with her over 10 years of experience in complex probate, trust and fiduciary litigation matters. She supports Christopher Burt, Jill Willard Young and Zach Kleiman. Nodea is a native of Wichita Falls, Texas, holds a bachelor’s degree from Grambling State University and relocated to Houston in 2004.

Sharon Galloway

Sharon Galloway

  • Legal Assistant, Business Group

Sharon has been with BoyarMiller since 1990, and has worked as Bill Boyar’s assistant since 1978. She also supports Blake Royal, Philip Dunlap, Marcy Wilkins and Adebola Akisanya. 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.

Dora Gonzalez

Dora Gaona-Gonzalez

  • Legal Assistant, Business Group

Dora joined the BoyarMiller team in 2007. She initially began her journey here as a File Room Manager, but later transitioned to a Legal Assistant for the Business Group. Dora supports Cyrus Chin, Lyndsay Fincher, Taylor Gaver and Diego Pacheco. She also always makes sure that our clients and employees have a special day – including using her creative side to decorate for every holiday – big or small.

Debbi Mcafoose

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 Steve Kesten and Hilary Tyson, 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.

Rhonda Muschalik

Rhonda Muschalik

  • Paralegal, Business Group

Rhonda joined BoyarMiller’s Business Group in 2018, bringing with her over 30 years of corporate and energy financing experience. She graduated from Texas Paralegal College before attending University of Houston.

Marlene Nellums

Marlene Nellums

  • Legal Assistant, Litigation Group

Marlene joined BoyarMiller’s Litigation Group in 2012. She brings more than 30 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 supports Lee Collins, Matt Veech, Molly Hust and Craig Lauchner. She is a native Houstonian.

Debbie Pellegrin

  • Senior Paralegal, Litigation Group

Debbie Pellegrin brings more than thirty years of experience to the BoyarMiller Litigation Group as a Senior Paralegal. She received her Certificate in Paralegal Studies from LSU-Shreveport, and has a diverse resume that spans from commercial litigation work for global law firms, to title law when she worked for an oil and gas attorney. She consistently enjoys the challenge of her role, as well as working in a collaborative, team-oriented environment. Outside of work, Debbie enjoys spending time with her family and cheering for LSU football- GEAUX TIGERS!

 

Nina Reagins

  • Legal Assistant, Business Group

Describing herself as a puzzle-solver and a Starbucks fanatic, Nina is a Legal Assistant in our Business Group. She is a born and raised Houstonian who began her career in legal in 1999. In 2012, she completed her Masters of Profesional Studies in Paralegal from George Washington University. She enjoys her role for not only it’s complexity, but also the ability to work with a variety of people in a fast-paced environment. Nina supports Gary Miller, Travis Johnson, Corinne Sullins and Vickie Wang.

Alana Wood

Alana Wood

  • Legal Assistant, Litigation Group

Alana joined the firm in 2018.  She supports the Litigation Group. A native Missourian, Alana graduated from the University of Missouri, moved to Houston in 2014 and in 2015, received her paralegal certification from Rice University. Alana has experience in oil and gas, commercial, business litigation and family law. She supports Chris Hanslik, Andrew Pearce, Lauren Black and Whitney Brieck.

Administration

Robyn Balaban

  • Marketing Coordinator

Robyn Balaban received her Master of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of Houston in 2019 and strengthens BoyarMiller’s team as our Marketing Coordinator. She brings her social media prowess, digital marketing capabilities and relationship-building, brand management and event planning skills to our staff. Lover of all things sports, especially football, she is the mover-and-shaker of the crew and consistently makes sure that clients and employees alike feel valued and appreciated. Robyn began her career working as a geophysicist for four years, and is originally from Alberta, Canada. Be sure to say, “Hello,” to Robyn at one of our upcoming BoyarMiller events, where she will liklely greet you at the door and welcome you with a smile.

Melissa Guerrero

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.

Shirley Hudler

  • Assistant Controller

Shirley joins the BoyarMiller accounting team as the Assistant Controller. She brings three decades of accounting experience that spans from claims management for environmental disasters to most recently investigation and dispute matters for KPMG. Shirley received her Accounting degree from Texas A&M University, and later her MBA in Finance from the University of Houston. At BoyarMiller, Shirley develops income statements and cash flow projections. She is also actively involved within her community and actively volunteers with the Houston Rodeo.

Jimmie Johnson

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.

Courtney Outland

Courtney Outland

  • Senior Hospitality Coordinator

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.

Kari Richards

Kari Richards

  • Director of Technology

With 15 years of experience in software training and consulting, and a long-standing relationship to the firm, Kari has a wealth of understanding about BoyarMiller and our clients. In her role, she is responsible for leading our IT department and implementing strategic technology initiatives that move the firm forward. This position provides the team with the know-how and tools to continuously improve client communication. Kari earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida.

Paul Smith

  • Controller

A native of Boulder, Colorado, Paul Smith, CPA, is the controller at BoyarMiller and bolsters our accounting team. Graduate of the University of Colorado, he brings over thirty years’ experience from Controllerships at manufacturing and distribution companies, to Big 4 public accounting work. In addition to working for BoyarMiller, Paul’s role also allows for him to be an accounting consultant for other Houston companies. Paul enjoys the outdoors, skiing, golfing and traveling.

Laura Sneed

Laura Sneed

  • Accounting Analyst

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 and currently serves in the role of Accounting Analyst. She has also coordinated firm marketing and events. Laura holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Baylor University.

Contact Us

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