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Tina Snelling: For over thirty years, Tina Snelling has developed a reputation as the lawyer to call when you need someone to solve a complex legal problem-either as a function of in house risk-analysis or at mediation, trial briefing or on appeal. Trained as an arbitrator, mediator and a board certified civil appellate specialist, she has been called the "law lawyer" because of her ability to help navigate difficult legal terrain in contract and tort law, regulatory and administrative law, insurance law, business law and employment and labor law. In addition to her own practice, since its inception, Tina serves as "Of Counsel" to the Lucci Smith Law Firm and Greer, Scott & Shropshire, LLP. She is frequently called upon by the attorneys in the firms, as well as by other trial attorneys and local law firms, to lend her expertise in complex cases, jury selection, presenting jury charges and presenting written and oral legal arguments before the trial and appellate courts. She is held in high regard by the judges before whom she has appeared and, in fact, during one trial in which she appeared as counsel for the Cromeens Law Firm, the trial judge invited Ms. Snelling to sit at the Judge's bench and complete the portion of the jury charge just as she had argued it!
Ms. Snelling studied law at Syracuse School of Law at London and at the University of Houston Law Center where she obtained her law degree. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to entering private practice, Tina interned for a London Solicitor's office, a United States federal magistrate and later served as a briefing attorney in the Fourteenth District Texas Court of Appeals. Ms. Snelling has served as co-editor for a publication for the insurance industry, an instructor in law classes, a labor hearing examiner for the City of Houston Civil Service Commission and has authored State Bar and Law Review articles on cutting edge legal issues in the courts. She also serves as a lecturer and presenter for the Texas State Bar on litigation topics. In addition to her certifications as a Mediator and an Arbitrator, Ms. Snelling is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been admitted to practice in Texas, Maine, District of Columbia, the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. She has written briefs and appeared as an advocate in over three hundred trials and appeals in state and federal courts in commercial, constitutional, employment, administrative, regulatory and administrative law cases.
Aimee LeBlanc: With over fifteen years diverse paralegal experience and strong skills in research, investigation, and e-discovery procedures, Ms. LeBlanc is an integral member of the team. Ms. LeBlanc studied business and finance and, in 2005, obtained her paralegal certification from Houston Community College. Ms. LeBlanc actively assists counsel in case development and progress, while keeping clients' timely informed of the status of their cases.
•Sentinel Integrity Solutions, Inc. vs. Jody Olson, et. al., No. 01-12-00370-CV (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] October 22, 2013, no pet. h.) (appeal involving enforceability of employment covenant not to compete and attorneys fees)
•Chavers v. Morrow, 449 Fed.Appx. 411 (5th Cir.2011) (summary judgment and appeal involving whether constitutional procedural due process was violated)
•Ellen v. Brazos County Bail Bond Bd., 127 S.W.3d42 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2003, no pet.) (de novo administrative trial and on appeal involving issue of discretion of Bail Bond Board to promulgate uniform rules)
•Piro v. Sarofim, 80 S.W.3d 717 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2002, no pet.) (appellate representation of estate of wife who, during her lifetime, was represented by high profile divorce law firm and lawyers who breached fiduciary duties)
•Praesel v. Johnson, 967 S.W.2d 391 (Tex. 1998) (appeal in the Texas Supreme Court involving issue of first impression whether an epileptic's doctor has a duty to the driving public)
•H.E. Butt Grocery Co. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., 150 F.3d 526 (5th Cir. 1998) (appeal involving insurance coverage question of what constitutes an "occurrence")
•City of Brownsville v. Alvarado, 897 S.W.2d 750 (Tex. 1995) (appeal to Texas Supreme Court involving duty owed by City in jail suicide case.)