WBA Elects new Officers & Directors

The Woodlands Bar Association is pleased to announce its newly elected Officers and Directors for 2012-2013.  A past recipient of the State Bar of Texas Award of Merit, the WBA is excited about the upcoming year with many new faces and outreach programs. “This is a very well-rounded Board that fully supports our volunteer-run organization with their expertise and enthusiasm,” said President Rachael Rolon, “and we are excited to bring many new programs to The Woodlands legal community.”  The newly-elected Board plans to continue its successful monthly Continuing Legal Education program, as well as its Annual Wills for Heroes event in the fall and the Transition to Practice program for newly-licensed attorneys.   

Pictured Below, from left to right: Matt Mussalli, Angela Speight, Kevin Shea, Melissa Proctor, Rachael Rolon, Perry McConnell, Kirby Hopkins, Richard Judge, Karla LaFitte, James Stilwell, Amanda Johnston, Eric Thiergood, Jimmie Price, Jerry Porter, Teresa DeFord

At the Annual Meeting, Members of the Woodlands Bar Association elected the following new Board of Directors and Officers for 2012-2013:


Rachael Rolon,

Andrews Kurth LLP

VP-Public Relations, President Elect

Angela Speight,

Energy Partners, Ltd.


Eric Thiergood,

The Strong Firm


Amanda Johnston,

McJunkin Redman Corporation

Co-VP Scholarship

Teresa DeFord,

DeFord Law Firm

Co-VP Scholarship

Melissa Proctor,

9th District Court

VP – Social

Kirby Hopkins,

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC

VP – Membership

Karla LaFitte,

Martin Stilwell, LLP

VP – Website

Perry McConnell,

R. Perry McConnell PC

VP – Community Affairs

Matthew Mussalli,

Law Office of Matthew J. Mussalli

Co-VP Continuing Legal Education

Jerry Porter,

Jerry Porter, Attorney at Law

Co-VP Continuing Legal Education

Jennifer Wherry,

Jennifer Wherry PC


James Stilwell,

Martin Stilwell, LLP


Kevin Shea,

Stirman & Shea, PC


Jimmie Price,

Price & Price


Justice Charles Kreger,

9th Court of Appeals, Texas


Richard Judge,

The Ward Law Firm