WBA Elects new Officers & Directors

At the Annual Meeting, Members of the Woodlands Bar Association elected a new Board of Directors and Officers for 2013-2014:

Pictured:  from left to right Luis Hess, Judge Claudia Laird, Jennifer Wherry, Melissa Proctor, Perry McConnell, Karla LaFitte, Jeff Garrett, Angela Speight, Amanda Johnston, Kirby Hopkins, Eric Thiergood, and Jimmie Price.

Recently selected to receive the Stars of Texas Bars Award for Star of Achievement, and 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.

“I am looking forward to our Board’s continued service to the community, as well as increasing our presence and elevating the stature of the profession,” said Speight, “and we are excited that we can use our unique skills to contribute to the growth and prosperity of the community.” The newly-elected Board plans to continue all of its current programs, including the successful monthly Continuing Legal Education program, the Veteran’s Program, the Legal Line.   



Angela Speight,

EPL Oil & Gas, Inc.

Director and Treasurer

Eric Thiergood,

The Strong Firm

Director and Secretary

Amanda Johnston,

McJunkin Redman Corporation

Director and VP – Scholarship

Melissa Proctor,

9th District Court

Director and VP – Social

Kirby Hopkins,

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC

Director and

VP – Membership

Karla LaFitte,

Martin & Stilwell, LLP

Director and VP – Website

Perry McConnell,

R. Perry McConnell PC

Director and VP –

Community Affairs

Matthew Mussalli,

Law Office of Matthew J. Mussalli

Director and Co-VP –

Continuing Legal Education

Jerry Porter,

Jerry Porter, Attorney at Law

Director and Co-VP –

Continuing Legal Education

Jennifer Wherry,

Jennifer Wherry PC


Jimmie Price,

Price & Price


Judge Claudia Laird,

County Court at Law No. 2, Montgomery County, Texas


Richard Judge,

The Ward Law Firm


Jeff Garrett,

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP


Luis Hess,

Luis F. Hess Law Firm, PLLC


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