Established in 2019, the mission of the HBA LGBTQ+ Committee is to exemplify professionalism and to improve the practice of law through inclusion of different perspectives and the participation of LGBTQ+ attorneys and allies.


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Upcoming Events

LGBTQ+ Committee - Coaching Circles Speed Networking - January 28th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Porter Hedges LLP, 1000 Main, 36th Floor

Sign up for a Coaching Circle, a new twist on mentoring -- click here!


2019-2020 Co-Chairs:
The Hon. Steven Kirkland, 334th District Court
The Hon. Daryl Moore, 333rd District Court
The Hon. Kim Ogg, Harris County District Attorney

Founding members:
Benny Agosto, Jr.
George Arnold
Emma R. Brockway
Christiana Childers
Mindy Davidson
Heath DeJean
Michael Herman
Lena Laurenzo
Deborah Lawson
Amanda McLeroy
David Miller
The Hon. Alice Oliver-Parrott
Tania Reyes
Jessica Rodriguez
Joseph Sanchez
Charles Shaw
Tara Shockley
Bonnie Simmons
Andrew J. Smith
Ryan Thompson
Samantha Thompson
Travis Torrence
Marcela Varela-Sisley
Bryan Vezey


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For more information on this committee, contact Bonnie Simmons at or (713) 759-1133.