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JOSEPH G. SOLIZ - Joseph, the firm's owner and founder, is an attorney with over 30 years of legal experience. He is a 1976 Graduate of Texas State University-San Marcos and a 1979 graduate of Harvard Law School. Joseph is an Adjunct Professor, teaching Business Law, Oil & Gas Law and other legal courses at Lone Star College - North Harris.  He admitted to the State Bar of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. He is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Joseph has continously been a member of the State Bar of Texas since 1979. His practice areas include the following: oil, gas & mineral law; real estate law; corporate, commercial, business and contract law; governmental relations, debtor/creditor issues; litigation and alternative dispute resolution; probate; and estate planning. In addition to his legal practice, Joseph serves as a member on the Board of Directors of CanCare, Inc. and SER Ninos, Inc. d/b/a SER Ninos Charter School (www.serninos.org), an open enrollment charter school operating in the Gulfton Area of Houston, Texas.  He also currently serves as a member of the Paralegal Program Advisory Committee of San Jacinto College and the Hispanic Advisory Committee for the Chancellor of Lone Star College.

Joseph also presently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Coastal Water Authority and has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Energulf Resources, Inc., the Executive Service Corps of Houston, the Harris County Private Industry Council, the Houston Hispanic Forum, the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston, the Houston Young Lawyers Association, and SER-Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast, Inc. He has also served on the City of Houston's Civil Service Commission, as well as the Strategic Planning Committee and the Shared Decision Making Committee of Houston I.S.D.'s The Rice School/La Escuela Rice. He is a graduate of Leadership Houston (Class XVIII) and United Way of Greater Houston's Project Blueprint (Class II).  Joseph's e-mail address is JSoliz@aol.com.

CHRISTOPER CARMONA - Chris is Of  Counsel to the firm. He graduated from South Texas College of Law in December 2009 and was licensed to practice in Texas in May 2010. Chris' legal experience includes working in the areas of corporate, business and commercial litigation, family law, criminal, consumer, and labor and employment law since 2010 as well as being lead counsel and Manager of Dispute Resolution from 2010 to 2011 for the Houston Organization of Public Employees (HOPE). His work there included successfully reorganizing the dispute resolution division to effectively manage union member's grievance process, conducting investigations relating to union member grievance issues and serving Exclusive Bargaining Agent representing employees of the City of Houston in labor and employment issues at all levels of disciplinary actions up to and including termination hearings. His email address is chris@carmonalawoffice.com.

SARTAJ ("TAJ") BAL - Taj is Of  Counsel to the firm.  He is a December 2009 graduate of South Texas College of Law and became licensed to practice law in Texas in May 2010. Taj's legal practice includes representing clients in the following areas of law: intellectual property, contracts, corporate, commercial, oil and gas, real estate and civil litigation.  He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in patent infringement, trade secret and other business litigation. Taj has an excellent understanding of the patent system and has also written several legal opinions on the validity of certain U.S. patents.  Prior to attending law school, Taj utilized his Chemical Engineering degree to gain valuable industry experience in designing downstream processes for refineries and chemical plants.  Taj is a proud Texas Aggie.  His email address is ssb@880mail.com.



 

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