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Our Team


Fears | Nachawati is a team of dedicated attorneys and staff who take a unique approach to the practice of law. We focus on our clients’ needs and believe in being approachable, responsive, effective and trustworthy. Building successful relationships with our clients allows us to more effectively represent them and address their needs. Learn a little bit about our attorneys below. We look forward to working with you.

Attorneys

Avator_John-W-Raggio
Partner
DIRECT 214.461.6182 | FAX 214.890.0712 |

Dallas area attorney John W. Raggio, J.D., specializes in criminal defense and family law litigation.  His practice is courtroom intensive and frequently involves trials and contested hearings before a judge and jury.  Because every case involves unique legal and factual circumstances, Mr. Raggio and his staff seek to provide individualized legal services tailored to each client’s specific needs.  We take pride in our personalized and responsive approach to the particular circumstances of every client we represent.

Mr. Raggio earned his undergraduate degree with honors from Texas A&M University.  Thereafter, he attended the South Texas College of Law in Houston and is licensed to practice law in the states of Texas and Missouri.  Mr. Raggio’s law practice is based in Dallas, and serves all North Texas counties.

    • State Bar of Texas
    • State Bar of Missouri
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
    • Dallas Bar Association
    • Texas Bar Association
    • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
    • South Texas College of Law, JD
    • Texas A&M University, BS
Avator_Bryan-Fears
Founding Partner
DIRECT 214.890.0711 | FAX 214.890.0712 |

Bryan is a founding partner at Fears | Nachawati, responsible for overseeing the business law and bankruptcy side of the firm. Bryan values customer service and appreciates and enjoys the problem solving aspects of his practice. A first generation college graduate, Bryan received his BS in Biology from Baylor University. Bryan then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from South Texas School of Law. Bryan is licensed to practice law in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado, as well as being admitted to the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern districts of the US Federal Court in Texas and the US District court in Colorado.

As a high school and college student Bryan worked in his South Texas hometown steel mill and even spent a summer on an off-shore oil rig. He is an avid runner and enjoys participating in half marathons and practicing with his running club around White Rock Lake. Bryan relaxes by reading and enjoys traveling with his wife and son. Bryan is also helping his parents establish a vineyard and winery on their ranch in East Texas.

    • State Bar of Texas
    • State Bar of Oklahoma
    • State Bar of Colorado
    • U.S. District Court of Colorado
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
    • Texas Bar Association
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • American Bar Association
    • American Association for Justice
    • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
    • National Association of Consumer Advocates
    • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
    • College of the State Bar of Texas
    • John C. Ford American Inn of Court Barrister
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • South Texas School of Law, JD
    • Baylor University, BS
Avator_Majed-Nachawati1
Founding Partner
DIRECT 214.890.0711 | FAX 214.890.0712 |

A founding partner of Fears | Nachawati, Majed focuses on products liability, pharmaceutical liability, class action, personal injury, and civil litigation. Majed attended Southern Methodist University where he was a double major in History and Political Science. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston. Majed finds the best part of his work to be holding people accountable for their actions and righting wrongs. He finds great gratification in helping his clients.

Originally from Fort Worth, Majed’s father is Lebanese and his mother is Mexican. Majed speaks English, Spanish, and Arabic. He enjoys spending time with his family and watching his daughter grow. Majed lives in East Dallas with his wife and daughter. They spend family time exploring White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum.

    • State Bar of Texas
    • State Bar of Arkansas
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court of Colorado
    • American Bar Association
    • American Association for Justice
    • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Dallas Hispanic Bar Association
    • Dallas Bar Association
    • State Bar of Texas Committee - Diversity in the Profession
    • Dallas Bar Association-Legal Ethics Committee
    • Hispanic National Bar Association
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • University of Houston, JD
    • Southern Methodist University, BA
Patrick Eaton
Attorney
DIRECT 214.461.6182 | FAX 214.890.0712 |

Patrick is an attorney at Fears | Nachawati who focuses on Criminal and Family Law. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas State University in Political Science with a minor in Political Communication. He obtained his Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law.

Patrick was born in Tennessee and raised in east Texas. He is a family oriented person who takes great pride in being a father and enjoys spending time with his wife and three brothers. He also loves watching sporting events, both live or in the comfort of his own home.

    • Texas Bar Association
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Texas Young Lawyers Association
    • St. Mary's University School of Law, JD
    • Texas State University, BA

Firm Administration

Avator_Megan-Fears
Administrative Manager
DIRECT 214.461.6183 | FAX 214.890.0712 |

Megan is responsible for managing the Fears | Nachawati office which includes overseeing human resources and accounting. Originally a computer science major, Megan graduated cum laude with a degree in Finance from the University of Houston. Ensuring the firm runs efficiently and productively is Megan’s chief role at Fears | Nachawati.

Megan loves spending time with her little boy and watching him learn and make new discoveries. When Megan isn’t enjoying time with her son she likes to relax with a glass of wine and a good book, especially a Harry Potter novel. Before becoming a mother, Megan and her husband were avid travelers, especially enjoying their visits to Barcelona and Buenos Aries.

Avator_Avani-Javia
Director of Operations
DIRECT 214.461.6205 | FAX 214.890.0712 |

Avani is a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and has worked at Fears | Nachawati for more than five years. She enjoys the law and is excited to one day attend law school. Avani oversees the firm’s daily operations and keeps the entire team on track.

Originally from Carrollton, Texas, Avani is a first generation American. Her parents came to this country from Western India. Avani enjoys spending her free time playing with her Golden Retriever, participating on the firm’s kickball team, and following the Dallas Mavericks. She is an avid fan of UT football.

Avator_Vanessa-Hernandez
Firm Administrator
DIRECT 214.461.6322 | FAX 214.890.0712 |

Vanessa is the firm administrator at Fears | Nachawati. She works together with Megan Fears and Katie Henry in the continuing growth of the firm. She is responsible for human resources, accounting, and accounts receivable.

A native of Irving, Texas, Vanessa has volunteered with the Internal Revenue Service and is currently studying to be an accountant. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. In her spare time Vanessa enjoys visiting art museums and galleries, running half marathons, and spending time with her family.

 

Stephen Holombek
Administrative Assistant
DIRECT 214.461.6143 | FAX 214.890.0712 |

Stephen is an Administrative assistant at Fears | Nachawati and works closely with firm management on daily operations, marketing, and other administrative projects. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Government.

Originally from the Dallas area, Stephen is happy to be back in his hometown. He is a huge sports fan, especially when it comes to the Texas Longhorns and the Dallas Mavericks. In his spare time, he enjoys watching sports, playing volleyball and basketball, and spending time with friends and family.

Lissie Patience - Cropped for website
Administrative Assistant
DIRECT 214.461.6199 | FAX 214.890.0712 |

Lissie is the administrative assistant at Fears | Nachawati. She works alongside the firm administrator in accounts receivable and provides support to the administration team.

Lissie graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Texas at Arlington. She plays the cello and loves to play chamber music. Lissie enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities, especially camping, swimming, rock climbing, skiing, and sailing. She was born in Norway, grew up in Houston, and currently lives in Dallas with her dog, Finn.

Estefania Lorenzo- website
Client Concierge
DIRECT 214.461.6227 | FAX 214.890.0712 |

Estefania works as a Client Concierge at Fears | Nachawati. She is responsible for communicating with clients to ensure their satisfaction with the firm and to make sure the client’s concerns are being heard and resolved immediately.  Estefania strongly believes in the client and prides herself for being the voice of those who feel like they’re not being heard. Once the client has finalized their case, she is also responsible for encouraging and guiding those clients in the process of expressing their experience in the form of reviews across multiple online platforms.

Having grown up in Dallas, Estefania graduated with a degree in Business Administration but found her passion in marketing, communications and public relations. Unlike her co-workers, she is not much of an outdoors person but enjoys the occasional walks when the weather permits.  On her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, baking, shopping with friends, and watching thriller movies on Netflix. Estefania hopes to one day travel all around the world and immerse herself in different cultures.