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 and staff below. We look forward to working with you.


Partners
Bryan Fears
Founding Partner
DIRECT 214.890.0711 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
fearsnachawatilawfirm@gmail.com
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.

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    • 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
-Majed Nachawati
Founding Partner
DIRECT 214.890.0711 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
fearsnachawatilawfirm@gmail.com
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.

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    • 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
John W Raggio
Partner
DIRECT 214.461.6182 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
jraggio@fnlawfirm.com

As a partner at Fears | Nachawati, John manages the firm’s criminal defense and family law practice sections.  These courtroom intensive areas of law often carry high stakes for those involved.  John enjoys the challenge of arguing his clients’ cases before a judge and jury.  Originally from Louisiana, John attended high school at the Culver Academies in Indiana.  He attended Texas A&M University where he received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science.  After college, John earned his Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas.  John is licensed to practice in the States of Texas and Missouri, and has been admitted to the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas Federal Court.

John is deeply devoted to helping people who have been challenged by the legal system.  His ability to understand and empathize with his clients helps him to successfully defend their cases.  John currently lives in Lake Highlands with his wife and daughter.  John loves being a dad and spending time with his family.  He and his wife are avid travelers, including honeymooning in Japan, dove hunting in Argentina, and experiencing many of the eclectic cultures in Europe.  When he needs to take a break from the office, John likes to hit the ski slopes or take a couple of days to relax on the Texas coast.

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    • 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
Matt McCarley
Partner
DIRECT 214.461.6231 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
mccarley@fnlawfirm.com

As a partner at Fears | Nachawati, Matthew manages the firm’s Employment and Medical Malpractice sections.  He enjoys pursuing justice for his clients.  Prior to joining Fears | Nachawati, Matthew was a partner with a firm in Frisco, Texas, and focused on representing individuals.  He has also worked as an in-house attorney for a large corporation.  While working as an in-house attorney Matthew gained valuable knowledge of how corporations deal with claims from individuals. He uses this knowledge to help individuals who, through no fault of their own, have been wrongfully injured or terminated.  His experience and knowledge help individuals come to an expedited resolution.

Matthew attended Texas A&M University where he received his Bachelor's degree in International Studies.  After college, Matthew earned his Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas.  He is licensed to practice in the State of Texas, and has been admitted to the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas Federal Court and to the Southern District of the Indiana Federal Court. Matthew is fluent in Spanish.  He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.  Matthew also enjoys providing volunteer service in the community and in his church.

    • State Bar of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
    • American Association for Justice
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Dallas Bar Association
    • Collin County Bar Association
    • J. Rueben Clark Law Society
    • South Texas College of Law, JD
    • Texas A&M University, BA
Attorneys
Avator_Depinder-Aujla
Attorney
DIRECT 214.461.6221 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
daujla@fnlawfirm.com

Depinder’s practice at Fears | Nachawati focuses on business law, immigration law, and estate planning.  Born in London, England and raised in Florida, Depinder received degrees in Political Science, International Studies, and Economics from the University of Miami and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate. Following college, Depinder moved to Northern California and received his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.  After law school, he worked in criminal defense litigation for several years, giving him a keen understanding of how cases reach the court system and the ability to advise clients appropriately. Depinder is licensed to practice in Texas and Florida.

Depinder finds fulfillment in his practice of law by assisting clients with their personal and business-related legal questions. He is able to quickly focus on the issue at hand and propose creative, yet effective solutions.  In his free time, Depinder enjoys traveling and exploring new cities.  He tries to get outside as much as possible and is always looking for new places to hike and kayak.  Depinder is also passionate about contributing to the local community and is actively involved with several civic and non-profit organizations in Dallas.

Avator_Tyler-Maki
Attorney
DIRECT 214-461-6217 |
FAX 214-890-0712 |
tmaki@fnlawfirm.com

Tyler practices in the business law section at Fears | Nachawati.  She handles everything from pre-nuptial agreements, intellectual property, probate and estate work to general business law matters.  Tyler received her J.D. from South Texas Law School and her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Psychology from Sam Houston State University.

Originally from Pearsall, Texas, Tyler grew up on a  ranch and raised cattle, chickens and rabbits and she was on the rodeo team in college.  She moved to Dallas after graduating from law school. She loves to travel and visit her friends throughout the country as well as spending time watching Scandal, Downton Abbey and The Goodwife. Tyler is also raising a rambunctious persian kitten named Gigi.

Amanda Bridson
Attorney
DIRECT 214.461.6198 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
abridson@fnlawfirm.com
Amanda is an attorney and works in the Personal Injury department at Fears | Nachawati. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of Florida and thereafter received her Juris Doctor from t he University of Florida Levin College of Law. While in law school, she was a member of the University of Florida's competitive Trial Team. Amanda is licensed to practice law in the states of Texas and Florida. Amanda began her legal career as an associate at a large insurance defense firm. By understanding how insurance companies investigate and evaluate claims, Amanda is able to better serve her clients.

Amanda is a Florida native who recently traded her flip-flops for cowboy boots with a move from Orlando to Dallas. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys exploring Dallas with her husband and the newest addition to their family, a French Bulldog named Hamilton. she is an avid college football fan, and spends her Fall Saturdays cheering on the Florida Gators and Michigan State Spartans.

    • State Bar of Texas
    • State Bar of Florida
    • University of Florida Levin College of Law, JD
    • University of Florida, BA
Brice Burris
Attorney
DIRECT 214.461.6298 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
brice@fnlawfirm.com
Brice is an attorney in the Personal Injury Litigation department at Fears | Nachawati. Brice is a graduate of Texas A&M School of Law in Fort Worth. Brice received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University and is a lifelong sports fan of the Aggies. Before law school, Brice worked for the Texas Senate in Austin where he gained a greater appreciation and interest for the law.

Originally from East Texas, Brice has lived all over Texas. Brice enjoys traveling and studied abroad in Argentina during law school. In his spare time, Brice enjoys spending time outdoors, practicing archery, and spending time with his family.

    • State Bar of Texas
    • American Bar Association
    • Texas Bar Association
    • Texas A&M University School of Law, JD
    • Texas A&M University, BA
Kerri Dobbins
Attorney
DIRECT 214.461.6216 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
kdobbins@fnlawfirm.com
Kerri is an attorney in the Personal Injury department at Fears | Nachawati and focuses on helping clients involved in motor vehicle accidents, work injuries, and general personal injuries. She received her undergraduate degree in Communications from Texas A&M University and her Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law where she was the Managing Editor of the Texas Journal of Business Law.

Originally from New Hampshire, Kerri grew up in the north and migrated to Texas for warmer weather. She moved to Dallas upon graduating from law school and has been exploring the city ever since. Kerri loves staying active by running every day and enjoys watching home renovation shows in her down time.

    • State Bar of Texas
    • South Texas College of Law, JD
    • Texas A&M University, BA
Patrick Eaton
Attorney
DIRECT 214.461.6201 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
peaton@fnlawfirm.com
Patrick is an intake attorney at Fears | Nachawati who focuses on Personal Injury, Bankruptcy and Social Security Disability. 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.

    • State Bar of Texas
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Texas Young Lawyers Association
    • St. Mary's University School of Law, JD
    • Texas State University, BA
Sean Flynn1
Attorney
DIRECT 214.461.6203 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
sflynn@fnlawfirm.com

Sean's primary focus at Fears | Nachawati is in bankruptcy law. A graduate of the University of North Texas, Sean went on to get his JD from the University of St. Mary's School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, as well as being admitted to the U.S. Federal Court in the Northern, Eastern and Western District of Texas. Sean obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science and History. He also studied while in law school at Innsburck, Austria, at the St. Mary’s Institute on World Legal Problems, having as one of his lecturer's Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.

Having become an Eagle Scout in his youth, Sean understands loyalty and dedication. This transfers over to the service he provides to his clients. Having grown up in Grapevine, Texas, Sean now lives in Austin and manages the Austin office of Fears | Nachawati. Sean loves the music and festival scene in Austin and in his spare time you will find him exploring different venues, sometimes with his dog in tow.

    • State Bar of Texas
    • U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court in the Western District of Texas
    • Young Lawyers Committee
    • Austin Bankruptcy Bar
    • Texas Bar Section on Bankruptcy
    • St. Mary's University School of Law, JD
    • University of North Texas, BA
Charlotte Gulewicz
Attorney
DIRECT 214.461.6193 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
charlotte@fnlawfirm.com
Charlotte is an attorney in the Mass Torts department at Fears | Nachawati. she is a graduate of Baylor University and received her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida. Charlotte has experience in International War Crimes working for the Criminal Defense Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She also has experience in Immigration Law and prioritizes in ensuring that client's needs are met.

Charlotte is originally from Port Arthur, Texas and Charlotte's mother is from Honduras so Charlotte is a fluent Spanish speaker. She loves to travel and has been to over 20 different countries and has plans to visit more. When she's not traveling, she enjoys reading, jogging, and spending quality time with loved ones.

    • State Bar of Florida
    • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Association
    • Florida Costal School of Law, JD
    • Baylor University, BA
Connor Haskins
Attorney
DIRECT 214.461.6232 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
chaskins@fnlawfirm.com

Connor practices in the business law section at Fears | Nachawati. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Florida and thereafter received his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Connor is licensed to practice law in the states of Texas and Florida. He is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.

Connor is an avid sports fan and enjoys travelling, both within the United States and abroad. He is a lifetime Florida Gators fan and was fortunate enough to be a student at the University of Florida when the Gators won one basketball and two football national championships. Not originally from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Connor enjoys exploring the area and experiencing all that it has to offer.

    • State Bar of Texas
    • State Bar of Florida
    • Dallas Bar Association
    • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
    • University of Florida, BS
    • University of Florida Levin College of Law, JD
-Matthew Haynie
Attorney
DIRECT 214.461.6196 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
mhaynie@fnlawfirm.com

Matthew focuses on mass torts litigation at Fears | Nachawati. Originally from Arkansas, Matthew graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Journalism. Following college, he moved to Dallas and received his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.  Matthew is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and is a member of several local organizations. While in law school, Matthew was an intern at the Human Rights Initiative where he worked in the asylum and battered women legal divisions. He enjoys helping clients and has gained valuable insight in the area of mass torts litigation.

When he has free time, Matthew enjoys hiking, swimming, and running in 5ks. He has a passion for travel and exploring new places and countries. As an undergrad, he interned for a parliamentarian in the Parliament of Australia and worked on a documentary in India about exiled Tibetans living in refugee camps and monasteries all over the country. In the coming years, Matthew would like to visit Russia for either the Winter Olympics or the World Cup, and also plans on exploring some of the national and state parks closer to home.

    • State Bar of Texas
    • Dallas Young Lawyers Association
    • Dallas Bar Association
    • Dallas Bar Association International Law Section
    • Dallas Chapter of the American Constitution Society
    • University of Arkansas, BA
    • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, JD
Avator_Sophilia_Hsu
Attorney
DIRECT 214.461.6209 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
shsu@fnlawfirm.com

Sophilia Hsu is an associate attorney at Fears | Nachawati. She is licensed to practice in Texas and her areas of expertise are in trademarks, copyrights and business law. She is passionate about helping small businesses and individuals protect their intellectual property. Sophilia graduated with honors from the Business Honors Program at the Red McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin in 2009 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She received her Juris Doctorate from Baylor Law School in 2012. While she was in law school she was president of the Christian Legal Society and president and founder of the Asian Law Students Association.

Sophilia grew up in Plano, Texas, and is happy to be back in the Dallas area. She is grateful to be close to family and friends again. Sophilia also loves to travel, try new foods and explore new cities. She speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently and enjoys visiting her relatives in Asia. While she was in college, she studied in Sydney, Australia, and traveled the Great Ocean Road and the east coast during breaks. She hopes to visit New Zealand and Central and South America in the near future.

    • State Bar of Texas
    • Dallas Bar Association
    • Dallas Asian American Bar Association
    • University of Texas at Austin
    • Baylor Law School, JD
Ben Lusky2
Attorney
DIRECT 214.461.6206 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
blusky@fnlawfirm.com

Ben practices in the Bankruptcy law section at Fears | Nachawati.  He completed his undergraduate degree as a government major at the University of Texas. Ben moved to Miami, Florida to complete his Juris Doctor at St. Thomas University, where he was an Article’s Editor for the Law Review.  Ben is licensed to practice in both Florida and Texas, and is admitted into the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas.  After law school, Ben remained in Miami where he practiced insurance defense.  Originally from Houston, Ben moved back to Texas in 2009, where he has focused primarily on Bankruptcy law.

Although adjusting to life in Dallas, Ben remains an avid fan of Houston sports teams.  In his free time, Ben enjoys going to new restaurants and discovering dog friendly parks and patios to get his dog, Oscar, out on the town.  Ben also enjoys traveling and attempting to cook without burning down the kitchen.

    • State Bar of Texas
    • State Bar of Florida
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
    • Texas Young Lawyers Division
    • Texas Bankruptcy Section
    • Florida Young Lawyers Division
    • University of Texas, BA
    • St. Thomas University, JD
PaulRoessner
Managing Attorney
DIRECT 214-461-6150 |
FAX 214-890-0712 |
paul@fnlawfirm.com

Paul is the managing attorney of the business law, probate, and estate planning sections at Fears | Nachawati. He graduated from Boston College with a bachelor's degree in History and then came home to Texas to attend Southern Methodist University School of Law. Paul is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas and is a member of the Dallas Young Lawyer's Association.

Paul grew up in Grapevine, Texas but he has familial roots in Panama and New Jersey. He is an avid New York Yankees and Dallas Stars fan. When he has time, Paul enjoys the outdoors. He can be found at the ranch dove hunting, target shooting, and skeet shooting with his friends. He also has a passion for travel. During law school he studied abroad in Austria. Paul can speak fluent Spanish and conversational German.

    • State Bar of Texas
    • Dallas Young Lawyers Association
    • Southern Methodist University, J.D.
    • Boston College, BA
Meredith Miller Simpkins
Attorney
DIRECT 214.461.6182 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
meredith@fnlawfirm.com

Meredith’s practice at Fears | Nachawati focuses on Criminal and Family Law. Originally from Indiana, she graduated with honors from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Psychology. She received her Juris Doctor from Baylor Law School in 2013, and she is licensed to practice law in Texas.

Meredith was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. Before attending law school in Texas, she traveled for two years, through thirty-six states and ten countries. She loves meeting new people and seeing new places! She also loves spending time with her husband and visiting her family in Indiana. In her spare time, you can find her dancing to live music, riding her bicycle, or hiking through the woods.

    • State Bar of Texas
    • Texas Bar Association
    • Ball State University, BA
    • Baylor Law School, JD
Avator_Adam-Villanueva
Managing Attorney
DIRECT 214.461.6220 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
adam@fnlawfirm.com

Adam is the managing attorney of the Intellectual property section of Fears | Nachawati, with a focus on trademark and copyright law. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin, and went on to attend Texas Wesleyan School of Law where he focused on trademark and copyright law. While in law school, Adam did in-depth research on copyright law and the doctrine of fair use.  Adam’s love for the arts fuels his passion to create and develop unique strategies for clients’ intellectual property. He believes that his clients are the most important part of his practice and strives to make every client feel confident in his ability to protect their legal interest.

Adam is a life time Texan and an avid UT sports fan. He loves nature and enjoys walking through the local parks. When he has time he relaxes with a nice novel or is busy attending one of the many sporting events offered in the city. Adam attends local music venues for concerts, and also enjoys taking in the atmosphere of Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World.

    • State Bar of Texas
    • Texas Young Lawyers Association
    • Texas Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • Texas Wesleyan School of Law, JD
    • University of Texas at Austin, BA
Firm Administration
Megan Fears
Administrative Manager
DIRECT 214.461.6183 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
mfears@fnlawfirm.com

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 Aires.

Avani Javia
Director of Operations
DIRECT 214.461.6205 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
ajavia@fnlawfirm.com

Avani is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and has worked at Fears | Nachawati for more than six 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. She 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.

Vanessa Hernandez
Firm Administrator
DIRECT 214.461.6322 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
vhernandez@fnlawfirm.com

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 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.

Heather Dunn
Intake Manager
DIRECT 214.461.6199 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
hdunn@fnlawfirm.com

Heather manages the Fears | Nachawati intake staff. She ensures smooth and efficient processes, generates reports, and supports the members of her team.

Heather is a soon to be graduate from Brigham Young University, Utah with a major in Psychology. She is originally from Alpine, UT, but recently moved to Texas and loves it! She has a passion for work, but when she has free time she enjoys drawing, reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband. She is excited to continue her education as she considers pursuing a master’s degree.

Lindsey Campbellsm
Marketing Coordinator
DIRECT 214.461.6143 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
lcampbell@fnlawfirm.com
Lindsey is the Marketing Coordinator at Fears | Nachawati. She is responsible for the marketing, business development and communication efforts of the firm. In addition to business development, she provides her ideas on branding, website development, sponsorships, events, charitable contributions and more. Lindsey received her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Management from the Hickingbotham School of Business at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas.

Lindsey was raised in Houston, Texas, and has recently moved to Dallas. When she's not in the office, you can find Lindsey enjoying the local restaurants in Dallas, going to museums, doing anything outdoors and running. However, she spends most of her free time surrounding herself with the company of wonderful family and friends.
Support Team
Avator_Aaron_Barnes
Paralegal
DIRECT 214.461.6194 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
abarnes@fnlawfirm.com

Aaron is a legal assistant in the bankruptcy department at Fears | Nachawati. Aaron began his career with Fears | Nachawati in February 2012 after completing his bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of North Texas.  In addition, Aaron holds an associate’s degree in paralegal studies from Dallas County Community College and currently attends law school in the evening at the SMU Dedman School of Law.

Aaron is a lifelong Texan and proud of it.  He was born in Dallas, raised in Lewisville, and currently resides in Plano, Texas.  Although his combined responsibilities between work and school leave little time for recreation, Aaron does enjoy going to small independently-owned restaurants to try new food, reading about history and current events, following national and state-level politics and he especially enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs.

Stephanie1
Receptionist
DIRECT 214.461.6175 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
sblackwood@fnlawfirm.com
Stephanie is a receptionist at Fears | Nachawati. As the first voice many callers hear when contacting the firm, Stephanie plays a vital role in serving our valued clients and assuring their satisfaction. In addition to answering and directing calls, Stephanie's other responsibilities include scheduling appointments, welcoming and greeting our guests, and directing mail to the proper individuals within the firm. She provides support for the professionals she works with while being able to do what she loves most, which is to help other people.

Born in Fort Worth and raised in the small town of Joshua, Texas, Stephanie now resides in Dallas with her car "Gypsy". Stephanie enjoys salsa dancing, reading a good book, and spending time with her family. She is also in the process of pursuing her education at El Centro Community College and is currently giving strong consideration to obtaining her Paralegal Degree.

Jessica Davis
Legal Assistant
FAX 214.890.0712 |
jdavis@fnlawfirm.com
Jessica is a legal assistant in the Personal Injury Pre-Litigation department at Fears | Nachawati. She began her career with Fears | Nachawati after completing her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice at Texas Women's University and Associates Degree at Eastfield Community College. She works directly with clients, handles their questions and concerns, and keeps them informed of their case status through the pre-litigation process.

Jessica was born and raised in Texas. In her free time, she enjoys attending outdoor concerts, watching the Texas Rangers, going on road trips, and spending time with her friends and family.

Joshua Dolan
Paralegal
DIRECT 214.461.6236 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
joshua@fnlawfirm.com
Joshua is a paralegal in the Personal Injury Pre-Litigation department at Fears | Nachawati. He works directly with clients assuring a clear line of communication so that all questions and concerns are addressed promptly. It is his goal that all clients receive the best possible outcome while avoiding time-consuming litigation. Joshua graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Arts in English and received his Paralegal Certification from Beckfield College.

When not in the office, Joshua enjoys sports of all kinds, but particularly winter sports. He believes the ultimate freedom is snowboarding down a mountain. He also enjoys being in the great outdoors and exploring the vast geography that Texas has to offer. An avid traveler, Joshua has been all over the United States as well as Mexico and Europe, but left his heart in San Francisco.

Ashley Ennis
Intake Paralegal
DIRECT 214.461.6180 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
aennis@fnlawfirm.com

Ashley is an intake paralegal who handles personal injury cases at Fears | Nachawati. She is an important piece of the litigation practice, helping to ensure that cases run smoothly.

Originally from New Orleans, Ashley lived abroad in Greece for a period of time and also Seattle. Ashley finally settled in Dallas when she started her tenure with Fears | Nachawati. When she's not working, Ashley loves outdoor activities including white water rafting, zip lining, and mountain biking.

Isamar Gonzales
Legal Assistant
DIRECT 214.890.0711 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
reception@fnlawfirm.com

As a personal injury legal assistant at Fears | Nachawati, Isamar is responsible welcoming clients, keeping them informed on the status of their case, and facilitating communication between clients, attorneys, and the courts.

Isamar, born and raised in Dallas, Texas, graduated from Sunset High School. She enjoys weekend getaways to San Antonio. When she is not out of town, she enjoys spending time with her family and boyfriend. Isamar also loves to support the Rangers, Mavericks & Cowboys.

Roxana Gutierrez
Parelegal
DIRECT 214.461.6187 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
roxana@fnlawfirm.com

Roxana is a paralegal in the personal injury department at Fears | Nachawati. She enjoys helping clients to make sure they are taken care of. She puts her clients' needs first and answers all their questions and concerns. She always makes sure each case is given the attention and time it deserves.

Roxana received her Paralegal Certification from El Centro. She enjoys working with the law and hopes to expand here at Fears | Nachawati. When she is not working or studying, she loves to spend time with her husband and adoring son. Roxana enjoys watching the Mavericks play and spending time with friends and family.

Katie Henry
Administration
DIRECT 214.461.6195 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
khenry@fnlawfirm.com

Katie is the firm administrator at Fears | Nachawati. She works hand in hand with Megan Fears and is responsible for human resources, accounting, and accounts receivable.

Katie attended Miami University, where she majored in Communications and minored in Spanish. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Katie now lives in Uptown Dallas. She loves the eclectic nightlife and restaurants that Dallas has to offer. She enjoys attending concerts, playing the guitar and piano, and volunteering. Katie is passionate about health and nutrition and has competed in half marathons.

Sherri Hodge
Pre-Litigation Manager
DIRECT 214.461.6176 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
shodge@fnlawfirm.com

Sherri is the Pre-Litigation Manager, overseeing all investigators and assistants at Fears | Nachawati in the personal injury pre-litigation side of the practice. Having helped develop this side of the practice, Sherri ensures everything is prepared prior to going to litigation. Her attention to detail helps to positively position each case that Fears | Nachawati takes.

Originally from the Oak Cliff area in Dallas, Sherri now resides in East Dallas. Sherri enjoys spending time with her family - especially her grandsons. In her spare time, Sherri is an avid bowler and loves traveling to Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Stephen Holombek
Legal Assistant
DIRECT 214.461.6211 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
stephen@fnlawfirm.com
Stephen is a legal assistant in the Transactional department at Fears | Nachawati and assists clients with their business law, intellectual property, and probate and estate planning matters. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Government. He works closely with the attorneys and their clients to make sure everything is on schedule and the clients are satisfied. He enjoys the problem solving aspect of the job and getting the chance to help small businesses with their ideas.

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.

Avator_Luisa-Ruiz
Legal Assistant
DIRECT 214.461.6186 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
lruiz@fnlawfirm.com

Luisa is a legal assistant for the bankruptcy department at Fears | Nachawati. She works directly with clients and as such she greatly values customer service and client satisfaction. Luisa enjoys helping her clients and holds herself accountable for making sure that all their questions and concerns are addressed.

Luisa was born and raised in Mesquite and currently resides there with her four sons. She is devoted to her boys and can be found attending their many Little League baseball and Pee Wee football games. Luisa enjoys spending time outdoors, swimming and relaxing at the lake, and going for walks in her neighborhood park with her sons.

Jason Shoup
Paralegal
DIRECT 214.461.6155 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
jshoup@fnlawfirm.com
Jason is the managing paralegal of the Social Security Disability department of Fears | Nachawati. He received his undergraduate degree in Sociology from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts and immediately upon graduation, started gaining experience in the Social Security Disability forum. Having worked in the same field for over six years, he has gained valuable knowledge to effectively help clients gain the best opportunity for a positive outcome in their disability claims.

Jason moved to Texas in the summer of 2011 and has enjoyed the extremely warm weather. Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, he is an avid fan of all major sports and the Boston teams which include the Celtics, Red Sox, and the Patriots. He enjoys traveling to new cities and plans two trips a year around his favorite sports team, the New England Patriots. After work he stays active by playing softball two nights a week and football on the other four nights.

Avator_Jacqueline-Sweeney
Intake Specialist
DIRECT 214.461.6174 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
jsweeney@fnlawfirm.com

Having been in the legal profession for over 25 years, Jacqueline has gained the experience and expertise required to effectively explore and resolve complex legal issues related to bankruptcy.  She began her career in law by serving as a court administrator for several judges within the Civil District Courts of Dallas County.  After working for several years in the public sector, Jacqueline made the decision to bring her skills and knowledge to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm as a Bankruptcy Intake Specialist. Originally from Colorado, Jacqueline began her undergraduate education at Colorado College, where she majored in Business Administration. Jacqueline finds the most satisfying aspect of her work to be helping clients get back on their feet, while at the time starting them on the road to recovery for a better and brighter financial future.

When she is not performing her duties at Fears | Nachawati, Jacqueline enjoys spending time with her teenage daughter and watching her play year round soccer for her club team. She also enjoys reading, going to the movies with friends, and playing with her two Chiweenies named Shadow and Bunny.

Karen Tu
Administrative Assistant
DIRECT 214.461.6222 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
ktu@fnlawfirm.com
Karen is the administrative assistant at Fears | Nachawati. She assists with daily operations at the firm by supporting team members, generating reports, and ensuring utilization of case management software for efficiency and effectiveness. Karen received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Texas at Austin and is working towards continuing her education in pursuit of her Master's Degree.

Born in Vietnam and raised in Dallas, Karen now resides in Plano with her husband and two dogs. Karen's love for the outdoors, adventures, and foods has led her to fascinating destinations including Jamaica and Belize. Her love for travel goes hand in hand with her love for food as traveling means savoring the local flavors that each location has to offer.

Avator_Guiny-Urias
Paralegal
DIRECT 214.461.6153 |
FAX 214.890.0712 |
gurias@fnlawfirm.com

Guiny is a paralegal in the business law and immigration departments at Fears | Nachawati. Guiny’s attention to detail makes her a pivotal part of the department. She is responsible for directing clients to the appropriate attorney, fielding their questions and concerns, and working with both clients and attorneys to make sure that clients’ needs are satisfied. Her enthusiasm and dedication to the firm’s clients ensure that cases are set up and transitioned smoothly, and she strives to make and keep clients happy.

A native of Dallas, Texas, Guiny enjoys spending time with her family and boyfriend. Currently, she is attending school part-time and hopes to transfer to a four-year university next year. In her spare time, Guiny likes exploring Dallas and spending time outdoors with family and friends.

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