2020 Harvest Campaign

2020 Harvest Campaign

In uncertain times, the members of the Houston Bar Association have always stepped up to help their fellow Houstonians. Many of our neighbors are out of work or homeless, or face family issues exacerbated by stay-home conditions. Thank you for your membership, your commitment to our profession, and your concern for our community.

Now, more than ever, our community needs your help to provide legal advice and representation for those who cannot afford the equal justice that is a mission of this association and its ancillary organizations, particularly the Houston Volunteers Lawyers and the Houston Bar Foundation.

We will not be able to host our fall Harvest Celebration this year because of the pandemic, but Houston Bar Foundation funding for the pro bono work of our Houston Volunteer Lawyers is crucial. We will instead have a Harvest Campaign, and we ask our members, law firms and legal departments to continue to support HVL's work.

Click here to contribute online.

Click here to download the printable pledge form to pay via check. For more information about the 2020 Harvest Campaign, contact Ashley Gagnon Steininger at ashleyg@hba.org.

Peer-to-Peer Giving

This year, we are asking you to encourage individual peer-to peer support for the Harvest Campaign. Here is how your organization can participate:

  1. Identify a colleague or group of colleagues within your organization to work with the Harvest Campaign Chairs to spearhead the 2020 peer-to-peer Harvest Campaign effort to solicit individual donations. Email HVL Executive Director Anne Chandler to ask questions or let us know you would like to participate.
  2. Set an internal fundraising goal. Perhaps you believe it is reasonable to ask those at your firm to donate $100 of their personal funds to support HVL’s effort to assist as many Houstonians as possible during this historic pandemic. If your firm has roughly 50 attorneys, you could set a goal of $5,000 for your firm’s peer-to peer 2020 Harvest Campaign effort. No individual Harvest Campaign gift is too small. Everyone in your firm is encouraged to participate as we are all part of the legal community.
  3. Solicit donations between October 19 and November 6, 2020, using emails from the Harvest Campaign Chairs. Click here to download the official 2020 Harvest Campaign Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Toolkit via DropBox, which includes a customizable letter and thermometer template.

Thank you for your support.

Thank you to all of our underwriters!

$35,000 Underwriters

Bracewell LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP



Baker Botts L.L.P.
Elizabeth & Bill Kroger


$20,000 Platinum Underwriters

Dee & Phil Sellers


$15,000 Underwriters

Chevron Corporation


$13,000 Underwriters

BakerHostetler LLP


$10,000 Gold Underwriters

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Chamberlain Hrdlicka
Mindy & Joshua Davidson
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Michael P. Darden; and Hillary H. Holmes
HBA Litigation Section
King & Spalding LLP


$8,000 Underwriters

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Yetter Coleman LLP



Blank Rome LLP



Nikki & Benny Agosto, Jr.


$5,000 Silver Underwriters

The Honorable Jane Bland & Doug Bland
Dentons US LLP
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Foley & Lardner LLP
Gibbs & Bruns LLP
Haynes and Boone, LLP
HBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
HBA Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section
HBA Real Estate Law Section
Latham & Watkins, LLP
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Service Corporation International
Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


$3,000 Underwriters

HBA Corporate Counsel Section


$2,500 Bronze Underwriters

Baker Wotring LLP
Susan L. Bickley & Robert Scott
The Buck Family Fund
Burford Perry, LLP
The Honorable Rabeea Sultan Collier
Wendy & Alistair Dawson
Dobrowski Larkin & Stafford
Emma Doineau
Michael Donaldson
Energy Transfer, L.P.
EOG Resources, Inc.
Fogler, Brar, O'Neil & Gray LLP
Polly & Stephen Fohn
Germer PLLC
Melanie Gray & Mark Wawro
Gray Reed & McGraw PC
Hagans Montgomery Hagans
Tammie & David Harrell
Susan & Jim Hart
HBA Federal Practice Section
HBA Juvenile Law Section
Houston Lawyer Referral Service, Inc.
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Jenkins & Kamin, LLP
Daniella Landers
Massey Law Firm PLLC
Mayer Brown LLP
Audrey Momanaee & Jeffrey Levett
Jennifer & Greg Moore
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
Nathan Sommers Jacobs
Jeff Paine/Brandon Holcomb - Goldman Sachs
Annsley & Chris Popov
Porter Hedges LLP
Debbie & Jason M. Ryan
Shook Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Tindall England PC
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Winstead PC
Wright Close & Barger, LLP


$1,600 Underwriters

HBA Mergers & Acquisitions Section


$1,500 Underwriters

Lynn & Stewart Gagnon
Diana Gomez & the Honorable Michael Gomez
Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP
Cisselon Nichols Hurd & Jim Hurd
W. Michael & Laurie D. Moreland
The Honorable Frank B. Rynd
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Smyser, Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P.


$1,001 - $1,499 Underwriters

Pamela Medina & the Honorable David Medina
Judy & Dudley Oldham
Shannon, Martin, Finkelstein, Alvarado & Dunne, P.C.
West Mermis, PLLC


$1,000 Crystal Underwriters

Barry Abrams
Allegiance Bank
Anne Chandler
Jacquelyn & Collin Cox
Kerry Anne Galvin
The Honorable Joseph J. "Tad" Halbach
Lauren & Warren Harris
Jennifer A. & Gregory M. Hasley
Lindsey & Greg Heath
Hicks Davis Wynn, P.C.
Yvonne Ho
Houston Bar Association Auxiliary Charitable Fund, Inc.
HBA Bankruptcy Section
HBA Commercial & Consumer Law Section
HBA Construction Law Section
HBA Criminal Law & Procedure Section
Monica Hwang
The Christine & Rob Johnson Family Fund
Frank G. Jones
Jones Day
Christine & Craig LaFollette
James Lewis Leader
Carolyn & Guy Matthews
The Honorable Daryl Moore
Michele N. O'Brien
The Honorable Fredericka Phillips
Mitch Reid
Sandy & Travis Sales
Denise & John Scofield
The Honorable Chuck Silverman
Stacy & Baker, P.C.
Travis Torrence & Heath LaPray
Dominique & Roy Varner


$999 and Under

Bolivar C. Andrews
Anna M. Archer
Seth J. Chandler
Rachel Delgado
The Honorable Grant Dorfman
Patrick M. Flynn, P.C.
The Christian A. and Janet G. Garza Family
HBA Animal Law Section
HBA Environmental Law Section
HBA Health Law Section
HBA Law Practice Management Section
HBA Probate, Trusts & Estates Section
HBA Probate, Trusts & Estates Section, in honor of Stephanie Donaho
HBA Social Security Law Section
Ruth A. Hughes-Deaton
Veronica F. Jacobs
Ronald C. Lewis
David T. Lopez
Michael Phillips
The Honorable Elizabeth Ray
The Honorable Robert Schaffer