Press Release

Sabrina Neff and Johnny Taylor Join Hughes Watters Askanase LLP

HOUSTON--(April 11, 2011)--Sabrina Neff and John W. Taylor, Jr. have joined Hughes Watters Askanase, LLP as associates.

Neff supports the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Area, bringing significant experience in complex commercial litigation, business torts and civil appeals. Prior to joining HWA, Neff worked as a litigation associate with May McCreight & Associates, PLLC, and Twomey May, PLLC.

“We are pleased that a talented young litigator like Sabrina has agreed to add her expertise to HWA," says Ed Harrell, a partner and leader of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Area.

Neff graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in 2008 and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas the same year. She is admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and in the United States Tax Court. Neff is a member of the American Constitution Society, the Houston Bar Association Appellate and Litigation Sections, and the State Bar of Texas Appellate and Litigation Sections.

Taylor supports the firm’s Consumer Financial Services, Default Servicing and Credit Union Representation Practice Areas, where he focuses on consumer and bankruptcy litigation and mortgage default services. Taylor’s experience is concentrated in the representation of secured lenders in civil litigation and consumer bankruptcy proceedings. Prior to joining HWA, Taylor was an associate with Offerman & King, L.L.P., where his experience in collateral recovery through judicial actions resulted in the recovery of collateral valued at more than $1 million.

“We are very pleased that Johnny has joined HWA. With his level of experience as a collection attorney with a wide range of experience in all areas of creditors' rights, he is a valuable addition to the default servicing section of HWA,” commented Dominique Varner, a partner with HWA.

Taylor graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2003 and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2004. He is admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, as well as the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Jefferson County Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas Consumer and Commercial Law Section.

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