"I strive to be as available as possible to my clients. I tend to adopt a hands-on approach to supporting my clients and I seek the most economic and effective solution to addressing my clients' legal challenges."
Dominique joined Hughes Watters Askanase as an associate in 1995 and became a partner in 2003.
Dominique focuses her practice on creditors’ rights in bankruptcy and in probate, where she initiates dependent administrations on behalf of secured creditors. She has extensive experience in conventional and home equity foreclosures and evictions; the collection and handling of defaulted loans and loss mitigation. She also has a keen understanding of recent legal developments that affect the mortgage and credit union industry.
South Texas College of Law, Houston, TX, 1991-1994 Juris Doctorate, Awarded Order of the Lytae 1994
University of Texas in Austin, Austin, TX 1987-1990, Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Business and Finance
State Bar of Texas, 1994
Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for Consumer Bankruptcy Law 2006
Licensed to practice law in the U.S. District Courts of Texas (Southern, Northern, Eastern, Western) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
State Bar of Texas 1994-Present
Houston Bar Association 1994-Present
Board of Directors, Houston Young Lawyers Association 1997-2007
President, Houston Young Lawyers Association 2006-2007
Board of Directors, Houston Young Lawyers Foundation 1998-2005
Texas Bar Foundation 2005-Present
President, Italian American Lawyers of Texas 1997-2000
Houston Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys 1996-Present
National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees 2007-Present
Texas Creditors Bar Association 2017-Present
Board of Directors, SER-Niños Charter School 2003-2019
Pastoral Council, Holy Ghost Catholic Church 2003-2006
Pastoral Council, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church 2014-2018
President, Houston Bar Association Auxiliary Charitable Fund 2018-2019; 2020-2022
Named a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, 2005, 2008 and 2009
HOBBIES & SPECIAL INTERESTS
Dominique enjoys traveling to Italy to visit family and friends and as President of the HBAA Charitable Fund has chaired the Annual Chili Cookoff since 2015 to raise money for scholarships for deserving law students. As President of HYLA she helped establish the HYLA Leadership Academy for rising young lawyers. She is married to Roy Varner, a mortgage loan officer and has two boys, Grant and Nicholas.