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STAFF

 
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CHRYSTI BOWERSOX
CONTROLLER
cbowersox@dorelaw.com

Chrysti Bowersox has over 15 years’ experience in the accounting field. Her experience is in construction, renewable energy, and oil & gas where she contributed to company growth and innovation. Chrysti’s responsibilities include financial statements, collections, and banking. She also manages process improvements, procedure implementation, and the accounting team.
 
Chrysti’s father was an Army veteran who passed away at a young age. Her mother was a draftsman who helped design Williams Tower. Most of her family are native Houstonians (or transplants that now call Texas home). Chrysti earned her B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Houston – Downtown. She lives in Sugar Land with her family and attends The Bridge. Her spare time includes time with family and friends, travel anywhere there is a beach and reading. Chrysti is also writing a book and hopes to have it completed soon.


Education:
•    University of Houston - Downtown, B.B.A. Accounting
 
Professional Associations:
•    AFWA – Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance
•    Professional Accounting Society - UHD

Community Involvement:
•    The Bridge
•    Neighborhood Social Media Management

 

 
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CRYS HYMEL
PARALEGAL
chymel@dorelaw.com

Crys joined Dore Rothberg McKay in February 2019, bringing with her over 30 years of paralegal experience with law firms in Texas and Louisiana. Since moving from New Orleans to the Houston area in 2006, Crys has spent 12 years with a firm in downtown Houston specializing in litigation, insurance defense and real estate title disputes.

 

Outside of her work with the Firm, Crys spends countless hours acting and directing theatre productions around the Houston area and has served on the boards of several local community theaters. She also enjoys spending all the time she can manage with her family, especially her grandkids here and back in New Orleans.

Education:

  • B.A., University of New Orleans

  • Post-Graduate Paralegal Certification

 
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CHRISTINA
LARA-ZAMARRIPA

PARALEGAL
clara-zamarripa
@dorelaw.com

Christina Lara-Zamarripa joined Dore Rothberg McKay in 2020, with over 15 years of paralegal experience, working in both the public and private sectors, mostly concentrated in the oil and gas industry service sector. At Dore Rothberg McKay, she primarily works in the Lien department, collections, contract review, and other sections as needed. She is fluent in Spanish, and enjoys cultivating business relationships with the firm’s clients.

 

She received her paralegal certificate and bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Houston, and MBA from Prairie View A&M.

She was born and raised in Houston. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

 
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ANABELLA MANZANO
PARALEGAL
amanzano@dorelaw.com

Anabella Manzano joined Doré Rothberg McKay in 2017 as a paralegal. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a Visa and Immigration Advisor at one of the largest health institutions in the Texas Medical Center. Anabella also worked in boutique and large immigration law firms located in Houston, Texas.

 

Anabella's experience at Doré Rothberg McKay focuses on filing oil & gas liens, real estate, probate, and LLC formation. She brings over ten years of immigration experience to our firm. Such immigration experience includes employment-based matters as well as family-based cases and naturalization cases. Anabella thoroughly enjoys working with clients to achieve a resolution to their legal issues, and continuously strives to ensure that clients are pleased with their results as her friendly demeanor and knowledge of transaction law serves as a major asset to the firm.

Anabella is admitted to practice law in Venezuela and is fluent in both English and Spanish.

 
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Crystal Puente joined Doré Rothberg McKay in 2022. Crystal is an outgoing and personable professional with over 8 years of administrative experience. She brings company events to life, strives to achieve the upmost quality customer service, and assists multiple projects in accounting and marketing.

When not behind a keyboard assisting the team, she's at home watching The Office for 20th time (and still laughing like it’s the 1st time) with her husband and her 2 fur babies.

CRYSTAL PUENTE
Accounting & Marketing
Assistant

cpuente@dorelaw.com
 
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CHERIE SCHADE
PARALEGAL
cschade@dorelaw.com

Cherie Schade joined the Doré Rothberg McKay firm in 2011. She has over 35 years of experience as a paralegal and legal assistant. Cherie works with all the attorneys in the Litigation section of the law firm.

 

In addition to Cherie’s experience, she is fluent in American Sign Language and has served as a translator in varying capacities, including the preparation of legal documents, mediations, and in the courtroom for hearings and trials.

 

Cherie lives in Richmond, Texas with her husband, Kevin and they have two adult sons. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and gardening (or at least trying to).

 
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Sarah Siminic joined Doré Rothberg McKay in 2019 as a paralegal, bringing 10 years of experience with her. Prior to working at the Firm, she worked for a boutique law firm in the Galleria area. Sarah has experience with litigation and transactional law, with a focus on estate planning and probate. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Houston.

Sarah was raised and currently resides in Katy, and she thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to work close to home. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her baby boy, husband and two dogs.

SARAH SIMINIC
PARALEGAL
ssiminic@dorelaw.com
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Cathy joined Dore Rothberg McKay in June 2022, with over 40 years of experience in the legal field.  She started in 1980 working in commercial real estate, contract, probate and estate planning.  She eventually moved into labor and employment law and transitioned into litigation, including arbitration and mediation.  At Dore Rothberg McKay, she primarily works in litigation.

 

Cathy’s interests include gardening and quilting and she spends a lot of time being tolerated by her 6 cats.  She was born in Houston, although she only stayed in Houston the first six weeks of her life.  She has lived in Fort Worth since 1967 and works in the Firm's Fort Worth office.

CATHY SUTHERLAND
Fort Worth Administrator
Legal Assistant

csutherland@dorelaw.com