A Champion for Law Enforcement

By Cindy Nations

Andrea Schmauss has been with The Nations Law Firm for 24 years now.  We’ve always known that Andrea has a kind heart and a strong determination to help those in need.  Now you can get a peek into what she does in her “spare time.”  Read this fascinating article about Andrea which was just published in the December issue of the Houston Police Officers’ Union newspaper, the Badge and Gun. Badge & Gun – Dec 2014 with Andrea Schmauss

We couldn’t be more proud of Andrea’s accomplishments and we are thankful every day that she has somehow managed to continue working for the firm, while continuing to make major contributions to the community.  My only complaint is that she has to take off from work so frequently because she’s always getting some kind of award or recognition!  Congratulations, Andrea!

Doug Griffith, Vice President of the HPOU (Houston Police Officers Union) and Andrea Schmauss [Photo courtesy of Gary Hicks]
Doug Griffith, Vice President of the HPOU (Houston Police Officers Union) and Andrea Schmauss [Photo courtesy of Gary Hicks]

Jaime Frank Cespedes Graduates SMU Dedman School of Law

Jaime F. Cespedes
Jaime F. Cespedes

June 11, 2012 – Friend and former litigation support clerk of The Nations Law Firm, James Cespedes, has just graduated from the SMU Dedman School of Law! We couldn’t be more proud of James and his great achievements.

James obtained his high school diploma in 2005 from the Kinkaid School and subsequently moved to Nashville, TN to start college at Vanderbilt University. While at Vanderbilt University, James was an orientation leader, Habitat for Humanity Volunteer, Vucept Leader, English Teacher for the Community Outreach Program, and participated in a work-study program. Each summer he returned to Houston, TX and interned with The Nations Law Firm. He actively participated on pharmaceutical mass tort cases and was a key translator for the firm. He graduated in 2009 with Honors, as a part of the Dean’s List, and was awarded the Jesse H. Jones Scholarship.

From there, James moved to Washington, D.C. for his first year of Law school at American University Washington College of Law. He then transferred to the SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, TX where he was a member of the Hispanic Law Students Association and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. He was also the staff editor for the Science and Technology Law Review from 2010 to 2011. In May of this year, he had completed three difficult years of law school and arrived at the stage among the other graduates to acknowledge his great accomplishment and the title of Juris Doctor. It was here he was surprised with the even greater triumph of graduating with Honors.

The Nations Law Firm congratulates James on his hard work and dedication, and wishes him the best in his continued success in the legal profession.