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Conroe, Kenedy and San Antonio, Texas Trial Lawyers

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Hope & Causey, P.C. has five attorneys who regularly attend to case needs. These counselors are dedicated to representing clients at trial and pride themselves on attending to clients personally. To discuss your case needs, call us today.

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John M. Causey

John was born in Houston, Texas in 1959. After graduating from Conroe High School, John attended Texas A&M University, where he earned a B.B.A. After graduating from A&M, John went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. He has been licensed to practice law in the state of Texas since 1984. He is also licensed in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas. John is a current member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Texas Bar Foundation – Life Fellow, Defense Research Institute, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, and is Vice President of the American Board of Trial Advocates; The Huntsville, Conroe, and Woodlands Chapter. John is a Life Member of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, and a Life Member of the Montgomery County Fair Association, where he has served as President and is currently on the Lifetime Executive Board. John is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law. John is no stranger to the courtroom, as he has tried over 400 jury trials in his career. He has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine, and was awarded “Houston’s Best Lawyer” by H Texas Magazine. John is also a member of Who’s Who in American Law. John is highly experienced in civil litigation, personal injury law, insurance defense law, extra contractual insurance claims, fire loss, bad faith insurance practices, and trucking law. When not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, fishing, volunteering in the community, and being outdoors.

Areas of practice

  • Civil litigation
  • Personal injury law
  • Insurance defense law
  • Extra contractual insurance claims
  • Fire loss
  • Insurance bad faith
  • Toxic tort defense
  • Trucking law

Admissions

  • 1984, Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1984
  • Texas A & M University, B.B.A., 1981

Memberships

  • Montgomery County and American Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Biography

  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Charter Member, Student Aggie Bar Association
  • Assistant District Attorney, Bexar County, 1984-1986
  • Listed in: Who’s Who in American Law
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation.

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W. Timothy Bowersox

Tim was born in Houston, Texas in 1967. Tim graduated from Sam Houston State University with a B.B.A. in 1988. He then attended St. Mary’s University receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1993. He is admitted to practice in all Texas state courts, the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern districts of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit. Tim has significant experience in representing insurance carriers before and during the litigation process. This includes handling personal injury claims, uninsured/underinsured motorist actions, and homeowner’s cases. His representation has included managing a docket involving Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Ike lawsuits. In addition to representing insurers, Tim has represented individuals in claims against trucking companies, individuals, and insurance companies seeking recovery for the personal injuries or damages to their home. Tim is a current member of the Montgomery County Bar Association and the Fifth Federal Circuit Bar Association. In his free time Tim enjoys spending time with friends and family, hunting, being outdoors, and being involved in the community.

Areas of practice

  • Commercial litigation
  • Insurance defense
  • Civil litigation
  • Extra contractual insurance claims
  • Fire loss
  • Insurance bad faith
  • Toxic tort defense
  • Trucking law

Admissions

  • 1993, Texas, and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Education

  • St. Mary’s University, J.D., 1993
  • Sam Houston State University, B.B.A., 1988

Memberships

  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Fifth Federal Circuit Bar Association

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Dustin Causey

Dustin was born in Conroe, Texas in 1984. After graduating from Conroe High School, Dustin attended Texas A&M University where he earned a B.A. in Political Science. While at A&M, Dustin also earned an Honorary Degree from the Universidad de Salamanca, in Toledo, Spain for his work done with the Spanish Study Abroad Program while living in Spain. After graduating from A&M, Dustin earned his Juris Doctorate at South Texas College of Law, in Houston, Texas. He has been a Certified Mediator since 2009, and licensed to practice law in the state of Texas since 2011. Dustin is a current member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, Houston Bar Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association, Texas Young Lawyers Association, Texas Aggie Bar Association, Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Life Member of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Life Member of the Montgomery County Fair Association and he is a Member of the Cutting Horse Committee for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. When not working, Dustin enjoys spending time with his friends and family, saltwater fishing, being outdoors, working with his horses, playing the guitar, and giving back to the community.

Areas of practice

  • Civil litigation
  • Personal injury law
  • Wrongful death
  • 18-wheeler/trucking accident representation
  • Automobile accident representation
  • Motorcycle accident representation
  • Pedestrian accident representation
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Premises liability
  • DWI defense
  • Insurance defense law
  • Contract litigation

Admissions

  • Texas, 2011
  • U.S District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Certified Mediator, 2009

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D.
  • Texas A&M University, B.A., Political Science

Memberships

  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
  • Life Member of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
  • Life Member of the Montgomery County Fair Association
  • Cutting Horse Committee for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

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W. Scott Golemon

Scott was born in Houston, Texas in 1959. He graduated from Tarleton State University, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree. He then went on to receive a Master’s Degree from Tarleton State. After finishing his Master’s Degree, Scott attended the University of Houston Law Center where he earned his Juris Doctorate. He has been licensed in the state of Texas since 1988. Scott is also licensed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas. In addition to this, Scott is a Certified Guardian ad Litem, specializing in personal injury cases of minors and CPS cases. Scott has significant experience in civil trial law. He is highly qualified in Business Law, Consumer Law, Construction Law, Deceptive Trade Practices, Breach of Contract, Oil & Gas, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Premise Liability, Products Liability, and Wrongful Death. Scott also specializes in the formation and dissolution of businesses and business contracts as well. Scott is a current member of the American Board of Advocates, Montgomery County Bar Association, where he is on the Board of Directors and has served as past President, Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, and the American Association for Justice. Scott is a member of the Conroe Rotary Club, Montgomery County Food Bank, and Caney Creek High School Football Booster Club (Board/Past President). In addition, Scott is also a life member of the Montgomery County Fair Association, where he has served as Lifetime Vice President, on the Board of Directors, and is a member of the Lifetime Executive Board. He is also a Lifetime Member of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. In his free time, Scott enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoys ranching, farming, camping, and barbequing for his church and community events.

Areas of practice

  • Business law
  • Contracts
  • Business formation
  • Business dissolution
  • Construction law
  • Deceptive trade practices
  • Breach of contract
  • Consumer law
  • Oil & gas
  • Personal injury
  • Wrongful death
  • Medical malpractice
  • Premise liability
  • Products liability

Admissions

  • Texas, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D.
  • Tarleton State University, M.S.
  • Tarleton State University, B.A., magna cum laude

Memberships

  • Montgomery County Bar Association
    • Board of Directors
    • Past President
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • American Board of Advocates
  • American Association for Justice
  • Conroe Rotary Club
  • Montgomery County Food Bank
  • Caney Creek High School Football Booster Club
    • Board
    • Past President
  • Life member of the Montgomery County Fair Association
    • Lifetime Vice President
    • Board of Directors
    • Lifetime Executive Board
  • Lifetime Member of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

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Derek M. Causey

Derek was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1986. After graduating from Conroe High School, Derek attended Texas A&M University where he earned a B.S. in Agricultural Leadership and Development. While at A&M, Derek was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, where he served as Vice President, Pledge Class President, and Philanthropy Chair. After graduating from A&M, Derek earned his Juris Doctorate at South Texas College of Law, in Houston, Texas. While at South Texas he was elected to serve as the Student Bar Association Vice President for 2012-2013, and Freshman Senator for 2011-2012. He was also an elected leader in the Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity, and the South Texas Aggie Law Association, as well as an Advocate in the Gerald Treece Summer Advocacy Program. Before Graduating, he interned for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office for two years. He has been a Certified Mediator and licensed to practice law in the state of Texas since 2013. Derek is a current member of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association, South Texas College of Law Young Alumni Leadership Council, Kenedy Rotary Club, Life Member of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Life Member of the Montgomery County Fair Association, and the Montgomery County Bar Association. When not working, Derek enjoys spending time with his friends and family, saltwater fishing, being outdoors, meeting new people, riding horses, and volunteering in the community.

Areas of practice

  • Civil litigation
  • Personal injury law
  • 18-wheeler/trucking accident representation
  • Automobile accident representation
  • Motorcycle accident representation
  • Pedestrian accident representation
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Wrongful death
  • Oilfield injuries

Admissions

  • Texas, 2013

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D.
  • Texas A&M University, B.S., ALED

Memberships

  • Kenedy Rotary Club
  • Kenedy Chamber of Commerce
  • Karnes City Chamber of Commerce
  • South Texas College of Law Young Alumni Leadership Council
  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Life Member, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
  • Life Member, Montgomery County Fair Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association

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Marissa A. Rodriguez

Phone: 210-581-7778

Areas of practice

  • Insurance Defense

Admissions

  • Texas

Education

  • St Mary’s School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, J.D. 2014
  • New England Law Boston Summer Program, Boston, Massachusetts 2012
  • University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonino, Texas B.A., 2006

Memberships

  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Kenedy Chamber of Commerce
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Mexican American Bar Association

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Sarah Plaisance

Sarah was born in Austin, Texas in 1991. After graduating from Hendrickson High School, Sarah attended The University of Texas at San Antonio where she earned a B.A. in English with a minor in Legal Studies and a concentration in Professional Writing. While at UTSA, Sarah was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, where she served as Vice President and Historian. After graduating from UTSA, Sarah earned her Juris Doctorate at South Texas College of Law, in Houston, Texas. She has been licensed to practice law in the state of Texas since 2016. Sarah is a current member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, Houston Bar Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association, Texas Young Lawyers Association, Austin Young Lawyers Association, Austin Bar Association, and Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association. When not working, Sarah enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing volleyball, being outdoors, reading, hiking with her dog, and volunteering.

Admissions

  • Texas, 2016

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D. 2016
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, B.A., English 2013
  • Summer Law School Preparation Academy 2012

Memberships

  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association

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Paul-Michael M. Dusek

Paul-Michael was born in Freeport, Texas in 1982. After attending Brazoswood High School, Paul-Michael graduated from Texas A&M University where he received a double major in History and Philosophy. Paul-Michael next studied the history of the American Southwest and the U.S.—Mexico borderlands at Southern Methodist University. While in graduate school, Paul-Michael attended the Christian Spanish Academy in Antigua, Guatemala for three months. Paul-Michael’s graduate education culminated in a primary-source driven thesis that explored Lyndon Johnson’s congressional correspondence from 1937-1939 and revealed how LBJ used rural electrification and hydro-electric dam construction as the catalyst for growing his patronage-based political team. After graduate school and prior to attending law school, Paul-Michael coached soccer and cross county and taught high school civics and history at Angleton High School for three years. During his time in law school Paul-Michael clerked at both a prominent criminal defense firm and at one of the oldest plaintiffs/Jones Act firms in the Houston-Galveston area. Additionally, while in law school Paul-Michael earned the highest grade in his environmental law class. After law school, Paul-Michael worked for an insurance defense firm in Houston before joining Hope & Causey.

Paul-Michael currently serves as the Systems Manager for the Society of St. Stephen in Brazoria County, a local charity that assists people with utility payments. He and his wife, a licensed architect, currently reside in Houston with their two dogs, Sam Houston and Juno. Paul-Michael, a dual-descent 5th generation Texan, enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and reading about Texas history in his spare time.

Areas of practice

  • Civil litigation
  • Personal injury
  • Premises liability
  • Construction defect
  • Wrongful death
  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • 18-wheeler/trucking accidents
  • General insurance defense

Admissions

  • Texas, 2015

Education

  • Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas-Austin (2 years)
  • Texas A&M University-College Station (B.A. History/Philosophy double major)
  • Southern Methodist University (Master’s Degree in American History)
  • South Texas College of Law (J.D.)

Memberships

  • Brazoria County Bar Association
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyer Foundation
  • Phi Alpha Delta, legal fraternity
  • Garland R. Walker Inns of Court (student member)
  • Eagle Scout, B.S.A.
  • Order of the Arrow, B.S.A.

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