Rachel was born and raised in Magnolia, Texas, where she graduated at the top of her class from Magnolia High School. She completed her undergraduate education at The University of Houston Downtown majoring in criminal justice and psychology.

In 2019, Rachel graduated from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where she finished in the top 10% of her class. Her legal career began in 2010, working as a paralegal in the areas of criminal and family law for Terry W. Read More ›

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James Nguyen has been an associate with Hoover Slovacek since his admission to the Bar in 2018. He represents corporations, landlords, property associations, community associations, and other businesses in various commercial disputes.

Currently, Mr. Nguyen is active as an officer of the Asian American Bar Association and was selected to the Houston Young Lawyers Association’s Leadership Academy. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Nguyen interned with the late Honorable Debra Ibarra Mayfield of the 165th District Civil Court of Harris County.   Read More ›

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Harrison Nguyen is an associate attorney in the Hoover Slovacek litigation practice with a focus on commercial dispute resolution and litigation. Harrison has completed all requirements to mediate general law matters.

Harrison received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law Houston where he was a Dean’s Honor List recipient and graduated with honors. During his time at South Texas, he was a member of the school’s Alternative Dispute Resolution team where he competed in Negotiation and Mediation tournaments. Read More ›

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Giovanni Perez is an associate attorney in the Hoover Slovacek litigation practice with a focus on commercial dispute resolution and litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Giovanni interned with the Honorable Magistrate Judge Peter Bray in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Giovanni also served as a legislative staffer in the Texas House of Representatives during the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature, in which he staffed the Texas House Committee on Energy Resources. Read More ›

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David V. Dorris is an associate in the litigation group at Hoover Slovacek. David’s areas of experience include commercial litigation, construction, labor and employment, and securities litigation. David’s previous experience includes working for a nationwide construction supplier where he partnered with his clients and supported their business needs.

David’s goal for each of his clients is to bring value to each of them through his counsel and partnership through any needs that may arise. David is focused on building long-term relationships with his clients and provides counsel to assist them in reaching their immediate objectives and future business goals. Read More ›

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Alex Barclay is an associate in the Hoover Slovacek landlord-tenant practice. Alex received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, where he worked as a research assistant for Professor Zachary Kaufman. During his time at the University of Houston, Alex served as a mediator with the UHLC mediation clinic.

Alex received a B.A. in History from Texas A&M University, where he also studied Spanish. He spent a summer abroad in Peru, where he worked as an intern for CMS Grau in Lima. Read More ›

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Courtney E. Raaz is an associate in the Hoover Slovacek litigation practice. Her work with the firm began as a law clerk in 2020.

Courtney received her J.D. from South Texas College of Law Houston where she served as an Advocate for the Advocacy Program, an Editor for the Corporate Counsel Review, and a member of the International Law and National Security Society. During her time at South Texas, she competed in six advocacy tournaments and authored two articles published in the Review. Read More ›

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Xinyi (Cindy) Liu is an associate in the Hoover Slovacek litigation practice. She represents corporations, landlords, property associations and other businesses in various commercial disputes. Ms. Liu has completed all requirements to mediate general law matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Liu interned with the Honorable Chief Justice Sherry Radack of the Texas First District Court of Appeals. She also interned with the Consumer Protection Division of the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Prior to graduation from South Texas College of Law Houston in 2020, Ms. Read More ›

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