I am a native Texan, with a Texas Handgun License and have been practicing only criminal law for 16 years. I passed the bar exam in February 2006 before graduating in May 2006 from South Texas College of Law. I began my career in the Harris County District Attorney's office as a prosecutor until leaving in 2009 to successfully build my own private criminal law practice. Because I have been a prosecutor and a defense attorney, I see both sides. My professional memberships include the Houston Bar Association, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. I am concerned for the safety of my family and our community. I have been endorsed by HPOU, C Club, HRBC and hope to bring my knowledge of the law and willingness to follow the law back to the felony courts. My husband, Reid McLaughlin, and I have been married for ten years and have a three year old son and six year old daughter. We are active members of Second Baptist Church on Woodway.