Meet The Team

Duke Amos graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science before attending the Thurgood Marshall School of Law. As a second-generation attorney Duke Amos grew up around the law.  He was born in it and developed in it. He is a trial attorney and he has a passion for helping others. His passion for the law led him to found the Amos Law Firm, where he practices personal injury law, tenant and eviction law, and real estate law. In his spare time, Duke is also co-founder of Suits for Success, a non-profit mentorship program that engages seniors in high school and provides them with a suit upon completion of the program. In all, Duke is thrilled to use his expertise with the Harris County Black Attorneys Association.  

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A'drianna M. Agbarakwe

PRESIDENT

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A'drianna M. Agbarakwe graduated from Louisiana State University as a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. before attending law school at Southern University. She has been a practicing attorney for nearly five years and is an Associate with Fulton Strahan Law Group, PLLC.​ Her practice focuses on employment law, landlord-tenant disputes, real estate transactions, wills and trusts, and civil litigation.

She resides with her husband, Jeff, an engineer, and has joined her family in calling Houston home for nearly two decades. She is excited to serve the Harris County Black Attorneys Association as its first president. 

Duke Amos

VICE PRESIDENT

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Christy Dockery

SECRETARY

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Christy Dockery is an energetic and dedicated licensed attorney and real estate agent with an extensive educational and professional background in real estate law, family law, commercial contracts, business strategy, corporate finance, contract negotiation, oil & gas and industry. She graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor's in Political Science and Government & Communications. She then went on to attend law school at Thurgood Marshall School of Law while pursuing her Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Houston-Downtown. Christy is excited to serve as Secretary of HCBAA!

Phillip Paul Byrant

COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

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Phillip Paul Bryant is a community organizer and a businessman. He is the Managing Partner of Rapid Food Solutions, as well as the National Director of Crisis Response for Church of God in Christ, Inc. He attended Texas Southern University where he received a Bachelor's in Accounting. He also received a Bachelor's in Business Administration and Management from the University of Phoenix. He is the son of Bishop Prince Earl Williams Bryant, Sr., who is the pastor of the Island of Hope Church of God in Christ, and has served in his father’s ministries. Phillip is excited to lead community organizing for HCBAA and extend our impact outside of the legal field. 

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Alexys Mathis

LAW SCHOOL STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

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Alexys attended the University of Houston's Bauer College of Business for her undergraduate degree in finance, and she is now a third year law student at the University of Houston Law Center where she is the Executive Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team and a student attorney with the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic. After working in federal government affairs in Washington, D.C., she now utilizes her business and profession acumen to focus on the legal matters of businesses. Alexys has experience in the areas of business formation, contract drafting and contract disputes. She looks forward to using her expertise with the Harris County Black Attorneys Association. 

Kaela Arrington

GRADUATE STUDENT

REPRESENTATIVE

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Kaela received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Lamar University in 2019 where she was an active member of her sorority Alpha Chi Omega. Currently, she is pursuing her Master of Legal Studies online with The University of Arizona and hopes to attend law school after the completion of her masters and pursue a career in Family law. Outside of work and school, Kaela enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and enjoys traveling. Kaela is an active member at her church and often helps out in the children and youth ministries. Kaela is elated to increase her outreach in the community with HCBAA!

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Kris Maxymillian

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

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Kris is a senior honors student at the University of Houston majoring in Political Science and minoring in Phronesis. On-campus, she is a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority where she serves as their Risk Management Executive, Song Leader, and is also a member of their recruitment team. Upon graduating from the University of Houston, she has plans to attend law school and pursue a career in Corporate Law. Kris is excited to work with the Houston Black Lawyers Association. She believes that increasing the membership of pre-law students will bring a different perspective to HCBAA.