Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLC

Exceptional Legal Services Since 1917

In 1917, three lawyers in Waco, Texas, created the law firm now known as Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLC. Today, Naman Howell has over 70 lawyers in four Texas locations: Austin, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Waco, serving the needs of local, state and national clients. Meet the women of the Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee Waco office. Partner Cara M. Chase practices elder law, including Medicaid planning, guardianship, estate planning and probate. She is a frequent lecturer in the community, most recently presenting at the Area Agency on Aging in Belton and the Baylor People’s Law School. Associate Jacqueline Altman joined the firm in September 2019 after spending several years practicing high-stakes pharmaceutical patent litigation throughout the country. Jacqueline’s practice consists of all areas of civil litigation, with a special focus on intellectual property. Jacqueline also coaches various advocacy teams at Baylor Law School. Partner Kristen A. Mynar practices estate planning, tax planning, probate and business law. Kristen is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law and was selected as a 2018, 2019 and 2020 Texas Rising Star. Partner Kayla Landeros joined the firm in August 2019 after spending several years practicing municipal law. Kayla’s practice focuses on commercial law, contract drafting, land use planning, and economic development. Kayla is also a faculty member at Baylor Law School where she teaches various legal writing courses, with a focus on transactional drafting. Partner Stephanie Schwab represents the firm’s clients in real estate, secured transactions, finance, oil and gas, and general business matters. Stephanie is a board member of Historic Waco Foundation. All enjoy assisting Wacoans with managing their legal affairs and are honored to serve the firm’s many clients.

Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLC

400 Austin Avenue, Suite 800

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