Robert M. Phillips & Associates Legal Support Team
Janet Briery is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a paralegal in the area of criminal law, one of only ten in the state with that distinction. She received her paralegal certification from the University of Texas Paralegal Program, and has been a member of the firm since 2000. She is an expert in the area of DWI, license suspension, occupational licenses, and always plays a vital role in any litigation. Janet works closely with our clients, and answers many of the legal questions that clients ask, along with general and procedural questions. Janet sits second chair at each trial the firm handles, and is indispensable to the successful trial practice the firm has developed over 22 years, notably in her ability to prepare witnesses for testimony, transcribe the testimony as it unfolds, and assists the lawyers in strategic evaluation and implementation of successful trial strategy. According to Mr. Phillips, “Janet Briery is as good a legal mind as 90% of the practicing bar. All she lacks is a law license.” Prior to coming to work for the law firm, Ms. Briery was legal assistant to the corporate counsel and personal assistant to the owner of a privately held one-hundred-million dollar nationwide construction corporation. Before moving to Texas, she worked as a supervising legal secretary in the Office of the Attorney General in Anchorage, Alaska.
Wendy Noga is likely to be the first voice you hear when you call the law firm: she answers most of the incoming phone calls, and is largely responsible for the scheduling of client appointments and court settings. Wendy’s hearty laugh and calming disposition are important elements in making our clients feel comfortable from the outset of our representation and confident that their cases will be handled properly and diligently. Wendy assists every member of the firm, and handles just about every aspect of the back office. Prior to coming to work for the firm in 2003, Wendy worked for a number of years for the University of Oklahoma, College of Continuing Education, planning seminars, assisting instructors and students, and handling general administrative duties. She also brings to the law firm many years of customer service experience.