Our Directors


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Our Directors

Denise Peterson

Founder and Chair

Denise Peterson is a full-time professional neutral, focusing her practice exclusively on alternative dispute resolution services. She mediates both civil and probate cases and is on multiple arbitration panels. Now in her tenth year of practice as an attorney, she is licensed in both the states of Texas and New York and she is a solicitor to the Senior Courts of England and Wales. 

Emily Hull

Director for Family

Licensed in 1998, Emily Hull has over twenty years legal experience in Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery Counties.  Emily provides advice to clients in family law matters, civil litigation, contract, will drafting, and real estate law. 

Ms. Hull be bringing her family law expertise to TVMA.

Family law matters may include divorce, custody, modification, and enforcement of prior court orders, emergency cases, name changes, and adoption.  

jessica guobadia

Director for Probate and Guardianship

Jessica Guobadia is an attorney admitted to practice in Texas and California*.  Jessica works with individual and organizational clients to ensure that their futures are protected through proper planning. Jessica has represented clients in state and federal courts, as well in various appellate matters before the Texas Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal.

She brings her expertise in guardianship and probate cases to TVMA.

Denise Adkison-brown

Director of Litigation Engagement

Denise Adkison-Brown is bringing her litigation experience having worked both in defense and now as a plaintiff’s counsel to TVMA to help us build programs and provide the servics our community needs. 

April Prim

April Prim started her legal career practicing general civil litigation. The exposure to a variety of practice areas led her to her passion for landlord/tenant law. April represents residential and commercial landlords, tenants, and property managers in negotiation, breach of contract, eviction, constructive eviction, lease termination, unlawful lockout, repair and remedy, and security deposit disputes at the justice, county, and district court levels.