The Strong Firm announces the addition of Kristen Bates as associate attorney

By: Liz Grimm
| Published 10/02/2017


THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Bret L. Strong, founder and managing shareholder of The Strong Firm P.C., has recently announced the addition of Kristen Bates as an Associate Attorney.

Her practice areas of focus include representing the legal needs of businesses, banks, mortgage servicing companies, lenders and borrowers in all aspects of financial matters both from a transactional and litigation perspective. Prior to joining The Strong Firm P.C., she served as an Associate Attorney with Hughes Watters Askanase for seven years.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, magna cum laude, from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor from University of Houston Law Center and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Western, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Among her professional affiliations, she is a member of the Houston Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers, and she has volunteered her time and expertise to numerous consumer law organizations as well as Wonderful Women Role Models.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of Kristen to our team of attorneys,” said Strong. “She adds a key element of practice diversity with her specialized focus on business matters and the borrowing and lending of money. Additionally, her dedication to community service and giving back through mentoring is key to the core of our firm’s culture. We proudly welcome Kristen to The Strong Firm.”

The Strong Firm P.C. is a locally owned and operated business law firm founded in 2004 in The Woodlands which specializes in all aspects of business law including: real estate; oil, gas and energy; mergers, acquisitions and sales; business law and contracts; corporations, LLCs and partnerships; trusts and estate planning; commercial disputes; lending and borrowing; and trademarks.

In addition to Kristen Bates and Bret Strong, the firm’s team of attorneys includes Eric Thiergood, income shareholder; Wendy Lambie, senior associate attorney; Royce Lanning, associate attorney; Laura Dumas, associate attorney; and Katherine Wilcox, associate attorney.

The Strong Firm P.C. serves individuals and businesses in The Woodlands and the Greater Houston area as well as clients around the country and the world.

Community-minded, The Strong Firm P.C. is an active member of dozens of community and civic organizations including The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Montgomery County, and serves as the official law firm of The Woodlands Township’s three signature races: the Muddy Trails Bash, the CB&I TRI-The Woodlands Triathlon, and the Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas. In 2014, Bret Strong was named a “Hometown Hero” by Interfaith of The Woodlands.

The Strong Firm P.C. is located in The Woodlands at the Two Hughes Landing building overlooking Lake Woodlands at 1790 Hughes Landing Boulevard. For more information, call 281-367-1222 or visit the firm’s website at

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