Spring Liberty | Senior Paralegal
Spring Liberty started her paralegal career in 1980 and practiced for fourteen years in the family law arena. She then focused on forensic accounting for ten years, particularly family law complex property cases including tracing and characterization of separate and community property. In 2004, Spring became a Trust Officer and worked in the trust, estate and probate areas of law. Spring resumed her paralegal career in 2009, and brought her 31 years of varied experience to NMSB in 2010. She is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Spring earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Edward’s University.
Rebecca Alvarez | Paralegal
Rebecca Alvarez joined us as a paralegal in 2015. Originally from Fredericksburg, Rebecca graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Relations and then obtained her paralegal certificate. Even in school, Rebecca found herself fascinated with family law. Since she began her paralegal career in 2006 she has proved skilled in the field and demonstrated it by earning Board Certification in Family Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 2011.
Kristina “Kris” Kennedy | Paralegal
Kristina “Kris” Kennedy began her paralegal career in 1994. She has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She is Board Certified in both Family Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Additionally, she is designated as an Advanced Certified Paralegal through NALA, The Paralegal Association, in both Family Law and Discovery.
Kris is an active member of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas and the Capital Area Paralegal Association (CAPA). She served as the Paralegal Division Director of District 4 for the 2012-2014 term. She was named Paralegal of the Year by CAPA in 2011 and is serving as the CAPA Immediate Past President for the 2019-2020 term.
Catrina Sorensen | Paralegal
Catrina Sorensen became a paralegal in 1995 and began working exclusively in family law in 2009. She has been Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2013. As a child of divorce and a divorcée herself, she is empathetic to her clients and thoroughly understands the hardship and emotional turmoil endured by all family members impacted by divorce.
She is an active member of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas, an Associate Member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, and a member of The College of the State Bar of Texas. Catrina is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate with CASA of Travis County.
Catrina enjoys playing competitive soccer, travelling to new places, outdoor adventures and spending time with her very large family and wonderful friends.
Emillian “Emil” Calhoun | Litigation Assistant
Emil Calhoun joined us as a litigation assistant in 2019. His technical expertise and zest for learning is an invaluable asset. He brings a problem-solving mindset to every task and always looks for creative solutions.
He has a background in cross-examination debate from the University of Texas at San Antonio, experience in both corporate and local firms, and is a member of the Capital Area Paralegal Association (CAPA).
Emil enjoys cooking, traveling, rock climbing, movies, and the occasional art gallery. He is the 2019 chili master for NMSB.
Vanessa Rodrigues | Billing and Operations Coordinator
Vanessa Rodrigues is our Billing and Operations Coordinator. Vanessa joined NMSB in 2013 and quickly proved her worth to the firm. In addition to her high accuracy rate, Vanessa has a great creative bent and helps with making our office a bright and fun place to work.
Prior to joining NMSB, she worked in the hotel industry, where she developed her strong customer service and accounting skills.
Vanessa is originally from Del Rio but she and her family have adopted Austin as their new home. She is a movie lover and the proud owner of a Yorkie named Pedro.
Veronique Cook | Receptionist
Veronique Cook joined NMSB as receptionist in 2013. She brightens our office with her beautiful smile and her outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills. Her warmth and professionalism are a welcome greeting to our clients and their varied needs.
Veronique grew up in Austin and attended The University of Texas. After raising two daughters and experiencing her own life changes, Veronique feels she’s a perfect fit for our law office (and so do we!). She believes in being an optimist and harnessing the most out of life. Veronique is an avid animal lover and enjoys spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends.