Meet the staff

Meghna Patel, Attorney

Meghna Patel is an associate attorney at the Hegwood Law Group. Meghna is a 2003 graduate of Clements High School in Sugar Land. She received her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Biology from the University of Houston in 2007, along with a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Houston in 2011. Meghna received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in 2014. While attending law school, Meghna was a legal intern for the Honorable Jacqueline Lucci Smith and the Honorable Theresa Chang. While in law school, Meghna was an Associate Editor for the Texas Journal of Business Law, along with the Corporate Counsel Review, where her article was published. She has completed the 40-hour mediation training and has mediated several cases. Meghna assists clients in various legal areas including estate planning, probate, guardianship, and elder law matters. In her spare time, Meghna enjoys shopping, traveling, and going to the gym. Her favorite sports teams are the Astros, Rockets, and the Texans.

Sherry Weaver, Senior Estate Planning Paralegal

Sherry Weaver is a Sr. Paralegal specializing in estate planning at Hegwood Law Group.  She has over two decades in the legal field with experience in estate planning, family law, business litigation, insurance defense, maritime, workers’ compensation, residential real estate, and corporate governance.  Sherry is a University of Houston alumni (Go Coogs!) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies.  She grew up on the sunny beaches of Galveston and currently resides in the Clear Lake area with her husband, two sons, and Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever.  Prior to having children, Sherry spent the majority of her time playing co-ed ice hockey locally.  She now enjoys the football/baseball mom life, playing Scrabble, yo-yo dieting, and Netflix binge watching.

Danielle Eidam, Probate Paralegal

Danielle graduated from University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Legal Studies. She has been married for 7 years to her husband Al and they have an amazingly strong willed 7 year old daughter, Mary. They have two mixed labs and a cat. Danielle has been with Hegwood Law Group as a probate paralegal for over a year. She loves her job. She loves to travel with her family.

Taylor Alvarez, Estate Planning Paralegal

Taylor graduated high school from Dickinson High School as a three year graduate in 2015. She started college at Alvin Community College in 2015 where she participated in the paralegal program, student council, and was chosen as one of 10 ambassadors for the school every semester she attended. She graduated with her associates and a certificate in 2017. Taylor joined Hegwood Law Group as an intern but very shortly after was hired as a paralegal. She had interned at another law firm working in family and criminal but working with helping children and the disabled was her ultimate goal. Taylor is an active volunteer and has logged over 2,000 volunteer hours. She is a black belt in karate. Taylor also likes to fish, take pictures, binge watch tv, walk her dog, garden, journal and loves to find the best food trucks around.

Susan Suniga, Client Intake Specialist/Paralegal

Susan has been in Elder Law Practice for about 5 years as a paralegal. It is a very fulfilling job for her because she really enjoys helping others plan for their future and the future of their loved ones. She is from Baytown, Texas. She is a huge sports fan and loves watching baseball and playing basketball. She has a 13 year old son. When she isn’t at work, you can find her working out or hanging out at the beach. Her favorite sports team is the Houston Rockets! “GO ROCKETS”

Holly Anderson, Funding Coordinator

Holly has over 10 years of finance and accounting history in the automotive industry along with management of those and multiple other departments. She enjoys working with people to assist them in planning their financial future and just all around  helping clients! Holly is an amazing mother to her and her husbands’ son and a chef in the kitchen. She enjoys all Marvel movies, going to the gun range with her husband, taking her dogs to the Dog Park, hosting BBQ’s with her friends and family, seafood, jogs, and playing games.

Kathaleen Rhoads, Funding Coordinator

Kathaleen discovered her interest in the legal field while serving on a grand jury in Galveston County. She has over 5 years of paralegal experience focusing on civil litigation. She grew up in Dickinson, TX and enjoys lifting heavy things at the gym, cheat meals, knitting/crocheting, cross stitching, and adopting old dogs that no one else wants. She is excited to be a part of the Hegwood Law Group team.

Heather Smith, Client Services Director

Heather has been a marketing director for over 13 years. Her plan was to go to law school but after raising five kids while finishing college, she decided to stick to what she was good at. Heather has recently re-joined the staff at Hegwood Law Group and is excited to be working in the legal field again. She enjoys working with clients and building professional relationships. In her free time, Heather enjoys volunteering with the elderly and special needs community. She also enjoys her church family and being a mother to her babies who range in age from 3-15. Her hobbies include writing, reading, having movie marathons, and playing Fortnite with her boys. Her favorite sports team is the Houston Astros.

Jackie McWhirt, Executive Assistant to Attorney Kim Hegwood

Jackie is originally from Rhode Island. She moved to Texas 27 years ago and raised a family here. She has been an executive assistant for many years. She is always willing to help out and loves working together with the other staff members to ensure the office runs smoothly. In her spare time, she loves running and enjoys anything outdoors. She loves dogs, especially her fur babies. She has two sons. Jackie also loves the Boston Red Socks! 

Lorraine Beahan, Medicaid Coordinator

Lorraine grew up in clear lake shores and attended clear lake high school. She previously worked at Lockheed and was married at 21. She has lived in Austin, Oklahoma, Hawaii, and Florida. While living in Florida she obtained her paralegal degree. She settled back in Houston in 2000 and began working as a paralegal. She worked for a few attorneys before settling in at Hegwood Law Group in 2002. She has been serving on the Pasadena Habitat for Humanity board for 3 years. In her free time she soaks up time with her one grandson.

Elizabeth Camp, Attorney

Elizabeth is a 6th generation Texan and native Houstonian. A Dulles High School graduate, Elizabeth attended Centenary College of Louisiana where she received a B.A. in English. She returned to Houston and attended South Texas College of Law. At South Texas, Elizabeth graduated in the top 20% of her class, was a member of the Order of the Lytae and received two American Jurisprudence Awards. After a decade and half as a higher education and health law attorney, Elizabeth returned home to Texas to practice Elder Law, Estate Planning and Probate law. Elizabeth is a Member of the Texas and National chapters of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.