JOSEPH G. SOLIZ – Joseph, is an attorney with over 30 years of legal experience. He is a 1976 Graduate of Texas State University-San Marcos and a 1979 graduate of Harvard Law School. Joseph is an Adjunct Professor, teaching Business Law, Oil & Gas Law and other legal courses at Lone Star College – North Harris. He admitted to the State Bar of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. He is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Joseph has continously been a member of the State Bar of Texas since 1979. His practice areas include the following: oil, gas & mineral law; real estate law; corporate, commercial, business and contract law; governmental relations, debtor/creditor issues; litigation and alternative dispute resolution; probate; and estate planning. In addition to his legal practice, Joseph serves as a member on the Board of Directors of CanCare, Inc. and SER Ninos, Inc. d/b/a SER Ninos Charter School (www.serninos.org), an open enrollment charter school operating in the Gulfton Area of Houston, Texas. He also currently serves as a member of the Paralegal Program Advisory Committee of San Jacinto College and the Hispanic Advisory Committee for the Chancellor of Lone Star College.
Joseph also presently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Coastal Water Authority and has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Energulf Resources, Inc., the Executive Service Corps of Houston, the Harris County Private Industry Council, the Houston Hispanic Forum, the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston, the Houston Young Lawyers Association, and SER-Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast, Inc. He has also served on the City of Houston’s Civil Service Commission, as well as the Strategic Planning Committee and the Shared Decision Making Committee of Houston I.S.D.’s The Rice School/La Escuela Rice. He is a graduate of Leadership Houston (Class XVIII) and United Way of Greater Houston’s Project Blueprint (Class II).