Andrea Marks Paisley


Crady Jewett McCulley & Houren LLP
2727 Allen Parkway, Suite 1700
Houston, Texas 77019-2125
United States

Tel: 713.739.7007


Andrea Paisley joined Crady Jewett McCulley & Houren LLP after graduating from law school in large part based on the firm’s diverse client base, which includes entrepreneurs, family-owned businesses and other private businesses.

Prior to law school, Andrea worked for Lori Coulter LLC, the successful start-up swimwear company now known as Summersalt, an innovative and consumer-driven business that is disrupting the swimwear industry. As the company’s first full-time employee, Andrea quickly learned what it takes to build a business from the ground up. This entrepreneurial experience gives Andrea the unique position to understand her clients’ challenges in a personal way, something most other lawyers cannot do.

Andrea’s commitment to her clients, excellence, honesty and integrity has not gone unnoticed as she was recognized as a Rising Star for 2019 and 2020 in Mergers & Acquisitions by Texas Lawyer, an Under 40 Super Lawyer, and as a Top Woman Attorney

Andrea graduated magna cum laude with a BSBA in Finance and Management from Washington University in St. Louis. After working for Lori Coulter, she earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center, graduating magna cum laude and as a member of the Order of the Coif. Andrea is a native Houstonian and a member of the American Bar Association and the Houston Bar Association.

Crady Jewett McCulley & Houren LLP has been serving the Houston and Texas legal market for more than 70 years. CJMH has built a diversified law practice with a concentration in the areas of corporate planning, transactional law and tax planning. The firm’s experienced attorneys provide the sophistication found in much larger firms, with personalized attention and a rapid turn-around. Many of the firm’s clients describe CJMH as the best law firm you have never heard of. A breadth of experience in the corporate and transactional fields, combined with deep relationships as trusted advisors to clients, allows the firm to provide both top legal advice and business insights to the Texas market.

  • Assisted multiple clients in Seed, Series A and Series B financing rounds
  • Supported family-office client in completing division of assets
  • Assisted the corporate reorganization of a billion-dollar enterprise, including approximately 200 entities and operating businesses
  • Assisted in the sale of a trucking and logistics company to a strategic buyer
  • Assisted in the sale of a paper company to a national competitor

Our firm represents individuals and companies of all sizes in a variety of industries and we offer advice and counseling relating to business transactions. For many of our clients, we act as an alternative to a legal department. We work closely with our tax and estate planning group to achieve the best tax structure in transactions.

General Business Practices:

  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Energy
  • Financial Transactions
  • Formation & Operational Issues
  • Franchise
  • International Tax
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Professional Practices
  • Real Estate
  • Transportation

Crady Jewett McCulley & Houren LLP has built a diversified law practice with individuals focusing on a variety of practice areas. Combining the expertise of these attorneys, the firm provides full-service legal assistance to individuals and businesses in a range of industries.

In each area of expertise, our skilled attorneys guide clients to legal solutions while maintaining a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation.