Our Team

OUR TEAM

S. Brady Whitaker - Managing Director & Senior Trust Counsel

S. Brady Whitaker 

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Whitaker serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Senior Counsel.  He joined the James Street Group, LLC as Managing Director/Senior Trust Counsel after working as a Senior Executive and Trust Counsel for a regional bank trust department.  Brady began his career as a lawyer with a large Houston-based law firm, primarily representing businesses and financial institutions in the insurance defense section of the firm.  After joining the trust department as trust counsel, he served as Chief Legal Counsel with responsibility for trust litigation, compliance, and business development.  Mr. Whitaker’s diverse legal career includes prior service with the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he served as Chief of International and Operational Law.  His last duty assignment was with the United States Army South, based in San Antonio, where he served as Chief of Claims as a reserve component officer.  Mr. Whitaker is licensed to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the Texas Supreme Court, and the United States District Courts in Texas.  Brady is a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo where he serves on several committees.  

Direct: 713-333-4300

   
Hanson D. Street - Director of Business Development & Settlement Planner

Hanson D. Street

Director of Business Development

Hanson Street is the son of the late James Street who was a pioneer in the settlement planning industry.  Hanson graduated early from Pepperdine University with Cum Laude Honors as a Division I baseball player.  After graduating, Hanson worked for The James Street Group, Inc., a company which provided a multitude of client services such as trust administration, Medicare Set-Aside implementation, and structured settlement planning.  Subsequently, he worked for Raymond James & Associates as a licensed Financial Advisor (Series 7, Series 66).  Following this, Hanson joined the McCombs MBA program at The University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with a concentration in finance.  After earning his MBA, Hanson formed H. Street Settlement Advisors, LLC, a vehicle through which he provides settlement planning services.  Hanson works as the Director of Business Development for The James Street Group, LLC.  

Direct: 713-333-6404

 

   
Christopher Reedy

Christopher Reedy 

Director

Christopher Reedy received his Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey and a B. A. in Psychology from University of Northern Colorado.  During law school, Chris was chosen to be part of a prestigious internship with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office.  Chris joined The Plaintiff Advisory Group in September 2010 and is currently the Director of distributions.  Through his demonstrated excellence in the field of wealth management and trusts, Chris has been awarded the designation of Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA) from the Institute of Certified Bankers, a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association.  Prior to joining The Plaintiff Advisory Group, Chris spent 3 1/2 years working with one of the nation’s leading special needs trust and disability experts.  There he became well-versed in Special Needs Trusts and varying public benefits associated with such trusts.  Prior to law school, Chris was a supervisor at a Residential Treatment Center for children with emotional difficulties.  Chris’s education and experience helping children with varying levels of Autism and other emotional difficulties provides him a unique insight and understanding when caring for our clients and administering their trusts. 

   
Jérémie H. Paré

Jérémie H. Paré

Director

 Jérémie Paré serves as a Director for the James Street Group, LLC. He received his undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University, and holds law degrees from Rutgers University and Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to joining TJSG, Jérémie was in private legal practice, focusing on trust, estate, and consumer law issues. Jérémie is an avid traveler, especially where he can get off the beaten path.

   
Gloria Hess

Gloria Hess

Associate Director

Gloria Hess is a graduate of the Texas Department of Banking Trust School and the Advanced TBA Trust School.  Her career in banking spans 30 years and includes 20  years in trust administration.  Gloria specializes in administering court-created trusts which include Section 142 Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Chapter 1301 Trusts (formerly Section 867), Supplemental Care Trusts and trusts for non-resident alien status for Mexican Nationals.  Gloria also has managed investment management agency and custody accounts.  She is a member of the Houston Estate Financial Forum and is bilingual in English and Spanish.

   
Monica Cain - Assocaite Director

Monica Cain

Associate Director/Operations

Monica Cain serves as the Office Manager of The James Street Group, LLC. Monica received her degree in Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University. She previously worked as an Investor Communications Representative for Janus Mutual funds and owned a small business for 7 years before joining our team.  Active in the community, Monica enjoys cooking, traveling with her family, and many different arts and crafts.

   
Matt Jackson - Chief Financial Officer

Matt Jackson 

Chief Financial Officer

Matt Jackson received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Texas.  Matt has over 20 years of experience in financial and tax accounting.  Matt joined The James Street Group in January 2003 and is currently in charge of all financial and human resource matters for the company.

   
 Nate Walton - Trust Counsel & Account Manager

Nate Walton

Trust Counsel & Account Manager

Nate is a native Houstonian and serves as trust counsel & account manager for The James Street Group, LLC. Nate attended Texas Lutheran University for undergrad, while competing on the Bulldog Basketball team as a three year captain. Nate continued his education at South Texas College of Law where he received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence. Prior to joining the TJSG team, Nate was in private legal practice, focusing on personal injury law. Nate is an active member of the Houston Young Lawyers Association.

   
Theresa Clarke - Account Manager

Theresa Clarke

Account Manager

Theresa Clarke received a juris doctor from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, a master of public policy from Georgetown University, and a bachelor of arts from Michigan State University. Theresa is a member of the Houston-area Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association and serves as a volunteer with the Harris County Probate Court Visitor Program. During law school, Theresa was a staff writer on The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice, in which she was published in 2013. Before and during law school, she worked at the University of Texas at Austin, where she oversaw projects whose goals were to strengthen educational outcomes for all students. Prior to moving to Texas, she provided technical assistance to governors’ education advisors as a senior policy analyst at the National Governors Association. She also taught English as a second language in secondary schools in Guinea, West Africa. Among other interests, Theresa enjoys reading as much as possible, museum-going, and traveling far and wide.

 
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