Esther Anderson, B.S., J.D.
Esther Anderson is a 1991 graduate from the University of Houston – Clear Lake, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in American jurisprudence. She is a 1994 graduate of South Texas College of Law and holds a mediation certificate from South Texas College of Law. Ms. Anderson practices exclusively in the areas of probate, trust and guardianship law, and serves as a mediator in Brazoria, Galveston and Harris County, Texas.
Ms. Anderson and her husband, Russell, live in Galveston County and have two children: Carolina Pfeiffer, a graduate of Texas A&M University and an attorney with Anderson Pfeiffer, PC, and William “Pete” Anderson, a graduate of Texas A&M University.
Ms. Anderson enjoys working outdoors, she enjoys tractor work and riding her horses, but most of all she enjoys being a Grammy to her grand-children, Mia, Ana and Archer.
Carolina V. Pfeiffer, J.D.
Carolina V. Pfeiffer is a 2005 graduate of Texas A&M University, a 2008 graduate of South Texas College of Law, and also holds a mediation certificate from South Texas College of Law. Ms. Pfeiffer practices exclusively in the areas of probate, trust and guardianship law. Ms. Pfeiffer is a member of the Galveston County Bar Association and the Galveston County Young Lawyers Association.
Ms. Pfeiffer enjoys spending time with her family, playing piano, painting, reading and traveling.
Leigh Woitena Cates, J.D.
Leigh Woitena Cates received a B.A. in history and political science from Texas A&M University in 2011, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and she received her J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2014, where she served as a Senior Associate Editor of the St. Mary’s Law Journal. Ms. Cates practices exclusively in the areas of probate, trust and guardianship law. Ms. Cates is a member of the Galveston County Bar Association and the Galveston County Young Lawyers Association.
Ms. Cates enjoys spending time with her family, reading and watching movies and traveling with her husband.
Andrew Daniel, B.B.M., J.D.
Andrew Daniel is a 2004 graduate of South Texas College of Law. Prior to joining the firm of Anderson Pfeiffer, PC, Mr. Daniel served in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years and as a police officer with the League City Police Department for nearly 23 years. Mr. Daniel was appointed as Chief of Police for the City of League City in June of 2002 and served in that capacity until his retirement in November 2007. In addition to his law degree, Mr. Daniel earned an Associate of Applied Science in Police Management from College of the Mainland and a Bachelor of Business Management from LeTourneau University during his off-duty hours. Mr. Daniel also holds a Master Peace Officer certification and is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.
Mr. Daniel is concerned about issues affecting veterans and is a member of the Military Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Mr. Daniel enjoys SCUBA diving and travel whenever possible.
Rob Teir, J.D.
Rob Teir has had a diverse legal career. After graduating at the top of his class at Georgetown University Law Center, Rob worked at a large Washington corporate law firm, in the non-profit sector, in corporate communications, and in a small-firm practice. No matter the setting, Rob’s unique style and compassionate concern for his clients brings a human bond to an often indifferent profession.
Rob’s specialty is legal writing, that is, producing written work product that is readable, persuasive, lively, and even at times entertaining. He also has an active practice in family law, small business concerns, criminal defense, and appeals. In addition to our Court of Appeals, Rob has written briefs for the United States Supreme Court and the Texas Supreme Court. Rob has also published multiple law review articles and articles for the Texas Bar Journal, Dallas Morning News, USA Today, and the Washington Post.
Rob has traveled the world, and has danced in over fifty countries. He also took a break from the practice of law when the opportunity came to serve as an assistant to the late film star, Mickey Rooney, and the late jazz singer, Eartha Kitt. Rob is born in the birthplace of our Constitution and Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia, spent much time in Washington, D.C., and became an adopted Texan in 1996.