Staff

Pete Flores

Interim Executive Director

BFA — UNT Denton


Pete served LHT for 17 years before going to law school. His commitment to LHT and its mission is why he now serves as Interim Executive Director while completing his third year of law school. Pete understands the importance of giving stakeholders a place to contribute and shine. The middle child of five, Pete learned about the plight of the less fortunate from his parents. His mother led by example and taught him if you saw something, you said something. This call resonated with Pete and is why he is serving (a second time) to ensure that LHT's clients have access to justice and that stakeholders have a seat at the table to make it a reality. He spends time with his husband, Winston, and their two dogs, Max and Fitz, between work and study.

Joel Lazarine

Legal Director

JD, SMU Dedman School of Law


Joel graduated from law school in 1993, then spent a brief period working for a small law which focused on family law issues before accepted a position at LHT. He began volunteering for LHT because people close to him had been diagnosed with HIV and wanted to learn how to help them.

Jennifer Longfellow

Staff Attorney

JD, MBA St. Mary's University


Jennifer Longfellow received her JD and MBA in 2013 and is originally from San Antonio, Texas. As a practicing attorney Jennifer has worked on hundreds of social security cases and has experience in estate planning and tax law. Jennifer is an avid traveler and wine aficionado. She also enjoys sampling teas from around the world, painting, and playing volleyball.

Nisa Ortiz

Quality Assurance Director

BS, UNT, Rehabilitation Science


Nisa Ortiz is a graduate from the University of North Texas with a degree in Rehabilitation. Nisa is passionate about helping others and making the world a better place for the generations to come. Before working at Legal Hospice of Texas, Nisa worked on getting the vote out and assisting candidates with their campaigns. In her free time Nisa enjoys music, dancing, lounging at home with my daughter and spending time with my family.

Jasmin Alvarez

Client Services Coordinator

AA, Cedar Valley College, Marketing


Jasmin is a graduate from Cedar Valley College with an Associates in Marketing and is currently studying in the University of North Texas for a bachelor’s in Marketing. Jasmin looks forward to learning how to better help others in the community and strives to be of value to the organization. Jasmin enjoys going out with friends and family, traveling, and exploring new restaurants around town.
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