Gone are the days when mothers could assume they would get custody of the children, and when dad would be presumed to pay child support. These days families take on all different shapes and forms, they are both national and international, and my specialty is coming up with unique solutions for individual families.

- Masah S. SamForay, Esq.



I chose to go to law school so that I could make a real difference in the world. In family law, where emotions run high and tensions are deep, I believe everyone deserves equal access to the justice system. I am proud to know that through my hard work and efforts, I make long-lasting and positive differences in the lives of my clients – and that means the world to me.

- Sherlyn Harper



Burton J. Harper is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana who graduated with honors in Political Science from Southern University-Baton Rouge. He went on to further his post graduate studies at Louisiana State University graduating with honors with a Master’s in Public Administration. After completing his graduate studies, Burton went on to pursue a law degree and successfully obtained his Juris Doctorate from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. Burton was the Comments Editor of the Thurgood Marshall Law Review and served as Student Bar Association Vice-President.

After law school, Burton clerked in the General Counsel’s office of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. While there, he worked on civil and regulatory matters. Burton later ventured into the private sector, working for Chevron Products Company, Deloitte, and CenterPoint Energy.

In 2016, Burton decided to narrow his practice to probate and civil litigation. He currently covers the firm’s Illinois probate and civil litigation matters. Burton is a political enthusiast who carries that zeal into his advocacy for his clients. He is an attorney at Chargois Harper and an independent contract attorney for The Foray Firm Houston.

Burton is a sports junkie and enjoys playing and watching basketball. He spends his time between Texas and Illinois and enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

As a father myself, I know how important family is – it means everything. So in family and probate law, the goal is not to “win” a case, but to reach an appropriate resolution that best suits the family.

- Burton J. Harper, Esq.



An experienced family law paralegal, Sarah has worked in the area of probate, divorce, custody, visitation and child support, providing critical financial discovery support for the attorneys. Sarah is passionate about providing clients premium legal services and is an integral part of every case.

I take pride in doing my part to help our clients through life’s transitions, with the quality of care and attention they require and deserve.

- Sarah Cardoza