James Heston, Principal Attorney
James was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. James graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1988 with a degree in business administration, specializing in finance. James then went on to attend and graduate from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California. While in law school, James interned for both a federal bankruptcy judge in Los Angeles and the Texas Supreme Court.
After graduating from Pepperdine, James moved to Houston and founded The Heston Law Firm, a consumer law firm concentrating in bankruptcy.
James is a proud member of both the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the Houston Association of Debtor’s Attorneys and the Bankruptcy Law Sections of both the American Bar Association and the Texas Bar.
In 2006, James partnered with Daniel Ciment and expanded the focus of the firm from just bankruptcy law to its current, much broader orientation of debt relief law. In his career as a debt relief lawyer, James has helped over 10,000 Texans resolve their debts either through bankruptcy, debt settlement, or debt lawsuit defense.
R. Scott Calili, Senior Attorney
Scott joined the firm in 2017 to lead the firm’s expansion into the areas of real estate, construction and commercial litigation. He graduated from the Austin Graduate School of Theology in 1999 and then attended and graduated from the Southern Methodist University School of Law in 2003 and started his litigation career at the firm of Roberts Markel in Houston shortly thereafter. After leaving Roberts Markel, Scott started working with various oil companies in crisis management, environmental litigation and commercial litigation.
Scott had his own practice from 2008 until 2016, representing investors and business owners in private commercial transactions and representing Homeowners Associations in the pursuit of delinquent assessments and enforcement of deed restrictions. Scott has extensive knowledge of real estate law, including the rights of homeowners that are facing enforcement and collection actions from the HOAs, as well as the rights and duties of landlords and tenants in both residential and commercial capacities and the rights and duties of professional construction contractors, property owners, and third-party financing companies. Scott has worked with investors, entrepreneurs, boards of directors and senior level executives in various stages of company growth and formation, and he is an effective advocate for either side of a commercial or consumer contract dispute.
Scott is a Lifetime Member of the Houston Gaelic Athletic Club, the Houston Gaels, an Irish sporting and cultural organization that is part of the worldwide GAA, and he currently serves as the Irish Language and Culture Officer for the club, as well as participating as a player on the development team, and he also donates his time to the Irish Network of Houston and participates in the activities of the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston.
Megan Daic, Associate Attorney
Megan is an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Texas, Southern District of Texas, and Northern District of Texas. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin before moving to Washington, D.C. to intern on Capitol Hill. After her internship, she worked for a political polling firm as a junior research analyst prior to returning to Texas to take courses in International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service. Prior to attending law school at the University of Houston Law Center, Megan worked for several national non-profit organizations.
While attending law school at University of Houston, she participated in various organizations, including the Blakely Advocacy Institute’s mock trial team; the Student Bar Association, where she served as President; the Advocates; Labor & Employment Law Organization; and the Sports & Entertainment Law Organization.
Megan is also a Board Member for the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, President of the Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation, Advocates Board Member for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Coordinator of the AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition, and has been named as a Rising Star by Texas Superlawyers, a Rising Star by Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation, Director of the University of Houston Law Center’s Alternative Dispute Resolution team, Houstonia Magazine top Lawyer 2016, and the 2018 TTLA Car Wrecks CLE Moderator and Speaker.