Felicia Harris Hoss
Felicia was born in Waco, Texas to a family of modest means and an extraordinary work ethic. Throughout her childhood her parents were always working. Despite not having college degrees, her parents worked sales positions, or at the local savings and loan, and even managed to start their own residential cleaning service. On weekends, her father spent time installing menu boards at Dairy Queen stores and brought Felicia along to assist.
Felicia graduated cum laude from Texas A&M in 1992, and moved to Houston. Driven to make ends meet in a difficult job market, Felicia started out selling cars before landing a position selling CocaCola products in a territory that included Brazoria and Harris counties. To add to her load, Felicia attended night classes at South Texas College of Law.
Because failure was not an option, Felicia worked non-stop, slept little, and did everything she could to remain self-sufficient while chasing the American dream. The hard work and long hours paid off and she graduated 1st out of approximately 210 students in her law school class and was voted by her peers as Outstanding Female Graduate.
From there, Felicia went to work for Chief Justice John Hill Cayce and later earned a position at a prestigious law firm, Beck, Redden & Secrest (now Beck Redden), and later became a partner at Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan (now Eversheds Sutherland). In 2015, Felicia was a partner at Burleson LLP, an energy law firm that fell victim to the Obama Administration’s poor economy. Never missing a beat, Felicia cofounded another law firm, Barry Conge Harris LLP. During her career, Felicia has represented energy, financial services, and pharmaceutical companies as well as taken on pro-bono work to defend mom-and-pop companies from frivolous claims.
A lifelong Republican, Felicia is committed to preserving conservative values and has served as a Republican Party precinct chair for precinct 64 in Pearland, served as a delegate to the Republican State Convention, and was a recipient of the Tribute to Women Award from the Texas Federation of Republican Women. Felicia has also been a member of the Houston Professional Republican Women’s group, where she was a vice-president, and has been active in campaigns to help elect conservatives like Congressman Pete Olson to office.
Felicia is married to John Roger Hoss, who is a Commissioner for Port Freeport. Together they enjoy golfing, motorcycling, and Aggie football games. Felicia and John are loving “parents” to their two dogs Gypsy, a King Shepherd, and Mya, a rescue baby. Felicia and John both also give of their time to K9s4COPs, a 501(c)(3) charity, for which Felicia has provided free legal services and John serves on its Board.