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Heights lawyers celebrate holidays with a Cajun-themed bash for Houston Export Council

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2373 95 Frank Guerra and Jamie Joiner at the Joiner holiday party December 2013
Frank Guerra and Jamie Joiner at the Joiner holiday party. Photo by Logan Beck
2338 88  Jeni Eldridge, from left, with Allison and Ben Joiner at the Joiner holiday party December 2013
Jeni Eldridge, left, with Allison and Ben Joiner at the Joiner holiday party. Photo by Logan Beck
2150 50 Sunisha Choksi, from left, Jamie Larmond and Patrick Hanley at the Joiner holiday party December 2013
Sunisha Choksi, from left, Jamie Larmond and Patrick Hanley at the Joiner holiday party. Photo by Logan Beck
2229 67 Frank Guerra, from left, Jamie Joiner, Olivia Froncillo and Ryan Wirth at the Joiner holiday party December 2013
Frank Guerra, from left, Jamie Joiner, Olivia Froncillo and Ryan Wirth at the Joiner holiday party. Photo by Logan Beck
2089 31 Vicky Wu, from left, Ginny Ledwell and Najla Tanas at the Joiner holiday party December 2013
Vicky Wu, from left, Ginny Ledwell and Najla Tanas at the Joiner holiday party. Photo by Logan Beck
2068 26 John and Allie McPeak, from left, with Leslie Friedrich at the Joiner holiday party December 2013
John and Allie McPeak, from left, with Leslie Friedrich at the Joiner holiday party. Photo by Logan Beck
2214 62 Jeremiah and Lahonda Burton at the Joiner holiday party December 2013
Jeremiah and Lahonda Burton at the Joiner holiday party. Photo by Logan Beck
2063 24 John and Karen Vandy, from left, with Alec Mize at the Joiner holiday party December 2013
John and Karen Vandy, from left, with Alec Mize at the Joiner holiday party. Photo by Logan Beck
2051 20 Jeff and Susannah Russell at the Joiner holiday party December 2013
Jeff and Susannah Russell at the Joiner holiday party. Photo by Logan Beck
2057 22 Karen and John Vandy at the Joiner holiday party December 2013
Karen and John Vandy at the Joiner holiday party. Photo by Logan Beck
2373 95 Frank Guerra and Jamie Joiner at the Joiner holiday party December 2013
2338 88  Jeni Eldridge, from left, with Allison and Ben Joiner at the Joiner holiday party December 2013
2150 50 Sunisha Choksi, from left, Jamie Larmond and Patrick Hanley at the Joiner holiday party December 2013
2229 67 Frank Guerra, from left, Jamie Joiner, Olivia Froncillo and Ryan Wirth at the Joiner holiday party December 2013
2089 31 Vicky Wu, from left, Ginny Ledwell and Najla Tanas at the Joiner holiday party December 2013
2068 26 John and Allie McPeak, from left, with Leslie Friedrich at the Joiner holiday party December 2013
2214 62 Jeremiah and Lahonda Burton at the Joiner holiday party December 2013
2063 24 John and Karen Vandy, from left, with Alec Mize at the Joiner holiday party December 2013
2051 20 Jeff and Susannah Russell at the Joiner holiday party December 2013
2057 22 Karen and John Vandy at the Joiner holiday party December 2013

They rolled up the carpets and put on their party hats, figuratively speaking, at the Joiner Law Firm offices when firm founder Jamie Joiner hosted a Cajun-themed holiday bash for the non-profit Houston District Export Council. Joiner, chair of the council, transformed her Heights Boulevard law offices into party central thanks in no small part to the sounds of rocking Steve Krase and his band.

A native of Louisiana, Joiner tapped Absolute Divine Catering to whip up a Cajun menu that provided sustenance for the dancing and singing that went on into the night in the Victorian style house that serves as home to the firm of international trade lawyers. More than 200 partygoers joined the fun including local dignitaries from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Greater Houston Partnership Office of International Investment and Trade and some foreign chambers as well.

The party crowd included Frank Guerra, Steve Recobs, Bojan Vukovic, Jennifer Hayes, Jeff Vaden, Pam Plagens, Aki Shimada, Amanda Dramberger, Felipe Guzman, Najla Tanous and Joe Ringer.

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