Sechrist•Duckers LLP is a boutique law firm in Houston, Texas concentrating in general civil litigation, public law and public finance.


Terrie L. Sechrist, partner

Terrie concentrates on the practice of public finance and serves as general, bond and disclosure counsel in the representation of municipal utility districts, management districts and other municipalities. She also represents individuals, corporate entities and municipalities in connection with land use and development, construction contracts and annexation issues. She has represented clients before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the State Attorney General’s Office, Fort Bend County, Harris County and the Cities of Houston, Rosenberg, Seabrook and Texas City. Terrie also serves as commercial litigation counsel for both individuals and entities.

Terrie began the practice of law at Vinson & Elkins LLP from 1986 to 1999, where her practice areas were litigation and public finance. She worked at Schwartz, Page & Harding representing municipal utility districts until starting her own practice in 2001.


(713) 395-4200 x102 / Direct
(713) 395-4200 / Office
(713) 395-4201 / Fax

6300 West Loop South Suite 415
Bellaire, Texas 77401


1986 — J.D., cum laude, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas (Order of the Lytae, Order of the Barristers, and Phi Delta Phi)
1979 — B.A. Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania


Houston Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
National Association of Bond Lawyers


Board of Directors, St. Pius X High School (2005-2015)
Board of Directors, Annunciation Orthodox School (2002-2006)
President, South Texas College of Law Alumni Association (2000-2001)


Sarah A. Duckers, partner

Sarah focuses her practice on general civil litigation, with particular emphasis on federal income tax litigation, state property tax litigation, probate litigation, tort litigation and mediations. She has represented before the Texas state and federal district courts, the United States Tax Court, the Harris County Appraisal District, and the IRS. Her clients have included individuals, energy companies, financial institutions, manufacturers, professional services firms and telecommunications companies. Sarah is qualified as a mediator for Texas Courts and as an attorney ad litem in the Probate Courts. She also is frequently appointed as a guardian ad litem in Harris County Civil District Courts.

Sarah first practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP from 1986 to 2002, where her practice areas were general civil litigation, tax litigation and tort litigation and started her own practice in 2002.

Representative Cases

Wight I details
Wight II details
Goldberg v. Zinn details
John K. Harrison Holdings v. Strauss details
Boyd Gaming v. Commissioner details
Hunt v. Commissioner details


(713) 395-4200 x101 / Direct
(713) 395-4200 / Office
(713) 395-4201 / Fax

6300 West Loop South Suite 415
Bellaire, Texas 77401


1986 — J.D. University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
1983 — B.S. Business Administration and Accounting, Lawrence, Kansas (Lambda Sigma)


Houston Bar Association
Kansas Bar Association
Texas Bar Association


Board Member, Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries
Former Chapter President, PEO Sisterhood
Former Harris County Republican Precinct Chair, Precinct 315
Former Director, Downtown Houston Association
Former Member, The Parish School Board of Trustees
7 Gallon Blood Donor



Terrie L. Sechrist — (713) 395-4200 x102 / tsechrist@s-dlawfirm.com / bio

Sarah A. Duckers — (713) 395-4200 x101 / sduckers@aol.com / bio

Erica Rhodes, Office Manager — (713) 395-4200 x104, erhodes@s-dlawfirm.com

Heather West, Legal Assistant — (713) 395-4200 x105, hwest@s-dlawfirm.com

Glenda Moreno, Administrative Assistant — (713) 395-4200 x100 / gmoreno@s-dlawfirm.com