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Coronavirus Update

All LSC facilities remain closed through April 30. Classes being moved to online resume April 13. Click here to see which classes will be moved to online and which remain face to face. Fall 2020 registration begins April 15.

Find important student resources and learn more about how LSC is responding to COVID-19 here.


General Counsel

Welcome to Lone Star College's Office of the General Counsel web page. The Office of the General Counsel provides information and related services to the Lone Star College and its component campuses and centers. To best meet the needs of our complex constituency, our office assumes a variety of roles.

The Office of the General Counsel strives to provide timely and responsible legal advice regarding the expansive array of legal issues that face a thriving, modern, public community college system, such as Lone Star College. Our office addresses existing and potential legal matters in order to help the College continue to be the premier institution of higher education.

All matters requiring legal advice or legal action should be referred to the Office of the General Counsel.

Important Information

Notice: This site is intended to be used by employees of Lone Star College in their official capacities. It is not intended to provide personal legal advice to any individual or entity.

Contact Information 

Name Position Phone
Mario K. Castillo Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel Mario@LoneStar.edu 832-813-6655
John Guest Deputy General Counsel John.R.Guest@LoneStar.edu 832-813-6898
Valentina Dassey Associate General Counsel Valentina.E.Dassey@LoneStar.edu 832-813-6843
Nancy Molina Chief of Staff & Associate General Counsel Nancy.M.Molina@LoneStar.edu 832-813-6761
Rosario Benhart Administrative Assistant I Rosario.Benhart@LoneStar.edu 832-813-6779
Britney Brown Assistant General Counsel Britney.Brown@LoneStar.edu 832-813-6896
Christina Wood Assistant General Counsel Christina.Wood@LoneStar.edu 832-813-6645
Catherine Matta Assistant General Counsel Catherine.Matta@LoneStar.edu 832-246-0060
Kyle Stone Assistant General Counsel Kyle.J.Stone@LoneStar.edu 832-813-6706
Melissa King Paralegal II Melissa.D.King@LoneStar.edu 832-813-6739
Amanda Scott Paralegal I Amanda.Scott@LoneStar.edu 832-813-6868
Patricia Mayo Bravo Paralegal I Patricia.MayoBravo@LoneStar.edu 832-813-6297
Dawn McNeal Paralegal I Dawn.McNeal@LoneStar.edu 832-813-6213
Shana Kelly Law Clerk Shana.Kelly@LoneStar.edu 832-813-6584
Ruby Rodriguez Legal Specialist III Ruby.Rodriguez@LoneStar.edu 832-813-6854
Ben Wood Paralegal Intern Joseph.Wood@LoneStar.edu 832-246-0079


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