Gregg & Valby, LLP

About Us

We want EVERY CLIENT to feel like they are our ONLY CLIENT



Our unsurpassed commitment to serving the customer's needs is what has made our Firm successful. Forty years of experience providing document preparation, legal support, and nationwide regulatory compliance is what differentiates our Firm from the competition. However, our knowledgeable and experienced staff, combined with our deep devotion to customer service, is what makes our Firm the right choice for you.

Since 1977, and since 1993 as Gregg & Valby, LLP, we have assisted in the origination or preparation of more than one million mortgage loan closing packages; and we continue to serve clients we have represented since before 1980.

Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory has awarded our firm an AV rating, which is the highest Legal Ability and General Ethical Standards rating given.

We appreciate the opportunity to serve the financial and mortgage lending industries. We believe that we will meet your loan origination, document preparation, legal, and compliance support needs better than any other service provider and that you will be pleased you selected Gregg & Valby, LLP.

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Managing Partner

Scott R. Valby

Scott R. Valby has practiced law since 1982. In 1977 Mr. Valby received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University; and in 1981 he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law.

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While in law school, Mr. Valby was Articles Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law; and in 1980 he received the Student Writing Award for his Case Comment published in Volume 13 of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. Mr. Valby is a co-author of the Legal Handbook for the Entrepreneur and the Businessperson.

Mr. Valby is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the College of the State Bar of Texas, as well as a Charter Scholar and an Honored Endowment Fund Scholar of the College of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Valby has served continually on the Board of Directors of the Houston Mortgage Bankers Association since 1998. He was named the Association’s Treasurer in 2008, Secretary in 2009, Vice President in 2010, and President in 2011.

Additionally, Mr. Valby served as a Director of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association from 2002-2011, as Associate Representative on the Executive Committee of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association for 2003-2004, as the Associate Editor of the Texas Mortgage Lending Law & Practices Deskbook, and as Chairman of the Regulatory Compliance Committee.

Mr. Valby practices in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, corporate, and banking law; and he has been Board Certified in Residential Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1990.

Texas Board of Legal Specialization Residential Real Estate

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Partner

Karen H. Miller

Karen H. Miller has practiced law since 1986. In the early years of her legal career, she served as a title attorney for a major North Carolina title insurance company. In 1980 Ms. Miller received a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from Loyola University of Chicago; and in 1986 she received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.

Ms. Miller is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the North Carolina State Bar. Ms. Miller practices in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, corporate, banking, and construction law.














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Partner

Thomas G. Overbeck

Thomas G. Overbeck has practiced law since 1983. In 1980 Mr. Overbeck received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University; and in 1983 he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Baylor University School of Law.

Mr. Overbeck has been admitted to practice before the courts of the State of Texas, all United States District Courts in the State of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is also a member of the State Bar of Texas.

Mr. Overbeck manages the Firm’s litigation group; and he practices in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, corporate, banking, and construction law and in civil litigation. Mr. Overbeck has served as Chairman of the Regulatory Compliance Committee of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, and he is a frequent speaker at bar association and mortgage industry functions.






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Partner

Jing Xiong "Brad" Luo

Jing Xiong "Brad" Luo has practiced law since 2009, including a year of practice in Beijing, China. In 2000 Mr. Luo received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Wuhan University in Wuhan, China; and in 2003 he received a Master of Arts degree in Second Language Education from the University of Houston. In 2009 Mr. Luo received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, cum laude, from Southern Methodist University.

Mr. Luo is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the New York State Bar. Mr. Luo is licensed to practice before the courts of the State of Texas and the State of New York and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Mr. Luo practices in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, corporate, banking, and construction law and in civil litigation.








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Attorney

Jodi D. Sealy

Jodi D. Sealy has practiced law since 1993. In 1989 Ms. Sealy received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University; and in 1993 she received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Southern Methodist University.

Ms. Sealy is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Young Lawyers Association. Ms. Sealy has several years of experience in the title insurance industry working as an escrow closer for both residential and commercial real estate transactions. Ms. Sealy practices in the area of residential real estate law in our Dallas office.

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Attorney

Michael A. Hohos

Michael A. Hohos has practiced law since 2010. In 2006 Mr. Hohos received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee; and in 2010 he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law.

While in law school, Mr. Hohos was a member of Phi Delta Phi legal honor society and was named to the Dean’s Honor List. Mr. Hohos is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Houston Young Lawyers Association. Mr. Hohos practices in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, corporate, banking, and construction law.


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Attorney

Jeffrey J. Hsu

Jeffrey J. Hsu has practiced law since 2013. In 2008 Mr. Hsu received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Texas A&M University; and in 2013 he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, cum laude, from South Texas College of Law.

While in law school, Mr. Hsu was a Dean’s Merit Scholarship recipient and was named to the Dean’s Honor List. Mr. Hsu is a member of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Hsu practices in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, corporate, banking, and construction law and in civil litigation.



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Attorney

Claire M. Martisek

Claire M. Martisek has practiced law since 2016. In 2012 Ms. Martisek received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, cum laude, from Baylor University; and in 2016 she received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law.

While in law school, Ms. Martisek served as a Student Attorney for The Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics; and she was a member of the Corporate Counsel Review, a law journal co-published by South Texas College of Law and the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas. Ms. Martisek is a member of the State Bar of Texas.

Ms. Martisek practices in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, corporate, banking, and construction law.



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Attorney

Stephanie J. Abiassi

Stephanie J. Abiassi has practiced law since 2016. In 2013 Ms. Abiassi received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies, summa cum laude, from UCLA, graduating as a member of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society; and in 2016 she received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas School of Law.

While in law school, Ms. Abiassi was a member of Texas Law Fellowships, where she helped raise money to support law students pursuing pro bono work. Ms. Abiassi is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the Houston Bar Association, and the Houston Young Lawyers Association.

Ms. Abiassi practices in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, corporate, banking, and construction law.

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Attorney

Ross H. Irvin

Ross H. Irvin has practiced law since 2016. In 2013 Mr. Irvin received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Baylor University, graduating as a member of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society; and in 2016 he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

While in law school, Mr. Irvin was Authorities Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. Mr. Irvin is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Houston Young Lawyers Association.

Mr. Irvin practices in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, corporate, banking, and construction law.





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Our History



Gregg & Valby, LLP traces its roots back to 1977, when Gregory L. Gregg, one of our founders, formed the law firm of Gregory L. Gregg & Associates, PC. Our other founder, Scott R. Valby, joined with Mr. Gregg to create the Firm in 1993. The Firm currently has four partners, six associate attorneys, and approximately 75 team members in the areas of Compliance, Technology, Legal Review, Fulfillment, and Administration.

Over the past 40+ years, the Firm has created hundreds of jobs, served numerous clients across the country, and been blessed to employ numerous loyal and dedicated individuals. The Firm has always endeavored to prioritize the interests of the clients first, the team members second, and the law firm third. The partners agree that such a philosophy is the recipe for business success. With the trust of clients and the assistance of many wonderful individuals, a number of whom continue to work with the Firm after 10, 15, 20, or more than 25 years, Gregg & Valby, LLP continues the proud tradition of prioritizing the interests of its clients and team members.