Sanctuary & Sisterhood


Amy Tomlinson

Executive Director

Amy Elizabeth Tomlinson is a native Floridian and first-generation American. She is a litigator and trial attorney. She loves appearing in court and picking juries. She has a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors of legal practice. She practices law mostly in Harris and Fort Bend County, but she has practiced law in many other counties and holds a license in the Southern District Court to practice federally.

Amy takes great pride in her service to the community. She volunteered for years with children, including service to Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church and Precious Moments Learning Center. Amy serves on the HBA's DEI Committee and is passionate about increasing minority representation in the legal community. She holds a B.S. in Marketing from Florida State University, a M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University, and a J.D. Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law.

Sarah Hayes

Deputy Director

Sarah Hayes is an associate at BakerHostetler LLP. Sarah’s practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation and labor and employment litigation matters. Sarah is a native Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center. Sarah is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and runs a food blog in her spare time.

Dominique Hawkins


A first-generation Aggie, Dominique Hawkins graduated from Texas A&M University in December 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science and a double minor in English and Sociology.

Dominique furthered her education at the historic Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law where she obtained her Doctor of Jurisprudence in May 2020. At Thurgood Marshall School of Law, she served as Executive Editor of The Thurgood Marshall School of Law Journal on Race, Gender, and Justice. Dominique joined Doré Rothberg McKay in October 2022. At DRM, Dominique works in the Litigation, Collections, Business Transactions, and Liens Sections. In her spare time, Dominique enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and experiencing new restaurants. She serves as a board member of the Aggie Women Network. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Ashley Lewis

VP of Celebration

Ashley Lewis is an associate attorney in the real estate practice group at Roberts, Markel, Weinberg, Butler, and Hailey P.C. in Houston, TX. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree, Cum Laude, from The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Mass Communications. In just three years at UAPB, Ashley managed to finish her undergraduate studies, co-found the George Doc Jones Debate Team, and become a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. She went on to obtain her Juris Doctor, with Magna Cum Laude honors, from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law and became a licensed attorney for the state of Texas in 2022. Before and during her law school career she worked for the Harris County Attorney’s Office in the Protective Services Division where she focused on fighting for one of Houston’s most vulnerable populations. While at Thurgood, Ashley served as General Counsel to the Student Bar Association, received an academic scholarship for ranking in the top 10 percent of her class, and was a 2022 recipient of the Association of Women Attorneys Foundation Scholarship. In addition to her current practice, Ashley has experience in family law, criminal law, personal injury, and tax law. 

Integrity, faith, and compassion for others leads Ashley in everything that she does. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling around the city, cheering on her hometown football team, the Denver Broncos, and spending time with her two nephews who are both named Darren.