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McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP Celebrates 25 Years of Service
McConnell & Jones

August, 2012

McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP, one of the largest minority owned accounting and consulting firms in the US, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer.


(HOUSTON, TEXAS — July 23, 2012) McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP (MJLM), along with its affiliates, is proud to celebrate 25 years of providing exceptional professional accounting and consulting services to government agencies, nonprofit organizations, private and public companies as well as business owners and high net-worth individuals.


Twenty-five years of quality accounting service began when the firm’s founder, Wayne McConnell, successfully opened the CPA firm of McConnell & Company in July 1987.  Nine years later, Thomas Jones, a leading tax advisor, joined McConnell to form McConnell & Jones LLP, which today is one of Houston’s largest CPA firms.  The firm’s history continued in March of 1999 when McConnell & Jones merged with Odysseus Lanier and Sharon Murphy of Empirical Management Services to create the professional services firm we know today as McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP


“As we mark our 25th anniversary, I am grateful to my partners and the extraordinary professionals working in our practice who have helped us reach this milestone,” said Founder and Managing Partner, Wayne McConnell. 


Today the partnership of MJLM continues to thrive and the firm’s business achievements can be seen by its significant milestones. In the last two and a half decades, MJLM has grown from a handful of employees in one office to more than 175 employees operating in six locations making it the largest African-American owned professional services firm in the South. In the same time, MJLM’s CPA affiliate has established itself as one of Houston’s largest CPA firms and continues to expand its services to new markets as evident in the organization’s two recent acquisitions. 


The firm’s core belief of building enduring relationships with clients, staff and the community has cultivated a robust corporate culture that has truly catapulted the brand to the next level. As testimony to this commitment, the firm has obtained several awards and accolades for their services; most recently being recognized as a Gold Star Supplier from Energy Future Holdings for exceptional performance and customer satisfaction. 


“The accomplishments seen by MJLM in the last 25 years are a result of our clients’ uncompromising standard of quality and our employees’ strength to uphold the firm’s mission of providing exceptional client service with integrity and personal attention”, says Odysseus Lanier, Partner.



About McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP:

MJLM is a professional consulting firm providing a full range of services in, but not limited to, accounting, business process improvement, internal audit and strategic operations planning.  The MJLM team, speaking more than 15 languages, is uniquely qualified to assist global business owners with developing sound strategic solutions that ultimately create sustainable results and improve profitability.  For additional information please see


Public accounting services, including financial statement and benefit plan audits as well as tax and business advisory services, are provided through MJLM affiliate, McConnell & Jones LLP. According to a recent survey by the Houston Business Journal, McConnell & Jones is the 14th largest CPA firm in Houston. For additional information please see


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