Who Does She Think She Is?


The Legal Secretary

Joni has been a legal secretary for over 30 years, starting out in San Antonio, and moving to Houston Texas in 1991 (Big Law, here I come!). She attained her PLS certification in 1985, and her CLA certification the following year.

Joni has expertise in nearly every facet of the law, including criminal defense, securities and banking, municipal bond, med mal insurance defense, and her first love, civil appellate.

Joni retired from Big Law in April 2020 and devotes herself full-time to web design & development, but she also takes on independent virtual assisting projects through her website at JoniMueller.com.

The Web Developer

Joni Mueller has been designing and developing web sites for hire since November 2003. Her first project was for A-list conservative blogger Sean Hackbarth of The American Mind. Then in 2005, she connected with her current web design partner to form Pixelita Designs, a full-service, turnkey web design studio specializing in content-managed web development and design for the small business, professional or non-profit. Joni cares deeply about web standards and strives to bring her attention to detail to each web project. She designs for WordPress, CMS Made Simple, Get Simple CMS, and Expression Engine. Custom designs start at $850.

Contact Joni for web development projects at
moc.relleuminojnull@inoj or by visiting her Contact page.

The Widow

On December 8, 2011, Joni lost the love of her life, Roberto Herrera to complications from COPD. They had been together for 30 years but his body just had too much trouble keeping up with him toward the end. Joni sometimes blogs about her experiences as a widow in the category Widda Hood.