Movers and Shakers

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CENTRAL

Scott C. Craig was promoted to partner in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 900 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Las Cimas IV, Fifth Fl., Austin 78746.

Christopher G. Henderson, previously with Simmons Law Group, is now a senior associate of the Bertolino Law Firm, 823 Congress Ave., Ste. 704, Austin 78701.

Alexander E. Brown and Charles B. Carsey are now associates of Minton, Burton, Bassett & Collins, 1100 Guadalupe St., Austin 78701.

Richard Pena, former State Bar president and CEO and founder of the Law Offices of Richard Pena in Austin, was appointed chair of the American Bar Association Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities.

Kimberly Gdula, Ben Rhem, and Cassie Ross are now partners in Jackson Walker, 100 Congress Ave., Ste. 1100, Austin 78701.

Stephen Rispoli, of Baylor Law School in Waco, was named the 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer of McLennan County by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association. Hon. Brad Cates, judge of McLennan County Court at Law No. 2, was named the 2017 Outstanding Mentor by the association.

Lee Simmons, previously with the Law Office of Lee Simmons, is now an assistant city attorney in the City of Austin Law Department’s Land Use and Real Estate Division, 301 W. Second St., Austin 78701. Paul Matula, previously with Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, and Sara Schaefer, previously with the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender, are now assistant city attorneys in the law department’s Litigation Division. Chris Weema, previously with Pugh, Accardo, Haas, Radecker & Carey, and Veronica Ocanas, previously with the City of Corpus Christi Attorney’s Office, are now assistant city attorneys in the law department’s Municipal Operations Division.

Stacey Byrd is now an associate of Fletcher, Farley, Shipman & Salinas, 1717 W. Sixth St., Ste. 300, Austin 78703.



GULF

Lori M. Kern, previously with Myres & Associates, has opened Kern Law, 22310 Grand Corner Dr., Ste. 200, Katy 77494.

Ashley Coleman, previously with the Coleman Law Group, is now an associate of the Law Office of Diane St. Yves, 3730 Kirby Dr., Ste. 1030, Houston 77098.

Rachel H. Gilbert is now an associate of Wilson Cribbs & Goren, 2500 Fannin St., Houston 77002.

Former Texas Supreme Court Justice David M. Medina is now senior counsel to Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, 1200 Smith St., 14th Fl., Houston 77002.

Cristina Portela Solomon, Rachel Powitzky Steely, Mary Elizondo Frazier, and Mike Seely, all with Gardere Wynne Sewell in Houston, have been elected as fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Timothy Langenkamp, previously with Sidley Austin, is now a partner in Bracewell, 711 Louisiana St., Ste. 2300, Houston 77002.

Allison Jones and Owen W. Lockwood, both previously with Allison Jones & Associates, have formed Lockwood & Jones, 1526 Heights Blvd., Houston 77008 and 22310 Grand Corner Dr., Ste. 180, Katy 77494.

Chad Dougherty and Steven E. Roberts were promoted to partners in Patterson & Sheridan, 24 Greenway Plz., Ste. 1600, Houston 77046. David G. Matthews, previously with Schlumberger, is now of counsel to the firm.

Charlie C. Gustin, previously with the Crosley Law Firm, is now an attorney with Daly & Black, 2211 Norfolk St., Ste. 800, Houston 77098.

Michael J. Blankenship, previously with Vinson & Elkins, is now a partner in Locke Lord, 600 Travis St., Ste. 3300, Houston 77002.

Danny Williams, Brian Buss, Chris Cravey, Drew Kim, Leisha Peschel, and David Wooten, all previously with Williams Morgan, and Courtney Carlson and Amanda Shaw-Castro are now partners in Jackson Walker, 1401 McKinney St., Ste. 1900, Houston 77010.

Michael G. Navarro, Misty Segura, and Robert Naudin are now principals in the newly renamed Cokinos | Young, 1221 Lamar, 16th Fl., Houston 77010. Katy Covington is now an associate of the firm. Anthony Golz, also with the firm, is now certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Teresa Messer, of the Law Office of Teresa Messer, received the Pro Bono Award from the Asian Pacific Interest Section of the State Bar of Texas.



NORTH

Bill Jones, previously general counsel to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, is now a partner in Barnes & Thornburg in Washington, D.C., and Dallas, 2100 McKinney Ave., 75201.

David J. Pels, previously with Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, is now a partner in Brown, Dean, Proctor & Howell, 306 W. Seventh St., Ste. 200, Fort Worth 76102. Nathan A. Winkler, also previously with Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, is now an associate of the firm.

Larry “Max” Maxwell, of the Max Maxwell Law Practice, has been appointed by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization to serve as chair of the Health Law Exam Commission for the 2017-2020 term.

Matthew J. Goheen, previously with Matthew J. Goheen, Attorney at Law, is now a partner in the newly formed Goheen & O’Toole, 116 N. Tennessee St., Ste. 203, McKinney 75069.

Richard “Rick” Frye, previously with Weil, Gotshal & Manges, is now a partner in Winston & Strawn, 2501 N. Harwood St., 17th Fl., Dallas 75201.

Beverly B. Godbey, of Gardere Wynne Sewell in Dallas, received the Dallas Bar Foundation’s 2017 Fellows Justinian Award.

Dyan House, previously with Carter Scholer, is now counsel to Baker McKenzie, 2001 Ross Ave., Ste. 2300, Dallas 75201.

Chris Bankler, Steven Dimitt, and Jordan Smith are now partners in Jackson Walker, 2323 Ross Ave., Ste. 600, Dallas 75201. Carrie Bowers Miller is now a partner in the firm, 777 Main St., Ste. 2100, Fort Worth 76102.

Peter C. Hogue is now an associate of Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, 301 Commerce St., Ste. 1500, Fort Worth 76102.

Matthew DeArman, previously with Norton Rose Fulbright, is now a shareholder in Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, 500 N. Akard St., Ste. 3800, Dallas 75201.

Dylan Savage, previously with Fish & Richardson, is now an associate of Munck Wilson Mandala, 12770 Coit Rd., Ste. 600, Dallas 75251.

Lorin M. Subar and Joshua Abrams are now associates of Fletcher, Farley, Shipman & Salinas, 9201 N. Central Expy., Ste. 600, Dallas 75231.

Mary Harokopus, previously with Kilgore & Kilgore, is now counsel to Saunders, Walsh & Beard, 6850 TPC Dr., Ste. 210, McKinney 75070. Abigail Christmann is now an associate of the firm.



SOUTH

Steve Jacobs and Steve Seidel, both previously with Winstead, and Ann Leafsted are now partners in Jackson Walker, 112 E. Pecan St., Ste. 2400, San Antonio 78205. Noah Speck is now an associate of the firm.

Brittany M. Baker, Whitley B. Zachary, and Jordan Crosby Lee are now associates of the newly renamed Plunkett, Griesenbeck & Mimari, 1635 N.E. Loop 410, Ste. 900, San Antonio 78209. Nik A. Mimari is now a shareholder in the firm, and Stephanie L. Martin and Ronald Hornberger are now of counsel to the firm.

The Brewster Law Firm has moved its offices to 11120 Wurzbach Rd., Ste. 200, San Antonio 78230.

Andres R. Gonzalez, Roland F. Gonzales, Gabriel Head, and Jay Farwell are now principals in the newly renamed Cokinos | Young, 10999 W. Interstate 10, Ste. 800, San Antonio 78230. Stephanie O’Rourke, also with the firm, is now certified in construction law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

James McKibben, of McKibben, Martinez, Jarvis & Wood in Corpus Christi, is now a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.



WEST

Carmen Dusek, previously with Symes Dusek, is now senior counsel to Jackson Walker, 135 W. Twohig Ave., Ste. C, San Angelo 76903.



OUT OF STATE

Vic Houston Henry, of Henry, Oddo, Austin & Fletcher in Dallas, is now also working out of the firm’s new Denver, Colorado, office, 600 17th St., Ste. 2800, Denver, Colorado 80202.TBJ

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