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Danielle Hatchitt, previously with Fleckman & McGlynn, is now an attorney with Weisbart Springer Hayes, 212 Lavaca St., Ste. 200, Austin 78701.

Jacob J. Lawler, previously with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, is now an associate of Holland & Knight, 111 Congress Ave., Ste. 540, Austin 78701.

Alexandra L. Gullett is now an associate of the CHA Law Group, 2003 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 3, Austin 78704.

Kelli C. Fuqua, previously with the Office of the Texas Attorney General, is now an associate of Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, 3711 S. MoPac Expy., Bldg. 1, Ste. 300, Austin 78746.

Blair Dancy is now a partner in Cain & Skarnulis, 400 W. 15th St., Ste. 900, Austin 78701. Chris von der Gruen is now an associate of the firm.

Kristina Rollins is now a shareholder in Winstead, 401 Congress Ave., Ste. 2100, Austin 78701.

Julie M. Pomerantz, of Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard in Austin, is now a member of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel.

Allison Dickson, of Baylor Law School in Waco, was named the 2017 Young Lawyer of the Year by the school.

Elizabeth G. Myers, previously with Jones Day, is now a partner in Thompson & Knight, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. 1900, Austin 78701.

Michael G. Rodriguez, of Munck Wilson Mandala in Austin, completed the Hispanic Austin Leadership program, sponsored by the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.


John Lynd is now an associate of Ramey, Chandler, Quinn & Zito, One Bering Park, 750 Bering Dr., Ste. 600, Houston 77057.

Bruce D. Oakley, of Hogan Lovells in Houston, was elected as the Americas representative of the firm’s board.

Sabina Walia, previously with Vinson & Elkins, is now a partner in Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler, 1800 W. Loop South, Ste. 1680, Houston 77027.

Dilnaz Saleem, previously with Berry Appleman & Leiden, is now of counsel to Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, 1301 McKinney St., Ste. 3700, Houston 77010.

William N. Wilson II, previously with Serpe, Jones, Andrews, Callender & Bell, is now of counsel to Deans & Lyons, First City Tower, 1001 Fannin St., Ste. 1925, Houston 77002.

Lariza Pruneda Hebert, an associate of Fisher Phillips, has relocated to the firm’s new Houston office, 910 Louisiana St., Ste. 4000, 77002.

Mark Freeman and David James, both previously with Stevens Baldo Freeman & Lighty, are now partners in Strasburger & Price, Beaumont Tower Bldg., 2615 Calder Ave., Ste. 240, Beaumont 77702.

The Harris County judiciary and the Houston Bar Association presented the 2017 Harris County Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards to the following: Baker Botts (large firm), Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (mid-size firm), Trahan Dinn Kornegay Payne (small firm), Exxon Mobil Corp. Law Department (corporation), and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer attorney Hannah D. Sibiski (individual).

Eglantine M. Pauvarel Moss, previously with the Law Offices of Herrera and Associates, has founded the Pauvarel Moss Law Firm, 10900 Northwest Fwy., Ste. 221, Houston 77092.

Adam W. Dietrich, previously with Harrison & Dietrich, is now an associate of Jenkins & Kamin, 215 Simonton St., Conroe 77301.

Elizabeth E. Klingensmith, previously with Haynes and Boone, and Jonathan M. Harris, previously with Conley Rose, are now partners in Blank Rome, 717 Texas Ave., Ste. 1400, Houston 77002. Joseph Findley, previously with the Toler Law Group, is now an associate, and David M. Wilson, also previously with Conley Rose, is now of counsel to the firm.

Sudan I. Maccio, previously with Eni Petroleum, is now a partner in McCullough Sudan, 1001 McKinney St., Ste. 1400, Houston 77002.

John D. Cornwell and Sameer S. Karim are now shareholders in Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, 700 Milam St., Ste. 2700, Houston 77002.

Jason Duke is now a staff attorney with Gray Reed & McGraw, 1300 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 2000, Houston 77056.

Sanders Willyard has moved its offices to 12 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 210, Houston 77046.

Marlen D. Whitley, of Reed Smith in Houston, is now the firm’s executive director for diversity recruiting.

Michael W. Magee and David V. Wilson II are now shareholders in MehaffyWeber, One Allen Center, 500 Dallas St., Ste. 1200, Houston 77002. Preston D. Hutson is now of counsel, and Kyle D. Weynand and Efrain Gonzalez Jr. are now associates of the firm.

Guillaume Buell, previously with Labaton Sucharow, is now a senior associate of Hicks Davis Wynn, 3700 Buffalo Speedway, Ste. 1111, Houston 77098.

Wes Hobbs, previously with Liskow & Lewis, is now a managing member in the Hobbs Law Firm, 950 Echo Ln., Ste. 200, Houston 77024.

Judge David Farr, of the 312th Family Court in Houston, received the David A. Gibson Award for Professional Excellence and Family Law from Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists.

Jon Paul Hoelscher, of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Houston, has been elected 2017-2018 chair of the Houston Bar Association Construction Law Section.

Kenneth P. Held, previously with Schiffer Odom Hicks & Johnson, is now a partner in Thompson & Knight, 333 Clay St., Ste. 3300, Houston 77002.

Alistair B. Dawson, of Beck Redden in Houston, is now 2017-2018 president of the Houston Bar Association


Scott W. Thomas is now a senior associate of Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Mehl, 5801 Tennyson Pkwy., Ste. 360, Plano 75024.

Amber L. James, previously with Atkins, Hollmann, Jones, Peacock, Lewis & Lyon, is now a partner in McCathern, 3710 Rawlins St., Ste. 1600, Dallas 75219. Patrick J. Kelly is now of counsel to the firm.

W. Brian Memory, previously with PlainsCapital Bank, and Jason S. Luter, previously with Gray Reed & McGraw, are now partners in Gardere Wynne Sewell, 2021 McKinney Ave., Ste. 1600, Dallas 75201.

Jeff Kershaw, Peter Anderson, and David M. Walsh IV, all previously with Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson, are now founding partners in the newly formed Kershaw Anderson, 12400 Coit Rd., Ste. 570, Dallas 75251. Greg Brenner is now a partner, Turner Field and Peyton Inge are now senior associates, and Christopher Wood is now an associate of the firm.

Robert S. Hill, previously with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, is now a partner in Holland & Knight, 200 Crescent Ct., Ste. 1600, Dallas 75201. William E. Cage is now an associate of the firm.

Jason S. Brookner, of Gray Reed & McGraw in Dallas and Houston, was elected to the American Bankruptcy Institute Board of Directors.

Nida Nadir has opened Nadir Law, 401 Exposition Ave., Dallas 75226.

Vickie L. Driver is now a partner in Husch Blackwell, 2001 Ross Ave., Ste. 2000, Dallas 75201. Christina W. Stephenson is now senior counsel to the firm.

Laura Hilton Hallmon, of Cantey Hanger in Fort Worth, is now the president-elect of the Baylor Line Foundation, formerly known as the Baylor Alumni Association.

Andy Jones, of the Sawicki Law Firm in Dallas, was elected to the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors.

Benjamin W. Penticoff, previously with Fears Nachawati Law Firm, is now legal counsel to Tetra Pak, 3300 Airport Rd., Denton 76207.

Julie Pettit, of the Pettit Law Firm in Dallas, received the 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.

Hillary K. Lynch, previously with Cobb Martinez Woodward, is now an associate of Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, 15303 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 700, Addison 75001.

Paul K. Stafford, previously with Stafford Barrow, is now counsel to Thompson & Knight, One Arts Plaza, 1722 Routh St., Ste. 1500, Dallas 75201. Sydne K. Collier is now an attorney with and Jasmine S. Wynton is now an associate of the firm.

Andrew Willard is now an associate of Watson, Caraway, Midkiff & Luningham, 1600 Oil & Gas Bldg., 309 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth 76102.

Shamsia Osman Sheehan and Kelly E. Wise are now associates of Kane Russell Coleman Logan, Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75201.

John T. Mockler, previously with Carter Scholer Arnett Hamada & Mockler, is now of counsel to Harness, Dickey & Pierce, 2801 Network Blvd., Ste. 600, Frisco 75034.

Jeffrey T. Libby, Dustin H. Sparks, Eric C. Willis, and Ryan A. Starnes, all previously with Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta, are now partners in the newly formed Libby Sparks Willis Starnes, 5950 Berkshire Ln., Ste. 200, Dallas 75225.

K. Randolph Peak II is now senior counsel to Perkins Coie, 500 N. Akard St., Ste. 3300, Dallas 75201.

John Ting, of the Ting and Tran Law Firm in Dallas, received the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Award.

Michelle Alden is now the director of the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program.

Robert McCormick, previously with Miller, Egan, Molter & Nelson, is now a shareholder in Winstead, 500 Winstead Bldg., 2728 N. Harwood St., Dallas 75201.

Jack M. Kinnebrew, of Strasburger & Price in Dallas, received the first Vester Hughes Award by the Communities Foundation of Texas.

Christy Jack, of Varghese Summersett in Fort Worth, received the Daniel H. Benson Public Service Award from the Texas Tech Law Alumni Association.


Kacy Cigarroa, of Barton, East & Caldwell in San Antonio, has been appointed to the City of San Antonio Planning Commission for a two-year term.

Valin L. Woodward, previously with Brazle & Pfeuffer, is now of counsel to Langley & Banack, 1115 W. Bridge St., New Braunfels 78130.

Matthew K. Powell, previously with the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, is now an associate of Goldman & Associates, 10100 Reunion Pl., Ste. 800, San Antonio 78216.TBJ

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