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Kendra Roloson and Jennifer L. Smith are now partners in DuBois Bryant & Campbell, 303 Colorado, Ste. 2300, Austin 78701.

JoAnn Dalrymple is now an arbitrator and mediator with the newly opened Dalrymple ADR in Austin,

Wendy Wood Hencerling, previously with the Law Office of Wendy Wood, is now an associate judge with the Associate Family Court, 300 E. 26th St., Ste. 2300, Bryan 77803.

Sara Berkeley Churchin is now a partner in Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, 701 Brazos St., Ste. 1500, Austin 78701.

Eleanor Ruffner and Lauren Schoenbaum have formed Ruffner Schoenbaum, 1603 W. Sixth St., Austin 78703.

Kathryn Knotts, of the Carlson Law Firm in Bryan, was named the 2018 American Business Woman by the American Business Women’s Association.

W. Glenn Opel, of Bracewell in Austin, was elected to the board of directors of the American College of Bond Counsel.

Marianne W. Nitsch, previously with Baker Botts, is now an associate of Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, 401 Congress Ave., Ste. 2200, Austin 78701.

Mary Evelyn McNamara, of Rivers McNamara in Austin, was selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Samuel R. Richards is now an associate of Osborn, Marsland & Hargrove, 515 Congress Ave., Ste. 2450, Austin 78701.

Danae Robinson is now an associate of Pirkey Barber, 600 Congress Ave., Ste. 2120, Austin 78701.

Stephen Erickson is now chief administrative officer and general counsel to Logix Fiber Networks, 505 E. Huntland Dr., Ste. 350, Austin 78752.


Celamaine Cunniff, previously with the Office of the Texas Attorney General, is now a staff attorney with the Tyler Division of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 211 W. Ferguson St., Tyler 75702.


Denis G. Ducran, previously with Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, is now senior counsel to Peckar & Abramson, 3050 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 500, Houston 77056. Brandon L. Rutledge is now an associate of the firm.

Ben Elmore is now vice president and general counsel to Seneca Resources Corporation, 1201 Louisiana St., Ste. 2600, Houston 77002.

James E. Byrom is now counsel to Thompson & Horton, 3200 Southwest Fwy., Ste. 2000, Houston 77027. Matthew A. Reed, previously with Sedgwick, is now an associate of the firm.

Christina A. Culver, Andrew L. Johnson, and Cory S. Reed are now partners in Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, One Riverway, Ste. 1400, Houston 77056.

Tammy W. Brennig, of Andrews Kurth Kenyon in Houston, received a Top 50 Women in Law award from the National Diversity Council.

R. Andrew Black, previously with Norton Rose Fulbright, is now legal counsel to Motiva Enterprises, 500 Dallas St., Ste. 900, Houston 77002.

Jerry M. Young, of Mustang CAT in Houston, is now president of the Houston chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Ryan J. Dove, of the Dove Law Firm in Houston, received the 2017 Conroe Branch Office Most Pro Bono Bankruptcy Cases Handled Award from Lone Star Legal Aid.

James M. Ardoin III is now a partner in Jones Walker, 811 Main St., Ste. 2900, Houston 77002.

Peggy A. Heeg is now a partner in Reed Smith, 811 Main St., Ste. 1700, Houston 77002.


Rhonda Hunter, of the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, received the Charlye O. Farris Award from the J.L. Turner Legal Association Dallas Black Women Attorneys Committee.

Bruce W. Bowman Jr. is now vice chairman of Godwin Bowman & Martinez, Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm St., Ste. 1700, Dallas 75270. Sidney H. Scheinberg was named to the firm’s Executive Committee.

Laura F. James is now senior counsel to Bell Nunnally & Martin, 3232 McKinney Ave., Ste. 1400, Dallas 75204.

Ryan Curry is now an associate of Fletcher, Farley, Shipman & Salinas, 9201 N. Central Expy., Ste. 600, Dallas 75231.

James S. Kiser is now a partner in Anderson & Riddle, 1604 Eighth Ave., Fort Worth 76104.

Jeffrey Chesnut, previously with the Dallas City Attorney’s Office, is now a senior associate of the Underwood Law Firm, 1008 Macon St., Ste. 101, Fort Worth 76102.

Michael S. Cedillo, Christopher L. Gordon, Sean R. Hicks, Adrienne H. Nelson, and Stephen C. Richman are now partners in Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, 700 N. Pearl St., 25th Fl., Dallas 75201.

Kathleen J. Wu, of Andrews Kurth Kenyon in Dallas, received a Top 50 Women in Law award from the National Diversity Council. Rep. Eric L. Johnson, also with the firm, was elected to the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Board of Directors.

Ryan Funderburg is now an associate of Brown Fox, 750 N. St. Paul St., Ste. 1320, Dallas 75201.

Beverly Ward Via, previously with the Hance Law Group, is now senior associate of Gupta & Wiora, 4100 Spring Valley Rd., Ste. 512, Dallas 75244.

Michelle Hartmann, previously with Sidley Austin, is now a partner in Baker McKenzie, 2001 Ross Ave., Ste. 2300, Dallas 75201.

Katie M. Anderson, previously with Westerman & Associates, is now an associate of Broude, Smith, Jennings, McGlinchey & Fitzgerald, 309 W. Seventh St., Ste. 1100, Fort Worth 76102.

William Frank Carroll, previously with Dykema Cox Smith, is now managing member in the newly opened Law Offices of Wm. Frank Carroll, 1304 Alexandra Ct., Colleyville 76034. Carroll was also re-certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Karen Schroeder Law has moved to 550 N. Walnut Creek Dr., Ste. 110, Mansfield 76063.

Michael G. Hoffman, previously with Greystar Real Estate Partners, is now chief operating officer and general counsel to Thomas Title & Escrow, 3100 McKinnon St., Ste. 170, Dallas 75201.

Patrick J. Clabby is now a senior associate of Nunneley Family Law, 1845 Precinct Line Rd., Ste. 100, Hurst 76054.

Victor A. Flores, previously with the city of McAllen, is now deputy city attorney of the Denton City Attorney’s Office, 215 E. McKinney St., 76201. He was also elected to the State Bar of Texas Government Law Section Council.

Joan “Qiong” Wang is now an associate of Harness, Dickey & Pierce, 2801 Network Blvd., Ste. 600, Frisco 75034.

Zachary “Zach” B. Tobolowsky and Andy P. Mielnik are now associates of Munck Wilson Mandala, 12770 Coit Rd., Dallas 75251.

Daniel Stockton has opened Stockton Law, 6136 Frisco Square Blvd., Ste. 400, Frisco 75034.

Paul Hewett and Jeffrey O. Anderson are now partners in and Chris Oldner is now of counsel to Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson’s newly opened Frisco office, 2600 Network Blvd., Ste. 200, 75034.

Isreal J. Miller, previously with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, is now counsel to Gray Reed & McGraw, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 4600, Dallas 75201.

Norma L. Garcia, of Rent-A-Center in Plano, received the 2017 Corporate Counsel Diversity Award from the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association.

S. Jan Hueber, Matthew T. McLain, and Brenda F. Hasenzahl, all previously with Cotten Schmidt & Abbott, are now partners in Litchfield Cavo’s newly opened Fort Worth office, 420 Throckmorton St., Ste. 200, 76102.

Alexandra L. Wales, previously with Spencer Law, is now an associate of Parsons McEntire McCleary & Clark, 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 4400, Dallas 75201.

Emily Green and Harrison G. Papaila are now associates of Kane Russell Coleman Logan, Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75201. Jacob R. Pritcher Jr. is now senior counsel to and Ashley Veitenheimer is now a senior attorney with the firm.

Farrow-Gillespie & Heath, 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75201, is now a member of the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms. Paula L. Beasley, previously with McTaggart & Beasley, is now a partner in the firm.


Celina Moreno was appointed interim Southwest Regional Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 110 Broadway St., Ste. 300, San Antonio 78205.

Aimee Vidaurri-Cervantes, previously a judicial law clerk with Hon. Orlando L. Garcia, is now an attorney with Cowen | Mask | Blanchard, 6243 I-10 W., Ste. 801, San Antonio 78201.

Andrew “Drew” Simank is now an associate of Santoyo Moore Wehmeyer, 12400 San Pedro Ave., Ste. 300, San Antonio 78216.

Barbara L. Quirk, previously with McKamie Krueger, and Kent McIlyar, previously with the city of Paris, Texas, are now assistant city attorneys with the city of Corpus Christi.


David A. Landrum, previously with the Portland City Attorney’s Office, is now senior assistant county attorney of the Office of Multnomah County Attorney, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Ste. 500, Portland, Oregon 97214.

Monique M. Galloway, of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check in Radnor, Pennsylvania, was appointed to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission by Hon. Jay Costa, Pennsylvania Senate Minority Leader.

Russ R. Stolle, previously with the Huntsman Corporation, is now senior vice president, general counsel, and chief compliance officer of Venator Materials, Titanium House Hanzard Dr., Wynyard Park, Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom, TS22 5FD.

Dorothy J. Harden, a solo practitioner in Islamorada, Florida, received the Exceptional Citizen Award from Rep. Kionne McGhee.

Mitchel L. Winick, of the three-law school system of Monterey College of Law, San Luis Obispo College of Law, and Kern County College of Law, was elected chair of the State Bar of California Law School Council.TBJ

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