Movers and Shakers

For more information or to submit a listing, go to texasbar.com/moversandshakers or email tbj@texasbar.com.

CENTRAL

Edward McHorse, Cliff Ernst, Clark Lutz, Martin Lutz, Doug Jones, and Russell Booth are now partners in McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore, 600 Congress Ave., Ste. 2100, Austin 78701. Alison Lenner and Shana McGirl are now associates of and Ali Gallagher is now of counsel to the firm.

Colette Billings, Amanda Frizzelle, William L. Sims, Azadeh Zarrabi, Kim Isham, Leah Stein, Daphne Wilson, and Summer Benford are now staff attorneys with Texas Legal Services Center, 2101 S. I-35, Ste. 300, Austin 78741. Crystal Leff-Pinon is now managing attorney for the center’s Child Protective Services program and Wayne Krause Yang is managing attorney for the program’s newly established Impact Litigation project.

Sarah Tudor Glaser is now a senior associate of the Welter Law Firm, 919 Congress Ave., Ste. 1325, Austin 78701.

Emilio Nicolas and Pamela Madere are now partners in Jackson Walker, 100 Congress Ave., Ste. 1100, Austin 78701.

Leslie Wood Dippel is now director of the Civil Litigation Division of the Travis County Attorney’s Office, 314 W. 11th St., Ste. 500, Austin 78701.

Benjamin B. Hallmark is now a partner in Thompson & Knight, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. 1900, Austin 78701.

Rick Cofer, previously with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office and Travis County Attorney’s Office, has opened the Law Office of Rick Cofer, 404 W. 13th St., Austin 78701.

Darlene F. Ghavimi is now a principal in Conley Rose, 13413 Galleria Cir., Ste. 100, Austin 78738.

Mary Keeney, Peter Cesaro, and Matt Powers, of Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody in Austin, are now board members of the firm. Natasha Martin is now an advisor to the board.

Rep. Eric L. Johnson, of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Austin, is now a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.



GULF

James A. Schuelke is now a partner in Reynolds Frizzell, 1100 Louisiana St., Ste. 3500, Houston 77002. Harris Wells and William R. Langley are now associates of the firm.

Scott McLaughlin and Marlene Williams are now partners in Eversheds Sutherland, 1001 Fannin St., Ste. 3700, Houston 77002.

Courtney Ervin is now a partner in Hicks Thomas, 700 Louisiana St., Ste. 2000, Houston 77002.

James D. Prappas is now director of Kane Russell Coleman Logan, Galleria Tower II, 5051 Westheimer Rd., 10th Fl., Houston 77056.

Jamila M. Brinson, Luke J. Gilman, William J. Stowe, and Scott A. Schepps are now partners in Jackson Walker, 1401 McKinney St., Ste. 1900, Houston 77010.

David Toney is now partner in charge of Adams and Reese, LyondellBasell Tower, 1221 McKinney St., Ste. 4400, Houston 77010. Chelsea J. Lu is now an associate of the firm.

W. Mark Lanier, of the Lanier Law Firm in Houston, is now president of the National Trial Lawyers.

Barrett Reasoner, of Gibbs & Bruns in Houston, was selected chair of the Houston Bar Foundation.

Annapoorni R. Sankaran, previously with Greenberg Traurig, is now a partner in Holland & Knight, 1100 Louisiana St., Ste. 4300, Houston 77002.

Denise Scofield and Hugh Tanner, both previously with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, are now partners in Winston & Strawn, 1111 Louisiana St., 25th Fl., Houston 77002.

Scott Weiss is now vice president of legal affairs and regulatory compliance with QuVa Pharma, 3 Sugar Creek Center Blvd., Ste. 250, Sugar Land 77478.

Charles C. Foster, of Foster in Houston, was named vice dean of the Consular Corps of Houston.

Dawn S. Holiday, of Steptoe & Johnson in The Woodlands, was named a fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

Timothy E. Gehl, previously with Shell Oil Company, is now general counsel to Gulf Coast Aviation, 7930 Airport Blvd., Hangar 1, Houston 77061.

Charles H. Wilson, previously with Cozen O’Connor, is now a shareholder in Littler Mendelson, 1301 McKinney St., Ste. 1900, Houston 77010.

Puja Detjen is now a partner in and James Sinton is now an associate of Patterson + Sheridan, 24 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 1600, Houston 77046. Jessie D. Herrera Jr., also with the firm, was selected as a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

John T. Woodruff, of Polsinelli in Houston, was selected as a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Cindy Dinh, previously with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, is now an associate of Susman Godfrey, 1000 Louisiana St., Ste. 5100, Houston 77002.



NORTH

Charles T. Haag, previously with Jones Day, is now a partner in Winston & Strawn, 2501 N. Harwood St., 17th Fl., Dallas 75201.

Kate L. Schneider is now an associate of and T. Chase Garrett is now a partner in Scheef & Stone, 2600 Network Blvd., Ste. 400, Frisco 75034. James Griffin, previously with Jackson Walker, is now a partner in the firm’s Dallas office, 500 N. Akard St., Ste. 2700, 75201.

Chad J. Ray is now a senior associate of Munck Wilson Mandala, 600 Banner Place Tower, 12770 Coit Rd., Dallas 75251. Nichole M. Plagens, previously with Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, is now an associate of the firm.

R. Scott Seifert was elected president of Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, 15303 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 700, Addison 75001.

Jesse J. Lotspeich, previously with the Law Office of James M. Stanley, is now a partner in Barnett Howard & Williams, 209 W. Eighth St., Fort Worth 76102.

Adam Bell is now an associate of Bailey Brauer, Campbell Centre I, 8350 N. Central Expy., Ste. 206, Dallas 75206.

Pete Hyndman is now a partner in Jackson Walker, 2323 Ross Ave., Ste. 600, Dallas 75201. Len A. Wade is now a partner in the firm’s Fort Worth office, 777 Main St., Ste. 2100, 76102.

Koy R. Killen and Clinton W. Dennis have formed Killen & Dennis, 104 S. Main St., Burleson 76028.

Laura L. Stapleton is now senior counsel to Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, 901 Main St., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75202. Jeffrey M. Glassman and Jason A. Hendrix are now associates of the firm. Charles J. Allen, also with the firm, is now certified in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

David Monk, of RealPage in Richardson, was named General Counsel of the Year for a mid-sized law department from the Association of Corporate Counsel DFW Chapter and the Texas Lawbook.

Cole Bredthauer and Conrad Hester are now partners in Thompson & Knight, 801 Cherry St., Unit #1, Burnett Plaza, Ste. 1600, Fort Worth 76102. Nathan D. Meredith and Michelle V. Parker are now partners in the firm’s Dallas office, One Arts Plaza, 1722 Routh St., Ste. 1500, 75201.

Catherine Fancher is now vice president of and in-house counsel to Carlisle Title, 4835 LBJ Fwy., Ste. 700, Dallas 75244.

Marc Cabrera, of Locke Lord in Dallas, was selected as a fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

Joshua Skora is now a partner in K&L Gates, 1717 Main St., Ste. 2800, Dallas 75201.

Mary Durbin, previously with the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, is now an associate of the Verdin Law Firm, 900 Jackson St., Ste. 535, Dallas 75202.

John Podvin, of Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson in Dallas, was elected co-chair of the North Texas Chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists Board of Directors.

David C. Schulte is now a partner in Holland & Knight, 200 Crescent Ct., Ste. 1600, Dallas 75201.

Erwin A. Nepomuceno and David R. Reeder, partners in Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester, will lead the firm’s newly opened Dallas office, 1717 McKinney Ave., Ste. 700, 75202.

Beverly Godbey, previously with Gardere Wynne Sewell, is now a principal in Amy Stewart Law, Mockingbird Station, 5307 E. Mockingbird Ln., Ste. 425, Dallas 75206.

Nancy C. LeGros, previously with CHRISTUS Health, is now a partner in Bracewell, 1445 Ross Ave., Ste. 3800, Dallas 75202.

Bill Wooley, previously with Neel, Hooper & Banes, is now corporate counsel to M1 Support Services, 300 N. Elm St., Ste. 101, Denton 76201.

Keith D. Becker has relocated his family law practice to 290 S. Preston Rd., Ste. 100, Prosper 75078.

Justin V. Sumner is now a partner in Sumner, Schick & Pace, 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd., Ste. 600, Dallas 75219.

Jamie T. Katzen is now senior counsel to Gray Reed & McGraw, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 4600, Dallas 75201.

Michele Wong Krause, of the Wong Krause Law Firm in Dallas, was elected to the American Bar Association Board of Governors.

Sarah Q. Wirskye, previously with Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, is now the managing shareholder in the Wirskye Law Firm, 5220 Spring Valley Rd., Ste. 200, Dallas 75254.



SOUTH

Peter Sakai, judge of the 225th District Court in San Antonio, was elected local administrative judge of the district courts for a two-year term. Sakai was also the 2017 distinguished commencement speaker at St. Philip’s College.

George E. Hinchey is now a partner in Jackson Walker, 112 E. Pecan St., Ste. 2400, San Antonio 78205.

Adam Rabinowitz is now a shareholder in Hornberger Fuller & Garza, 7373 Broadway St., Ste. 300, San Antonio 78209.

Bruce E. Toppin III is now a shareholder in Langley & Banack, 745 E. Mulberry Ave., Ste. 900, San Antonio 78212.



OUT OF STATE

Bradley C. West, of the West Law Firm in Shawnee, Oklahoma, was named president of the American Board of Trial Advocates Oklahoma Chapter.

Mark S. Harris is now the managing partner in Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, 1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd., 4 Penn Center, Ste. 910, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103.TBJ

{Back to top}