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Elizabeth A. Rogers is now a partner in Michael Best & Friedrich, Terrace 7, 2801 Via Fortuna, Ste. 300, Austin 78746.

Darrell D. Davila is now chief of staff to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, the Capitol, Rm. 2E.13, P.O. Box 12068, Austin 78711.

Clarke Heidrick, previously with Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, is now a partner in McGinnis Lochridge, 600 Congress Ave., Ste. 2100, Austin 78701.

John A. Riley and Paul C. Sarahan are now partners in Holland & Knight, 111 Congress Ave., Ste. 540, Austin 78701.

Stephanie Kroger, previously with Andrews Kurth Kenyon, is now counsel to Eversheds Sutherland’s offices in Austin, 600 Congress Ave., Ste. 2000, 78701, and Houston, 1001 Fannin St., Ste. 3700, 77002.

Stephen W. Lemmon and Rhonda Bear Mates, both previously with Husch Blackwell, are now partners in Streusand, Landon, Ozburn & Lemmon, 811 Barton Springs Rd., Ste. 811, Austin 78704. Sarah McHaney is now of counsel to the firm.

Catherine G. Kirkland, Rachel O. Gilbert, Baxter R. Morgan, and James T. Lindsey are now partners in Gjerset & Lorenz, Terrace 7, 2801 Via Fortuna, Ste. 500, Austin 78746.

Marcus Beaudin, previously with Dunnam & Dunnam, is now the founding attorney of the Beaudin Law Firm, 600 Austin Ave., Ste. 12, Waco 76701.

Bree Buchanan, of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program in Austin, received the Excellence in Legal Community Leadership Award from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Legal Professionals Program.


Craig L. Henry is now judge-elect of Bowie County Court at Law, 710 James Bowie Dr., New Boston 75570.


Christopher A. Ruhman, previously with Hirsch & Westheimer, is now senior counsel to Peckar & Abramson, 3050 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 500, Houston 77056.

Teresa N. Smith is now an associate of Coats Rose, 9 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 1100, Houston 77046.

E. Lee Haag III is now special counsel to Adams and Reese, LyondellBasell Tower, 1221 McKinney, Ste. 4400, Houston 77010.

Monica F. Oathout, of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Houston, has joined the board of trustees of Freedom House, 1850 M St. NW, 11th Fl., Washington, D.C. 20036.

Shannon Quadros is now a shareholder in Kilmer Crosby & Quadros, 712 Main St., Ste. 1100, Houston 77002.

Stacianne M. Wilson, of Bracewell in Houston, received the Rising Star Award from the University of Houston Law Center. Richard F. Whiteley, also with the firm, received the President’s Award from the university.

Paul Bork is now lead counsel to Dow Chemical Company, 332 TX Hwy. 332 E., Lake Jackson 77566.

Diana Pérez Gomez is now a shareholder in Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, 1200 Smith St., 14th Fl., Houston 77002.

Mitchell M. Murphy is now counsel to K&L Gates, 1000 Main St., Ste. 2550, Houston 77002.

Tiye T. Foley, of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz in Houston, was selected as a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinders Program.

J. Wiley George is now a principal in McKool Smith, 600 Travis St., Ste. 7000, Houston 77002.

Garrett Johnston is now counsel to Hogan Lovells, 609 Main St., Ste. 4200, Houston 77002.

Stephen M. Loftin, of Hicks Thomas in Houston, is now a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Mark B. Arnold, Jordan E. Hirsch, Robert J. McNamara, and John B. Shely are now executive committee members of the newly formed Hunton Andrews Kurth, 600 Travis St., Ste. 4200, Houston 77002. Tammy W. Brennig is now managing partner and Robin Russell is now deputy managing partner in the firm.

Iain L. Kennedy is now an associate of Nathan Sommers Jacobs, 2800 Post Oak Blvd., 61st Fl., Houston 77056.

Robert P. Lord is now a shareholder in Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta’s new Houston office, 9 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 500, 77046, and the firm’s Silicon Valley office, 2900 Lakeside Dr., Ste. 200, Santa Clara, California 95054. Mark R. Zeidman, Richard L. Spencer, J.W. Beverly, and Kenneth H. Holt are now shareholders in and Annemarie L. Vicere, Mark John Edward McCarthy, Keelin A. Hargadon, Nicole L. Phillips, and Luisa F. Calderon are now associates of the firm’s Houston office.


Elizabeth L. Tiblets, Jeffrey C. King, and Jamie Lavergne Bryan are now partners in K&L Gates, 301 Commerce St., Ste. 3000, Fort Worth 76102. Christopher A. Brown is now a partner in the firm’s Dallas office, 1717 Main St., Ste. 2800, 75201.

Lindsay G. Gorbach is now a partner in Cox, 7859 Walnut Hill Ln., Ste. 310, Dallas 75230.

Gardner Haas has relocated to Saint Ann Court, 2501 N. Harwood St., Ste. 1250, Dallas 75201.

Lewis R. Sifford, of Sifford, Anderson & Company in Dallas, received the American Board of Trial Advocates Lifetime Achievement Award.

Andrew Decker is now an attorney with Evans, Daniel, Moore, Evans, Biggs, and Decker, 115 W. Second St., Ste. 202, Fort Worth 76102.

Ron C. McCallum is now owner of Ron C. McCallum and Associates, 750 N. St. Paul, Ste. 1800, Dallas 75201.

Griffith Bates Champion & Harper was renamed Harper Bates & Champion, 5910 N. Central Expy., Ste. 1050, Dallas 75206.

Christopher M. Staine is now a director of Crowe & Dunlevy, 1919 McKinney Ave., Ste. 100, Dallas 75201.

Letty Martinez, of Varghese Summersett in Fort Worth, was appointed to the Child Fatality Review Team Committee by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

Carlisle Braun, previously with Sun Holdings, is now an associate of Scheef & Stone, 2600 Network Blvd., Ste. 400, Frisco 75034.

Nolan C. Knight and Michael A. Krywucki, both of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr in Dallas, are now co-chairs of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Tisha Ghormley is now an attorney with Hammerle Finley Law, 2871 Lake Vista Dr., Ste. 100, Lewisville 75067.

Graigory B. Fancher and Jay B. Newton are now shareholders in Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, 301 Commerce St., Ste. 1500, Fort Worth 76102.

Robin G. Bechtold is now senior counsel to Munck Wilson Mandala, 600 Banner Place Tower, 12770 Coit Rd., Dallas 75251.

Christian K. Puff, previously with CHRISTUS Health Plan, is now an attorney with Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, 603 Munger Ave., Ste. 350, Dallas 75202.

Sarah K. Fox is now a trial attorney with Goheen & O’Toole, 116 N. Tennessee St., Ste. 203, McKinney 75069.

Rachel O. Freeman is now an associate of Gray Reed & McGraw, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 4600, Dallas 75201.

Joseph D. Brown, previously with Grayson County, is now the U.S. attorney for the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas.

Karen McCloud, a solo practitioner in Dallas, was elected chair of the Dallas Bar Association Board of Directors.

Cynthia “Cindy” Brotman Nelson, George C. Dunlap Jr., Kevin L. Kelley, and Scott Tuthill are now partners in Jackson Walker, 2323 Ross Ave., Ste. 600, Dallas 75201.

Jack Conner is now a shareholder in Vincent Serafino Geary Waddell Jenevein, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 4100, Dallas 75201.

Melissa Winchester is now a shareholder in McGuire, Craddock & Strother, 2501 N. Harwood St., Ste. 1800, Dallas 75201.

Joyce Mazero is now a shareholder in Polsinelli in Dallas, 2950 N. Harwood St., Ste. 2100, 75201, and Denver, Colorado, 1401 Lawrence St., Ste. 2300, 80202.

Austin B. Williams, previously with David S. Kohm & Associates, is now an associate of Henry, Oddo, Austin & Fletcher, 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 2700, Dallas 75201.

Derek Fletcher is now market director of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, 5500 Preston Rd., Dallas 75205.

Thompson & Knight has relocated to 777 Main St., Ste. 3300, Fort Worth 76102.


Zachariah P. “Zach” Patton is now an associate of Santoyo Moore Wehmeyer, 12400 San Pedro Ave., Ste. 300, San Antonio 78216.

Charles H. Jackson III is now of counsel to Langley & Banack, 745 E. Mulberry Ave., Ste. 700, San Antonio 78212.

Harry W. Wolff III and Harry W. Wolff Jr. are now partners in Uhl, Fitzsimons, Jewett, Burton & Wolff, 4040 Broadway St., Ste. 430, San Antonio 78209.

James M. McNeel is now a shareholder in Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, 112 E. Pecan St., Ste. 1450, San Antonio 78205.

Gregory W. Geerdes is now an attorney with the Brewster Law Firm, 11120 Wurzbach Rd., Ste. 200, San Antonio 78230.

Lui Chambers, of Langley & Banack in San Antonio, received the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States designation by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Nicole E. Jackson, previously with the Nicole E. Jackson Law Firm, is now general counsel to Silotech Group, 19026 Ridgewood Pkwy., Ste. 118, San Antonio 78259.


Gary Landers, of the Bojorquez Law Firm, is now interim city attorney for the city of Odessa.

Justin W. Clark and Joel T. Parsons are now shareholders in Davis, Gerald & Cremer, 400 W. Illinois Ave., Ste. 1400, Midland 79701.


Ashley I. Kissinger, previously with Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, is now of counsel to Ballard Spahr, 1225 17th St., Ste. 2300, Denver, Colorado 80202, and 5480 Valmont Rd., Ste. 200, Boulder, Colorado 80301.

Andrew Michael Miller, previously with the Simmer Law Group, is now a shareholder in Baron & Budd, the Watergate, 600 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Ste. 10-A, Washington, D.C. 20037.

Frank X. Neuner Jr., of NeunerPate in Lafayette, Louisiana, received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division.

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