Movers and Shakers

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Adam T. Schramek, of Norton Rose Fulbright in Austin, is now president of the Austin Bar Association.

Michael P. Springer, previously with Winstead, is now a partner in Cain & Skarnulis, 400 W. 15th St., Ste. 900, Austin 78701.

Jeff Gordon is now general counsel to the Texas General Land Office, 1700 N. Congress Ave., Austin 78701.

Ashton G. Cumberbatch Jr. is now special counsel to McGinnis Lochridge, 600 Congress Ave., Ste. 2100, Austin 78701.

Cara Mittleman Kelly and Jay H. Ong are now equity shareholders in Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, 303 Colorado St., Ste. 2600, Austin 78701. James R. Ray III and Adam J. Richie are now shareholders in the firm.

Kevin Koronka is now a partner in Husch Blackwell, 111 Congress Ave., Ste. 1400, Austin 78701.

Misty Lea Cunningham is now supervising attorney of Fanaff, Hoagland & Gonzales, 1701 Directors Blvd., Ste. 920, Austin 78744.

Robert H. Baker, previously with Reed & Scardino, is now an associate of Kelly Hart & Hallman, 303 Colorado St., Ste. 2000, Austin 78701.

Ryan Brannan, previously with the Division of Workers’ Compensation, founded the Brannan Firm, 1108 Lavaca St., Ste. 110.200, Austin 78701. Brannan is also of counsel to Troxclair, 816 Congress Ave., Ste. 1125, Austin 78701.

John Runde, previously with Huseman & Stewart, is now an attorney with Weisbart Springer Hayes, 212 Lavaca St., Ste. 200, Austin 78701.

Alyson Falk, previously with Coldwell | Bowes, is now an attorney with Lazar Law, 305 Camp Craft Rd., Ste. 500, Austin 78746.

Elizabeth Miller, of Baylor Law School, is the inaugural holder of the university’s newly created M. Stephen and Alyce A. Beard Chair in Business and Transactional Law.


Warren W. Harris, of Bracewell in Houston, is now president of the Houston Bar Association. Brian P. Teaff, also with the firm, is now chair of the Tax-Exempt Finance Affinity Group for the American Health Lawyers Association.

James L. Duncan III is now counsel to Eversheds Sutherland, 1001 Fannin St., Ste. 3700, Houston 77002.

Foster has relocated its Houston headquarters to 3 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 800, 77046.

Zachary P. Nye is now an associate of the Verde Law Firm, 4600 Texas Hwy. 6 North, Ste. 320, Houston 77084.

Julie Patel, previously with Lindauer Law, and Brett Heller are now associates of Patterson + Sheridan, 24 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 1600, Houston 77046.

Christopher P. Borreca, of Thompson & Horton in Houston, was elected to the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys Board of Directors.

Daniel J. Ferretti is now a shareholder in Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, 1301 McKinney St., Ste. 3700, Houston 77010.

Edgardo Colón is now a partner in West & Associates, 440 Louisiana St., Ste. 1880, Houston 77002.

Kenneth Wayne Bullock II is now an equity shareholder in and Mark Deaton is now a shareholder in Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, 700 Milam St., Ste. 2700, Houston 77002.

Christopher M. McKinney, previously with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division, is now an associate of the Doug Murphy Law Firm, 402 Main St., 4th Fl., Houston 77002.

Wayne P. Bunch Jr. is now a partner in FisherBroyles, Two Allen Center, 1200 Smith St., Ste. 1600, Houston 77002.

Allen H. Zwernemann, of the Zwernemann Law Firm in Houston, was named Houston Trial Lawyers Association Board Member of the Year 2017.

Tekell, Book, Allen & Morris was renamed Taylor, Book, Allen & Morris, 1221 McKinney St., Ste. 4300, Houston 77010.


Frank Stevenson, of Locke Lord in Dallas, was elected vice president of the Western States Bar Conference and to the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees.

Jason A. Wietjes, of Polsinelli in Dallas, was appointed to the bionorthTX Board of Directors. Allen J. Dickey, also with the firm, was elected a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Elise Selinger, previously with Conley Rose, is now an associate of Patterson + Sheridan, 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 2650, Dallas 75201.

Cathy Altman, of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal in Dallas, was elected to the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law.

Kasia Brozynski and Bart P. Dalton are now partners in and Antonio Devora is now of counsel to Spencer Fane, 5800 Granite Pkwy., Ste. 800, Plano 75024. Kevin J. Maguire and J. Jeffrey Cash are now partners in the firm’s Dallas office, 2200 Ross Ave., Ste. 4800 West, 75201.

Rogge Dunn has formed the Rogge Dunn Group, 1201 Elm St., Ste. 5200, Dallas 75270. Gregory M. Clift, Bryan C. Collins, Josh J. Iacuone, and Brian P. Shaw Jr. are now partners in the firm. David Gross and John M. Lynch are now attorneys with the firm.

Gemma L. Descoteaux, Stephen E. Fox, Bill Mateja, Jennifer Klein Ayers, Steven G. Schortgen, Carolyn R. Benson, Yvette J. Mabbun, Jason Mueller, Dwight Francis, and Evan C. Williams are now founding partners in the newly opened Dallas office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, 2200 Ross Ave., 24th Fl., 75201.

Camille Milner, a solo practitioner in Denton, was recognized as a Master Credentialed Collaborative Professional by Collaborative Divorce Texas.

Orest B. Dachniwsky, previously with the BNSF Railway Company, is now senior counsel to Kelly Hart & Hallman, 201 Main St., Ste. 2500, Fort Worth 76102.

Josh Ungerman, of Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, was appointed to the American Bar Association Section of Taxation Appointment to the Tax Court Committee.

Marcus D. Brown, previously with Winstead, is now a shareholder in Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, Preston Commons West, 8117 Preston Rd., Ste. 500, Dallas 75225.

Lisa Royee Ray, previously with the Dallas Independent School District, is now general counsel to the Garland Independent School District, 501 S. Jupiter Rd., Garland 75042.

Tricia R. DeLeon, previously with Gruber Hail Johansen Shank, is now a partner in Holland & Knight, 200 Crescent Ct., Ste. 1600, Dallas 75201.

Kennedy Barnes, Ward White IV, and Nnamdi Anozie are now partners in White Wiggins & Barnes, 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 3740, Dallas 75201.

Nolan C. Knight and Aryn S. Self are now equity shareholders in Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, 500 N. Akard St., Ste. 3800, Dallas 75201.

Brian N. Hail is now director of Kane Russell Coleman Logan, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75201. Nicole Herron and Mahan V. Wright are now associates of the firm.

Quentin Brogdon, of Crain Lewis Brogdon in Dallas, is now president-elect of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.

Lewis R. Sifford, of Sifford, Anderson & Company in Dallas, received the Texas Trial Legend Award from the Dallas Bar Association Tort & Insurance Practice Section.

David A. Walton is now a partner in Bell Nunnally & Martin, 3232 McKinney Ave., Ste. 1400, Dallas 75204. Craig M. Warner is now senior counsel to the firm.

April R. Philley, previously with the Office of the Texas Attorney General, is now an associate of Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Mehl, 5801 Tennyson Pkwy., Ste. 360, Plano 75024.


James P. Plummer is now a partner in Bracewell, 300 Convent St., Ste. 1500, San Antonio 78205.

Paola D. Lujan is now an associate of J. Cruz & Associates, 216 W. Village Blvd., Ste. 202, Laredo 78041.

Joshua A. Sutin and Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry received the Award for Distinguished Service for Continuing Professional Education from the San Antonio Chapter CPA Society.

R. Wade Vandiver is now assistant vice president and senior corporate litigation director of the Argo Group, 175 E. Houston St., San Antonio 78205.

Ryan V. Cox is now a senior staff attorney with the Texas Civil Rights Project, working remotely from San Antonio.


M. Mitchell Moss and Priscilla M. Castillo, previously with ScottHulse, formed Moss Legal Group, 5845 Cromo Dr., Ste. 2, El Paso 79912.


Marcos Antonio Mendoza, of the Texas Association of School Boards, was appointed as an adjunct professor and scholar in residence with the University of Connecticut School of Law, Insurance Law Center, Hosmer Hall, 65 Elizabeth St., Hartford, Connecticut 06105.

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