Movers and Shakers

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CENTRAL

Griffith “Hunter” Thomas II has opened a solo practice in his name, 21210 Texas Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood 78669.

Alexander R. Comsudi is now a briefing attorney in Judge Barbara Hervey’s chambers in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 201 W. 14th St., Austin 78701.

The Austin office of Locke Lord was recognized as a Pro Bono Champion by Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas at the Judge Suzanne Covington Pro Bono Service Awards Reception.

Michael D. Saunders is now of counsel to and John R. Nelson is now a member in Dickinson Wright, 303 Colorado St., Ste. 2050, Austin 78701.

Kathleen Barrow, previously with Jackson Lewis, is now a partner in Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, 8911 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Bldg. 3, Ste. 3350, Austin 78759.

Christopher Mugica, of Jackson Walker in Austin, received the Mentor Award from the Austin Young Lawyers Association.

Roger M. Nichols, of the Law Office of Roger M. Nichols in Austin, received the Charles Butts Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award from the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.



EAST

Courtney Eudy, previously with Strasburger & Price, is now general counsel to Harrison, Walker & Harper, 2510 S. Church St., Paris 75460.



GULF

Elaine Balagia is now senior counsel to Apache Corporation, 2000 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 100, Houston 77056.

Jocelyn D. Tau, previously with Hunton Andrews Kurth, is now a partner in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, 1111 Louisiana St., 44th Fl., Houston 77002.

Carol Burke, Susan Berry, and Kimberlee Cagle are now partners in King & Spalding, 1100 Louisiana St., Ste. 4000, Houston 77002.

T. Aaron Dobbs is now counsel to Gray Reed & McGraw, 1300 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 2000, Houston 77056.

Robert H. George is now a partner in and Edmundo de la Fuente is now counsel to K&L Gates, 1000 Main St., Ste. 2550, Houston 77002.

Arthur M. Nathan is now a director of Kane Russell Coleman Logan, Galleria Tower II, 5051 Westheimer Rd., 10th Fl., Houston 77056.

Alasdair A. Roberts is now an attorney with Preis, Weslayan Tower, 24 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 2050, Houston 77046.

Alistair B. Dawson, of Beck Redden in Houston, was elected fellows chair of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Laina Miller, previously with Shipley Snell Montgomery, is now an investment manager and head of the office of Validity Finance, 700 Milam, Ste. 1300, Houston 77002.

Christian A. Garza, of Enterprise Products Partners in Houston, was selected as the Texas representative to the Yale Law School Association Executive Committee.

Russell T. Gips, previously with Vinson & Elkins, is now a partner in Copeland & Rice, 2777 Allen Pkwy., Ste. 977, Houston 77019.

Beth Ann Dranguet is now assistant general counsel to Apergy Corporation, 2445 Technology Forest Blvd., Bldg. 4, 12th Fl., The Woodlands 77381.

Courtney Bryan Sheaffer, previously with Stibbs & Co., is now an associate of Peckar & Abramson, 3050 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 500, Houston 77056.

Kristina L. Cunningham is now an associate of Hirsch & Westheimer, 1415 Louisiana St., 36th Fl., Houston 77002.

Raul Saenz is now an associate of Kane Russell Coleman Logan, 5051 Westheimer Rd., 10th Fl., Houston 77056.

Casie L. Gotro, of the Law Office of Casie Gotro in Houston, received the Percy Foreman Lawyer of the Year Award from the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.



NORTH

David J. LaBrec, a retired partner in Clark Hill Strasburger in Dallas, received the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Texas City Attorneys Association.

Kimberley Doom, previously with Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, is now an associate of Vincent Serafino Geary Waddell Jenevein, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 4100, Dallas 75201.

Joseph Goddard is now an associate of Gray Reed & McGraw, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 4600, Dallas 75201.

Callie M. Vivion-Matthews is now manager of corporate supply chain regulations and contracts with Lockheed Martin Corporation in Fort Worth.

Christopher V. Arisco is now a partner in Padfield & Stout, 421 W. Third St., Ste. 910, Fort Worth 76102.

M. Keith Ogle, previously with Pope, Hardwicke, Christie, Schell, Kelly & Taplett, is now an assistant criminal district attorney with the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, 401 W. Belknap, 9th Fl., Fort Worth 76196.

Tom Tannehill is now a litigation attorney with the Law Offices of John R. Salazar, 2201 Main St., Ste. 900, Dallas 75201.

Michael Abcarian, of Fisher Phillips in Dallas, is now a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Brad Weber, of Locke Lord in Dallas, is now chair-elect of the State Bar of Texas Antitrust and Business Litigation Section.

James Allen Frederick, of Littler Mendelson in Dallas, was named co-chair of the firm’s Pride affinity group.

Mike Windsor is now assistant director of legal services of the Women’s Center of Tarrant County Rape Crisis and Victim Services, 1723 Hemphill St., Fort Worth 76110.

Russell W. Mills, previously with Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, and Jeffrey A. Tinker, previously with Winstead, are now partners in Bell Nunnally & Martin, 2323 Ross Ave., Ste. 1900., Dallas 75201.

Zak Martinez is now an associate of Duffee + Eitzen, 4311 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste. 600, Dallas 75219.

Frank Carroll, of the Law Offices of Wm. Frank Carroll in Colleyville, was named chair of the board of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Eduardo F. “Jim” Cuaderes has formed a solo mediation practice, 10440 N. Central Expy., Ste. 800, Dallas 75231.

Anthony J. Magee is now a partner in the Ross IP Group, 5050 Quorum Dr., Ste. 700, Dallas 75254.

Richard A. Sayles, of Sayles Werbner in Dallas, was named the 2018 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Dallas Bar Association.

Steven D. Wolens, of McKool Smith in Dallas, was re-elected chairman of the Texas Ethics Commission.

Melinda Jayson, a solo practitioner in Dallas, was selected to the American Health Lawyers Association Dispute Resolution Review Board.

Larry Glasgow and Richard L. Waggoner, both previously with Foley Gardere, are now partners in Jackson Walker, 2323 Ross Ave., Ste. 600, Dallas 75201.

Lisa Hur Formanek is now a senior attorney with Kane Russell Coleman Logan, Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75201. Johnathan D. Jordan is now an associate of the firm.

Holly Rampy Baird is now a partner in Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, 5950 Sherry Ln., Ste. 800, Dallas 75225, and Chris Oldner is now a partner in the firm’s Frisco office, 2600 Network Blvd., Ste. 200, 75034.

Christopher L. Summers is now a shareholder in Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, 15303 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 700, Addison 75001.

Keith McDole and Steven Nelson Williams are now shareholders in Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, 500 N. Akard St., Ste. 3800, Dallas 75201. Zac Duffy and Winston Huff are now senior attorneys with the firm.

Myles F. Reynolds and Tab R. Urbantke are now partners in Hunton Andrews Kurth, 1445 Ross Ave., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75202.

Kyle C. Post is now of counsel to and Joshua A. Bethke is now an associate of Coats Rose, 14755 Preston Rd., Ste. 600, Dallas 75254.

Katherine K. Valent is now an associate of Scheef & Stone, 2600 Network Blvd., Ste. 400, Frisco 75034.

Preston Enoch is now an associate of Spencer Fane, 2200 Ross Ave., Ste. 4800 West, Dallas 75201.

Carrie M. Winkler, previously with Hunton Andrews Kurth, is now counsel to Vinson & Elkins, 2001 Ross Ave., Ste. 3900, Dallas 75201.

Lisa A. Genecov, of Norton Rose Fulbright in Dallas, received the Audrey Kaplan Inspiring Women of the Southwest Award from the Southwest Jewish Congress.

Tobias P. Moon is now a partner in Husch Blackwell, 2001 Ross Ave., Ste. 2000, Dallas 75201.

Hon. Roberto Cañas Jr., of Dallas County Criminal Court No. 10, received the HeRO Award from Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support.

Kirsten Soto is now an associate of Tollefson Bradley Mitchell & Melendi, 2811 McKinney Ave., Ste. 250, Dallas 75204.

Paul Leslie is now a partner in Estes Thorne & Carr, 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas 75219.

Taylor Mohr is now an associate of Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, 2600 Network Blvd., Ste. 200, Frisco 75034.

Clint Broden, of Broden & Mickelsen in Dallas, received the Percy Foreman Lawyer of the Year Award from the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Frank Jackson, of the Law Offices of Frank Jackson in Dallas, was enshrined in the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Hall of Fame.



PANHANDLE

Blake C. Billings, previously with Harris, Finley & Bogle, is now assistant general counsel to the Texas Tech University System, P.O. Box 42021, Lubbock 79409.

Mark S. Snodgrass, of the Law Office of Mark S. Snodgrass in Lubbock, was sworn in as president of Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Daniel W. Hurley, of Hurley & Guinn in Lubbock, was enshrined in the TCDLA Hall of Fame.



SOUTH

Clay B. Steadman, of Law Offices of Jesko & Steadman in Kerrville, is now chair of the Criminal Defense Lawyers Project and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational Institute.

Allison M. Ellis is now an associate of Santoyo Moore Wehmeyer, 12400 San Pedro Ave., Ste. 300, San Antonio 78216.

Michelle Casillas is now an associate of the Weisinger Law Firm, 16016 N. Evans Rd., Selma 78154.

Barton, East & Caldwell was renamed Caldwell East & Finlayson, 700 N. St. Mary’s St., Ste. 1825, San Antonio 78205.



WEST

Daniel H. Hernandez, of Ray, McChristian & Jeans in El Paso, is now president-elect of the El Paso Bar Association.

Martin Underwood, of Comstock, was enshrined in the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Hall of Fame.

Shannon Crenshaw Rhoads, previously with Mounce, Green, Myers, Safi, Paxson & Galatzan, is now assistant general counsel to Helen of Troy, 1 Helen of Troy Plaza, El Paso 79912.



OUT OF STATE

Brian Lowenberg, previously with McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, is now of counsel to Rawle & Henderson, 1339 Chestnut St., 16th Fl., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107.

Karen Hutchins, of the Arkansas Bar Association in Little Rock, was selected to serve as president of the National Association of Bar Executives.

Lisa A. Dreishmire, previously with Chicago Public Schools, is now an associate of Masuda Funai, 203 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 2500, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

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