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Heidi A. Coughlin is now managing shareholder in Wright & Greenhill, 900 Congress Ave., Ste. 500, Austin 78701.

Raghav Bajaj is now a partner in Haynes and Boone, 600 Congress Ave., Ste. 1300, Austin 78701.

Normand Bozeman Zanowiak opened a new office in Georgetown, 1104 S. Rock St., 78626.

Margaret E. Tucker and Ryan Dougay are now partners in Gray & Becker, 900 West Ave., Austin 78701.

Zachariah Taylor “Zac” Evans is now of counsel to McGinnis Lochridge, 600 Congress Ave., Ste. 2100, Austin 78701.

Minton, Burton, Bassett & Collins was renamed Minton, Bassett, Flores & Carsey, 1100 Guadalupe St., Austin 78701. Jason Ortega and Zooey Wharton are now partners in the firm.

Stephanie Leibe is now an equity partner in Norton Rose Fulbright, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. 1100, Austin 78701.

M. Shannon Kackley is now an attorney with the Municipal Operations Division for the city of Austin Law Department, 301 W. Second St., Austin 78701. Leslie Padilla is now an attorney with the department’s Utility and Regulatory Division.

Abelino “Abel” Reyna is now of counsel to Patterson + Sheridan’s newly opened Waco office, 900 Washington Ave., Waco 76701.


Kevin L. Henry, previously with the 106th District Attorney’s Office, is now administrative law judge of the Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation, 3800 Paluxy Dr., Ste. 570, Tyler 75703.

Joshua P. Searcy, of Searcy & Searcy in Longview, was recognized in the “40 Under 40” initiative by the American Bankruptcy Institute.


Janna King is now a partner in FisherBroyles, Two Allen Center, 1200 Smith St., Ste. 1600, Houston 77002.

John P. Cahill Jr., previously with LeClairRyan, is now a partner in the Lanza Law Firm, 4950 Bissonnet St., Bellaire 77401.

Brian B. Kilpatrick is now a shareholder in Wilson Cribbs and Goren, 2500 Fannin St., Houston 77002. Lindsey T. Kellam is now an associate of the firm.

Kathryn Shurin, Kelli Norfleet, Sameer Saxena, and Austin Elam are now partners in Haynes and Boone, 1221 McKinney St., Ste. 2100, Houston 77010.

Robert Preston Lanier, previously with the Weaver Law Firm, is now an associate of Steven S. Toeppich & Associates, 1201 Louisiana St., Ste. 1000, Houston 77002.

Josh Monaghan is now an associate of Patterson + Sheridan, 24 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 1600, Houston 77046.

Kevin T. Horner is now an associate of Galligan & Manning, 802 W. Alabama St., Houston 77006.

Michael B. Bennett, previously with Baker Botts, is now a partner in Eversheds Sutherland, 1001 Fannin St., Ste. 3700, Houston 77002.

Hollie Reiminger, previously with Stuart PC, is now counsel to Reed Smith, 811 Main St., Ste. 1700, Houston 77002.

Justin T. Scott is now a partner in Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, 600 Travis St., Ste. 4800, Houston 77002.

Christopher Derden and James T. Rogers III were named litigation practice group leaders of Adams and Reese, 1221 McKinney St., Ste. 4400, Houston 77010.

David M. Leonard and Alex Uber are now associates of Gray Reed & McGraw, 1300 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 2000, Houston 77056.

Blake C. Jones is now of counsel to Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, 10001 Woodloch Forest Dr., Ste. 300, The Woodlands 77380. Jason R. Grill, Melissa A. Munson, Matthew S. Schlensker, and Ed Wallison are now members in the firm.

Jamila S. Mensah, Daniel Prati, and Eliot Turner are now equity partners in Norton Rose Fulbright, Fulbright Tower, 1301 McKinney St., Ste. 5100, Houston 77010.

Marilyn Maloney, of Liskow & Lewis in Houston, was elected president-elect of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Derrick Mitchell, previously with Bracewell, is now a partner in Holland & Knight, 1100 Louisiana St., Ste. 4300, Houston 77002.

Stephen Olson is now partner-in-charge in Jones Day’s Houston office, 717 Texas Ave., Ste. 3300, Houston 77002.

Melody Wang is now an associate of Kane Russell Coleman Logan, Galleria Tower II, 5051 Westheimer Rd., 10th Fl., Houston 77056.

Sally Ring, previously with the Houston Police Officers’ Union, has opened the Ring Law Firm, 3515 Fannin St., Houston 77004.


Syeeda Amin and Greg McAllister are now shareholders in Littler Mendelson, 2001 Ross Ave., Ste. 1500, Lock Box 116, Dallas 75201. Robert F. Friedman is now office managing shareholder in the firm’s offices in Austin, Dallas, and Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Jill Bindler and David DeZern are now partners in Gray Reed & McGraw, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 4600, Dallas 75201. Matthew C. Lipton is now senior counsel to and Elise Barajas and Angela L. Brown are now counsel to the firm.

Maral Kilejian, Michelle Jacobs, and Michael Karson are now partners in Haynes and Boone’s Dallas office, 2323 Victory Ave., Ste. 700, 75219. Scott Jarratt is now a partner in the firm’s Richardson office, 2505 N. Plano Rd., Ste. 4000, 75082.

Krista Chan is now an associate of Patterson + Sheridan, 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 2650, Dallas 75201.

Wendi Campbell Rogaliner and Richard A. “Dick” Sayles are now partners in Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’ newly opened Dallas office, 4400 Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm St., 75270. Scott Schardt is now counsel to the firm.

Jacob R. Lederle is now a partner in Wetsel, Carmichael, Allen & Lederle, 207 Oak St., P.O. Box 78, Sweetwater 79556.

Darren Nicholson is now a partner in Burns Charest, 900 Jackson St., Ste. 500, Dallas 75202.

Bill Holston, of the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas in Dallas, received the Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Award from the Dallas Bar Association.

Charles M. Persons is now counsel to Sidley Austin, 2021 McKinney Ave., Ste. 2000, Dallas 75201.

Jeffrey Zissa is now a shareholder in and Joseph Esposito is now an associate of Polsinelli, 2950 N. Harwood St., Ste. 2100, Dallas 75201.

Jonathan Cranz, Brian Garrett, Katherine Hopkins, and Andrew Neal are now partners in Kelly Hart & Hallman, 201 Main St., Ste. 2500, Fort Worth 76102.

Marc Kaliser is now a partner in Munck Wilson Mandala, 600 Banner Place Tower, 12770 Coit Rd., Dallas 75251.

Brian Brisco and Joshua Ross are now equity partners in Cantey Hanger, 600 W. Sixth St., Ste. 300, Fort Worth 76102.

Jorge I. Gutierrez, Brandon Byrne, James V. Leito IV, and Benjamin Ratliff are now equity partners in Norton Rose Fulbright, 2200 Ross Ave., Ste. 3600, Dallas 75201.

Michael A. Attaway is now a director in Kane Russell Coleman Logan, Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75201. Margaret Jordan is now a shareholder in the firm.

Christian S. Kelso is now a partner in and Spencer Turner is now an associate of Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter, 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75201.

Jennifer Covington and C.R. Moore III are now attorneys with Brackett & Ellis, 100 Main St., Fort Worth 76102.

Ben K. DuBose, of the DuBose Law Firm in Dallas, was elected president of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association.

Greta E. Cowart, previously with Winstead, and Kal Grant, previously with Tolleson Wealth Management, are now partners in Jackson Walker, 2323 Ross Ave., Ste. 600, Dallas 75201.

Landon E. Wiebusch is now a partner in Slater Matsil, 17950 Preston Rd., Ste. 1000, Dallas 75252.


Matthew Bradley, P.C., has moved to 328 S. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels 78130.

Jerry Gibson, previously with Plunkett & Gibson, is now of counsel to LeGrand & Bernstein, 2511 N. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio 78212.

Shawn Mechler, previously with Cowen | Rodriguez | Peacock, and Daniel M. Pacheco, previously with the Law Office of Daniel M. Pacheco, are now attorneys with the Crosley Law Firm, 3303 Oakwell Ct., Ste. 200, San Antonio 78218.

Ashley Senary Dahlberg, of Norton Rose Fulbright in San Antonio, received the Belva Lockwood Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association.

Yelena Seletskaya is now counsel to Barton Benson Jones, 745 E. Mulberry Ave., Ste. 550, San Antonio 78212. Katherine “Katie” O’Neill and Paul Hunt are now associates of the firm.


Kamal Jafarnia is now general counsel to and chief compliance officer of Artivest, 149 Fifth Ave., 16th Fl., New York City, New York 10010 and 1200 Prospect St., Ste. 400, San Diego, California 92037.

Jeffery S. DeArman was named transactions practice group leader of Adams and Reese, 1901 Sixth Ave. N., Ste. 3000, Birmingham, Alabama 35203.TBJ

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