Movers and Shakers

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CENTRAL

Susan Kidwell, of Locke Lord in Austin, received the Pro Bono Attorney Award from the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association and Foundation. Jerry K. Clements, of Locke Lord in Austin, was named chair of the Baylor University Board of Regents.

Wes Strickland is now a partner in Holland & Knight, 111 Congress Ave., Ste. 540, Austin 78701.

Tyler P. Ezell is now an associate of Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Muñoz, 4201 W. Parmer Ln., Ste. A-100, Austin 78727.

Megan Rue is now an associate of the Law Office of Rick Cofer, 404 W. 13th St., Austin 78701.

Dannet L. Bock-Barnes is now a central staff attorney with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 201 W. 14th St., Rm. 106, Austin 78711.

Jenny Roan Forgey is now an associate of the Jones Law Firm, 3724 Jefferson St., Ste. 310, Austin 78731.

Thomas A. Forbes is now an attorney with Butler Snow, 515 Congress Ave., Ste. 1900, Austin 78701.

Jesse Bush Butler, of Hajjar Peters in Austin, is now a member of the St. Edward’s University Board of Trustees.

Austin-based Kirker Davis was recognized as a Three Years 10 Best Family Law Firm for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Holly R. Davis, of the firm, was named a Three Years 10 Best Family Law Attorney by AIOFLA.

Dillon Meek, of the city of Waco, was named Young Lawyer of the Year by Baylor Law School.

Mary H. Allen, previously with the Waller Creek Conservancy, is now of counsel to McGinnis Lochridge, 600 Congress Ave., Ste. 2100, Austin 78701.

David Hugin, of the Ryan Law Firm in Austin, was named leader of the firm’s Property Tax Group.

Kevin M. Bennett, of the Law Office of Kevin Bennett in Austin, was named a 10 Best DUI Attorney for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys.

Anne Peters, of the Texas Legislative Council in Austin, was appointed executive director of the Texas Ethics Commission.



GULF

Mary K. “Katie” Kennedy, of the Upper Kirby Mediation Center in Houston, was elected vice-chair of the Texas Ethics Commission.

The Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec relocated to 9575 Katy Fwy., Ste. 200, Houston 77024.

Jacob M. Monty, of Monty & Ramirez in Houston, was voted into the Texas Association of Business Board of Directors.

Bradford Hendrickson is now an attorney with and Charles Stam is now an associate of Lightfoot, Franklin & White, 1885 Saint James Pl., Ste. 1150, Houston 77056.

David R. Roth is now a partner in and Andrew W. Bell and Philip J. Morgan are now associates of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis St., Ste. 4800, Houston 77002.

Randy Sorrels, of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz in Houston, is now president of the State Bar of Texas. Alexandra Farias-Sorrels is now of counsel to and Karl Long is now an associate of the firm, 800 Commerce St., Houston 77002.

Richard A. Schafer, previously with Blank Rome, is now a principal in Schafer IP Law, 6632 Fairfield Dr., Houston 77023.

Chris Reynolds, of Reynolds Frizzell in Houston, was inducted as a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir opened an office in The Woodlands, 10210 Grogan Mill Rd., Ste. 325, 77380. Les R. Chambers is now a managing shareholder in, Ryan A. Chambers and Coleman G. Anglin are now shareholders in, and Nataliya K. Tipton is now an associate of the firm.

Samuel S. Baskin is now an associate of Wilson Cribbs and Goren, 2500 Fannin St., Houston 77002.

Bill Henderson, previously with former Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, is now deputy assistant director of the Children’s Assessment Center, 2500 Bolsover St., Houston 77005.

Angelica M. Hernandez, of Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson in Houston, received the Outstanding Third-Year Director Award from the State Bar of Texas.

David E. Taylor, previously with Holland & Knight, is now special counsel to Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, 2 Houston Center, 909 Fannin St., Ste. 2000, Houston 77010.

Frank A. Piccolo and Kenneth H. Tribuch are now partners in Chaffe McCall, 801 Travis St., Ste. 1910, Houston 77002. Caroline T. Webb is now an associate of the firm.

Gabriella E. Alonso is now an associate of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis St., Ste. 4800, Houston 77002.

Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton opened an office in Houston, 717 Texas Ave., 27th Fl., 77002. Amparo Y. Guerra, Hilary C. Borow, Jay W. Brown, Stephen R. Wedemeyer, Bruce R. Wilkin, Matthew A. Foytlin, and Derek G. Flynn are now partners in the firm. Cameron M. Dernick is now an associate of the firm.

Nelda Luce Blair, of the Blair Law Firm in The Woodlands, was elected to the Spirit of Texas Bancshares Board of Directors.

Mitch A. Reid, of Hunton Andrews Kurth in Houston, was elected to the Houston Bar Association Board of Directors.

Carla Delpit is now an attorney with Pandit Law, One Galleria Tower, 2700 Post Oak Blvd., 21st Fl., Houston 77056.

Lisa A. Ketai, previously with the city of Houston, is now an attorney and mediator with LK Mediation Services, The Lyric Centre, 440 Louisiana St., Ste. 900, Houston 77002.

David Ronn, previously with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, is now general counsel to, senior vice president, and secretary of ROX Financial, 9245 Wickford Dr., Houston 77024. Neil Verma is now associate general counsel to and associate corporate secretary of the financial services and technology firm.

Louis J. Jenull is now a partner in Thompson & Knight, 811 Main St., Ste. 2500, Houston 77002.



NORTH

David R. McAtee II, of AT&T Inc. in Dallas, received the J. Chrys Dougherty Good Apple Award from the Texas Appleseed Board of Directors.

Darren S. Harrington is now senior director of Kane Russell Coleman Logan, Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75201.

Chad M. Craycraft, of Dallas, was elected chair of the Texas Ethics Commission.

Jorge I. Gutierrez is now a partner in Reed Smith, 2501 N. Harwood St., Ste. 1700, Dallas 75201.

Skyla R. Johnson is now counsel to HSB Solomon Associates, 5400 LBJ Fwy., Ste. 1400, Dallas 75240.

Taylor Anderson is now a partner in Cantey Hanger, 1999 Bryan St., Ste. 3300, Dallas 75201. Brian Newby is now a managing partner in and Nhu “Jasmine” T. Vu is now an associate of the firm’s Fort Worth office, 600 W. Sixth St., Ste. 300, 76102.

David B. Gail, of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Dallas, received an Emerging Leader Award from the M&A Advisor.

Eric R. Reeves, previously with Holland & Knight, is now of counsel to Dorsey & Whitney, 300 Crescent Ct., Ste. 400, Dallas 75201.

Cecilia H. Morgan, of JAMS in Dallas, received the Steve Brutsché Award from the Association of Attorney-Mediators.

Gregg Gallian has opened a new practice, the Gallian Defense Firm, 2001 Bryan St., Ste. 1905, Dallas 75201.

Clinton A. Quisenberry is now an attorney with Richardson Koudelka, Two Turtle Creek, 3838 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste. 450, Dallas 75219.

Candice Carson is now an attorney with Butler Snow, 5430 LBJ Fwy., Ste. 1200, Dallas 75240.

William H. “Willie” Hornberger, of Jackson Walker in Dallas, received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Robert C. Hinton Jr., of Robert Hinton & Associates in Dallas, was inducted into the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Hall of Fame.

Sol Villasana, of White Wiggins & Barnes in Dallas, was elected president-elect of the Rockwall County Bar Association.

Mary Reyes Hartsfield is now a senior attorney with and Judith Winston is now of counsel to Tollefson Bradley Mitchell & Melendi, 2811 McKinney Ave., Ste. 250, Dallas 75204.

Britta Stanton, previously with Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, is now trial strategy director of the Focal Point, 2701 Canton St., Dallas 75226.

Raymond Urbanik is now of counsel to Lathrop Gage, 2101 Cedar Springs Rd., Ste. 1400, Dallas 75201.

Victor Flores, of the city of Plano, received the Susan Rocha Award for Outstanding Public Service from the Texas City Attorneys Association.

Brad Weber, of Locke Lord in Dallas, was elected chair of the State Bar of Texas Antitrust and Business Litigation Section.

Nicole Ward is now an associate of Sumner Schick, 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd., Ste. 600, Dallas 75219.

Keirsten Hamilton, Eunice Yi, and Hunter Barker are now associates of Polsinelli, 2950 N. Harwood St., Ste. 2100, Dallas 75201.

Colin Durham is now a senior attorney in the employment group of Kane Russell Coleman Logan, Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75201. Spencer C. Diebel and Damian N. Williams are now associates of the firm.

Michael A. Villa Jr., of Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman in Dallas, was appointed co-chair of the Tax Controversy Committee of the State Bar of Texas Tax Section.

Preston K. Osborn, previously with the Miller Law Firm, is now an associate of Henry, Oddo, Austin & Fletcher, 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 2700, Dallas 75201.

John Bosco is now a partner in Bailey Brauer, Campbell Centre I, 8350 N. Central Expy., Ste. 650, Dallas 75206.

Bryan Shores is now a partner in and Grant Chumlea is now of counsel to Hamilton & Squibb, 8150 N. Central Expy., 10th Fl., Dallas 75206. John Doumany is now of counsel to and Amanda Hale and Garrett Bradshaw are now associates of the firm’s newly opened Fort Worth office, 3301 Hamilton Ave., Ste. 123, 76107.

 



SOUTH

Cynthia A. Maldonado is now a senior litigation attorney with Cordell & Cordell, 14100 San Pedro Ave., Ste. 450, San Antonio 78232.

Chris Heinrichs is now of counsel to, Maurine Heinrichs Shipp is senior counsel to, and Kimberly Ford is an associate of Clark Hill Strasburger, 2301 Broadway St., San Antonio 78215.

Jason Wilkes is now a partner in Frey, Navarro & Wilkes, 750 E. Mulberry Ave., Ste. 550, San Antonio 78212.

Sarah E. Smart and Joseph S. Ellis are now associates of Goldman & Peterson, 10100 Reunion Pl., Ste. 800, San Antonio 78216.



WEST

Daniel H. Hernandez, of Ray, Peña & McChristian in El Paso, was elected president of the El Paso Bar Association.



OUT?OF?STATE

Hal Hardin, a solo attorney in Nashville, Tennessee, received the William M. Leech Jr. Public Service Award from the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

J. Kirk Taylor is now a member in the newly formed Hubacher Ames & Taylor, 200 S. Wacker Dr., Ste. 3100, Chicago, Illinois 60606.TBJ

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