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Craig J. Moore, of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office in Austin, received a full scholarship to attend the National Judicial College Judicial Academy.

Beth Graham, previously with Jones & Spross, is now associate corporate counsel to uShip, 205 E. Riverside Dr., Austin 78704.

Scott Baker, previously with Haynes and Boone, has formed Scott Baker Mediation in Austin,

Bethbiriah Gray Sanchez has opened Sanchez Law, 4360 S. Congress Ave., Ste. 111, Austin 78745.

Judge Elisabeth Earle, of the Travis County Court at Law No. 7 in Austin, was elected to the State Bar of Texas Judicial Section Board of Directors, Place 9.

Alissa McCain, of Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts, received the Cindi Lazzari Artist Advocate Award from the State Bar of Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section.

Scott M. Tschirhart is now a partner in Denton Navarro Rocha Bernal & Zech, 2500 W. William Cannon Dr., Ste. 609, Austin 78745.

Matthew M. Coleman is now a senior associate of Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Muñoz, 4201 W. Parmer Ln., Ste. A100, Austin 78727.

Darren C. McHugh is now a partner in Hunton Andrews Kurth, 500 W. Fifth St., Ste. 1350, Austin 78701.

Stephanie Paver and Todd Fowler are now partners in Foster, 912 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Ste. 450, Austin 78746.


George Cowden IV has opened the Cowden Law Firm, 110 N. College Ave., Ste. 1010, Tyler 75702.


Michael E. Clark, of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz in Houston, was recertified as a criminal trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Frank Daniel, previously with Essmyer & Daniel, is now a founding member in the Frank Daniel Law Firm, 22115 Summer Shower Ct., Cypress 77433.

Jason Muriby is now an associate of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, 800 Commerce St., Houston 77002.

Michael Hofrichter is now executive director of the Houston Volunteer Lawyers, 1111 Bagby St., Ste. FLB300, Houston 77002.

Brian J. Rogers, previously with the Houston Chronicle, is the founder of the Law Office of Brian J. Rogers, 1620 S. Friendswood Dr., Ste. 105, Friendswood 77546.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office expanded its leadership: Graciela “Gracie” Saenz, special prosecutor and community outreach; C.O. “Brad” Bradford, special prosecutor and law enforcement liaison; Mark Goldberg, special assistant and assistant district attorney; David Mitcham, first assistant; JoAnne Musick, Cyber Crimes Bureau chief; Kaylynn Williford, Trial Bureau chief; Carvana Cloud, Special Victims Bureau chief; and Yvonne Taylor, Human Resources Bureau chief.

Jessica N. Adkins, previously with Bracewell, is now a partner in Sidley Austin, 1000 Louisiana St., Ste. 5900, Houston 77002.

Stephanie Gaston, previously with Clark Hill Strasburger, is now a partner in Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis St., Ste. 4800, Houston 77002.

Jerry Rios is now a partner in Husch Blackwell, 600 Travis St., Ste. 2350, Houston 77002.

Vekeno Kennedy is now a senior attorney with Wilson Cribbs + Goren, 2500 Fannin St., Houston 77002.

Susan Myres, of Myres & Associates in Houston, is now president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Megan Minchew Evitts is now an attorney with Cordell & Cordell, 21 Waterway Ave., Ste. 300, The Woodlands 77380.

Denmon Sigler, of Baker McKenzie in Houston, was named chair of the firm’s North American Oil & Gas Practice.

Keri Brown, of Baker Botts in Houston, and Ellyn Haikin Josef, of Vinson & Elkins in Houston, received Pro Bono Leadership Awards from Texas Appleseed.

Shawn Raymond, of Susman Godfrey in Houston, received the Distinguished Alumnus for Community Service Award from the University of Texas School of Law.

Timothy A. Rothberg is now a partner in and Jonathan Scott Miles is now senior counsel to Peckar & Abramson, 3050 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 500, Houston 77056.

Adi Sirkes is now a litigation associate of Reynolds Frizzell, 1100 Louisiana St., Ste. 3500, Houston 77002.


Crowe & Dunlevy has relocated to 2525 McKinnon St., Ste. 425, Dallas 75201.

Sen. Nathan M. Johnson is now counsel to Thompson & Knight, 1722 Routh St., Ste. 1500, Dallas 75201.

Steve Stodghill, of Winston & Strawn in Dallas, was appointed to the Texas Public Safety Commission.

Bethanie Livernois is now an associate of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, 4400 Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm St., Dallas 75270.

Ronald L. Miller is now an associate of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, 200 Crescent Ct., Ste. 300, Dallas 75201. Preston Moore, also with the firm, received the Outstanding In-House Attorney Award from the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program.

Paul E. Coggins, of Locke Lord in Dallas, is now president of the National Association of Former United States Attorneys.

Amanda L. Terr is now an associate of Polsinelli, 2950 N. Harwood St., Ste. 2100, Dallas 75201.

Sara Chelette is now a partner in Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, 2100 Ross Ave., Ste. 2700, Dallas 75201.

Jeffrey Valliere is now a senior attorney with and Monica Piñon is now an associate of Tollefson Bradley Mitchell & Melendi, 2811 McKinney Ave., Ste. 250, Dallas 75204.

Devin M. Arnold is now an associate of Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, 301 Commerce St., Ste. 1500, Fort Worth 76102.

Chris Kilgore and Dottie Sheffield are now partners in Harper Bates & Champion, 1717 Main St., Ste. 3550, Dallas 75201.

Paul A. Mohtares is now owner of Paul A. Mohtares PLLC, 6301 Gaston Ave., Ste. 536E, Dallas 75214.

Allen Griffin and John Kappel are now attorneys with Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, 5950 Sherry Ln., Ste. 800, Dallas 75225.

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

Laura Hilton Hallmon, of Cantey Hanger in Fort Worth, is now president of the Baylor Line Foundation.

Spenser Schwabe is now a patent agent with Harness, Dickey & Pierce, 2801 Network Blvd., Ste. 600, Frisco 75304.

Derek Staub is now a member in Frost Brown Todd, 3500 Maple Ave., Ste. 1200, Dallas 75219.

John T. Kirtley III, of Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough in Dallas, was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Ian Fullington is now an associate of Peckar & Abramson, 8080 N. Central Expy., Ste. 1600, LB 65, Dallas 75206.

Joanna Raines and Mason Smith are now associates of Kelly Hart & Hallman, 201 Main St., Ste. 2500, Fort Worth 76102.

Shawn Tuma, of Spencer Fane in Plano, received the Ambassador of the Year Award from SecureWorld.

Paul N. Jones is now a partner in Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter, 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75201.

Mark A. McMillan, of Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman in Dallas, was elected a board member of Friends of Solar Prep.

Logan D. Cochran is now an associate of Brackett & Ellis, 100 Main St., Fort Worth 76102.

Richard L. “Dick” Tate, chair of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, received the Harold F. Kleinman Award from the Texas Access to Justice Foundation.


Leonard R. Grossman, of Craig, Terrill, Hale & Grantham in Lubbock, is now president of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel.


Lisa Tatum, of San Antonio, was appointed to the Texas Access to Justice Foundation Board of Directors.

Heather Tessmer, of the Tessmer Law Firm in San Antonio, is now a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Jaime S. Rangel, previously with the Rangel Law Firm, is now a partner in Uhl, Fitzsimons, Jewett, Burton, Wolff & Rangel, 4040 Broadway St., Ste. 430, San Antonio 78209.

Julia W. Mann, of Jackson Walker in San Antonio, received the Achieving Excellence Platinum designation from the William S. Sessions American Inn of Court.


Will Griffis and Don Griffis are now attorneys in the McCleskey Law Firm’s newly opened San Angelo office, 311 S. Abe St., Ste. B, 76903.


Scott L. Campbell was appointed to the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, 1000 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. 20585.

Ryan Frye is now avocat à la cour with Pinsent Masons, 21-23 Rue Balzac, 75008 Paris, France.

Ralph Burnham is now an attorney with Reminger, 250 Grandview Dr., Ste. 550, Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky 41017.TBJ

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