Movers and Shakers

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CENTRAL

Al Axe, Keith Courtney, Lisa Dyar, and Derek Seal are now partners in McGinnis Lochridge in Austin. Lecelle Clarke is now an associate of the firm.

Philip W. Rodgers is now a partner in Fritz, Byrne, Head & Gilstrap in Austin.

Mishell B. Kneeland, of Culhane Meadows Haughian & Walsh in Austin, has joined the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Next Generation faculty in Boulder, Colorado.

Karen G. Ashworth is now a partner in Barnes, Lipscomb, Stewart & Ott in Austin. Leigh Banaszak and Ellen P. Stewart, also with the firm, are now certified in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Clint Alexander is now a mediator with the firm.

Shafeeqa Giarratani was elected to the Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Board of Directors in Austin. Erika Leonard is now office managing shareholder in the firm’s Austin office.



GULF

Matthew R. Rechtien is now general counsel to Walter P Moore in Houston.

Michael Beckelman is now an equity partner in Wilson Elser in Houston. B. George Walker is now of counsel to the firm.

Grant M. Scheiner, of Scheiner Law Group in Houston, was elected a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Shannon Davis Hunter is now a director in Coats Rose in Houston.

Jay F. Gibson, previously with the Dow Chemical Company, is now of counsel to and a mediator with the Cordoba Law Firm in Lake Jackson.

Stephen Quezada is now a shareholder in Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart in Houston.

Philip Dunlap and David Bowsher are now partners in Balch & Bingham’s newly opened Houston office, 811 Louisiana St., Ste. 1010, Houston 77002.

Lauren K. Valastro is now a partner in Diamond McCarthy in Houston.

James Marrow is now a partner in Wright Close & Barger in Houston. Elizabeth Turco and Michael Hurta are now associates of the firm.

Lindsey Raspino is now a partner in Reynolds Frizzell in Houston.

Larry A. Campagna is now managing shareholder in Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry in Houston.

Amy Todd Holmes is now vice president of and general counsel to Express Energy Services in Houston.

Kimberly Chondra Clark, previously with Kane Russell Coleman Logan, is now an assistant district attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Houston.

Carl Fitz, previously with Kennedy Hodges, is now an associate of Josephson Dunlap in Houston.

Kate Kaufmann Shih is now a partner in Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in Houston.

Ingrid Myers is now a partner in King & Spalding in Houston.

Douglas E. Stewart is now a partner in Thompson & Knight in Houston.



NORTH

Valencia K. Campbell is now an associate of the Branch Law Firm in Rockwall.

Derek Carson is now a partner in Cantey Hanger in Fort Worth and Scott Fredricks is now chair of the firm’s Litigation Section. Doug Clayton, also with the firm, was elected chairman of the TechFW Board of Directors.

Robert S. DuBoise is now an attorney with Harris, Finley & Bogle in Weatherford. Matthew T. Loeffelholz, Kyle K. Weldon, and Ronald B. Parent are now attorneys in the firm’s Fort Worth office.

Stephanie S. Harrison, of Harrison Steck in Fort Worth, is now certified in construction law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Daniel L. Phillips is now a shareholder in Hallett & Perrin in Dallas. Bryan Paul Stevens, also with the firm, was elected a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Brian Bullard is now office managing partner in Polsinelli in Dallas.

Paul Genender, of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Dallas, was appointed to the Dallas Women Lawyers Association Foundation Board of Directors.

John L. Warren is now a partner in Albert, Neely & Kuhlmann in Fort Worth.

Chad Ray is now a partner in Munck Wilson Mandala in Dallas.

Nikki Gibson is now a partner in Bell Nunnally & Martin in Dallas.

Kris Balekian Hayes, of Balekian Hayes in Dallas, is now certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Amy E. Lott is now a lateral partner in Gray Reed & McGraw in Dallas.

Richard Salgado is now a partner in Jones Day in Dallas.

Fred Gaona is now a member in Frost Brown Todd in Dallas.

David Findley is now an associate of Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson in Frisco.

Al Ellis, of Sommerman, McCaffity, Quesada & Geisler in Dallas, received the Community Involvement Award from the Dallas Bar Association.

Justin S. Light and R.L. Florance IV are now partners in Pope, Hardwicke, Christie, Schell, Kelly & Taplett in Fort Worth.

Arrissa K. Meyer and Jonathan G. Rector are now shareholders in Littler Mendelson in Dallas.

Joel D. Rich has moved Joel Rich Law to 2225 E. Randol Mill Rd., Ste. 106, Arlington 76011.

Regina Uhl, Brad Cope, Christina Jenkins, and David Pederson are now partners in Sandler Law Group in Dallas. Diane Jenkins is now of counsel to the firm.

Marissa Hatchett is now an attorney with KoonsFuller in Dallas.

Brenda A. Hard-Wilson, previously with Locke Lord, is now an associate of Higier Allen & Lautin in Dallas.

Michele Wong Krause, of the Wong Krause Law Firm in Dallas, was elected vice chair of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors.

Lane M. Webster is now an associate of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Dallas.

Li Li is now a partner in Slater Matsil in Dallas.

Kenda Culpepper, of the Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney’s Office in Rockwall, was elected president of the Texas District & County Attorneys Association.

Ashley Sims, Jared T.S. Pace, and Deep Patel are now members in Condon Tobin Sladek Thornton in Dallas. Abigail Storm and Justin Hanna are now associates of the firm.

Donna Lee, John W. McKenzie, and Tyler Simpson are now partners in Loewinsohn Flegle Deary Simon in Dallas.



SOUTH

Danielle Rushing, of Dykema Gossett in San Antonio, was elected vice president of the Bexar County Women’s Bar Foundation, or BCWB. Melanie Fry, also with the firm, was reelected as a director of BCWB.

Peggy Butler is now of counsel to and a mediator with Prince Contreras in San Antonio.

Susan Cone Kilgore, previously with Leeser Law Firm, is now an attorney adviser with the U.S. Department of the Army at Camp Stanley in northwestern Bexar County.

Mark D. Wolfe is now a partner in Prichard Young in San Antonio.

Tiffany Cox Stacy is now office managing shareholder in Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart in San Antonio.



OUT OF STATE

Thomas H.L. Selby, of Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., was elected to the firm’s Executive Committee.TBJ

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