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Texas Rep. Travis Clardy is now of counsel to Holland & Knight in Austin.

Connie Powell Nichols is now of counsel to Gray Reed & McGraw in Waco.

Bryan D. Atkinson is now of counsel to Dickinson Wright in Austin. Member Stephen A. Mason and the firm received an appreciation award from the Texas A&M University School of Innovation.


Kyle Carter, judge of the 125th District Court in Houston, was reelected president of the Texas Association of District Judges.

Misty Segura is now of counsel to Spencer Fane in Houston.

Aly Dossa, of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry in Houston, now leads the firm’s new Privacy & Data Security Practice. Larry Campagna, also with the firm, received the Bruce I. Hochman Award at UCLA Extension annual Tax Controversy Institute. Raed “Ray” Abilmouna, Noe A. Gonzalez, and Chris Lemons are now associates of Chamberlain Hrdlicka.

Justin Cowan is now an associate of Gray Reed & McGraw in Houston.

Marla Thompson Poirot is the founding partner in the newly opened Poirot Law Firm, P.O. Box 25246, Houston 77265.

Gislar Donnenberg is now a partner in Locke Lord in Houston.

Adrienne Randle Bond is now a shareholder in Crain Caton & James in Houston.

Bridgett Matthes, of AIG Life & Retirement in Houston, received the company’s AIG Life & Retirement Community Spirit Award.


David A. Skeels, of Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz in Fort Worth, was named a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Emily Miskel, judge of the 470th District Court in McKinney, received the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence from the National Center for State Courts.

Nicole Karam and Natalie Washington are now associates of Spencer Fane in Dallas.

Eric Winwood, previously with Baker Botts, is now a partner in Sidley Austin in Dallas.

Rodney Acker, of Norton Rose Fulbright in Dallas, is now president of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Brittany Blakey and Drake Rayshell are now associates of Gray Reed & McGraw in Dallas.

Wade Barrow, of Barrow Law in Fort Worth, was elected to the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys Board of Regents.

Samuel J. “Sam” King is now a partner in McCathern in Frisco.

Michael D. Sutton is now an associate of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Dallas.

Rachael L. Smiley, previously with Ross & Smith, is now a shareholder in Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta in Plano.

Melinda R. Phelan and Michael Santa Maria are now partners in Baker McKenzie in Dallas.

Laurel L. Baker is now an associate of Phillips Murrah in Dallas.

Brad J. Robinson, Michal Zapendowski, and Jonathan E. Bridges are now partners in Sbaiti & Company in Dallas.

Michael D. Pegues, of Polsinelli in Dallas, was appointed to the board of commissioners of the Dallas Housing Authority, Housing Solutions for North Texas.

Lewis R. Sifford, of Sifford, Anderson & Company in Dallas, received the Morris Harrell Professionalism Award from the Dallas Bar Association and the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism.TBJ

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