On the Move is a listing of Texas attorneys who have been promoted within a firm, transferred to a new firm, or have established new practices. If you have a listing for On the Move, please fill out our online form at texasbar.com/tbj; mail it to Texas Bar Journal, P.O. Box 12487, Austin, TX 78711-2487; or send an email to email@example.com. CENTRAL Jason Trumpler, formerly of the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler, P.C., Meredith Troberman, and Ryan Edward Huie, formerly of McCoy & Huie, P.L.L.C., have formed Trumpler, Troberman & Huie, L.L.P., 512 E. 11th St., Austin 78701. James W. Hackney has opened an office for the practice of law, James W. Hackney, Attorney at Law, 48 East Ave., Austin 78701. Ronald L. Beal, a professor at Baylor Law School, has become of counsel to Enoch Kever, P.L.L.C., One American Center, 600 Congress Ave., Ste. 2800, Austin 78701. George Butts, formerly of DLA Piper, has opened an office for the practice of law, the Law Office of George Butts, 8911 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Westech 2, Ste. 2120, Austin 78759. Jose “Chito” Vela III, formerly of the office of State Rep. Solomon Ortiz, Jr., has opened an office for the practice of law, the Law Office of Jose “Chito” Vela III, 2306 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., Ste. 103, Austin 78702. Thomas Siegman, Cari Starritt-Burnett, and Angela Sinkfield, all formerly of the Ted Smith Law Firm, P.L.L.C., have formed Siegman, Starritt-Burnett & Sinkfield, P.L.L.C., 2025 Memory Ln., Ste. 400, Harker Heights 76548. Lee Potts, formerly of Brown McCarroll, L.L.P., and Jessica Payne Blacklock, formerly of API ProAssurance, have formed Potts & Blacklock, P.L.L.C., 106 E. 6th St., Ste. 310, Austin 78701. Bill Cobb, formerly of the Texas Attorney General’s Office, has become a partner in Jackson Walker, L.L.P., 100 Congress Ave., Ste. 1100, Austin 78701. Lacy Leonard has become a partner in Martens, Todd & Leonard, 301 Congress Ave,. Ste. 1950, Austin 78701. David Courreges, formerly of De Leon and Washburn, P.C., has become a partner in Hay Compere, P.L.L.C., 1145 W. 5th St., Ste. 200, Austin 78703. Chris Sileo has become managing partner of Scott, Douglass & McConnico, L.L.P., One American Center, 600 Congress Ave., 15th Fl., Austin 78701. SOUTH CENTRAL Elizabeth R. Oliver has become an associate of the Law Offices of Joseph P. Rubin, P.C., 8700 Crownhill Blvd., Ste. 603, San Antonio 78209. GULF Andrew M. Baker has become managing partner of Baker Botts, L.L.P., One Shell Plaza, 910 Louisiana St., Houston 77002. Dustin Causey has become an associate of Hope & Causey, P.C., 100 IH-45 N., Ste. 600, Conroe 77301. Wesley R. Ward has opened an office for the practice of law, the Ward Law Firm, P.L.L.C., 3730 Kirby Dr., Ste. 1200, Houston 77098. Charles L. Daugherty and Sidney C. Watts have become partners in Hoover Slovacek, L.L.P., 5847 San Felipe St., Ste. 2200, Houston 77057. Robert Allan Tarleton, formerly of Riddle & Akiens, has become an associate of Fizer, Beck, Webster, Bentley & Scroggins, 1330 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 2900, Houston 77056. Christopher Ruhman has become an associate of Hays, McConn, Rice & Pickering, P.C., 1233 West Loop S., Ste. 1000, Houston 77027. Geoffrey A. Long, formerly of Bracewell & Giuliani, L.L.P., has become a partner in Thompson & Knight, L.L.P., 333 Clay St., Ste. 3300, Houston 77002. Muhammad S. Aziz has become a partner in Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, 800 Commerce St., Houston 77002. Stephen T. Schwartzbach, Jr. has become an associate of Weil, Gotschal & Manges, L.L.P., 700 Louisiana St., Ste. 1600, Houston 77002. Habeeb “Hobbs” Gnaim has become a shareholder in Chamberlain Hrdlicka, L.L.P., 1200 Smith St., 14th Fl., Houston 77002. Chuck Cavallo has become a partner in McGuireWoods, L.L.P., JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis St., Ste. 7500, Houston 77002. Farrell A. Hochmuth and Rachel M. Smith have become partners in Baker Hostetler, L.L.P., 1000 Louisiana St., Houston 77002. Jay Strimel has become a partner in Jackson Walker, L.L.P., 1401 McKinney St., Ste. 1900, Houston 77010. Harold K. “Hal” Watson, formerly of Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell, L.L.P., has joined Chaffe McCall, L.L.P., 801 Travis St., Ste. 1910, Houston 77002. Brendan P. Doherty has become litigation manager of Gieger, Laborde & Laperouse, L.L.C., 1177 West Loop S., Ste. 750, Houston 77027. Lawrence D. Garcia, Rhonda K. Hood, and James R. Standring have become of counsel to the firm. Louis S. Hakim, formerly of Miller Weisbrod, L.L.P., has opened an office for the practice of law, the Hakim Law Firm, P.L.L.C., 7557 Rambler Rd., Ste. 700, Dallas 75231. Megan E. Smith has become an associate of Zimmermann, Lavine, Zimmermann & Sampson, P.C., 770 S. Post Oak Ln., Ste. 620, Houston 77056. John P. McMullan, formerly of Element Markets, L.L.C., has become a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig, L.L.P., 1000 Louisiana St., Ste. 1700, Houston 77002. NORTH Charles W. “Trey” Branham III, formerly of Goldfarb Branham, L.L.P., has opened an office for the practice of law, the Branham Law Group, L.L.P., 3900 Elm St., Dallas 75226. David Johnson has become managing shareholder in Winstead, P.C.’s Fort Worth office, 1100 Carter Burgess Plaza, 777 Main St., Fort Worth 76102. Holly E. Robbins has become an associate of Winstead, P.C., 5400 Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm St., Dallas 75270. Brad Smith has become an associate of Kane, Russell, Coleman & Logan, P.C., 3700 Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm St., Dallas 75201. The Sadler Law Firm has opened a Fort Worth office, 420 Throckmorton St., Ste. 470, Fort Worth 76102. Christopher I. Clark has become a partner in David, Goodman & Madole, 5420 LBJ Fwy., Ste. 1200, Dallas 75240. Mary Durbin has become an associate of Chavez & Valko, L.L.P., 10830 N. Central Expy., Ste. 400, Dallas 75231. Carrie Garcia Hudson, formerly of the Law Offices of Carrie Garcia Hudson, has become an associate of the Law Offices of Nathan Barbera, 3101 E. President George Bush Turnpike, Ste. 250, Richardson 75082. Michael H. Myers, formerly of Myers Wilson, P.C., has joined the firm of Ganci, L.L.P., 825 Market St., Ste. 220, Allen 75013. Jay E. Ray, formerly of Fishman, Jackson, Luebker, P.L.L.C., has opened an office for the practice of law, Ray Law Firm and Mediation Services, 5900 S. Lake Forest Dr., Ste. 300, McKinney 75070. Theodore Shiells, formerly of Carr, L.L.P., has opened an office for the practice of law, Shiells Law Firm, P.C., 1201 Main St., Ste. 2470, Dallas 75202. Lindsey E. Goodner, formerly of Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson, P.C., has become an associate of Munck, Wilson, Mandala, L.L.P., 600 Banner Place Tower, 12770 Coit Rd., Dallas 75251. Robert M. Bolton, formerly of Krueger, Merkley & Bolton, and David B. Dyer, formerly of Secore & Waller, L.L.P., have joined Scheef & Stone, L.L.P., 500 N. Akard St., Ste. 2700, Dallas 75201. Brock Degeyter has become senior vice president and general counsel of Summit Midstream Partners, L.L.C., 2100 Mc- Kinney Ave., Ste. 1250, Dallas 75201. Benita Falzy has become an associate of Jenkins Babb, L.L.P., 2727 LBJ Fwy., Ste. 900, Dallas 75234. Christa E. Laneri has become an associate of Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C., 777 Main St., Ste. 3600, Fort Worth 76102. Candice Carson, Elliott DeRemer, Matthias Kleinsasser, formerly clerk to the Hon. D. Michael Lynn of the Northern District of Texas, Matthew Leung, Drew Mosier, and Sam Peca, formerly of PDS Tech, Inc., have become associates of Weil, Gotschal & Manges, L.L.P., 200 Crescent Ct., Ste. 300, Dallas 75201. Aaron Stendell has become an associate of Tollefson, Bradley, Ball & Mitchell, L.L.P., 2811 McKinney Ave., Ste. 250, Dallas 75204. Nicole L. Sparks, formerly of Metro PCS Communications, has become Legal Director — Technology at PepsiCo, Inc., 5600 Headquarters Dr., Plano 75024. Anita Tarar has become a partner in Fulbright & Jaworksi, L.L.P., 2200 Ross Ave., Ste. 2800, Dallas 75201. Rajkumar “Kumar” Vinnakota, formerly of Andrews Kurth, L.L.P., has become counsel to Skiermont Puckett, L.L.P., JPMorgan Chase Tower, 2200 Ross Ave., Ste. 4301W, Dallas 75201. EAST Meredith Nicole Todd, formerly a sole practitioner, has become in-house counsel to R. Lacy Inc., 222 E. Tyler St., Longview 75606. WEST Michael S. Martinez has become an associate of Davis, Gerald & Cremer, P.C., 400 W. Illinois St., Ste. 400, Midland 79701. OUT OF STATE David Ortiz has opened an office for the practice of law, the Law Office of David Ortiz, 2585 S. Jones Blvd., Ste. 2F, Las Vegas, Nev. 89146.
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