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 Wick, Phillips, Gould & Martin, L.L.P. has opened an Austin office, 111 South Congress Ave., Ste. 483, Austin 78701. The office is led by partner Shauna Martin. Edna Ramon Butts, formerly of Texas Sen. Kirk Watson’s office, has become director of Intergovernmental Relations for Austin Independent School District, 1111 W. 6th St., Austin 78703. Chayah Skye, formerly of the U.S. Army, has opened an office for the practice of law, the Skye Law Office, 900A Main St., Marble Falls 78654. Jim Terry, Kell Simon, and Trent Kelly, formerly of the Ross Law Group, have formed Terry, Simon & Kelly, P.L.L.C., 701 Brazos St., Ste. 500, Austin 78701. Steven D. Urban, formerly of Taylor Dunham, L.L.P., has opened an office for the practice of law, the Law Offices of Steven D. Urban, 1002 Rio Grande St., Austin 78701. SOUTH CENTRAL Patricia M. Oviatt has become an associate of Richie & Gueringer, P.C., 112 E. Pecan St., Ste. 1420, San Antonio 78205. Rudy A. Garza, formerly of Garza & Lazor, P.C., has become a director and shareholder in Hornberger, Sheehan, Fuller, Beiter, Wittenberg & Garza, Inc., 7373 Broadway St., Ste. 300, San Antonio 78209. Henry J. Bemporad, formerly of the Office of the Federal Public Defender, has become a U.S. magistrate judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 727 E. César E. Chávez Blvd., Ste. B-207, San Antonio 78206. GULF Maria “Trini” Salmeron Garcia, formerly of Zimmerman, Axelrad, Meyer, Stern & Wise, P.C.; Scott L. Scheinthal, formerly of Sheehy, Ware & Pappas, P.C.; Farnoush Forotan; and Bruna Fota have become senior attorneys with Toppins Law Firm, P.C., 4900 Woodway Dr., Ste. 1150, Houston 77056. Judge Dwight Jefferson, formerly of the 215th Civil District Court, has become of counsel to Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman & Lee, P.C., 3 E. Greenway Plaza, Ste. 2000, Houston 77046. Jeffrey R. Harder has become a partner in Jackson Walker, P.C., 1401 McKinney St., Ste. 1900, Houston 77010. Allison Byman, formerly of Thompson & Knight, L.L.P., has become of counsel to Hughes, Watters, Askanase, L.L.P., Three Allen Center, 333 Clay St., 29th Fl., Houston 77002. William Garner, formerly of Dewey & LaBoeuf, L.L.P., has become a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig, L.L.P., 1000 Louisiana St., Ste. 1700, Houston 77002. David A. Brakebill, formerly of Baker & McKenzie, L.L.P., has become regional counsel to Gensler, 711 Louisiana St., Ste. 300, Houston 77002 Sandy Hellums, formerly of Haynes and Boone, L.L.P., has become counsel to Thompson & Horton, L.L.P., 3200 Southwest Fwy., Ste. 2000, Houston 77027. James W. Adams, Jr.; Ryan P. Campbell, formerly of the Sadler Law Firm; and Lynne J. Shannon, formerly of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, A.P.L.C., have become special counsel to Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard, A.L.C., 815 Walker St., Ste. 1447, Houston 77002. John L. Hagan, formerly of Jones Day, L.L.P., has become of counsel to Jackson, Gilmour & Dobbs, P.C., 3900 Essex Ln., Ste. 700, Houston 77027. NORTH John J. Mongogna, formerly of Burt Barr & Associates, L.L.P., has become an associate of Wright, Ginsburg, Brusilow, P.C., 14755 Preston Rd., Ste. 600, Dallas 75254. Rhonda Hunter, formerly a sole practitioner, has become a partner in Farrow- Gillespie & Heath, L.L.P., 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75201. Elizabeth “Betsy” Durso Branch, formerly of McCurley, Orsinger, McCurley, Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., has opened an office for the practice of law, the Branch Law Firm, P.L.L.C., 815 T.L. Townsend Dr., Ste. 103, Rockwall 75087. Layne A. Deutscher, formerly of Anvil Investments, L.L.C., has become a senior attorney with Fisher & Phillips, L.L.P., 500 N. Akard St., Ste. 3550, Dallas 75201. Meredith Prykryl Walker has become an associate of the firm. Benjamin E. Hoover, formerly of the Wichita County District Attorney’s Office, has become an associate of the Nix Law Firm, 1401 Holliday St., Ste. 428, Wichita Falls 76301. Shane T. Hamilton, formerly of Anthony & Middlebrook, P.C., has become a shareholder in Hamilton Vopelak, P.C., 1137 S. Main St., Grapevine 76051. Peter Tierney, formerly of Carrington Coleman, L.L.P., has become of counsel to Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, P.C., 15303 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 700, Addison 75001. Stephanie M. Grace; Hayden Hodges, formerly of Beasley, Hightower & Hartmann, P.C.; Hayden Hooper; Erica D. Lucas; Jeffrey W. Martin, formerly of Darrell W. Cook & Associates, P.C.; and Nickolaus A. McLemore have become associates of Brive, Vander Linden & Wernick, P.C., 9441 LBJ Fwy., Ste. 250, Dallas 75246. Austin Champion, formerly of Reese, Gordon, Marketos, L.L.P., has become an associate of Klemchuk Kubasta, L.L.P., 8150 N. Central Expy., 10th Fl., Dallas 75206. Patrick R. Scott, formerly of Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, L.L.P., has become an associate of the Altman Legal Group, 2525 Kell Blvd., Ste. 500, Wichita Falls 76308. William “Brad” Cox, formerly of National Teachers Association Life Insurance Company, has become corporate counsel to Beal Bank and its affiliates, 6000 Legacy Dr., Plano 75024. Jason A. Burris, formerly of John M. Cox & Associates, and Rwan Saffarini Hardesty, formerly of White & Wiggins, L.L.P., have become associates of Macdonald Devin, P.C., 3800 Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm St., Dallas 75270. A. Shonn Brown, formerly of Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell, L.L.P., has become a partner in Gruber, Hurst, Johansen, Hail, Shank, L.L.P., 1445 Ross Ave., Ste. 2500, Dallas 75202. Alexander G. Blue has become an associate of Winn, Beaudry & Winn, L.L.P., 4200 Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm St., Dallas 75201. Stuart L. Brown, formerly of the Law Office of Stuart Brown, has become a partner in Mackoy, Hernandez, Qualls & Brown, 6017 W. Main St., 2nd Fl., Frisco 75034. Monica I. Bohuslav, formerly of Reagan, McLain, Lee & Hatch, L.L.P., and Lerrin B. Goldberg, formerly of the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, have become associates of Fletcher, Farley, Shipman & Salinas, L.L.P., 8750 N. Central Expy., Ste. 1600, Dallas 75231. Emily Ross, formerly of the Beal Law Firm, has become an associate of Judd & Jacks, P.L.L.C., 6000 Western Pl., Ste. 500, Fort Worth 76107. Rebecca Siegel Singer, formerly of Underwood Perkins, P.C., has become senior counsel to the Myers Law Group, L.L.P., 8144 Walnut Hill Ln., Ste. 390, Dallas 75231. Martin E. Garza, formerly of K&L Gates, has joined Koons Real Estate Law, 3400 Carlisle St., Ste. 400, Dallas 75204. Leane Capps Medford, formerly of Elrod, P.L.L.C., has become a shareholder in Polsinelli Shughart, P.C., 2501 N. Harwood St., Ste. 1900, Dallas 75201. Richard G. Rogers has opened an office for the practice of law, the Law Office of Richard G. Rogers, 5956 Sherry Ln., Ste. 1000, Dallas 75225. SOUTH Joel H. Garcia, Jr., formerly of the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office, has become an associate of the Peña Garza Law Firm, 1101 Nightingale Ave., McAllen 78504. OUT OF STATE Karyl Krug, formerly of the Law Office of Karyl Krug, has become capital staff attorney to the Maricopa County Superior Courts, South Court Tower, 13th Fl., Rm. 13410, 175 W. Madison, Phoenix, Ariz. 85003. Mary E. Spear was appointed by Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Dennis G. Smith as chief legal counsel to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, 1 W. Wilson, Ste. 650, Madison, Wis. 53707. Heidi M. Struse, formerly of Merck & Co., Inc., has become general counsel to Cytonome/ST, L.L.C., 27 Drydock Ave., Boston, Mass. 02118. Gregory L. Vint, formerly of the Federal Deposit Corporation (FDIC), has become senior attorney for the FDIC, Office of Complex Financial Institutions, 1310 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington, Va. 22201. Stephen A. Mathews, formerly of McConaughy & Sarkissian, P.C., has opened an office for the practice of law, Stephen A. Mathews, P.C., 9896 Rosemont Ave., Ste. 104, Lone Tree, Colo. 80124. Judd M. Treeman, formerly of Seyfarth Shaw, L.L.P., has become an attorney with Husch Blackwell, L.L.P., 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. 64112. Joel J. Reinfeld has opened an office for the practice of law, the Law Offices of Joel J. Reinfeld, 1625 Lemoine Ave., Ste. 206, Fort Lee, N.J. 07024. Susan L. Turley, formerly of the U.S. Air Force, has become an attorney-advisor for the Army Network Enterprise Technology Command of the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
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