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 Carole Hurley has joined the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Appeals Division as an Administrative Law Judge, 8407 Wall St., Austin 78754. Snehal R. Patel, formerly of the Harris County Attorney’s Office, has joined the Austin office of Kelly Hart & Hallman, 301 Congress Ave., Ste. 2000, Austin 78701. Michael Blue, formerly of Winstead PC, has joined the Law Office of Scott Rhodes PLLC as a managing member, forming Blue Rhodes, PLLC, 812 San Antonio St., Ste. 310, Austin 78701. Amy Davis, Adam Moses, Kristine Rodriguez, and David Tedford have become legislative counsels at the Texas Legislative Council, 1501 N. Congress Ave., Austin 78701. Carolyn Beckett, Steven Tackett, and Amy Jetel announce the formation of Beckett Tackett & Jetel, PLLC, Heritage Plaza, 7800 N. MoPac, Ste. 210, Austin 78759. SOUTH CENTRAL Craig Wolcott, formerly of Hays McConn, has opened an office for the practice of law, Craig Wolcott, PLLC, Attorney at Law, 222 Sidney Baker S., Ste. 350F, Kerrville 78028. Mario Barrera, formerly of Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP, has joined the San Antonio office of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. as a labor and employment partner, 300 Convent St., Ste. 2100, San Antonio 78205- 3792. GULF Lori A. Walsh has become as an associate in the Probate/Guardianship group at Crain Caton & James, P.C., 1401 McKinney St., Ste. 1700, Houston 77010-4035. Michole Lazzara has become an associate of Berie Lamberth, L.L.P., 770 S. Post Oak Ln., Ste. 600, Houston 77056. Joseph R. Messa has become of counsel to King Krebs & Jurgens P.L.L.C., 6363 Woodway, Ste. 820, Houston 77057. Kelly A. Brooks, formerly of ConocoPhillips, has become assistant general counsel to Hess Corporation, 1501 McKinney St., Houston 77010. Derek José Anchondo, formerly of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, has joined the Houston office of Adams and Reese LLP as special counsel, 1221 McKinney, Ste. 4400, Houston 77010. Kevin McDonald has returned to the Houston office of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. as partner, 1301 McKinney, Ste. 5100, Houston 77010-3095. Jonathan Blake Randolph has opened an office for the practice of law, The Law Office of Jonathan Randolph, PLLC, 4501 Magnolia Cove Dr., Ste. 201, Kingwood 77345. Graham Hill has joined the Houston office of Heard Robins Cloud & Black LLP as a partner, 9 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 2300, Houston 77046. NORTH Tiffany Strother and DeeAnn Strother have opened an office for the practice of law, Strother & Strother PLLC, 113 S. Broadway, Ste. B, Joshua 76058. Jeanette E. Walston Strange has become a staff attorney at the 11th Court of Appeals in Eastland. Kimberly Priest-Johnson has opened an office for the practice of law, Priest Johnson PLLC, 8401 N. Central Expwy., Ste. 280, Dallas 75225. Matthew W. Barrier has joined the law firm of Brackett & Ellis, P.C. 100 Main St., Fort Worth 76102. Katy Mathews has joined Wick Phillips Gould & Martin, LLP as an associate in its Dallas office, 2100 Ross Ave., Ste. 950, Dallas 75201. Phil Meyer, formerly of Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, has become a senior associate at Irelan • Hargis, PLLC, 6060 N. Central Expwy., Ste. 500, Dallas 75206. Matthew T. Bracy, formerly of Settlement Capital Corporation, has been named a partner at Nesbitt, Vassar & McCown, L.L.P., 15851 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 800, Addison 75001. Patricia Stanton has been named partner in charge of the Dallas office of Baker Botts L.L.P., 2001 Ross Ave., Dallas 75201. Paul Tipton, formerly of Tipton Jones, and Bryan T. Pope have joined Vincent Lopez Serafino Jenevein, P.C., 1601 Elm St., Ste. 4100, Dallas 75201. Elizabeth A. Handschuch has opened an office for the practice of law, Handschuch Law P.C., 201 Laurence Dr., Rockwall 75032. Liza Urso has joined Wick Phillips Gould & Martin, LLP as of counsel in its Dallas office, 2100 Ross Ave., Ste. 950, Dallas 75201. Matthew Scott, formerly of Ford & Harrison, has joined The Kendall Law Group, 3232 McKinney, Ste. 700, Dallas 75204. William Medford has joined Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser, P.C. as a shareholder and Lauren Godfrey has joined as an associate, 2001 Bryan St., Ste. 1800, Dallas 75201. Scott Hazen, Tracy Graves Wolf, Herbert Gilles, and Gage Waggoner have joined the Dallas office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP as partners, 901 Main St., Ste. 4100, Dallas 75202. Austin S. Conner has become an associate of Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C., 777 Main St., Ste. 3600, Fort Worth 76102. Andrew St. John and Michelle Aurzada have both become partners in the firm of Judd & Jacks, P.L.L.C., and Megan Piechowiak, Michael Malone, and Mashaal Aziz have joined as associates, 6000 Western Pl., Ste. 500, Fort Worth 76107. Samuel H. Johnson, Constance “Misty” Broome, and Charles S. Cantu, formerly of Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson, P.C., have formed Johnson Broome Cantu, 13155 Noel Rd., Ste. 900, Dallas 75240. Jennifer L. Willingham formerly of Brown, Dean, Wiseman, Proctor, Hart & Howell, LLP, has become general counsel to BNSF Railway Company, 2500 Lou Menk Dr., Fort Worth 76131. Gene A. Leposki has become partner in the Dallas office of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, LLP, 5950 Sherry Ln., 8th Fl., Dallas 75225. R. Jason Pierce has become an associate of Higier, Allen & Lautin, P.C., 5057 Keller Springs Rd., Ste. 600, Addison 75001. Linda G. Moore has become a partner in Taber Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC, 3500 Maple Ave., Ste. 1100, Dallas 75219. Richard Mitchell, formerly of the Wichita County District Attorney’s Office, has opened an office for the practice of law, the Law Offices of Richard Mitchell, 211 S. Rusk St., Weatherford 76086. OUT OF STATE Jon Stevenson has become a manager in M&A Transaction Services of Deloitte Tax, L.L.P., 200 Berkeley St., Boston, Mass. 02116. David LeCroy, formerly of Henkel Corporation, has become chief patent counsel to Cytec Industries, Inc., Five Garret Mountain Plaza, Woodland Park, N.J. 07424. Michael Scaperlanda has been named Associate Dean for Academics and Associate Director of the Law Center at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, 300 Timberdell Dr., Norman, OK 73019. Nancy Rapoport has become Interim Dean of the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., Box 451003, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1003. Somer Brown, formerly of Stockwell Sievert Law Firm, has joined Cox Cox Filo Camel & Wilson, LLC, 723 Broad St., Lake Charles, LA 70601.
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