Laurels is a listing of the professional accomplishments by Texas attorneys. If you have a listing for Laurels, please fill out our online form at texasbar.com/tbj. McDonald “Don” Worley, an attorney with McDonald Worley in Houston, has been certified as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Tom Godbold, general counsel for Twin Eagle Resource Management, L.L.C., has been named to the board of directors of Farm Africa (USA). Claire McGuinness, associate general counsel for the Texas Department of Transportation in Austin, was elected to the board of directors of the Public Employees Credit Union. Robert Alden, a partner with Byrd Davis Furman & Alden in Austin, was named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. George E. Bowles, a partner in Locke Lord, L.L.P., in Dallas, was honored as a Texas Trial Legend by the Dallas Bar Association in recognition of his more than 30 years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Stewart W. Gagnon, a senior partner with Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P., in Houston, and Amy Dunn Taylor, a director at Kane Russell Coleman & Logan, P.C., in Houston, were named members of the South Texas College of Law Board of Directors. Kelly Frels, senior counsel at Bracewell & Giuliani in Houston, received the inaugural Kelly Frels Lifetime Achievement Award from the State Bar of Texas School Law Section. Elizabeth Hadley, an attorney with Greenberg Traurig, L.L.P., in Austin, was appointed to the board of directors for Dress for Success Austin. Joseph P. Griffith, an attorney with Greenberg Traurig, L.L.P., in Dallas, was honored with the inaugural Bob Black Bar Leaders Award from the Alumni Association of Texas Tech University School of Law. The award is presented to Texas Tech Law alumni who have served, in the past year, as president of a local, state, national, international, or specialty bar association. Sean Barrett, an associate of Wick Phillips in Dallas, was appointed secretary of the French American Chamber of Commerce.
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