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 firstname.lastname@example.org. GULF Winstead, P.C., has appointed Greg Erwin as the firm’s new managing shareholder in the Houston office and named shareholder Yasmin Atasi practice group leader for commercial litigation in Houston/the Woodlands/ New Orleans. The firm announced the election of new shareholders, Brannon C. Dillard and Rebecca Rentz, in its Houston office, 1100 JPMorgan Chase Twr., 600 Travis St., Houston 77002. Gardere Wynne Sewell, L.L.P., is pleased to announce that Rhonda Reed Weiner has been admitted as a partner in the firm, 1000 Louisiana St., Ste. 3400, Houston 77002. Bruce A. Blefeld, formerly with Jackson Walker, L.L.P., and Trey A. Monsour and Anthony F. Newton, formerly with Haynes and Boone, L.L.P., have joined K&L Gates, L.L.P., as partners, 1000 Main St., Ste. 2550, Houston 77002. K. Nicole Voyles and Maisie A. Barringer have been named partners in Jenkins & Kamin, L.L.P., and Claire E. Rogers and Lynn Kuriger Stanton have joined the firm as associates, Two Greenway Plaza, Ste. 600, Houston 77067. Vernier & Associates, P.L.L.C., has announced the addition of litigation attorney R. Jordan Riley to the firm, 2441 High Timbers, Ste. 110, the Woodlands 77380. Barbara Gardner, formerly with Tucker, Vaughan, Gardner & Barnes, P.C., has joined Lam, Lyn & Philip, P.C., as a partner, and Noelle Hicks and Jeremy Jones have become associates, 3555 Timmons Ln., Ste. 790, Houston 77027. Richard L. Spencer, formerly with Johnson DeLuca, has become a partner in Dow Golub Remels & Beverly, L.L.P., 9 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 500, Houston 77046. Scott J. Davenport and Kirsten A. Davenport of the Davenport Law Firm, P.C., announced they have relocated the firm to 2009 Lubbock St., Houston 77007. Gauntt Earl & Binney, L.L.P., is pleased to announce that firm attorneys J. Daniel Woodall and Allan J. Reitzer have been named equity partners, 1400 Woodloch, Ste. 575, the Woodlands 77380. Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer, L.L.P., proudly announces James M. Corbett and Marshall G. Rosenberg have become partners in the firm, 3600 One Houston Center, 1221 McKinney St., Houston 77010. Kevin M. Koel opened an office for the practice of law, Koel Law Firm, P.L.L.C., 24044 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Ste. 100, Katy 77494. M. Ryan Kirby, Bryan L. Mathews, and Gerald Walrath, formerly with Sadler Law Firm, L.L.P., have opened an office for the practice of law, Kirby, Mathews & Walrath, P.L.L.C., 815 Walker, Ste. 953, Houston 77002. Kenneth Nollen Bethune and Jonathan D. Enright opened an office for the practice of law, Bethune Enright, P.L.L.C., 117 N. Washington St., Beeville 78102. Jesus L. Santos, former San Patricio assistant county attorney, became of counsel to the Law Office of Alex Hernandez Jr. Alex Hernandez Jr. has relocated his office to One O’Connor Plaza, Ste. 909, Victoria 77901. Geoffrey Berg, formerly with Berg & Androphy, has become of counsel to Diamond McCarthy, L.L.P., 909 Fannin St., 15th Fl., Houston 77010. Lloyd H. Carll and Michael Jensen have joined the Houston law firm of O’Donnell, Ferebee, Medley & Keiser, P.C., and will be working from the firm’s newly expanded offices at 1525 Lake Front Circle, the Woodlands 77380. Robert M. Craig III has also joined the firm and will be working out of both the Woodlands office and the Houston office, 450 Gears, 8th Fl., Houston 77067. The firm also proudly announces that it has three new associates, Caitlin Sewell, Banee Pachuca, and Cye J. Fischer. WEST Amy Nichols, formerly with Kubinski & Associates, is now a partner in Kubinski & Nichols, P.C., 10514 Montwood Dr., El Paso 79935. CENTRAL Slack & Davis, L.L.P., has announced that Mark D. Pierce has been named a partner, 2705 Bee Caves Rd., Ste. 220, Austin 78746. Daphne F. Wang has become an associate attorney with the Troilo Law Firm, P.C., 700 E. 11th St., Ste. 300, Austin 78701. Parsley Coffin Renner, L.L.P., is pleased to announce that Mark A. Santos has been named partner in the firm, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. 1450, Austin 78701. Martens, Todd, & Leonard is pleased to announce that Stacie Bennett has joined the firm as a trial attorney, 301 Congress Ave., Ste. 1950, Austin 78701. Kendra M. Mayer, formerly with Morrison & Foerster, L.L.P., has joined Winstead, P.C., as an associate, 401 Congress Ave., Ste. 2100, Austin 78701. DALLAS Brown McCarroll, L.L.P., is pleased to announce that Marc A. Myrin has joined the firm as a partner in the Dallas office, 2001 Ross Ave., Ste. 2000, Dallas 75250. Wick Phillips is pleased to announce that Michael L. Baum has joined the Dallas office as a partner in the employment and commercial litigation groups, 2100 Ross Ave., Ste. 950, Dallas 75201. Bruce Collins, a longtime partner in Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P., has been elected managing partner in the firm as of May 1, 2013, 901 Main St., Ste. 5500, Dallas 75202. Kelly Hart & Hallman, L.L.P., is pleased to announce that Craig N. Smetko joined the firm as of counsel to the corporate and securities practice group, 201 Main St., Ste. 2500, Fort Worth 76102. W. Ralph Canada Jr. and K. Adam Rothey have joined Loewinsohn Flegle Deary, L.L.P., as of counsel, 12377 Merit Dr., Ste. 900, Dallas 75251. The Willis Law Group, P.L.L.C., is pleased to announce Jason Tapp has joined the firm as an associate in its Dallas office, 10440 N. Central Expy., Ste. 520, Dallas 75231. Laura M. Fontaine, formerly with Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P., has joined the Dallas firm of Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank, L.L.P., 1445 Ross Ave., Ste. 2500, Dallas 74202. Michelle V. Larson is pleased to announce she has rejoined Andrews Kurth, L.L.P., as a partner, 1717 Main St., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75201. Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C., is pleased to announce that Nichole M. Plagens has joined the firm as an associate, Two Energy Sq., 4849 Greenville Ave., Ste. 1300, Dallas 75206. Kathleen M. Kilanowski has joined Deans & Lyons, L.L.P., as an associate, and Robert A. McNiel has joined the firm as a partner, 325 N. Saint Paul St., Ste. 1500, Dallas 75201. Weil, Gotshal & Manges, L.L.P., announced that Aaron S. Turner has joined its Dallas office as an associate, 200 Crescent Ct., Ste. 300, Dallas 75201. Melanie Plowman, formerly with Weil, Gotshal & Manges, L.L.P., and former pro se staff attorney of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, has joined the Dallas office of Alexander Dubose & Townsend, L.L.P., 4925 Greenville Ave., Ste. 717, Dallas 75206. Judith W. Ross, formerly with Baker Botts, L.L.P., has opened an office for the practice of law, the Law Offices of Judith W. Ross, P.C. Eric Soderlund, formerly with Soderlund Law, P.L.L.C., became special counsel to the firm, 700 N. Pearl St., Ste. 1610, Dallas 75201. Jo Keaton has joined Electronic Transaction Consultants Corporation (ETCC) as general counsel, 1705 N. Plano Rd., Richardson 75082. Louis Strawn, formerly with McElree Smith, P.C., has become executive vice president to Thomas Title & Escrow, Plaza of the Americas, 700 N. Pearl St., Ste. N1640, Dallas 75201. Grady Long, formerly with Brown & Long, has opened an office for the practice of law, Law Office of Grady Long, 100 N. Travis St., Ste. 503B, Sherman 75090. Brian DeVoss, formerly with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C., has joined Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer, L.L.P., 6688 N. Central Expy., Ste. 1000, Dallas 75206. Clayton E. Bailey and Alexander M. Brauer, both formerly with Baker & McKenzie, L.L.P., have established Bailey Brauer, P.L.L.C., a civil trial and appellate firm, 8350 N. Central Expy., Ste. 935, Dallas 75206. Paul E. Green has joined Bailey Brauer, P.L.L.C., as an associate. SOUTH TEXAS Hector J. Torres, formerly with Thornton, Beichlin, Segrato, Reynolds, and Guerro, L.C., has opened an office for the practice of law, the Law Office of Hector J. Torres, P.C., 200 N. 12th Ave., Ste. 201, Edinburg 78541. EAST Kristina M. Ross, formerly with Stephen Hubbard, P.C., has become an associate of Beard & Harris, P.C., 100 Independence Pl., Ste. 301, Tyler 75703. SOUTH CENTRAL Jonathan D. Schlueter, formerly with Cox Smith & Matthews, has joined Zachry Construction Corp. as senior business counsel, 12625 Wetmore Rd., Ste. 301, San Antonio 78247. Jon Powell and Edgar Garcia have opened an office for the practice of law, Powell and Garcia, the Law Firm, 408 W. Buchel Ave., Karnes City 78118. OUT OF STATE Lisa A. Dreishmire, formerly with Ogletree, Deakins, has become assistant general counsel to the Board of Education of the City of Chicago, 125 S. Clark St., Ste. 700, Chicago, Ill. 60603. John F. Martin, formerly with Gruber, Hurst, Johansen, Hail, L.L.P., became a shareholder in Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., 1909 K. St., N.W., Ste. 1000, Washington, D.C. 20006. G. Scott Vezina has become a partner in Feldman Shepherd, 1845 Walnut St., 25th Fl., Philadelphia, Pa. 19103. Elizabeth A. Cash, formerly with Gordon & Rees, L.L.P., has become associate chief counsel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, Md. 20993.
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