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 NORTH TEXAS Frank Tupper Smith Jr., has become of counsel to Smith & Oliai, P.L.L.C., 6060 N. Central Expy., Ste. 560, Dallas 75206. Fred P. Arias, has become a partner in Fletcher Farley Shipman & Salinas, L.L.P., 8750 N. Central Expy., Ste. 1600, Dallas 75206. Alison R. Ashmore, formerly with K&L Gates, L.L.P., has become an associate of Dykem Gossett, P.L.L.C., 1717 Main St., Ste. 4000, Dallas 75201. Richard G. Rogers has opened an office for the practice of law, the Law Office of Richard G. Rogers, 4936 Briarwood Place, Dallas 75209. Kimberly Hemenway Kerns has become an associate of Glast, Phillips & Murray, P.C., 14801 Quorum Dr., Ste. 500, Dallas 75254. Alex Beard, formerly with Bishop & Hummert, P.C., has become a partner in Saunders, Walsh & Beard, 6850 TPC Dr., Ste. 210, McKinney 75070. Patricia A. Nolan, formerly with Strong & Nolan, L.L.P., has opened an office for the practice of law, the Law Office of Patricia A. Nolan, 700 N. Pearl St., Ste. 1610, Dallas 75201. Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C., is pleased to announce the return of Stephen D. Henninger as a member of the firm’s local government defense law practice, 4849 Greenvillle Ave., Ste. 1300, Dallas 75201. Andrea Whalen has joined the law firm of Brackett & Ellis, 100 Main St., Fort Worth 76102. Andrew A. Howell, formerly with Law, Snakard & Gambill, P.C., has become an associate of Zelle, Hofmann Voelbel & Mason, L.L.P., 901 Main St., Ste. 4000, Dallas 75202. Kelly Hart & Hallman, L.L.P., is pleased to announce that Toby M. Galloway joined the firm as a partner in the litigation practice group, 201 Main St., Ste. 2500, Fort Worth 76102. Elizabeth A. Franko, formerly with Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P., has become an associate of Winstead, P.C., 500 Winstead Bldg., 2728 N. Harwood St., Dallas 75201. Dykema announced that Edwin J. Tomko and Jason M. Ross have joined the firm’s litigation department as senior counsel, 1717 Main St., Ste. 4000, Dallas 75201. Hunt Ham, P.L.L.C., is proud to announce Merissa Kogutt has joined the firm as an associate. The firm has relocated its Dallas office to 1445 Ross Ave., Ste. 5454, Dallas 75202. Joyce M. Palmer has opened an office for the practice of law, Palmer and Associates, P.O. Box 185032, Dallas 75218. Paul W. Simon and Dustin A. Paschal, formerly with the Coles Firm, P.C., have opened an office for the practice of law, Simon|Paschal, P.L.L.C., 2633 McKinney Ave., Ste. 130-439, Dallas 75204. Valerie A. Carrillo, formerly with Escamilla, Poneck & Cruz, L.L.P., has become chief legal counsel to the Fort Worth Independent School District, 100 N. University Dr., Ste. SW 172, Fort Worth 76107. Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C., is pleased to announce that Timothy L. Thorne has joined the firm as an associate, 777 Main St., Ste. 3600, Fort Worth 76102. Randall White has become a partner in the Dallas office of Conner & Winters, 1700 Pacific, Ste. 225, Dallas 75201. GULF COAST Sherri Evans, formerly with Jenkins & Kamin, has become managing attorney of the Houston office of Koons- Fuller, P.C., 109 N. Post Oak Ln., Ste. 425, Houston 77024. David Barnett, formerly with Dodson Law Offices, has become of counsel to Strong, Pipkin, Bissell & Ledyard, L.L.P., 595 Orleans, Ste. 1400, Beaumont 77701. Janet Hansen, formerly with Jamail & Kolius, has opened an office for the practice of law, Law Office of Janet Hansen, Two Greenway Plaza, Ste. 600, Houston 77046. Jonathan B. Randolph, formerly with the Randolph Law Firm, has become an associate of Currin, Wuest, Mielke, Paul, and Knapp, P.L.L.C., 800 Rockmead Dr., Ste. 220, Kingwood 77339. Muskat, Martinez & Mahony, L.L.P., welcomes Jessica Lee Freedson as an associate of the firm and is pleased to announce that Gabrielle S. Moses and Corey E. Devine have become partners, 1201 Louisiana St., Ste. 850, Houston 77002. Luke A. Nichol, formerly with Stevens, Baldo, Freeman & Lighty, has opened an office for the practice of law, the Nichols Law Firm, 850 Park St., Ste. 200, Beaumont 77701. Joshua A. Verde, has opened an office for the practice of law, the Verde Law Firm, P.L.L.C., 2100 W. Loop S., 14th Fl., Houston 77027. Crain, Caton & James, P.C., has announced that Allison T. Beckham has been named a shareholder, 1401 McKinney St., Ste. 1700, Houston 77010. J. Hunter Craft, formerly with Watts Guerra Craft, L.L.P., has opened an office for the practice of law, the Craft Law Firm, P.C., 2402 Dunlavy St., Ste. 300, Houston 77019. Liskow & Lewis is pleased to announce that Jillian Marullo has joined the firm’s Houston office as an associate, 1001 Fannin St., Ste. 1800, Houston 77002. Gardere Wynne Sewell, L.L.P., is pleased to announce the addition of partners Michael A. Stafford and Katharine D. David to the firm’s Houston office, 100 Louisiana St., Ste. 3400, Houston 77002. Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, L.L.P., is pleased to announce that John J. Sparacino has become a partner and Randell J. Gartin has become of counsel to the firm, 700 Louisiana St., Ste. 4100, Houston 77002. Bernard Lilse “Chip” Mathews III has relocated his office, now known as the Mathews Law Office, 4606 FM 1960 W., Ste. 400, Houston 77069. CENTRAL TEXAS Sally Pretorius, formerly with Andrae Law Firm, has become an associate of the Law Office of Becky Beaver, 816 Congress Ave., Ste. 1600, Austin 78701. Corinne Suzette Smith has become director of legal services at Seton Healthcare Family, 1345 Philomena St., Ste. 410.2, Austin 78723 Leigh Vance Banaszak, formerly with the Carlson Law Firm, has become an associate of the Thrash Law Firm, 3 Lakeway Centre Ct., Ste. 200, Austin 78734. Carson R. Guy, formerly with Mark Morales & Associates, P.C., has become a research attorney at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 201 W. 14th St., Rm. 106, Austin 78701. Nicolle N. Muehr, formerly with Hensle Schwartz, has become senior counsel to Gordon & Rees, L.L.P., 816 Congress Ave., Ste. 1510, Austin 78701. Amanda Traphagan, formerly with Martens, Todd & Leonard, has become an associate of the Seay Law Firm, P.L.L.C., 106 E. 6th St., Ste. 900, Austin 78701. Pierce P. Stacy III has become of counsel to the Peterson Law Group, 3608 E. 29th St., Ste. 112, Bryan 77802. Jerikay Gayle has joined the City of Austin Law Department’s Ethics & Compliance Team as assistant city attorney, 301 W. 2nd St., Austin 78701. Bill Raman, formerly with Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P., has joined Fleckman & McGlynn, P.L.L.C., 515 Congress Ave., Ste. 1800, Austin 78701. Sean Flammer, formerly with Scott Douglass & McConnico, L.L.P., has become an assistant attorney general to the financial litigation, tax, and charitable trust division of the Office of Attorney General, 300 W. 15th St., 6th Fl., Austin 78701. SOUTH CENTRAL Langley & Banack Inc. is pleased to announce that the law firm of Bayern, Aycock & Bayern has joined its practice. Arthur H. Bayern, James J. Aycock,William T. Bayern, and Tanya E. Feinleib joined Langley & Banack Inc. as a result of the joinder, 745 E. Mulberry Ave., Ste. 300, San Antonio 78212. Polunsky & Beitel, L.L.P., is pleased to announce the promotion of Marty Green to principal in the newly renamed Polunsky, Beitel, Green, L.L.P. The law firm has relocated to the Eilan at 17806 I-10 W., Ste. 450, San Antonio 78257. SOUTH TEXAS Carlos Yzaguirre, formerly with Kittleman, Thomas & Gonzales, P.L.L.C., has become a partner in Yzaguirre & Vela, P.L.L.C., 6521 N. 10th St., Ste. C, McAllen 78504. OUT OF STATE Holly Stroud, formerly with Nelson Mullins, has opened an office for the practice of law, Holly Stroud Law Office, L.L.C., 3525 Piedmont Rd., Ste. 300, Atlanta, Ga. 30305. Johnston, Allison & Hord, P.A., has announced that Holly Berry Harris Norvell has been named a partner, 1065 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, N.C. 28204. Ted P. Pearce, formerly with Meineke Car Care Centers Inc., has become special counsel and practice leader of the franchising and distribution group with Nexsen Pruet, P.L.L.C., 227 W. Trade St., Charlotte, N.C. 28202. Andrew Taktajian, formerly with American General Life Companies, has become assistant general counsel to American International Group Inc., 80 Pine St., 13th Fl., New York, N.Y. 10005. Walsh, Anderson, Gallegos, Green & Trevino, P.C., announced that Evelyn Howard-Hand has been named a shareholder in the Albuquerque, N.M., offices, 500 Marquette, N.W., Ste. 1360, Albuquerque, N.M. 87102. Somer Brown, has become a partner in Cox Cox Filo Camel & Wilson, L.L.C., 723 Broad St., Lake Charles, LA 70601. Debora E. Ramirez, formerly of Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P., has become a shareholder in Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris, & Sisk, P.A., 123 E. Marcy Dr., Ste., 201, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
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