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. Cheryl Camin Murray, a shareholder in Winstead, P.C., of Dallas, has been accepted to the Dallas Regional Chamber 2014 Leadership Dallas Class. Morgan Broaddus, a shareholder in Gordon Davis Johnson & Shane, P.C., in El Paso, was named chair of the College of the State Bar of Texas. Thomas L. Ausley, senior partner with Ausley, Algert, Robertson, & Flores, L.L.P., in Austin, was presented with the Sam Emison Award from the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. Eugenia (Genie) S. Hansen, formerly with Hemingway & Hansen, L.L.P., of Dallas, was posthumously awarded the first Tom Arnold Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in intellectual property law by the State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Law Section. David Colmenero, partner with Meadows Collier of Dallas, has been elected treasurer of the State Bar of Texas Taxation Section. Robert D. Probasco, Brandon L. Bloom, David M. Rosenberg, and Sam L. Merrill, attorneys with Thompson & Knight, L.L.P., of Dallas, have been selected to serve in leadership positions for the State Bar of Texas Taxation Section during the upcoming fiscal year. Michael W. Drumke, partner with Swanson, Martin & Bell, L.L.P., in Chicago, has been named chair-elect of the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Demetra L. Liggins, partner in the Corporate Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group of Thompson & Knight, L.L.P., in Houston, has been appointed to the advisory board for the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. Joseph Indelicato Jr. of Joseph Indelicato Jr., P.C., in Houston, and Greg Enos of the Enos Law Firm, P.C., in Webster, received the 2013 Joseph P. McKnight Award for the Best Family Law CLE Article from the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section. Marshall J. Doke Jr., partner with Gardere in Dallas, was appointed to serve a third term as chair of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Audit. He also received an ABA award for his exceptional accomplishments and contributions as a member of the Section of Public Contract Law. Richard Barrett-Cuetara, head of the Hospitality Group with Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, L.L.P., in Dallas, will co-chair the Commercial Real Estate Subcommittee of the ABA Real Estate Litigation Committee. Lisa H. Jamieson, head of the Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Group with Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, L.L.P., in Fort Worth, was named chair of the State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section. Richard Carlson, professor of labor and employment law at South Texas College of Law in Houston, received the Richard R. Carlson Award for Outstanding Service, named in his honor, by the State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Law Section Council. Kimberly A. Yelkin, an executive partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell, L.L.P., in Austin, has been selected as a co-recipient of the Sharing the Power Award as part of InsideCounsel magazine’s 2nd Annual Transformative Leadership Awards West program. Scott D. Marrs, partner with Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P., in Houston, was appointed to the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution’s Panel of Distinguished Arbitrators. Lisa Vaughn Lumley, a lawyer with Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, L.L.P., of Fort Worth, was appointed to the Pattern Jury Charges Committee for Oil and Gas by the State Bar of Texas. J. Winston Krause, a tax, estate, and corporate lawyer and principal partner of Krause and Associates in Austin, was named chair of the Texas Lottery Commission for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor. Dawn Tezino, a shareholder with MehaffyWeber of Houston, was appointed deputy general counsel of the National Bar Association. Robert Longo, vice president and general counsel (Western Areas) with Waste Management in Tempe, Ariz., was named to the Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors. Sammy Ford IV, of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend in Houston, was elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Merry Miller, U.S. Consul for Minas Gerais, Brazil, was honored with the Medalha do Dia de Minas by the State of Minas Gerais Governor Antonio Anastasia. Omar J. Alaniz, special counsel to Baker Botts, L.L.P., of Dallas, was recognized as one of the National LGBT Bar Association’s Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.
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