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 submit an 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 Julie Houston, formerly with Winstead, is now counsel to Andrews Kurth, 111 Congress Ave., Ste. 1700, Austin 78701. Jessica Palvino and Nelia Robbi are now partners in McGinnis Lochridge, 600 Congress Ave., Ste. 2100, Austin 78701. Paul J. Van Osselaer, of counsel to Van Osselaer & Buchanan, has formed the firm of Van Osselaer Dispute Resolution, 9600 Great Hills Trl., Ste. 300W, Austin 78759. Brian C. Potter, formerly with Beatty Bangle Strama, has opened the Law Office of Brian C. Potter, 1301 Rio Grande St., Austin 78701. Christopher Kindel, Rebecca Younger, and Megan Myers have joined Pirkey Barber, 600 Congress Ave., Ste. 2120, Austin 78701. Megan R. Knell is now an associate of Branscomb, 114 W. 7th St., Ste. 725, Austin 78701. Jennifer S. Cook, previously an associate of Coats Rose, has joined Winstead, 401 Congress Ave., Ste. 2100, Austin 78701. John P. Vacalis, formerly of Patton Boggs, is now a partner in Thompson & Knight, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. 1900, Austin 78701. Jerry Clements, based in the Austin office of Locke Lord, has been re-elected as chair of the global firm, 600 Congress Ave., Ste. 2200, Austin 78701. GULF Brett J. Young is now a partner in K&L Gates, 1000 Main St., Ste. 2550, Houston 77002. Ben Aderholt is now of counsel to Coats Rose, 3 E. Greenway Plz., Ste. 2000, Houston 77046. Antoinette “Toni” M. Jackson is now a partner in the real estate practice group and a member of the affordable housing team at Jones Walker, 1001 Fannin St., Ste. 2450, Houston 77002. James E. Soto, formerly of Williams Kherkher has established the Soto Law Firm, 945 Heights Blvd., Houston 77008. Robert M. Schick and Morgan L. Copeland Jr., both previously with Vinson & Elkins, have formed Schick & Copeland, 3700 Buffalo Spdwy., Ste. 960, Houston 77098. Sabrina Little DiMichele has joined the firm as counsel. Steven Rubin and Ronald Oran are now partners in Strasburger & Price, 909 Fannin St., Ste. 2300, Houston 77010. Whitney Cox is now an associate of the firm. James “Jamie” Zimmer, previously with Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, has joined Winstead, 1100 JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis St., Houston 77002. Cornelius J. “Neil” Calnan is now of counsel to the Law Office of Andreas I. Jones, 1445 N. Loop W., Ste. 900, Houston 77008. Roger D. Scales is now a partner in Shannon Gracey, 1301 McKinney St., Ste. 2900, Houston 77010. Bill Swanstrom, based in the Houston office of Locke Lord, has been reelected as a vice chair of the global firm, 2800 JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis St., Houston 77002. Sterling A. Minor, formerly of Minor & Bair, is now a partner in Sparkman Foote Minor, 1200 Binz St., Ste. 650, Houston 77004. Michelle C. Gallo has joined the firm as an associate. NORTH Steven Jenkins, formerly with Haynes and Boone, is now a partner in Jackson Walker, 901 Main St., Ste. 6000, Dallas 75202. Ryan Magee has been made a partner in Holland & Knight, 200 Crescent Ct., Ste. 1600, Dallas 75201. Brian P. Shaw has been made a partner in Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, 3333 Lee Pkwy., 10th Fl., Dallas 75219. Phil C. Appenzeller Jr. has been elected chief executive officer and E. Lee Morris has been elected chief operating officer of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, 500 N. Akard St., Ste. 3800, Dallas 75201. J. Paulo Flores is now a shareholder in Ford Nassen, 8080 N. Central Expy., Ste. 1600, Dallas 75206. Michael Wysocki, has been promoted to partner in McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, 5950 Sherry Ln., 8th Fl., Dallas 75225. Monica Cruz has rejoined the firm as an associate. Eva Turner has been elected as a shareholder in Ogletree Deakins, 8117 Preston Rd., Ste. 500, Dallas 75225. Erika Bright, formerly with Haynes and Boone, has been named a partner in Wick Phillips, 2100 Ross Ave., Ste. 950, Dallas 75201. Orrin L. Harrison III, most recently with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, is now a partner in Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank, 1445 Ross Ave., Ste. 2500, Dallas 75202. George T. Lee III and Evan D. Stone, previously of Lee & Stone, have joined Gardere Wynne Sewell as corporate partners, Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 3000, Dallas 75201. Rebecca Brame is now an associate of the firm. Thomas Yoxall, based in the Dallas office of Locke Lord, has been reelected to the executive committee of the global firm, 2200 Ross Ave., Ste. 2200, Dallas 75201. Christina Feller and Matthew Daniel have been promoted to partners in Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, 2603 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste. 300, Dallas 75219. Celeste R. Yeager, previously with Gardere Wynne Sewell, is now a shareholder in Littler, 2001 Ross Ave., Ste. 1500, Dallas 75201. Cole Gearhart and Brandon J. Tittle are now associates of Winstead, 500 Winstead Bldg., 2728 N. Harwood St., Dallas 75201. Ada Brown, an attorney with Mc- Kool Smith, was appointed a justice of the Texas 5th Court of Appeals, 600 Commerce St., Ste. 200, Dallas 75202. Riva T. Johnson is now a senior partner, Patti J. Hedgpeth is a shareholder, and Meredith VanderWilt is an associate in Polsinelli, 2501 N. Harwood St., Ste. 1900, Dallas 75201. Patrick McManemin, formerly of Patton Boggs, is now a partner in Thompson & Knight, One Arts Plaza, 1722 Routh St., Ste. 1500, Dallas 75201. Michael Tristan is now counsel to the firm. Justin E. Allen, previously with Johnson DeLuca Kurisky & Gould, is now an associate of Husch Blackwell, 2001 Ross Ave, Ste. 2000, Dallas 75201. SOUTH CENTRAL Ruben R. Barrera, previously with Bracewell & Giuliani, is now a shareholder in Langley & Banack, 745 E. Mulberry Ave., Ste. 900, San Antonio 78212. Jane H. Macon, Michael D. Bernard, Blakely L. Fernandez, and William T. Avila are now partners in Bracewell & Giuliani, 300 Convent St., Ste. 1500, San Antonio 78205. OUT OF STATE J. Thomas Gilbert, formerly of Patton Boggs, is now counsel to Thompson & Knight, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 950, Los Angeles, California 90067.
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