CENTRAL John W. Conner, previously with Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, is now an associate of Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, 401 Congress Ave., Ste. 2200, Austin 78701. Susan Jordan, owner of Jordan Law in Austin, was selected for the 2015 Nation’s Top One Percent list by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Emily R. Franco is now an associate of the Blum Law Firm, which has moved to 303 Colorado St., Ste. 2550, Austin 78701. Amanda Taylor, previously with Hohmann, Taube & Summers, is now a partner in Martens, Todd, Leonard, Taylor, and Ahlrich, 301 Congress Ave., Ste. 1950, Austin 78701. Jim Boeckman, owner of Jim Boeckman, Attorney & Counselor, in Austin, received a Lifetime Alumni Achievement Award from Westminster College. Christopher Burnett, previously with the Criminal Justice Division of the Office of the Governor, is now director of the Office of Compliance and Ethics in the Texas General Land Office, 1700 Congress Ave., Austin 78701. Seth E. Meisel is now a partner in DuBois, Bryant & Campbell, 303 Colorado St., Ste. 2300, Austin 78701. Travis Wimberly, previously with Vinson & Elkins, is now an associate of Pirkey Barber, 600 Congress Ave., Ste. 2120, Austin 78701. David Dawson, based in Austin, has been elected chairman and CEO of Winstead. Scott Forrester Courtney Jr., previously with Bracewell & Giuliani, is now an associate of the firm, 401 Congress Ave., Ste. 2100, Austin 78701. Demetrius G. McDaniel, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig in Austin, was appointed to the Austin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Elizabeth C. Rogers, also a shareholder in the firm, was named president of the board of directors for the Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts. Elizabeth Ross Hadley has been promoted as of counsel to Greenberg Traurig, 300 W. 6th St., Ste. 2050, Austin 78701. Zach Bowman, previously a briefing attorney to Texas Supreme Court Justice Paul Green, is now an associate of Cain & Skarnulis, 400 W. 15th St., Ste. 900, Austin 78701. GULF Amy S. Hancock, director of professional development at Andrews Kurth in Houston, has been appointed to the Fullbridge Advisory Board for Law. Giji M. John, a partner in the firm, has been selected as a fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Michael T. Sprague, William R. Rustam, and J. Christopher Diamond, all previously with Sprague & Associates, have formed Sprague, Rustam & Diamond, 11111 Katy Fwy., Ste. 300, Houston 77079. Alfred M. “Alfie” Meyerson, Thad H. Armstrong, David W. Jones, David M. Robins, and Lewis S. Kasner, all previously with Thompson & Knight, are now partners in Jackson Walker, 1401 McKinney St., Ste. 1900, Houston 77010. Briggs A. Knight, previously with Thompson & Knight, is now an associate of the firm. Cliff Vrielink, a partner in Sidley Austin, was named to the Executive Committee of the firm, 1000 Louisiana St., Ste. 6000, Houston 77002. Kevin P. Lewis is now a member in and practice leader with the firm. Nicholas Souza is now the owner of the Law Office of Nicholas Souza, 4801 Woodway Dr., Ste. 300E, Houston 77056. Jeff Adams, previously with KBR Inc., is now general counsel to South Land Title, 6710 Stewart Rd., Ste. 300, Galveston 77551. Thomas G. Gruenert, previously with Gibson-Gruenert, is now a founding partner of Gruenert Law Group, 11200 Broadway St., Ste. 2344, Pearland 77584. Chelsea J. Lowance is now an associate of John K. Grubb & Associates, 4550 Post Oak Pl., Ste. 201, Houston 77027. Valerie L. Norwood, previously with Marc Whitehead & Associates, is now an associate of Sufian & Passamano, 712 Main St., Ste. 2130, Houston 77002. Charles E. Long, previously with MehaffyWeber, is now of counsel to Cage, Hill & Niehaus, 5851 San Felipe St., Ste. 950, Houston 77057. Peter A. Lowy is now a shareholder in Chamberlain Hrdlicka, 1200 Smith St., 14th Fl., Houston 77002. Daniel B. Pickelner, previously with Commercial Metals Co., is now director of Legal and Risk Management, Americas, for Wood Mackenzie, 5847 San Felipe St., Ste. 1000, Houston 77057. Eric C. Otness is now a partner in Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, 1000 Louisiana St., Ste. 6800, Houston 77002. Randall Foret, Robin Foret, and Mary Holmesly, previously with Foret Law Firm, have joined Fowler Rodriguez, 1331 Lamar St., Ste. 1560, Houston 77010. Lori Hood and Kari L. Robinson are now shareholders in Baker Donelson, 1301 McKinney St., Ste. 3700, Houston 77010. Sean Gorman is now a partner in Bracewell & Giuliani, 711 Louisiana St., Ste. 2300, Houston 77002. Wagner Sáenz Dority has moved to 1010 Lamar St., Ste. 425, Houston 77002. Lucrecia M. Davis, previously with Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, is now a shareholder in Jackson Lewis, 1415 Louisiana St., Ste. 3325, Houston 77002. NORTH Stephen Sapp, previously with Locke Lord, is now a partner in Schiff Hardin, 300 Crescent Ct., Ste. 400, Dallas 75201. Susan Cipione and Grady Dickens have been promoted to shareholders in McGuire, Craddock & Strother, 2501 N. Harwood St., Ste. 1800, Dallas 75201. Joseph Callister and Michael Bailey have been elected partners in Wick Phillips, 3131 McKinney Ave., Ste. 100, Dallas 75204. Thompson & Knight has named John R. Cohn as its tax practice leader, Greg W. Curry as trial practice leader, and Mark M. Sloan as real estate and banking practice leader, One Arts Plz., 1722 Routh St., Ste. 1500, Dallas 75201. Wesley P. Williams has been named as the corporate and securities practice leader of Thompson & Knight, 801 Cherry St., Ste. 1600, Fort Worth 76102. Lyndsay Newell is now an associate of the Barrows Firm, 500 E. Belknap St., Fort Worth 76102. Adam Plumbley is now a shareholder in Winstead, 300 Throckmorton St., Ste. 1700, Fort Worth 76102. Cori C. Steinmann, previously of Sedgwick, and Jaclyn Kerbow are now associates of Bailey Crowe Kugler & Arnold, 901 Main St., Ste. 6550, Dallas 75202. Patrick Shaw, a shareholder in Woodward & Shaw in Dallas, received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen. Danny Ashby and Steve J. Korotash are now partners in Morgan Lewis, 1717 Main St., Ste. 3200, Dallas 75201, and 1000 Louisiana St., Ste. 4000, Houston 77002. T. Gregory Jackson is now a partner in the firm’s Dallas office. David I. Monteiro, Jeaneen M. Kappell, Justin R. Chapa, Megan R. Whisler, and Michael A. Cumming are now associates of the Dallas office. Marcus Brown, a shareholder in the Dallas office of Winstead, was elected chair of the board of directors for Mental Health America of Greater Dallas. Harriet Tabb, a shareholder in McGuire, Craddock & Strother in Dallas, is now a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Jonathan Thalheimer, a shareholder in the firm, is now the Texas chair of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. Rachel Ziolkowski Ullrich, previously with Gruber Hurst Johansen Hall Shank, is now counsel to FordHarrison, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 4450, Dallas 75201. Carrie Garcia Hudson, previously with Ekvall & Byrne, is now an associate of Henderson, Smith, Wilson, Bryant & Graham, 4201 Spring Valley Rd., Ste. 1200, Dallas 75244. Ashley Watkins McDowell, previously with KoonsFuller, is now a partner in VernerBrumleyMcCurley, 3710 Rawlins St., Ste. 900, Dallas 75219. Robert Emerson is now an associate of the firm. Tawana Hayden Gray, previously with Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, is a now a principal and founding member in the Law Office of Tawana H. Gray, 2007 E. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 200, Arlington 76006. Sarah C. Seltzer and Lori E. Dally, previously with the Beal Law Firm, are now owners of Seltzer & Dally, 6777 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ste. 225, Fort Worth 76116. John Warren is now first assistant district attorney in the Cooke County District Attorney’s Office, 101 S. Dixon St., Ste. 309, Gainesville 76240. Kirsten M. Castañeda, previously with Locke Lord, is now a partner in Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend, 4925 Greenville Ave., Ste. 510, Dallas 75206. Ebony R. Rivon is now founder and managing attorney of Rivon Law Firm, 5050 Quorum Dr., Ste. 225 Dallas 75254. S. Roxanne Edwards is now of counsel to Klemchuk, 8150 N. Central Expy., 10th Fl., Dallas 75206. Eric Policastro is now an associate of Deans & Lyons, 325 N. Saint Paul St., Dallas 75201. Todd Fisher and Chad King, previously with K&L Gates, have formed King & Fisher, 13155 Noel Rd., Ste. 900, Dallas 75240. Ken Stewart, a partner based in the Dallas office of Norton Rose Fulbright, is now the firm’s rotating global chair. Katherine Knight, Vinay B. Patel, and Tanya Tyer Smitherman have been appointed as directors at Henry Oddo Austin & Fletcher, 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 2700, Dallas 75201. With the addition of partner Brent Walker’s name, the Aldous Law Firm is now Aldous/Walker, 2311 Cedar Springs Rd., Ste. 200, Dallas 75201. Rob Hoffman, previously with Gardere Wynne Sewell, is now a partner in Andrews Kurth, 1717 Main St., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75201. A. Dawson Lightfoot, previously with Conley Rose, and Michael Alford, previously with the Law Offices of James E. Walton, have established Lightfoot & Alford, 100 E. Louisiana St., Ste. 3, McKinney 75069. Andrew J. Ostapko, previously with Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, is now an associate of Winstead, 2728 N. Harwood St., Dallas 75201. Bryan Stevens has been elected as a shareholder in Hallett & Perrin, 1445 Ross Ave., Ste. 2400, Dallas 75202. SOUTH Carlos Yzaguirre is now a partner in Yzaguirre Law Firm, 6521 N. 10th St., Ste. A, McAllen 78504. SOUTH CENTRAL Charles J. Muller, a shareholder in Chamberlain Hrdlicka in San Antonio, was selected for the 2015 Nation’s Top One Percent list by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Luz Martinez-Bernal is now owner of the Law Office of Luz Martinez- Bernal, 1008 S. Alamo St., San Antonio 78210. Marisa Bono is now regional counsel to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 110 Broadway St., Ste. 300, San Antonio 78205. ScottHulse has opened an office at 700 N. St. Mary’s St., Ste. 1400, San Antonio 78205. Jose Luis Carbonell, a shareholder in the firm, will head up the new location. Joe M. Davis is now a shareholder in Branscomb, 711 Navarro St., Ste. 500, San Antonio 78205. With the addition of Jay Friedman, Wilkins Finston Law Group is now Wilkins Finston Friedman Law Group. Bill Fisher, previously of Cox Smith, is now senior counsel to the firm, 755 E. Mulberry Ave., Ste. 200, San Antonio 78212. David R. Rangel is now a shareholder in Davidson Troilo Ream & Garza, 7550 I-10 W., Ste. 800, San Antonio 78229. WEST Ronald C. Griffin, previously of Shafer, Davis, O’Leary & Stoker, is now chief legal counsel to Medical Center Health System, 500 W. Fourth St., Odessa 79760. OUT OF STATE Jonathan P. Nagy, previously with Beasley & Gilkison, is now deputy attorney general in the Office of the Indiana Attorney General, Indiana Government Center South, 302 W. Washington St., Fifth Fl., Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. Ethan M. Lange, previously with Locke Lord, is now an attorney with Stueve Siegel Hanson, 460 Nichols Rd., Ste. 200, Kansas City, Missouri 64112. Dorothy J. Harden, owner of Dorothy J. Harden, Attorney at Law, in Islamorada, Florida, has been elected as vice chair of the Tri- County Council of the American Business Women’s Association. OUT OF COUNTRY Luis F. Gomar is now office leader of Thompson & Knight, Paseo de la Reforma No. 115, Ste. 431, Col. Lomas de Chapultepec, Del. 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