CENTRAL Alan W. Hersh, previously with the 3rd Court of Appeals, and Janis E. Clements are now associates of Greenberg Traurig, 300 W. Sixth St., Ste. 2050, Austin 78701. Lana Freeman is now an associate of Mitchell Williams, 500 W. Fifth St., Ste. 1150, Austin 78701. Anna Eby, previously with Cindy Olson Bourland, has formed Eby Law Firm, 302 N. Lampasas St., Round Rock 78664. Ron Satija, of Hajjar Peters in Austin, is now certified in bankruptcy by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Marianne Carroll has rejoined Husch Blackwell as senior counsel, 111 Congress Ave., Ste. 1400, Austin 78701. Patricia A. Sherman Bruce, previously with DuBois, Bryant & Campbell, is now senior counsel to the firm. Taralynn Mackay, a partner in McDonald, Mackay, Porter & Weitz in Austin, was recognized as a 2015 Women of Distinction honoree by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. Jessica M. Warren and Amanda Lewis, of the Law Offices of Warren and Lewis, have relocated their firm to 1100 West Ave., Austin 78701, and have opened a second location at 800 Hwy. 290 W, Bldg. F., Ste. 200, Dripping Springs 78620. Bruce W. Slayden II, Andreas H. Grubert, and R. William Beard Jr., all previously with King & Spalding, are now shareholders in Slayden Grubert Beard, 823 Congress Ave., Ste. 525, Austin 78701. Matt C. Wood, previously with Baker Botts, has joined Weisbart Springer Hayes, 212 Lavaca St., Ste. 200, Austin 78701. Josh Borderud, an associate of Pakis, Giotes, Page & Burleson in Waco, was named Outstanding Young Lawyer of McLennan County for 2015 by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association. Jacqueline Watson, an associate of the Law Office of Thomas Esparza Jr. in Austin, has been elected as chair of the Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Sean Flammer is now an assistant attorney general in the general litigation division of the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, 300 W. 15th St., Austin 78701. Derek Rollins, previously with Colvin, Chaney, Saenz & Rodriguez, is now counsel to Norton Rose Fulbright, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. 1100, Austin 78701. Bill Moltz, Steve Morton, and Janessa Glenn, previously with Moltz Morton & Glenn, have joined K&L Gates, 2801 Via Fortuna, Ste. 350, Austin 78746. Rick Harrison, Kevin Brown, and Alex King, previously with Fritz, Byrne, Head & Harrison, have joined Taube Summers Taylor Meinzer to become Taube Summers Harrison Taylor Meinzer Brown, 100 Congress Ave., 18th Fl., Austin 78701. Alan Albright, previously with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, is now a partner in Bracewell & Giuliani, 111 Congress Ave., Ste. 2300, Austin 78701. He will also work in the firm’s Seattle office. Meril “Gene” Anthes Jr. is now a partner in Gunter, Bennett & Anthes, 600 W. Ninth St., Austin 78701. GULF Shira R. Yoshor is now a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig, 1000 Louisiana St., Ste. 1700, Houston 77002. David A. Walker and Theresa M. Wanat are now associates of the firm. Jayme Partridge, previously with Norton Rose Fulbright, and Ronald G. Embry are now partners in Patterson & Sheridan, 24 Greenway Plz., Ste. 1600, Houston 77046. Juli Fournier is now managing partner of Stephenson Fournier, previously Stephenson Snokhous & Fournier, 4544 Post Oak Place Dr., Ste. 310, Houston 77027. Chris Hanno is now a partner in the firm. Neil C. McCabe is now of counsel to the Law Office of Lori Elaine Laird, 711 W. Bay Area Blvd., Ste. 420, Houston 77598. Shannon “Shae” Keefe is now an associate of Kane Russell Coleman & Logan, 5051 Westheimer Rd., Ste. 1000, Houston 77056. Jason M. Caras, previously with Compere Law, is now an associate of Frank Law Firm, 3050 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 1425, Houston 77056. Chastiti Horne, a shareholder in Ebanks Horne Rota Moos in Houston, was selected as a 2014 Women on the Move honoree by Texas Executive Women. Joe House, Carla M. Perron, and Benjamin G. House have formed House Perron & House, 700 Louisiana St., Ste. 3950, Houston 77002. Lance Leisure, previously with Blank Rome, is now a partner in Correro & Leisure, 2909 Hillcroft Ave., Ste. 350, Houston 77057. Mitch Tiras is now a partner in Locke Lord, 600 Travis St., Ste. 2800, Houston 77002. Benny Agosto Jr., a partner in Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend in Houston, received the Houston Bar Association’s President’s Award. Randy Sorrels, managing partner in the firm, was selected for the 2015 Nation’s Top One Percent list by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Jennifer Caras is now an associate of Schlanger Silver Barg & Paine, 109 N. Post Oak Ln., Ste. 300, Houston 77024. Annapoorni Sankaran, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig in Houston, received the 2015 Champion of Diversity Award from the Asian Pacific Interest Section of the State Bar of Texas. Lou W. Burton, previously with Williams, Birnberg & Andersen, is now senior counsel to Wilson Cribbs and Goren, 2500 Fannin St., Houston 77002. Brian B. Kilpatrick, previously with Hughes Ellzey, is now a senior attorney with the firm. Jay Stiffler, previously with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, is now senior counsel to Norton Rose Fulbright, 1301 McKinney St., Ste. 5100, Houston 77010. John Mauel and Julie Mayo, also previously with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, are now partners in the firm. Debra Ibarra Mayfield has been appointed judge of the 165th Judicial District Court in Harris County, 201 Caroline St., 12th Fl., Houston 77002. Don Stephens has established Stephens & Associates, 7930 W. Broadway St., Ste. 110, Pearland 77581. NORTH Mark T. Pittman, previously with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Fort Worth, is now judge of the 352nd District Court in Tarrant County, 100 N. Calhoun St., Fourth Fl., Fort Worth 76196. John J. Tucker is now a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig, 2200 Ross Ave., Ste. 5200, Dallas 75201. Banee Pachuca and Hampton D. Crow Jr. are now associates of the firm. E. Leon Carter, a principal in Carter Scholer Arnett Hamada & Mocker in Dallas, and Angela Zambrano, a partner in Sidley Austin in Dallas, have been appointed to the Texas Appleseed Board of Directors. Trampas Kurth has been named a partner in Patterson & Sheridan, 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 2650, Dallas 75201. Jonathan Bridges and Michael P. Maslanka are now assistant professors at the University of North Texas College of Law-Dallas, 1901 Main St., Dallas 75201. Reynaldo “Rey” Valencia has joined the school as a visiting professor of law and interim associate dean of operations. Five attorneys previously with K&L Gates have joined Holland & Knight, 200 Crescent Ct., Ste. 1600, Dallas 75201. Jonetta Brooks and Eugene Segrest are now firm partners; Jennifer Duplissey and Michelle Allen are now senior counsel to the firm; and Mark Vandermeulen is now an associate. John Ting has co-founded Ting and Tran Law Firm, 4026 S. Buckner Blvd., Dallas 75227 and 1828 N. Beach St., Ste. C, Haltom City 76111. Chad Baruch, an attorney with the Law Office of Chad Baruch in Rowlett, received the 2015 Gene Cavin Award for Excellence in Continuing Legal Education. Sheila A. Armstrong is now a partner in Morgan Lewis, 1717 Main St., Ste. 3200, Dallas 75201. Morgan A. McPheeters is now an associate of Kelly, Durham & Pittard, 601 Haines Ave., Dallas 75208. Mitchell Moses, previously with Barlow, Garsek & Simon, is now a shareholder in the Underwood Law Firm, 1008 Macon St., Fort Worth 76102. Adam T. Dougherty, previously with FordHarrison, is now a shareholder in Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, 8117 Preston Rd., Ste. 500, Dallas 75225. Kirsten Castañeda, previously with Locke Lord, is now a partner in Alexander, Dubose, Jefferson & Townsend, 4925 Greenville Ave., Ste. 510, Dallas 75206. Lora Davis is now a partner in Davis Stephenson, 100 Crescent Ct., Ste. 440, Dallas 75201. Judith Tobey is now of counsel to the firm. Katherine Knight, Vinay B. Patel, and Tanya Tyer Smitherman have been appointed directors at Henry, Oddo, Austin & Fletcher, 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 2700, Dallas 75201. Robert Emerson is now an associate of VernerBrumleyMcCurley, 4311 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste. 450, Dallas 75219. Bryan Paul Stevens has been elected as a shareholder in Hallett & Perrin, 1445 Ross Ave., Ste. 2400, Dallas 75202. Jennifer Pulliam Edmondson, previously with Gay, McCall, Isaacks, Gordon & Roberts, is now a partner in Edmondson Law, 303 S. Jackson Ave., Ste. 200, Wylie 75098. Brandon W. Barnett is now a partner in Barnett Howard & Williams, 500 Main St., Ste. 610, Fort Worth 76102. Joel S. Allen, previously with Morgan Lewis, is now a partner in McGuire- Woods, 2000 McKinney Ave., Ste. 1400, Dallas 75201. Melissa Hensley, also previously with Morgan Lewis, is now senior counsel to the firm. Matthew Rigney, previously with Hissey Kientz, and Donnie Apodaca, previously with the Berry Firm, are now associates of Tollefson Bradley Mitchell & Melendi, 2811 McKinney Ave., Ste. 250, Dallas 75204. Andrea L. Mooney is now a shareholder in Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Mehl, 5300 Democracy Dr., Ste. 200, Plano 75024. Robert G. Chadwick Jr., previously with Campbell & Chadwick, is now managing member of Stamer Chadwick Soefje, 5851 Legacy Cir., Sixth Fl., Plano 75024. Karin Zaner, of Kane Russell Coleman & Logan in Dallas, was named chair of the American College of Legal Medicine Membership and Credentials Committee. Robert H. Kroney, previously with Kroney Morse Lan, is now of counsel to Malouf Nakos Jackson & Swinson, 12222 Merit Dr., Ste. 1000, Dallas 75251. Claire N. Raggio and Lauren J. Brown, also previously with Kroney Morse Lan, have joined the firm. Frank L. Branson, founder of the Law Offices of Frank L. Branson in Dallas, is now president of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. Alan Rosenberg is now owner of Rosenberg & Johnson, 13355 Noel Rd., Ste. 1100, Dallas 75240. Tiffany Johnson is now an associate of Klemchuk, 8150 N. Central Expy., 10th Fl., Dallas 75206. Susan D. Taylor is now of counsel to the Gibson Law Group, 3102 Maple Ave., Ste. 400, Dallas 75201. David Newland, previously with Jones Day, is now an associate of Winstead, 2728 N. Harwood St., Dallas 75201. Terrie Livingston, chief justice of the 2nd Court of Appeals in Fort Worth, received the 2015 Silver Gavel Award from the Tarrant County Bar Association. Sean A. Bryan has rejoined Kelly Hart & Hallman as a partner, 201 Main St., Ste. 2500, Fort Worth 76102. PANHANDLE D. Chris Hesse is now owner of the Law Offices of D. Chris Hesse, 112 W. Eighth Ave., Ste. 301, Amarillo 79101. SOUTH William G. Putnicki, previously U.S. district clerk for the Western District of Texas, is now practicing in the Law Office of San Juana Barraza Putnicki, 5121 Crestway Dr., Ste. 109, San Antonio 78239. John A. Ferguson Jr., previously with Bracewell & Giuliani, and Justin Barbour are now partners in Schmoyer Reinhard, 17806 I-10 W, Ste. 400, San Antonio 78257. Joe M. Davis, previously with Davis & Byrd, is now a shareholder in Branscomb, 711 Navarro St., Ste. 500, San Antonio 78205. Steven V. Tays is now an attorney with Casteel & Casteel, 254 E. Mill St., New Braunfels 78130. Edmundo O. Ramirez, a partner in Ellis, Koeneke & Ramirez in McAllen, has been appointed to the Texas Appleseed Board of Directors. OUT OF STATE Benjamin Leff, previously with Vinson & Elkins, is now an associate professor of law at Washington College of Law, American University, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20016. J. Ralph White, previously with the White Law Firm, is now a partner in White, Andrews & Shackelford, 650 Poydras St., Ste. 2319, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. Angela Speight, previously with EPL Oil & Gas, is now general counsel to Petro Star Inc., 3900 C St., Ste. 802, Anchorage, Alaska 99503. Ricardo Meza, previously with the Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor, is now an officer at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, 200 W. Madison St., Ste. 2700, Chicago, Illinois 60606. J. Alexander Johnson, owner of James A. Johnson in Southfield, Michigan, has published “The Right of Publicity and the Student-Athlete” in the Elon Law Review. Michael J. Thomas is now an assistant city attorney in the Department of Municipal Development of the City of Albuquerque, One Civic Plz. NW, Rm. 7057, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103. OUT OF COUNTRY Lauren Teel is now a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army and is serving in Germany. ► For more information on Movers and Shakers or to submit a listing, go to texasbar.com/moversandshakers or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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