CENTRAL Diane Senterfitt, previously with Taube Summers Harrison Taylor Meinzer Brown, is now a member in Potts & Blacklock, 2901 Bee Caves Rd., Ste. H, Austin 78746. Andrew Weber is now partner in charge of Kelly Hart & Hallman, 303 Colorado St., Ste. 2000, Austin 78701. Jennifer L. Buntz, previously with Germer, is now senior counsel to Husch Blackwell, 111 Congress Ave., Ste. 1400, Austin 78701. Richard Fry, previously a solo attorney, has rejoined Ikard Wynne, 2901 Via Fortuna, Bldg. 6, Ste. 450, Austin 78746. Mary Louise Phelps, previously with Orsinger, Nelson, Downing and Anderson, and Scott Rewak, previously with Duffee & Eitzen, are now associates of the firm. V. Blayre Peña is now a partner in Hance Scarborough, 400 W. 15th St., Ste. 950, Austin 78701. Brian Graham, previously with Strasburger & Price, is now a partner in K&L Gates, 2801 Via Fortuna, Ste. 350, Austin 78746. Keely Allison and Adam Ward have formed Allison & Ward Attorneys at Law, 7718 Wood Hollow Dr., Ste. 220, Austin 78731. Tad Allen is now an associate of Harrell Stoebner & Russell, 2106 Birdcreek Dr., Temple 76502. Rebecca Wheeler, previously with Nunis & Associates, is now an attorney with Corbin & Associates, 603 N. Eighth St., Killeen 76541, and 1000 Heritage Center Cr., Round Rock 78664. Anna Eby, founding attorney of Eby Law Firm in Round Rock, has been elected to a three-year term on the Georgetown City Council. Jesse Butler, previously with Thompson Coe, is now an equity partner in Hajjar Peters, 3144 Bee Caves Rd., Austin 78746. Robert Henneke is now director of the Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, 901 Congress Ave., Austin 78701. Trek Doyle and Karl Seelbach, both previously with Winstead, have opened Doyle & Seelbach, 12600 Hill Country Blvd., Ste. R-275, Austin 78738. Darlene Byrne, presiding judge of the 126th Civil District Court in Travis County, was named 2015 Judge of the Year by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association. John G. Long is now senior counsel to Michael Best & Friedrich, 12600 Hill Country Blvd., Ste. R-275, Austin 78738. John Riley, previously with Bracewell & Giuliani, is now a shareholder in and leads Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, which has relocated to 1115 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. 275, Austin 78701. Jillian French is now an associate of Cordell & Cordell, 301 Congress Ave., Ste. 1515, Austin 78701. Marvin K. “Trey” Roberts III, Justin G. Roberts, and James L. Anderson III have formed Anderson Roberts, 823 Congress Ave., Ste. P-10, Austin 78701. Joe R. Basham has been named managing partner in Allensworth & Porter, 100 Congress Ave., Ste. 700, Austin 78701. Lora J. Livingston, judge of the 261st Civil District Court in Travis County, received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award for a State Trial Court Judge from the National Center for State Courts. Sam Bassett, a partner in Minton, Burton, Bassett & Collins in Austin, has been installed as president of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Eric M. Shepperd, judge of the County Court at Law No. 2 in Travis County, is now president of the Austin Bar Association. GULF Scott Weiss has been promoted to vice president of and senior corporate counsel to Healix, 14140 Southwest Fwy., Ste. 400, Sugar Land 77478. Megan L. Reinkemeyer is now an attorney with Preis, 24 Greenway Plz., Ste. 2050, Houston 77046. Jared W. Capps is now an attorney with Klitsas & Vercher, 550 Westcott St., Ste. 570, Houston 77007. John H. “Jack” Miller III is now an associate of Irelan McDaniel, 440 Louisiana St., Ste. 1800, Houston 77002. Derek J. Anchondo, previously with Adams and Reese, is now a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig, 1000 Louisiana St., Ste. 1700, Houston 77002. Hiba Kazim is now an associate of the firm. Kristopher M. Stockberger, previously with Atlas Tubular, is now an associate of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, 24 Greenway Plz., Ste. 1400, Houston 77046. Bruce Pinegar, previously with Sprouse Shrader Smith, is now an associate of Winstead, 24 Waterway Ave., Ste. 500, the Woodlands 77380. Juan C. Garcia, a partner in Sutherland Asbill & Brennan in Houston, is now on the board of directors of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Bob Shults, counsel to Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard in Houston, has been elected as president of the Grand Order of Pachyderm Clubs of the United States. William H. Caudill, a partner in Norton Rose Fulbright in Houston, has been selected as chair-elect of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. Angelica Maria Hernandez, a partner in Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson in Houston, received the Chair’s Award from the State Bar of Texas Hispanic Issues Section. Louis M. Ditta, previously with Cenatiempo & Ditta, is now the founding partner of Ditta Law, 2900 Weslayan St., Ste. 150, Houston 77027. Mark W. Bennett, of Bennett & Bennett in Houston, received a 2015 Charles Butts Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award from the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Gardere Wynne Sewell’s Houston office has relocated to 2000 Wells Fargo Plz., 1000 Louisiana St., Houston 77002. Stuti Trehan Patel has been appointed associate judge of the 240th and 400th Judicial District courts in Fort Bend County. Twenty-four attorneys from Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri have joined Blank Rome, now located at 717 Texas Ave., Ste. 1400, Houston 77002. Ira R. Hatton, of counsel to Greenberg Traurig in Houston, and Annapoorni Sankaran and Jennifer Tomsen, shareholders in the firm, have been elected as fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Benny Agosto Jr., a partner in Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend in Houston, received the Presidents’ Award from the State Bar of Texas. Agosto, along with Mo Aziz, a partner in the firm, and Brant Stogner, an associate, were named to the Nation’s Top One Percent list by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Jay Jackson, associated with the firm, received the Franklin Jones Best CLE Article Award from the Texas Bar College. NORTH Stephanie Russ, previously with Mullin Russ Kilejian, is now a senior attorney with Baker & McKenzie, 2001 Ross Ave., Ste. 2300, Dallas 75201. Ryan C. Gentry is now a partner in Nowak & Stauch, 10000 N. Central Expy., Ste. 1040, Dallas 75231. Matthew McLain is now a partner in Cotten Schmidt & Abbott, 550 Bailey Ave., Ste. 600, Fort Worth 76107. Jennifer L. Kelley and Laura O’Leary have been promoted to members in Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, 4849 Greenville Ave., Ste. 1300, Dallas 75206. Stephen Molina, previously with Dentons, is now a solo practitioner in Dallas. Robert W. Dockery is now a shareholder in Polsinelli, 2950 N. Harwood St., Ste. 2100, Dallas 75201. Carlos L. White, previously with McGlinchey Stafford, is now of counsel to K&L Gates, 1717 Main St., Ste. 2800, Dallas 75201. Selim Fiagome, previously with Fiagome Law Firm, and C. Todd Hewes, previously with Chamblee Ryan Kershaw & Anderson, are now associates of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, 2100 Ross Ave., Ste. 2000, Dallas 75201. Christina A. Tate, previously with Vinson & Elkins, is now a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig, 2200 Ross Ave., Ste. 5200, Dallas 75201. Kelly Franklin Bagnall, previously with Dykema; Mary Goodrich Nix, previously with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr; and Jon G. Shepherd, previously with Alston & Bird; are now partners in Holland & Knight, 200 Crescent Ct., Ste. 1600, Dallas 75201. Paul Montemayor, previously with Alston & Bird, and Rob Ward, previously with Bell Nunnally & Martin, are now associates of Winstead, 2728 N. Harwood St., Dallas 75201. John M. Cone has joined Ferguson, Braswell & Fraser, 2500 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 501, Plano 75093. Jay Dewald, previously with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division, is now a partner in Andrews Kurth, 1717 Main St., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75201. He will also practice in the firm’s Houston office, 600 Travis St., Ste. 4200, Houston 77002. Jason Villalba, previously with Haynes and Boone, is now a corporate partner in Gardere Wynne Sewell, 1601 Elm St., Dallas 75201, and 600 Congress Ave., Austin 78701. Amy L. Strauss is now an associate of Fisher & Phillips, 500 N. Akard St., Ste. 3550, Dallas 75201. Tawanna Lynn Cesare, previously with Moses, Palmer & Howell, has rejoined Cantey Hanger as a partner, 600 W. Sixth St., Ste. 300, Fort Worth 76102. Brian C. Newby, of counsel to the firm, has been promoted to the rank of major general in the U.S. Air Force. Courtney G. Bowline, previously with DeHay & Elliston, and Robert Bogdanowicz are now partners in Deans & Lyons, 325 N. Saint Paul St., Ste. 1500, Dallas 75201. Jessica Hamm, previously with Baylor University, is now assistant director of compliance and governance for the Big 12 Conference, 400 E. John Carpenter Fwy., Irving 75062. Michael John Ramirez and James A. Lowery are now partners in Husch Blackwell, 2001 Ross Ave., Ste. 2000, Dallas 75201. Neil Jeffrey Orleans, of counsel to the Law Offices of Judith W. Ross in Dallas, has been reelected to the board of directors of the Richardson Symphony Orchestra. Michael Kelly and Erika Toledo are now associates of Burford & Ryburn, 500 N. Akard St., Ste. 3100, Dallas 75201. Noah Nadler is now a senior associate of Wick Phillips, 3131 McKinney Ave., Ste. 100, Dallas 75204. Vijay Pattisapu is now an associate of the firm. Charlene Koonce is now an equity partner in Scheef & Stone, 500 N. Akard St., Ste. 2700, Dallas 75201. Ruth Mitchell is now an associate of the firm. Alex Boyd is now an associate of Varghese Summersett, 420 Throckmorton St., Ste. 200, Fort Worth 76102. Samuel M. Stricklin and Tricia R. DeLeon, both previously with Bracewell & Giuliani, are now partners in Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank, 1445 Ross Ave., Ste. 2500, Dallas 75202. David Tomek, of Dallas, has received the 2015 Weatherbie Workhorse Award from TexasBarCLE. Joshua J. Bennett is now a partner in Carter Scholer Arnett Hamada & Mockler, 8150 N. Central Expy., Ste. 500, Dallas 75206. Katarzyna Brozynski is now a partner in Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, 420 Commerce St., Ste. 500, Fort Worth 76102. Sorana Georgiana Ban and Antonio Devora are now associates in the firm’s Dallas office, 901 Main St., Ste. 4600, Dallas 75202. Thomas Woolsey III and Gregory Odegaard are now associates of Schiff Hardin, 300 Crescent Ct., Ste. 400, Dallas 75201. Maral M. Kilejian is now counsel at Haynes and Boone, 2505 N. Plano Rd., Ste. 4000, Richardson 75082. Michael P. Gibson, managing partner in Burleson, Pate & Gibson in Dallas; Michael Heiskell, of Johnson, Vaughn & Heiskell in Fort Worth; and Jeffrey A. Kearney, managing partner in Kearney Wynn in Fort Worth, have been inducted into the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Hall of Fame. Heather Barbieri, of the Barbieri Law Firm in Plano, has received a 2015 Percy Foreman Lawyer of the Year Award from the association. Macy Melton is now a senior staff attorney with Asiatico Law, 5850 Granite Pkwy., Ste. 900, Plano 75024. Aaron D. Davidson, previously with Baker Botts, is now a partner in Munck Wilson Mandala, 12770 Coit Rd., Ste. 600, Dallas 75251. PANHANDLE Dan Hurley, a partner in Hurley, Guinn & Sellers in Lubbock, has received a 2015 Percy Foreman Lawyer of the Year Award from the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. David M. Guinn Jr., also a partner in the firm, has been installed as chairman of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational Institute. SOUTH Charles A. Gonzalez, previously with VIA Metropolitan Transit, is now of counsel to Ogletree Deakins, 112 E. Pecan St., Ste. 2700, San Antonio 78205. Noah Speck, previously with Universal Weather and Aviation, is now an associate of Winstead, 300 Convent St., Ste. 2700, San Antonio 78205. William “Doug” Bineham, principal in Bineham & Gillen in San Antonio, has been elected as president of the Mexican American Bar Association of San Antonio. Cynthia H. Orr, of Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley in San Antonio, received a 2015 Charles Butts Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award from the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. OUT OF STATE Kurt J. Hamrock, previously with McKenna Long & Aldridge, is now of counsel to Covington & Burling, 850 10th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001. Katy Drechsel, previously with Southwest Airlines Co., is now director of contracts and assistant corporate secretary at American Railcar Leasing, 100 N. Clark St., St. Charles, Missouri 63301. Micah Malouf, previously with the Texas Tech University System and Texas Tech Foundation, is now a senior attorney with Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, 100 New Millennium Way, Durham, North Carolina 27709. Morgan Carey O’Neill, previously with Andrews Kurth, is now assistant general counsel to Venture Global LNG, 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Ste. 600 W, Washington, DC 20037. Nancy Kremers is now associate general counsel to the U.S. Air Force Office of the General Counsel, SAF/GCQ, 1740 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330. Trae Gray, founder of Landowner- Firm in Coalgate, Oklahoma, received his LL.M. in energy and natural resources law from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. 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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