CENTRAL Andrea Bleau, Don Hancock, and John McGill have joined their practices to form Hancock McGill & Bleau, 6010 Balcones Dr., Ste. 100, Austin 78731. Bronwyn Blake, of the Texas Advocacy Project, received the 2016 James B. Sales Boots on the Ground Award from the Texas Access to Justice Commission. Carrie Rupprath, Kristi Stotts, and Jordan Ware are now shareholders in Winstead, 401 Congress Ave., Ste. 2100, Austin 78701. Casey Kelly is now an associate of the CHA Law Group, 3005 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. D109-203, Austin 78704. Cynthia Bast, of Locke Lord in Austin, received the 2016 Corporate/Transactional Attorney Award from the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association and Foundation. Deborah Langehennig, of the Western District of Texas U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Austin, received a 2016 Michelle Mendez Serviam Award from the Center for American and International Law. Gary E. Zausmer and Emily Jolly are now members in Enoch Kever, 600 Congress Ave., Ste. 2800, Austin 78701. Lisa Kinzer and Brett Nuttall are now associates of the firm. Kim Williams, previously with the White Collar Crime Unit of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office, is now judge of Travis County Court at Law No. 9. J.T. Morris, previously with McKool Smith, has founded J.T. Morris Law, 327 Congress Ave., Ste. 200, Austin 78701. Jacqueline Lu has been elected a shareholder in Farney Daniels, 800 S. Austin Ave., Ste. 200, Georgetown 78626. Jay L. Westbrook, of the University of Texas School of Law, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Bankruptcy. JoAnn Dalrymple is now a partner in Sedgwick, 919 Congress Ave., Ste. 1250, Austin 78701. Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeff Brown received a National Eagle Scout Association Outstanding Eagle Scout Award. Katie Coleman has been elected a partner in Thompson & Knight, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. 1900, Austin 78701. Martin T. Lutz, previously with DuBois, Bryant & Campbell, is now a shareholder in Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, 401 Congress Ave., Ste. 2200, Austin 78701. Sheri Hunter, of King & Spalding in Austin, has been named to the Texas Advocacy Project Board of Directors. Wade Faulkner, previously with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, has founded the Law Office of Wade Faulkner, 100 W. Central Texas Expy., Ste. 106, Harker Heights 76548. William “Bill” Hopkins, previously with Husch Blackwell, is now a partner in Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, 400 W. 15th St., Austin 78701. Susan G. White, previously with Sapp, White & Freeman, is now of counsel to the firm. EAST Cade Mayo is now an associate of J. Michael Brock, 216 N. Center St., New Boston 75570. Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson has opened a new office in Tyler, 110 N. College Ave., Ste. 1800, 75702. Jarad Kent has been named a partner in the firm. GULF B. Todd Patterson, of Patterson + Sheridan in Houston, has been elected a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Blank Rome received a Houston Bar Foundation award for outstanding firm contribution to the Houston Volunteer Lawyers for 2015. Brian Wunder is now of counsel to Andrews Kurth, 600 Travis St., Ste. 4200, Houston 77002. Tom Van Arsdel has been named managing shareholder of Winstead’s Houston office, 1100 JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis St., 77002. Cameron M. Dernick, previously with Donato, Minx, Brown & Pool, is now an associate of the firm, and David Ammons and Greg Krafka are now shareholders. Teresa Schneider, a shareholder, has been named chief recruiting officer for the firm. Cersonsky, Rosen & García received the 2016 JPMorgan Chase & Co. Joan Guggenheimer Outside Counsel Diversity Champion Award. Cristina Portela Solomon, of Gardere Wynne Sewell in Houston, has been inducted as president of the Houston Association of Women Attorneys. John P. Melko, a partner in the firm, was named a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. Vince Ryan, Harris County attorney, received the Law Library Advocate Award from the Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries. Gregory S. Meece, Sarah E. McLean, and Hunter H. White have been elected to the management committee of Thompson & Knight, 333 Clay St., Ste. 3300, Houston 77002. McLean also works out of the firm’s Austin office, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. 1900, 78701. Joseph M. Ruiz has opened the Law Office of Joseph Ruiz, 1221 Studewood St., Houston 77008. Leslie M. Henry, of Adams and Reese in Houston and New Orleans, has been elected a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Lisa M. Kaufmann is now a partner in Chaffe McCall, 801 Travis St., Ste. 1910, Houston 77002. Marcus R. Tucker is now a partner in Phelps Dunbar, 500 Dallas St., Ste. 1300, Houston 77002. Matthew Sullivan is now an associate of Kane Russell Coleman & Logan, 5051 Westheimer Rd., 10th Fl., Houston 77056. Richard Faulk, previously with Hollingsworth, is now a partner in Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend, 1844 Harvard St., Houston 77008. Robert S. Ballentine, Josh Van Maele, and Andrew P. Parma are now partners in Barry Conge Harris, 1800 W. Loop South, Ste. 750, Houston 77027. Calvin Garwood has joined the firm as of counsel. Travis Crabtree, Preston T. Kamin, and Gabe T. Vick were promoted to shareholders in Gray Reed & McGraw, 1300 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 2000, Houston 77056. Eddy L. De Los Santos, of Baker Donelson in Houston, has been selected for the 2016 fellows program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. NORTH Alicia Sienne Voltmer, previously with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, is now a member of Lillard Wise Szygenda, 13760 Noel Rd., Ste. 1150, Dallas 75240. Amir S. Kuzbari is now an associate of Scheef & Stone, 500 N. Akard St., Ste. 2700, Dallas 75201. Byron Henry, previously with Cowles & Thompson, is now a partner in the firm’s Frisco office, 2600 Network Blvd., Ste. 400, 75034. Bob Garrey, previously with Scheef & Stone, is now of counsel to Polsinelli, 2950 N. Harwood, Ste. 2100, Dallas 75201. John Dickey is now a shareholder in the firm. Leane K. Capps, a shareholder, has been named a senior fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and also received a 2016 Most Powerful and Influential Women Award from the Texas Diversity Council. Bob Nash is now a shareholder in Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, 500 N. Akard St., Ste. 3800, Dallas 75201. Brandon Benson and Lesley Siebenhausen have launched Benson Siebenhausen, 3990 East Side Ave., Dallas 75226. Sarah Wariner, previously with Strasburger & Price, and Ellen Miers Peeples, previously with Locke Lord, have joined the firm. Brian J. Hall, previously with Barnett & Hall, is now a partner in Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, Bank of America Plaza, 901 Main St., Ste. 4600, Dallas 75202. Charles “Chuck” Keeble Jr., previously with Haynes and Boone, and John Adolph, previously with Bracewell, are now partners in Wick Phillips, 3131 McKinney Ave., Ste. 100, Dallas 75204. Dava Greenberg-Spindler is now an associate of Kelly, Durham & Pittard, 601 Haines Ave., Dallas 75208. Christopher J. Simmons has been named a partner in Deans & Lyons, 325 N. Saint Paul St., Ste. 1500, Dallas 75201. Carrie T. Carter, previously with Stephen W. Johnson & Associates, and Samuel R. Smith, previously with the Law Office of David T. Denney, are now of counsel to Carter Scholer Arnett Hamada & Mockler, 8150 N. Central Expy., Ste. 500, Dallas 75206. Courtney P. Mitchell, previously with McGuireWoods, has joined Winstead, 500 Winstead Bldg., 2728 N. Harwood St., Dallas 75201. Drew M. Slone, previously with Norton Rose Fulbright US, is now of counsel to the firm. Roy Hardin, of Locke Lord in Dallas, has been named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. David M. Bennett, Gregory D. Binns, Ann Marie Cowdrey, and Bruce S. Sostek have been elected to the management committee of Thompson & Knight, 1722 Routh St., Ste. 1500, Dallas 75201. Steven E. Bartz, Justin S. Cohen, Janelle L. Davis, Dan J. Hopper, and Kurt Summers have been elected partners in the firm’s Dallas office, and Robert Vartabedian is now a partner in the firm’s Fort Worth office, 801 Cherry St., Unit 1 Burnett Plaza, Ste. 1600, 76102. Douglas A. Cawley, of McKool Smith in Dallas, has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Elizabeth Linan Tiblets, previously with Locke Lord, is now of counsel to Winstead, 300 Throckmorton St., Ste. 1700, Fort Worth 76102. Sierra Quinonez is now a shareholder in the firm. Emileigh Hubbard, previously with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and Kirsten Stopper Soto, previously with Baron & Budd, have joined Henry Oddo Austin & Fletcher, 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 2700, Dallas 75201. Gerald Conley, previously with Andrews Kurth, is now a partner in Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, 9201 N. Central Expy., Dallas 75231. K. Elizabeth Swan, previously with Cowles & Thompson, has joined the firm as an associate. John Barr, managing partner of Burt Barr & Associates in Dallas, was honored with a recognized alumni portrait at St. Mary’s University School of Law Sarita Kenedy East Law Library. Kyla Cole, previously with Waters & Kraus, and Amanda L. Reichek, previously with the Reichek Firm, have formed Cole | Reichek, 2911 Turtle Creek Blvd., Ste. 300, Dallas 75219. Jim Eggleston, of Eggleston King in Weatherford, was appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to a six-year term on the Texas Animal Health Commission. John W. Shaw, previously with Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz, has joined the Parker Law Firm, 2317 Plaza Pkwy., Ste. 100, Bedford 76021. Leonard Davis, of Fish & Richardson in Dallas, received the 2016 Outstanding Public Service Award from the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. Mark Shank, of Gruber Elrod Johansen Hail Shank in Dallas, received the 2016 Fellows Justinian Award from the Dallas Bar Foundation. Michael V. Abcarian, of Fisher & Phillips in Dallas, has been named to the board of directors of the Business Council for the Arts. Michael D. Clark, previously with Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser, is now the contracts legal counsel to Vizient, 290 E. John Carpenter Fwy., Irving 75062. Paula A. Bennett has been promoted to partner in Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, 5950 Sherry Ln., Ste. 800, Dallas 75225. Tim O’Hare, of the Law Offices of Tim O’Hare in Dallas, was elected Tarrant County Republican Party chairman. M. Chad Berry, Jerry D. Bullard, Allan S. Graves, Cory S. Hartsfield, and Richard E. Hill are now shareholders in Adams, Lynch & Loftin, 3950 Texas 360, Grapevine 76051. SOUTH Adam Boland, previously with Ogletree Deakins, is now senior counsel to Strasburger & Price, 2301 Broadway St., San Antonio 78215. Soña Ramirez, previously with Ogletree Deakins, has joined the firm as a partner. Alissa Anne Adkins, previously judge of Nueces County Court at Law No. 4, is now an associate of McKibben, Martinez, Jarvis & Wood, 555 N. Carancahua St., Ste. 1100, Corpus Christi 78401. James Ramsey, previously with Braunstein & Braunstein, and Lee Warren, previously with Cook Craig & Francuzenko, are now associates of Goode Casseb Jones Riklin Choate & Watson, 2122 N. Main Ave., San Antonio 78212. Janet A. Freeman, previously with Sapp, White & Freeman, is now of counsel to Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, 545 N. Upper Broadway St., Wilson Plaza E, Ste. 1009, Corpus Christi 78401. Jennifer Hansen, of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in San Antonio, was selected to serve in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps in the Reserve Component at the 1st Line of Duty at Fort Sam Houston. Kelly Canales Feicht, previously with the Law Offices of Albert M. Gutierrez, is now an associate of Person, Whitworth, Borchers & Morales, 7744 Broadway St., Ste. 100, San Antonio 78209. Rachel Reuter and Stephanie Bandoske, both of Bandoske, Butler & Reuter, have been elected fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. West W. Winter, previously with McNelis + Winter, has founded the Winter Law Firm, 613 N.W. Loop 410, Ste. 800, San Antonio 78216. OUT OF STATE Tracy L. Gostyla, previously with the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division, Southern Criminal Enforcement Section, is now an attorney with the DOJ Criminal Division, Office of International Affairs, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20530. • For more information or to submit a listing, go to texasbar.com/moversandshakers or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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