CENTRAL Sara Janes has been promoted to partner in Weisbart Springer Hayes, 212 Lavaca St., Ste. 200, Austin 78701. Wes Ogilvie, assistant general counsel at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, received a renewed appointment as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Steven Garrett, of Boulette Golden & Marin in Austin, has been certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Kevin Terrazas, of Weisbart Springer Hayes in Austin, has been certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Karen M. Kennard is now a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig, 300 W. Sixth St., Ste. 2050, Austin 78701. Roberto Carlos “RC” Rondero de Mosier has been promoted to partner in MWR Legal, 620 Congress Ave., Third Fl., Ste. 320, Austin 78701. Edward A. Cavazos has been named managing partner of the Austin office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, 401 Congress Ave., Ste. 1700, 78701. Helen Gilbert and Randall Wilburn have joined their practices to form Gilbert Wilburn, 7000 N. MoPac Expwy., Ste. 200, Austin 78731. KC Allan Waldron is now vice president of compliance for adviser services at Charles Schwab & Co. Inc., 12301 Research Blvd., Bldg. D (4-550), Austin 78759. She also was elected to the board of directors of I Live Here, I Give Here. Peyton Smith, previously with Reed & Scardino, is now a shareholder in Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, 303 Colorado St., Ste. 2600, Austin 78701. Chris Harris, of Harris & Schroeder in Leander, has been certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Sara Stinnett and Cale McDowell are now partners in Jackson Walker, 100 Congress Ave., Ste. 1100, Austin 78701. EAST Jordan Glaze and Josh Garrett, both previously with the Law Offices of Cristobal M. Galindo, are now partners in Glaze Garrett, P.O. Box 1599, Gilmer 75644. GULF Hon. David M. Patronella, justice of the peace for Harris County Precinct One, has been appointed to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct by Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht and approved unanimously by the Texas Supreme Court. Laurencia Fasoyiro, previously with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, is now an environmental attorney with the Nwora Law Firm, 8323 Southwest Fwy., Ste. 500, Houston 77074. Donna Thomisee is now a shareholder in Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard, 815 Walker St., Ste. 1447, Houston 77002. Kelli Gunter is now an associate of the firm. Maidie Ryan, of Ascend Performance Materials, has been elected a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Tracey Keegan Rice was promoted to partner in Schick & Copeland, 3700 Buffalo Spwy., Ste. 960, Houston 77098. Lance Eversole, previously with SMG, is now general counsel for the Houston Dynamo, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Ste. 200, Houston 77010. Jonathan Scullion, previously with Zabel Freeman, and J. Tanner Honea, previously with Phelps Dunbar, are now associates of Winstead, 1100 JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis St., Houston 77002. Kirt “Blu” Whipple, previously with KSA Industries, is now of counsel to the firm. Clinton A. Quisenberry IV, previously with Cantey Hanger, is now general counsel to the Center for Advanced Surgical Treatment, 7830 W. Grand Pkwy. S, Ste. 150, Richmond 77406. Fran Brochstein, an attorney and mediator in Houston, has been elected president of the Houston chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution. Ryan Cantrell, David Pierson, and David Taylor have been named shareholders in Chamberlain Hrdlicka, 1200 Smith St., 14th Fl., Houston 77002. Ajmal Rahim, senior counsel with the firm, has been certified in immigration and nationality law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Laura Gibson, previously with Ogden Gibson Broocks Longoria & Hall, is now a partner in Dentons, 1221 McKinney St., Ste. 1900, Houston 77010. David J. Beck, of Beck Redden in Houston, received the Luther (Luke) H. Soules III Award from the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas. Douglas A. Yeager has been named chair of the Finance, Banking and Real Estate Department of Locke Lord, 2800 JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis St., Houston 77002. Thomas A. Campbell has been named managing partner of the Houston office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, 2 Houston Center, 909 Fannin St., Ste. 2000, 77010. James S. Lloyd was elected partner, Amanda Halter was promoted to counsel, and Tamara Bruno was promoted to senior associate of the firm. Karen D. Smith, of Baker Donelson in Houston, has been appointed to the Council of the Women and the Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Leigh Ann Ressler is now an associate of Sponsel Miller Greenberg, 50 Briar Hollow Ln., Ste. 370 W, Houston 77027. Alvin L. Zimmerman, of Zimmerman, Axelrad, Meyer, Stern & Wise, received the 2016 Justice Frank Evans Award from the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar. Charles Hampton is now a partner in McGuireWoods, JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis St., Ste. 7500, Houston 77002. Matt Cavenaugh, Richard Howell, and Amanda Zimmerman are now partners in Jackson Walker, 1401 McKinney St., Ste. 1900, Houston 77010. Anthony Marré has been named managing shareholder of Wilson Cribbs + Goren, 2500 Fannin St., Houston 77002. Dena Palermo, of Andrews Kurth in Houston, will serve as a U.S. magistrate judge for the Houston Division of the U.S. District & Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. Cindy Lin, a partner in the firm, has been selected as a member of the 2016 Class of Fellows of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Hunter Simmons, principal in the Simmons Law Firm, has relocated his office to Commercial Bank Bldg., 917 Franklin St., Fourth Fl., Houston 77002. Anita Kerin has been elected partner in Strasburger & Price, 909 Fannin St., Ste. 2300, Houston 77010. Bryce D. Linsenmayer, previously with BakerHostetler, is now a partner in K&L Gates, 1000 Main St., Ste. 2550, Houston 77002. He also will practice in the firm’s Austin office. Jonathan Hoff and David Sweeney have been named partners in the firm’s Houston office. NORTH Joyce Mazero is now a partner in Gardere Wynne Sewell, 3000 Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm St., Dallas 75201. Sarah Walters is now an associate of the firm. Monica Narvaez has been named a shareholder in the Underwood Law Firm, 1008 Macon St., Ste. 101, Fort Worth 76102. Camille M. Knight is now of counsel to Burleson, Pate & Gibson, 900 Jackson St., Ste. 330, Dallas 75202. Warren T. Burns, founder and co-managing partner of Burns Charest in Dallas, has been elected a member of the American Law Institute. J. Jeffrey Cash is now a partner in Phelps Dunbar, 115 Grand Ave., Ste. 222, Southlake 76092. Josef P. Reimer is now counsel at the firm. Andrew St. John is now general counsel at Holland Services, 309 W. Seventh St., Ste. 200, Fort Worth 76102. Paula Bennett, of Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson in Dallas, has been certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Joel N. Crouch is now managing partner of Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, 901 Main St., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75202. Anthony Daddino has been elected to the firm’s management committee. Barry Shelton, previously with the Law Offices of Scott A. Seelhoff, is now a litigation attorney with Miller & Brown, 400 S. Ervay St., Dallas 75201. Nicholl Bernadine Garza is now an associate of Harris, Finley & Bogle, 777 Main St., Ste. 1800, Fort Worth 76102. Hutton W. Sentell, previously with the Ashmore Law Firm, is now an associate of Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, 3232 McKinney Ave., Ste. 610, Dallas 75204. Jennifer Richardson, previously with the Law Office of Jennifer Richardson, and Stuart L. Brown, previously with Mackoy Hernandez Qualls Brown & Zahn, have formed Richardson Brown, 1420 W. Exchange Pkwy., Glendover Professional Center, Bldg. C, Ste. 190, Allen 75013. Jill Bindler is now a member in Gray Reed & McGraw, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 4600, Dallas 75201. Jennifer N. Lewis has been promoted to partner in Farrow-Gillespie & Heath, 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75201. Mary L. O’Connor, previously with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, has joined the firm as a partner, and Jessica Dunne has joined as an associate. Taly Haffar, previously with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, is now an attorney with Haffar Law, 8150 N. Central Expy., Campbell Center II, Ste. 601, Dallas 75206. Patrick A. Reardon, of the Reardon Firm in Fort Worth, has been appointed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. Wayne Lindsey Robbins Jr., previously with BNSF Railway Co., is now a senior partner in Robbins Travis, 2485 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 160, Southlake 76092. Barry W. Cowan and Labry Welty are now shareholders in Greenberg Traurig, 2200 Ross Ave., Ste. 5200, Dallas 75201. William P. Badcock is now an associate of Scheef & Stone, 2600 Network Blvd., Ste. 400, Frisco 75034. Julie Biermacher has been elected partner in Strasburger & Price, 2801 Network Blvd., Ste. 600, Frisco 75034. Kimberly S. Moore, a partner in the firm, has been elected 2016 chair of the board of the Plano Chamber of Commerce. Alyson Blatney, an associate, has been selected as a trustee of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation. Melody Smith has been elected partner in the firm’s Dallas office, 901 Main St., Ste. 4400, 75202. Kathryne Morris, an associate in the Dallas office, has been elected a director-at-large of the Dallas Bar Association, and Tate Hemingson, an associate, has been elected 2016 chair of the DBA’s Franchise and Distribution Law Section. Sean McCaffity, previously with Rochelle McCullough, is now a partner in Sommerman, McCaffity & Quesada, 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd., Ste. 1400, Dallas 75219. Rick Ledesma, previously with Fortress Investment Group; Aubrey Preston Boswell, previously with Jordan, Houser & Flournoy; and William Murchison, previously with Locke Lord; are now associates of Winstead, 500 Winstead Bldg., 2728 N. Harwood St., Dallas 75201. William D. Hayward has been elected president of Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, 15303 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 700, Addison 75001. R. Scott Seifert has been elected president-elect of the firm. John G. Browning, of Passman & Jones in Dallas, received the 2016 Lola Wright Foundation Award from the Texas Bar Foundation. Matt Acosta and Sara Borrelli are now partners in Jackson Walker, 2323 Ross Ave., Ste. 600, Dallas 75201. Timothy Craddock is now an associate of Klemchuk, 8150 N. Central Expy., 10th Fl., Dallas 75206. Robert D. Martinez, of Cotten Schmidt & Abbott in Fort Worth, has been appointed to serve on the Parkland Health & Hospital System Board of Managers. Emily G. Cottingham is now an associate of Parker Straus, 1200 Summit Ave., Ste. 200, Fort Worth 76102. Bill Mateja is now a shareholder in Polsinelli, 2950 N. Harwood St., Ste. 2100, Dallas 75201. Zachary Farrar is now an associate of Wick Phillips, 100 Throckmorton St., Ste. 500, Fort Worth 76102. Greg Brassfield is now an associate in the firm’s Dallas office, 3131 McKinney Ave., Ste. 100, 75204. Paul Genender is now a partner in Weil, 200 Crescent Ct., Ste. 300, Dallas 75201. PANHANDLE Michael Uryasz is now an associate of McCleskey, Harriger, Brazill & Gral, 5010 University Ave., Ste. 500, Lubbock 79413. SOUTH William Sommers and Marc Stroope are now attorneys with Langley & Banack, 745 East Mulberry, Ste. 900, San Antonio 78212. Jaime Vasquez has been named a shareholder in Chamberlain Hrdlicka, 112 E. Pecan St., Ste. 1450, San Antonio 78205. Marty Roos is now partner in charge of the San Antonio office of Strasburger & Price, 2301 Broadway St., 78215. Jesse S. Lotay and Matthew Swantner are now partners in Jackson Walker, 112 E. Pecan St., Ste. 2400, San Antonio 78205. Caroline E. Brown is now an associate of Brown & Ortiz, 112 E. Pecan St., Ste. 1360, San Antonio 78205. Stephen Aguilar has been promoted to partner in MWR Legal, 110 E. Houston St., Seventh Fl., San Antonio 78205. WEST Hon. Bill McCoy, senior judge of the 358th District Court of Ector County, received the Judicial Lifetime Achievement Award from the Judicial Section of the State Bar of Texas. Garrett Yancey has joined Mounce, Green, Myers, Safi, Paxson & Galatzan, 100 N. Stanton, Ste. 1000, El Paso 79901. Leon Schydlower, previously an attorney in private practice in El Paso, has been appointed a U.S. magistrate judge for the El Paso Division of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. OUT OF STATE Susan L. Turley, previously with the U.S. Army, is now supply chain adviser with Raytheon Missile Systems, 1151 E. Hermans Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85756. Suzan Kern has been elected counsel to Hunton & Williams, 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20037. Debbie Ramirez has been elected director of Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk, 123 E. Marcy St., Ste. 201, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. Forrest Ren Wilkes is now a partner in Cosmich Simmons & Brown, 650 Poydras St., Ste. 1530, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. For more information or to submit a listing, go to texasbar.com/moversandshakers or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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