CENTRAL Elizabeth L. Daniel, previously with Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Scott, has founded Elizabeth Daniel Law, 1801 E. 51st St., Ste. 365-502, Austin 78723. Jeff Johnson is now senior counsel to the Snell Law Firm, 221 W. Sixth St., Ste. 900, Austin 78701. Lance Kennedy is now an assistant attorney general with the Texas Attorney General’s Office, 5500 E. Oltorf St., Austin 78741. John R. Davis, previously with Kanner & Whiteley, is now an attorney with Slack & Davis, 2705 Bee Caves Rd., Ste. 220, Austin 78746. W. Kelly Puls, Mark A. Haney, and Stephanie E. Kaiser have founded Puls Haney Kaiser. The firm has opened an Austin office, 711 W. Seventh St., 78701, and a headquarters in Fort Worth, 300 Burnett St., Ste. 160, 76102. Hon. Steve Smith, judge of the 361st Judicial District Court in Bryan, has received the 2016 Champion for Children Award from Voices for Children - CASA of the Brazos Valley. Christopher M. Clough and Christopher J. Oddo have been promoted to managing partners in the newly renamed Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, 808 Nueces St., Austin 78701. EAST Michael C. Smith, of Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith in Marshall, has received the 2016 Sam B. Hall Civic Service Award from East Texas Baptist University. GULF Kelley Edwards has been named cochair of the energy industry practice group at Littler, 1301 McKinney St., Ste. 1900, Houston 77010. Steven J. Lieberman, of the Law Office of Steven J. Lieberman in Houston, has been certified in criminal appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Kelly M. Flores, previously with Arnold & Itkin, is now an associate of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, 800 Commerce St., Houston 77002. Ann Ryan Robertson, of Locke Lord in Houston, has received the Private Sector Achievement Award from the University of Houston Law Center. Hon. Maureen Garrett has been appointed tax master by the judges of the Harris County district courts. Marcus Tucker is now a partner in Phelps Dunbar, 500 Dallas St., Ste. 1300, Houston 77002. William T. Johnson, previously with Nathan Sommers Jacobs, is now a partner in Jackson Walker, 1401 McKinney St., Ste. 1900, Houston 77010. Habeeb “Hobbs” Gnaim has been elected to the Management Committee of Chamberlain Hrdlicka, 1200 Smith St., 14th Fl., Houston 77002. Stephen W. Grant Jr., previously with Vinson & Elkins, is now an associate of Thompson & Knight, 333 Clay St., Ste. 3300, Houston 77002. Stephanie Loomis-Price, of Winstead in Houston, has been named a regent of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Charles C. Foster, of Foster Global in Houston, has been elected to the board of directors of Invest in the USA and has received the 2016 Tapestry Award from the Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston. Dick Law, Mike Feehan, and Larry Adams, previously with Smith Adams Law Feehan, have formed Law Feehan Adams, 550 Westcott St., Ste. 250, Houston 77007. Angela Nolan and Rainy Gibbs are now affiliated with the firm. Joelle G. Nelson, previously with Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, is now a partner in Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, 24 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 1400, Houston 77046. Teresa Messer, of the Law Office of Teresa Messer in Houston, has been appointed to the American Immigration Lawyers Association National Committee. Courtney E. Palm, previously with Kane Russell Coleman & Logan, is now senior counsel to Hoover Slovacek, 5051 Westheimer Rd., Ste. 1200, Houston 77056. John D. Cornwell, previously with Norton Rose Fulbright, is now a senior attorney with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, 700 Milam St., Ste. 2700, Houston 77002. Hon. Debra Ibarra Mayfield, judge of the 165th Judicial District Court in Houston, has received an Outstanding Mentor Award from the Houston Young Lawyers Association. Otway B. Denny Jr., of Norton Rose Fulbright in Houston, has received a 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from Texas A&M University and the Association of Former Students of Texas A&M. Ethel J. Johnson, previously with Shook Hardy & Bacon, is now a partner in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, 1000 Louisiana St., Ste. 4000, Houston 77002. She also works out of the firm’s Dallas office. Rachel M. Smith, of BakerHostetler in Houston, has been elected a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. NORTH Kizzia Johnson has moved its office to 1910 Pacific Ave., Ste. 13000, Dallas 75201. Jason M. Rudd, previously with Diamond McCarthy, is now a partner in Wick Phillips, 3131 McKinney Ave., Ste. 100, Dallas 75204. Summer Allen is now an associate of the firm. Kandace D. Walter has founded Walter Legal, 5057 Keller Springs Rd., Ste. 300, Addison 75001. John Nolan and Michelle Rieger have been elected to the board of directors of Winstead, 500 Winstead Bldg., 2728 N. Harwood St., Dallas 75201. Nancy Furney has been elected to a second term on the board. Jack J. Stone, previously with K&L Gates, is now an associate of the firm. Melinda H. Barlow, previously an assistant city attorney in Arlington, is now senior counsel to Kelly Hart & Hallman, 201 Main St., Ste. 2500, Fort Worth 76102. Jill B. Louis, previously with Fleet-Pride, is now a partner in K&L Gates, 1717 Main St., Ste. 2800, Dallas 75201. Eric A. Laue, J. Andrew Robertson, Jason D. Tomlin, and Jeffrey S. Valliere have been promoted to partners in Parker Straus, 1200 Summit Ave., Ste. 200, Fort Worth 76102. Christian Otteson is now a name partner in the newly renamed Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson, 5400 LBJ Fwy., Ste. 930, Dallas 75240. John C. Leininger, previously with Bryan Cave, is now a partner in the firm. Courtney Barksdale Perez is now a partner in Carter Scholer Arnett Hamada & Mockler, 8150 N. Central Expy., Ste. 500, Dallas 75206. Joseph Hummel is now an associate of Scheef & Stone, 500 N. Akard St., Ste. 2700, Dallas 75201. Cynthia Brotman Nelson has been named chair of the hospitality industry team at Gardere Wynne Sewell, 3000 Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm St., Dallas 75201. Laura Whiting, previously with Occidental Chemical Corporation, is now a partner in the firm. David DeZern is now a member in Gray Reed & McGraw, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 4600, Dallas 75201. The Gibson Law Group has opened a second office in Plano, 1308 Village Creek Dr., Ste. 119, 75093. Jennifer Kinney Parnell, of Locke Lord in Dallas, has received a Texas Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award from the National Diversity Council. John W. Nassen, previously with Ford Nassen & Baldwin, has founded Nassen Mediations, 8604 Turtle Creek Blvd., Box 12593, Dallas 75225. Mitchell L. Griffith, previously with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, is now an associate of Thompson & Knight, One Arts Plaza, 1722 Routh St., Ste. 1500, Dallas 75201. Karl G. Dial and Casey L. Moore, both previously with DLA Piper, are now shareholders in Greenberg Traurig, 2200 Ross Ave., Ste. 5200, Dallas 75201. Samuel G. Davison, previously with DLA Piper, is now an associate of the firm. Phillip Geheb and Aryn Self are now shareholders in Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, 500 N. Akard St., Ste. 3800, Dallas 75201. Stephanie Kunz, previously with Norton Rose Fulbright, is now an associate of Patterson & Sheridan, 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 2650, Dallas 75201. Brian Narvaez is now an associate of Brown & Hofmeister, 740 E. Campbell Rd., Ste. 800, Richardson 75081. Pamela Justiss, previously with the Texas Bankers Association, is now an attorney and manager of compliance reporting for Santander Consumer USA, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 800, Dallas 75201. SOUTH Marc Druck, previously with the Texas Attorney General’s Office, and Rebecca Bergeron, previously with Burleson, are now associates of Winstead, 300 Convent St., Ste. 2700, San Antonio 78205. Steve Fogle has founded the Fogle Law Firm, 10001 Reunion Pl., Ste. 600, San Antonio 78216. Hon. Greg Perkes, justice of the 13th Court of Appeals in Corpus Christi, has received the Cameron County Bar Association’s 2016 Outstanding Service Award and has received a certificate for completing the National Judicial College’s Advanced Skills for Appellate Judges course. WEST Robert Rendall and Abigail W. Sikes, previously with Stubbeman McRae Sealy Laughlin & Browder, have formed Rendall Sikes, 6 Desta Dr., Ste. 1000, Midland 79705. Angelica B. Carreon-Beltran, of Carreon & Beltran in El Paso, has received the 2015-2016 Outstanding Lawyer Award from the El Paso Young Lawyers Association. OUT OF STATE Jennifer Smith, previously with the Hamilton County Chancery Court in Tennessee, is now a staff attorney with Miller & Martin, 1200 Volunteer Bldg., 832 Georgia Ave., Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402. Bob Chiaviello is now counsel to Luv-N-Care, 3030 Aurora Ave., Monroe, Louisiana 71201. 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