CENTRAL Tamsen Barrett, Benjamin Koplin, and Eagle Robinson were promoted to partners in Norton Rose Fulbright, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. 1100, Austin 78701. Josh Bernstein, previously with Greenberg Traurig, is now a partner in the New York and Austin offices and Katie Van Dyk and Emily Jung, both previously with Greenberg Traurig, are now associates of the firm. Darren G. Gibson, previously with O’Hanlon McCollom & Demerath, is now a shareholder in Littler Mendelson, 100 Congress Ave., Ste. 1400, Austin 78701. Jay Old, previously with Jay Old & Associates, is now a partner in the Austin and Beaumont offices of Hicks Thomas, 111 Congress Ave., Ste. 1010, Austin 78701. Dan Price is now a partner in Stone Loughlin & Swanson, 3508 Far West Blvd., Ste. 200, Austin 78731. Majorie Mastin Winters, previously with DLA Piper, is now senior counsel to Gardere Wynne Sewell, 3000 One American Center, 600 Congress Ave., Austin 78701. Alan M. Cohen was promoted to partner in Stahl, Bernal, Davies, Sewell & Chavarria, 7320 N. MoPac Expy., Ste. 211, Austin 78731. J. Terry Weeks and Nathan L. Kennedy are now partners in Gray & Becker, 900 West Ave., Austin 78701. Rudolph “Rudy” K. Metayer, of Chamberlain McHaney in Austin, was named a member of the 2017 class of Frank McBee Jr. Fellows by the Austin Area Research Organization. Mark E. Scott, previously with Conley Rose, is now a member in Dickinson Wright, 303 Colorado St., Ste. 2050, Austin 78701. Seana Willing, previously with the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, is now the executive director of the Texas Ethics Commission. Jeffrey S. Hawkins, previously with Prichard, Hawkins & Young, is now a principal in Germer Beaman & Brown, 301 Congress Ave., Ste. 1700, Austin 78701. Priscilla Cortez, previously with the University of Texas System, is now executive director of Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, 1033 La Posada Dr., Ste. 374, Austin 78752. Michelle Earley was elected to the executive committee of Locke Lord, 600 Congress Ave., Ste. 2200, Austin 78701. Jerry Clements was re-elected as chair of the firm. Wroe Jackson, chief of staff to Texas Sen. Joan Huffman, received the 2016 Distinguished Young Alumnus Award from the St. Mary’s University Law Alumni Association. Shafeeqa W. Giarratani, previously with Norton Rose Fulbright, is now comanaging shareholder in Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, 301 Congress Ave., Ste. 1150, Austin 78701. Martha Smiley, of Enoch Kever, and David W. Hilgers, of Husch Blackwell, received Distinguished Lawyer Awards from the Austin Bar Association; Tony Nelson, of the Travis County Attorney’s Office, received the Joseph C. Parker Jr. Diversity Award; Jo Ann Merica, of McGinnis Lochridge, received the David H. Walter Community Excellence Award; and Dirk Jordan, of the Jordan Law Firm, received the Larry F. York Mentoring Award. Eric Galton, of Lakeside Mediation Center in Austin, received the Justice Frank G. Evans Award from the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Texas. Daniel R. Smith was promoted to principal in Popp Hutcheson, 1301 S. MoPac Expy., Ste. 430, Austin 78746. Matthew Wright, of Diaz Lannen Wright Law and a municipal judge for the cities of Rosebud and Lott, received the Texas A&M Public Interest Law Fellowship. Brook Brown, recently retired from McGinnis Lochridge, Carla J. Cox, of Jackson Walker, Anne Morgan, of the city of Austin, and Anne Wynne, of Ikard Wynne, received Pathfinder Awards from the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association. EAST Brett F. Smith was promoted to partner in Ward, Smith & Hill, 1507 Bill Owens Pkwy., Longview 75604. GULF Celeste C. Lawton was promoted to partner in Norton Rose Fulbright, 1301 McKinney St., Ste. 5100, Houston 77010. Brett J. Young, previously with K&L Gates, is now a partner in the firm. Warren Hoffman, previously with Winstead, is now a partner in Strasburger & Price, 909 Fannin St., Ste. 2300, Houston 77010. Michael J. Cenatiempo, previously with Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, is now of counsel to the firm. Branch Sheppard and Alexis Butler Hester were promoted to directors of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, 1301 McKinney St., Ste. 1400, Houston 77010. Brett Slobin, of Slobin & Slobin in Houston, is now certified in commercial real estate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Donald J. DeGabrielle, previously with Chaffe McCall, is now a partner in Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, 24 Greenway Plz., Ste. 1400, Houston 77046. Daniel B. Moskowitz is now an associate of the firm. Susan Ormand Berry was promoted to partner in Reed Smith, 811 Main St., Ste. 1700, Houston 77002. Logan R. Burke was promoted to director of Kane Russell Coleman & Logan, 5051 Westheimer Rd., 10th Fl., Houston 77056. Ronald C. Green, previously with the city of Houston Controller’s Office, is now a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig, 1000 Louisiana St., Ste. 1700, Houston 77002. Allison N. Winnike, of the University of Houston Law Center, received the 2016 Early Career Award for Excellence in Public Health Law from the American Public Health Association Law Section. Michael S. Hamilton and Heath C. Trisdale were promoted to partners in Baker McKenzie, 700 Louisiana St., Ste. 3000, Houston 77002. Olivia Carbajal de Garcia, Patrick L. Coffey, and Tyler K. Brochstein were promoted to partners in Schlanger, Silver, Barg & Paine, 109 N. Post Oak Ln., Ste. 300, Houston 77024. Jason L. Hughes is now a principal in Germer, 550 Fannin St., Ste. 400, Beaumont 77701. Christy Amuny, previously with Bain & Barkley, is now senior trial counsel to the firm. Christopher D. Leavins, also with the firm, is now certified in commercial and residential real estate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Travis L. Huehlefeld is now an associate of Wilson Cribbs & Goren, 2500 Fannin St., Houston 77002. Jerry L. Rios, previously with Rios & Associates, is now a partner in the new Houston office of Lightfoot, Franklin & White, 5718 Westheimer Rd., Ste. 1535, Houston 77057. Mike Peters was elected to the executive committee of Locke Lord, 600 Travis St., Ste. 2800, Houston 77002. Brian R. Gaudet and Mason P. Hester were elected as directors of Coats Rose, 9 Greenway Plz., Ste. 1100, Houston 77046. Carly W. Wall is now a partner in Roberts, Roberts, Odefey, Witte & Wall, 2206 N. Texas Highway 35, P.O. Box 9, Port Lavaca 77979. Thomas J. Bonura, previously with Newborn Intensive Care Specialists, is now an associate of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, 1301 McKinney St., Ste. 3700, Houston 77010. Glenn J. Fahl, previously with Fahl & Associates, is now a shareholder in Vincent Serafino Geary Waddell Jenevein, 815 Walker St., Ste. 350, Houston 77002. NORTH Paul Scott Conneely, Matthew York DeArman, Gregory M. Wilkes, and Jarrett Reed were promoted to partners in Norton Rose Fulbright, 2200 Ross Ave., Ste. 3600, Dallas 75201. Katarzyna “Kasia” Brozynski, previously with Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, is now a partner in Strasburger & Price, 901 Main St., Ste. 6000, Dallas 75202. Barbara A. Kennedy, previously with Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, is now of counsel to the firm. Antonio Devora and Sorana Georgiana Ban, both previously with Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, and Gina D. Shearer are now associates in the firm’s Collin County office, 2600 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 600, Frisco 75034. David Mead, previously with Mead Legal, is now an attorney with Burdette & Rice, 581 LBJ Fwy., Ste. 601, Dallas 75244. Hunter Johnson was promoted to equity partner in Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, 1201 Elm St., Ste. 2550, Dallas 75270. David S. Johnson, of the Arlington City Attorney’s Office, was named a local government fellow by the International Municipal Lawyers Association. Misty A. Leon was promoted to partner in Wilkins Finston Friedman Law Group, 12001 N. Central Expy., Ste. 1150, Dallas 75243. Katherine Knight, Vinay B. Patel, and Tanya Tyer Smitherman are now shareholders in Henry, Oddo, Austin & Fletcher, 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 2700, Dallas 75201. Mike Gaddis and Matthew J. Mattson were named principals in Fish & Richardson, 1717 Main St., Ste. 5000, Dallas 75201. Raymond J. Urbanik, previously with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, is now of counsel to Okin Adams in the firm’s new Dallas office, 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd., Ste. 780, 75219. Robert D. McCutchan III, previously with Squire Patton Boggs, is now a partner in Gardere Wynne Sewell, 2021 McKinney Ave., Ste. 1600, Dallas 75201. Sharon Corsentino has started Sharon Corsentino Mediations, 906 W. McDermott Dr., Ste. 116-122, Allen 75013. She was also elected secretary of the Women’s Division of the Plano Chamber of Commerce. Michael R. Skahan is now an attorney with the U.S. Postal Service, Southern Area Law Department, P.O. Box 227078, Dallas 75222. Paul V. Downey, John J. Kane, Robert W. Gifford, and Kenneth C. Riney were promoted to directors of Kane Russell Coleman & Logan, 3700 Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm St., Dallas 75201. Chris Oldner, previously judge of the 416th Judicial District Court, is now of counsel in the Dallas and Frisco offices of Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, 5950 Sherry Ln., Ste. 800, Dallas 75225. Neill Fuquay is now a shareholder in McGuire, Craddock & Strother, 2501 N. Harwood St., Ste. 1800, Dallas 75201. Steven E. Kennedy, also with the firm, is now certified in construction law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. R. Scott Rewak is now an associate of the Neal Ashmore Family Law Group, 401 E. Corporate Dr., Ste. 100, Lewisville 75057. Hannah C. Stroud, Chelsi C. Keever, and Tabor J.G. Dorsey, all previously solo practitioners, and George R. Bienfang, formerly of Palmer & Manuel, are now associates of Bohach, Skibell, Dorsey & Stroud, 17110 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 212, Dallas 75248. SOUTH Hon. Donna S. Rayes, of the 81st District Court in Jourdanton, and James M. “Marty” Truss, of Dykema Cox Smith in San Antonio, received 2016 Distinguished Law Graduate Awards from the St. Mary’s University Law Alumni Association. Kristal Cordova Thomson, previously with Wilson, Pennypacker & Thomson, is now a shareholder in Langley & Banack, 745 E. Mulberry Ave., Ste. 900, San Antonio 78212. Glenn W. Cunningham, of the Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham in San Antonio, was elected president-elect of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Amber C. Winer-Gebhart is now an associate of the Crosley Law Firm, 2632 Broadway St., Ste. 101 South, San Antonio 78215. Clay Nettleship is now of counsel to Strasburger & Price, 2301 Broadway St., San Antonio 78215. Eric Campolo is now an associate of the Law Offices of Maloney & Campolo, 926 S. Alamo St., San Antonio 78205. Katherine A. Tapley was promoted to partner in Norton Rose Fulbright, 300 Convent St., Ste. 2100, San Antonio 78205. Sarah E. Vines is now a trust officer with Frost Wealth Advisors, 100 W. Houston St., Seventh Fl., San Antonio 78205. OUT OF STATE Edward Teitel is now of counsel to Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz, 600 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Ste. 500, Washington, D.C. 20037. Austin firm Pirkey Barber has merged with Vold & Williamson, establishing a new office in the Washington, D.C., area, 8251 Greensboro Dr., Ste. 340, McLean, Virginia 22102. Jonathan Nagy, previously with American Family Insurance Co., is now chief deputy of the Civil Litigation Section in the Office of the Indiana Attorney General, 302 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204. ➤ For more information or to submit a listing, go to texasbar.com/moversandshakers or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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