CENTRAL Stephanie R. Sterling, of DuBois, Bryant & Campbell in Austin, was elected 2017- 2018 president-elect of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas. Amy P. Jetel, previously with Beckett Tackett & Jetel, is now a partner in the newly renamed Giordani, Swanger, Ripp & Jetel, 100 Congress Ave., Ste. 1440, Austin 78701. E. Joe Berger III, previously with Miller, Egan, Molter & Nelson, is now a member of Dickinson Wright, 303 Colorado St., Ste. 2050, Austin 78701. Vincent Musgrove is now an associate of the Thompson Patent Law Offices, 201 S. Lakeline Blvd., Ste. 704, Cedar Park 78613. Tyler T. O’Halloran, previously with Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, and Monte F. James Jr., previously with GeoSouthern Energy Corp., are now associates of Allensworth & Porter, 100 Congress Ave., Ste. 700, Austin 78701. Will W. Allensworth was promoted to partner in the firm. Allensworth, Joe R. Basham, and Travis W. Brown, all with the firm, are now certified in construction law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Gene Montes, previously with the Office of the Texas Attorney General and the Railroad Commission of Texas, is now of counsel to Parsley Coffin Renner, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. 1450, Austin 78701. Kate Norman was promoted to partner in the firm. Frank L. Leffingwell, of Frank Leffingwell & Associates in Round Rock, was named chair of the Capital Area Economic Development District. Adrianne M. Waddell, previously with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, is now an associate of Holland & Knight, 111 Congress Ave., Ste. 540, Austin 78701. Allan G. King was elected to the board of directors of Littler Mendelson, 100 Congress Ave., Ste. 1400, Austin 78701. The Trickey Law Firm has moved its office to 1411 West Ave., Ste. 100, Austin 78701. Patrick Pearsall was promoted to shareholder in Winstead, 401 Congress Ave., Ste. 2100, Austin 78701. Pete Winstead, also with the firm, received the 2017 Philanthropy Day Special Recognition Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Austin Chapter. Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright, previously with Bracewell, is now a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig, 300 W. Sixth St., Ste. 2050, Austin 78701. Dannet L. Bock-Barnes is now assistant general counsel, legal affairs to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Hazel Sanchez, of Brink Bennett Flaherty in Austin, is now certified in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Amanda MacLennan was elected a member in Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard, 500 W. Fifth St., Ste. 1150, Austin 78701. Melissa M. Davis and Ashley T. K. Phillips were promoted to partners in Thompson & Knight, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. 1900, Austin 78701. GULF Daryl W. Bailey, of Gray Reed & McGraw in Houston, was elected 2017 chair of the Lexwork Americas Governing Board of Directors. Sebastien Chain and Justin E. Vanden- Bout were promoted to shareholders in Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, 1200 Smith St., 14th Fl., Houston, 77002. John McMullan, previously with Greenberg Traurig, is now a shareholder in Winstead, 24 Waterway Ave., Ste. 500, The Woodlands 77380. Kathryn Blackney Oakes was promoted to shareholder and Shahzeb Atta is now an associate in the firm’s Houston office, 1100 JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis St., 77002. Carey C. Jordan, Iona N. Kaiser, and D. Jeremy Harrison, all previously with McDermott, Will & Emery, are now partners in Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, 700 Louisiana St., Ste. 4100, Houston 77002. Donna M. Haynes, previously with McDermott, Will & Emery, is now of counsel to the firm. Gwen E. Richard, of LeClairRyan in Houston, was named president of the Houston Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. David V. Wilson II, also with the firm, was inducted as an associate member of the chapter. S. David Smith, previously with McGlinchey Stafford, is now a partner in Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, 600 Travis St., Ste. 4800, Houston 77002. Melissa Gutierrez, previously with McGlinchey Stafford; Sabrina N. Jiwani, previously with JPMorgan Chase & Co.; and Jacquelyn R. Rex, previously law clerk for Judge Rolando Olvera of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, are now associates of the firm. Andrew R. Stubblefield, also with the firm, is now certified in construction law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Brendan P. Doherty, of Gieger, Laborde & Laperouse in Houston, was elected as a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Greg Hill, previously with Locke Lord, is now a partner in Hogan Lovells, 700 Louisiana St., Ste. 4300, Houston 77002. Agnes O. Doyle, previously with Porter Hedges, is now an associate of Holland & Knight, 1100 Louisiana St., Ste. 4300, Houston 77002. Daniel Johnson and Juan Garcia, both previously with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, have founded Johnson Garcia, 7324 Southwest Fwy., Ste. 545, Houston 77074. Scott G. Burdine and David E. Wynne have founded Burdine Wynne, 1021 Main St., Ste. 1275, Houston 77002. Amar B. Raval, previously with Plummer Raval, is now a partner in Berg Plummer Johnson & Raval, 4203 Montrose Blvd., Ste. 260, Houston 77006. Michelle Ciolek is now an associate of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, 800 Commerce St., Houston 77002. Randall O. Sorrels, also with the firm, received the Outstanding Legal Article Award from the Houston Bar Foundation. Benjamin R. Roberts was promoted to partner in the Pinkerton Law Firm, 5020 Montrose Blvd., Ste. 550, Houston 77006. R. Preston Lanier is now an associate of the Weaver Law Firm, 1800 Bering Dr., Ste. 1050, Houston 77057. Jeremy A. Herschaft, of Blank Rome in Houston, was appointed the 2017 John E. Sims Distinguished Admiralty Practitioner-in-Residence at Tulane University Law School. Wade A. Johnson was promoted to partner in Thompson & Knight, 333 Clay St., Ste. 3300, Houston 77002. Gregory V. Novak and Tracy W. Druce, of Polsinelli in Houston, are now vice chairs of the firm’s new science and technology division, 1000 Louisiana St., Ste. 5300, Houston 77002. NORTH Lance Eric Caughfield, previously with Kelsoe, Khoury, Rogers, Caughfield & Clark, is now a partner in Baker Moran Doggett Ma & Dobbs, 1400 Preston Rd., Ste. 350, Plano 75093. Jordan A. Miller was promoted to partner in the firm. T. Chase Garrett was promoted to member in Scheef & Stone, 2600 Network Blvd., Ste. 400, Dallas 75034. Srini Chakravarthi was promoted to partner in Slater Matsil, 17950 Preston Rd., Ste. 1000, Dallas 75252. Paul G. Nason was elected to the executive committee of Locke Lord, 2200 Ross Ave., Ste. 2800, Dallas 75201. Jamie T. Katzen was elected as a director of Coats Rose, 14755 Preston Rd., Ste. 600, Dallas 75254. Victoria M. Yarkho, of Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach in Addison, is now certified in commercial real estate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mitchell Murphy, previously with Riata Corporate Group, is now of counsel to Winstead, 300 Throckmorton St., Ste. 1700, Fort Worth 76102. Ricky Torlincasi, previously with Haynes and Boone, is now an associate of the firm. Seth Eaton, Brad Levy, David Lovell, Steve Mann, Drew Slone, and Jessica Straley were promoted to shareholders in the firm’s Dallas office, 500 Winstead Bldg., 2728 N. Harwood St., 75201. Joe L. Cope, of Duncum Center Solutions in Abilene, received the Justice Frank G. Evans Award from the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Texas. Aimee L. Stone, previously with Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, and Monika G. Cooper are now partners in Moses, Palmer & Howell, 309 W. Seventh St., Ste. 815, Fort Worth 76102. James R. Aulbaugh III was promoted to chief felony prosecutor in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, 133 N. Riverfront Ave., Dallas 75207. Wade A. Barrow, previously with the Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, has founded Barrow Law, 1214 Fairmount Ave., Fort Worth 76104. Lori R. Thomas, previously with Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, is now an attorney with Brackett & Ellis, 100 Main St., Fort Worth 76102. Mark F. Maples is now an associate of the firm. David C. Bakutis and R. Dyann McCully, both previously with Bakutis, McCully & Sawyer, are now partners in the Blum Firm, 777 Main St., Ste. 700, Fort Worth 76102. Kory W. Nelson, previously with Kory W. Nelson, and Beth Hampton, previously with Bakutis, McCully & Sawyer, are now associates of the firm. Tawanna Lynn Cesare, Laura Hilton Hallmon, and David Speed were elected equity partners in Cantey Hanger, 600 W. Sixth St., Ste. 300, Fort Worth 76102. Larry Makel, Stan Mayo, Gina E. Betts, Jason DuVall, and Jamie Whatley, all previously with Schiff Hardin, are now partners in the new Dallas office of Dorsey & Whitney, 300 Crescent Ct., Ste. 400, 75201. Stuart Chasanoff, Melissa Hicks Hutchison, and Michael T. Lii, all previously with Schiff Hardin, are now of counsel to the firm. Harriet Miers, of Locke Lord in Dallas, was named a Texas Legal Legend by the State Bar of Texas Litigation Section. Yvette Ostolaza was elected to the management committee of Sidley Austin, 2021 McKinney Ave., Ste. 2000, Dallas 75201. Andrés Correa was promoted to partner in Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, 2100 Ross Ave., Ste. 2700, Dallas 75201. Robert S. Bollinger, previously with Sidley Austin, and Nicholas A.F. Sarokhanian, previously with Greenberg Traurig, are now associates of Holland & Knight, 200 Crescent Ct., Ste. 1600, Dallas 75201. E. Sawyer Neely was promoted to shareholder in Sayles Werbner, 4400 Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm St., Dallas 75270. Gregory G. Turner is now a partner in Walker & Doepfner, 16479 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 500, Addison 75001. David W. Black, previously with Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, is now a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig, 2200 Ross Ave., Ste. 5200, Dallas 75201. Gary Clayton, previously with ADP, is now a shareholder in Littler Mendelson, 2001 Ross Ave., Ste. 1500, Dallas 75201. Andres Alvarez is now a foreign legal consultant in the Dallas office of Gardere Wynne Sewell, 2021 McKinney Ave., Ste. 1600, 75201. Thomas M. Melsheimer, Steven H. Stodghill, Brett Johnson, Taj Clayton, John C. C. Sanders Jr., Natalie L. Arbaugh, and Thomas B. Walsh IV, all previously with Fish & Richardson; Bryan L. Goolsby, Billie J. Ellis Jr., Andrew D. Betaque, Todd J. Thorson, David M. Lange, Matthew R. Stockstill, and Kenneth L. Betts, all previously with Locke Lord; Matthew D. Orwig, Shawn Cleveland, and Basheer Ghorayeb, all previously with Jones Day; Thomas W. Hughes, previously with Norton Rose Fulbright; Christina A. Tate, previously with Greenberg Traurig; Jeff Cole, previously with Squire Patton Boggs; Jordan M. Klein, previously with K&L Gates; and Chip Gage, previously with Miller, Egan, Molter & Nelson, are now partners in the new Dallas office of Winston & Strawn, 2501 N. Harwood St., 17th Fl., 75201. Neil Goro, previously with McCullough Sudan, has founded Goro Law, 7 Justin Ct., Richardson 75081. Victor L. Hunt, previously with Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, is now a staff attorney with Legal Aid of North- West Texas, 1515 Main St., Dallas 75201. Michael D. Cuda, previously with Squire Patton Boggs, is now a partner in K&L Gates, 1717 Main St., Ste. 2800, Dallas 75201. Caitlin J. Morgan, of Polsinelli in Dallas, is now on the Warren Center Board of Trustees. Lon R. Williams, also with the firm, was appointed to the Texas Association of Business Board of Directors. K. Bradleigh LeBlanc, previously with Occidental Chemical Corporation, is now senior vice president and general counsel to Petro Harvester, 5851 Legacy Cir., Ste. 500, Plano 75024. Jennifer G. Withrow is now a partner in Scheef & Stone, 2600 Network Blvd., Ste. 400, Frisco 75034. William T. Fitzgerald, previously with the Law Offices of William T. Fitzgerald, is now a shareholder in the newly renamed Broude, Smith, Jennings, McGlinchey & Fitzgerald, 309 W. Seventh St., Ste. 1100, Fort Worth 76102. Robert J. Fitzgerald, previously with the Law Offices of William T. Fitzgerald, is now an associate, and Preston J. Dugas III, previously with the Law Offices of William T. Fitzgerald, is now of counsel to the firm. Kathryn L. Pruitt, previously with Goranson Bain, is now a partner in McCathern, 3710 Rawlins St., Ste. 1600, Dallas 75219. Hon. Carolyn Wright, chief justice of the 5th Court of Appeals in Dallas, received the 2017 Pathfinder Award from Texas Women Lawyers. Thomas W. Slover, previously with Owens, Campbell & Aiken, is now a shareholder in Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, 15303 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 700, Addison 75001. Andrew C. Cookingham, Robert P. Dougherty III, Adam B. Hill, and Vishal H. Patel were promoted to partners in Thompson & Knight, 1722 Routh St., Ste. 1500, Dallas 75201. William E. Swart, previously with Polsinelli, is now a partner in Perkins Coie, 500 N. Akard St., Ste. 3300, Dallas 75201. Kristoffer Leftwich, previously with Sidley Austin, is now a partner in Chen Malin, 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 2400, Dallas 75201. SOUTH Kay Martinez, previously with the Law Office of Kay Martinez, is now of counsel to the Law Office of Lisa A. Vance, 407 Eighth St., San Antonio 78215. Byrd L. Bonner, previously with Butler & Binion, is now senior counsel to the firm. Heather Clement Tessmer, of the Tessmer Law Firm in San Antonio, is now certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Allan K. DuBois, of the Law Offices of Allan K. DuBois in San Antonio, received the 2016 St. Thomas More Award from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Delia I. Gonzalez, previously with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, was appointed as an immigration judge in the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review, 2009 W. Jefferson Ave., Ste. 300, Harlingen 78550. OUT OF STATE Karl C. Arro, previously with Deloitte Tax in Houston, is now a tax senior manager in the company’s Denver office, 555 17th St., Ste. 3600, Denver, Colorado 80202. Bradley C. West, of the West Law Firm in Shawnee, Oklahoma, was named vice president of the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Iris Miranda-Kirschner, recently retired wing contracts attorney and procurement fraud counsel for the 375th Air Mobility Wing at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, was named 2016 Civilian Employee of the Year by the 375th Air Mobility Wing staff. ▶︎ For more information or to submit a listing, go to texasbar.com/moversandshakers or email email@example.com.
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