If you have a listing for <b>Laurels</b>, please fill out our online form at <b>www.texasbar.com/tbj. SJ Davidson Swanson</b>, principal in the Swanson Law Firm, P.L.L.C. in Houston, has become president of the South Texas College of Law Alumni Association. Texas-licensed <b>Linda McKee Robison</b>, a partner in Shutts & Bowen, L.L.P. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was appointed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott to a two-year term on the Florida Ethics Commission. <b>Eric C. Freeby</b>, an associate of Brown, Pruitt, Peterson & Wambsganss, P.C. in Fort Worth, was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. <b>Lindsay Leigh Hickland</b>, compliance and regulatory affairs attorney for the National Teachers Associates Life Insurance Company (NTA Life) in Addison, was elected assistant vice president of Legal and Regulatory Affairs of NTA Life. <b>William D. Elliott</b>, of the Law Office of William D. Elliott in Dallas, was named a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. <b>Kyson Johnson</b>, a special prosecutor with the Texas Department of Insurance in Dallas, was named Prosecutor of the Year by the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. <b>Bryan T. Pope</b>, president of the Pope Firm in Rockwall, was elected president of the International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association, whose members defend amusement parks, family entertainment centers, and other amusement- and leisure-based entities. <b>Stephen Pate</b>, a partner in Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. in Houston, was elected to membership in the American Law Institute. <b>Deborah Hankinson</b>, founder of Hankinson, L.L.P. in Dallas, was elected a member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. <b>Kimberlee Kovach</b>, the Distinguished Lecturer in Dispute Resolution and director of the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution at South Texas College of Law in Houston, received the International Academy of Mediators’ Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to advancing alternative dispute resolution. <b>Ron T. Capehart</b>, an associate of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, P.L.C. in Houston, was appointed to serve as a director-at-large for the Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC). He will also serve on the TADC Publications Committee.
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