Lawyers In the News

Newsmakers

Shawn Stephens, a partner in the tort and environmental litigation practice of the Houston office of King & Spalding

Newsmakers: Week of Oct. 27

Shawn Stephens has joined King & Spalding in Houston as a partner in the tort and environmental litigation practice.

Samantha A. Fant, associate, Kelly Hart, Fort Worth

Newsmakers: Week of Oct. 20

Samantha A. Fant has joined Kelly Hart & Hallman in Fort Worth as an associate.

Katarzyna 'Kasia' Brozynski, partner, Gordon & Rees, Dallas

Newsmakers: Week of Oct. 13

Katarzyna "Kasia" Brozynski has joined Gordon & Rees as a partner in Dallas.

Allison Brauer, a medical malpractice associate in Dallas-based Criss and Kraft

Newsmakers: Week of Oct. 6

Allison Brauer has joined Criss & Kraft in Dallas as a medical malpractice associate.

Charlie Florsheim, a shareholder in Winstead’s corporate securities/mergers and acquisitions practice group, Fort Worth

Newsmakers: Week of Sept. 29

Charlie Florsheim has joined Winstead in Fort Worth as a shareholder in the corporate, securities and mergers and acquisition practice group.

Eugene R. Egdorf, managing attorney, The Lanier Law Firm, Houston

Newsmakers: Week of Sept. 22

Eugene R. Egdorf has become managing partner for commercial litigation in The Lanier Law Firm in Houston.

Elsa Manzanares, partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell, Dallas

Newsmakers: Week of Sept. 15

Elsa Manzanares, a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell, has been selected by the Dallas Regional Chamber to participate in the 40th Class of Leadership Dallas.

Newsmakers: Week of Sept. 8

Adam C. Rehm, a registered patent attorney and former U.S. patent examiner, has joined Polsinelli as a shareholder in Dallas.

Todd H. Colvard, of counsel, Ford Nassen, Houston office

Newsmakers: Week of Sept. 1

Todd H. Colvard, a litigator, has joined Ford Nassen & Baldwin as of counsel in Houston.

Angela Offerman, an associate with Kane Russell Coleman & Logan in Houston

Newsmakers: Week of Aug. 25

Angela Offerman, an associate with Kane Russell Coleman & Logan in Houston, has been selected chairwoman of the Young Lawyers Committee of the State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section.

Jim Moseley

Newsmakers: Week of Aug. 18

Jim Moseley, who has served as a justice on the Fifth Court of Appeals, will join Gray Reed & McGraw in Dallas on Sept. 2. He will chair the firm's appellate section.

Natalie Smeltzer, associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Dallas

Newsmakers: Week of Aug. 11

Natalie Smeltzer, a Dallas associate in Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has been named the 2014 Lend-a-Lawyer and will spend three months working full time on pro bono matters.

Pablo Almaguer, is private attorney involvement group coordinator at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Edinburg

Newsmakers: Week of Aug. 4

Pablo Almaguer, private attorney involvement group coordinator for Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Edinburg, has received the Judge Sam Williams Award from the State Bar of Texas.

Bridget Moreno Lopez, managing partner of the Dallas office of Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson

Newsmakers: Week of July 28

Bridget Moreno Lopez has been appointed managing partner of Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson in Dallas.

Newsmakers: Week of July 21

Tarron Gartner-Ilai has joined the insurance coverage boutique Amy Stewart Law in Dallas as a principal.

Robert A. Jacobson, tax partner, Bracewell & Giuliani, Houston

Newsmakers: Week of July 14

Robert A. Jacobson, a tax attorney, has joined Bracewell & Giuliani in Houston as a partner.

Cassie Stinson, a shareholder in BoyarMiller in Houston

Week of June 30

Cassie Stinson has been named a shareholder in BoyarMiller in Houston.

Emily G. Cottingham, an associate with The Law Offices of John David Hart in Fort Worth

Newsmakers: Week of June 23

Emily G. Cottingham has joined The Law Offices of John David Hart in Fort Worth as an associate.

Claire E. B. Garza, an attorney in Kelley Kronenberg’s Houston office

Week of June 16

Claire E.B. Garza has joined Kelley Kronenberg as an associate in Houston. She handles matters involving admiralty and maritime law.

Shauna J. Wright, a partner in the Fort Worth office of Kelly Hart & Hallman

Week of June 9

Shauna Wright, partner in Kelly Hart & Hallman in Fort Worth, has been awarded the 2014 Pro Bono Coordinator Award from the State Bar of Texas.

Week of June 2

Mary Goodrich Nix and Jeffrey D. Dunn have been promoted to equity shareholders in Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr in Dallas. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

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Week of May 26

Mandy Price, a corporate associate with Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Dallas, has been named the 2014 Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas by the Texas Young Lawyers Association. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Akash Sethi, one of the six original partners of McGuireWoods LLP’s newest office in Dallas, is the office’s first managing partner

Week of May 19

Akash Sethi has become the first managing partner of McGuireWoods' newest office in Dallas. He is a private equity attorney. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Week of May 12

Jean C. Frizzell, a partner in Reynolds Frizzell Black Doyle Allen & Oldham in Houston, has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Week of May 5

Lorin M. Subar has joined The Willis Law Group in Dallas as senior counsel in the commercial litigation practice. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Katherine Bandy Weber, attorney, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker in Dallas

Week of April 28

Katherine Bandy Weber has joined Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker in Dallas as of counsel. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Week of April 21

Ted L. Field has become a tenured professor at South Texas College of Law. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

David Starr, vice-president and general counsel, The LaSalle Group Inc., Irving

Week of April 14

David Starr has been named vice president and general counsel of The LaSalle Group Inc. in Irving. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Newsmakers: Week of April 7

Michael Beckelman has been named deputy regional managing partner of the Houston office of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Newsmakers: Week of March 31

Bret Madole has joined Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal in Dallas as a partner in and leader of the firm's corporate practice. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Newsmakers: Week of March 24

Katherine D. Hoke, a business, real estate and commercial litigator, has been named managing partner of Shields Legal Group in Addison. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Newsmakers: Week of March 17

Santiago "Jimmy" Alaniz, a partner in Fisher & Phillips in San Antonio, has been named a 2014 fellow in the mentoring program sponsored by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Newsmakers: Week of March 10

David L. Evans of Benbrook, judge of the 48th District Court in Tarrant County, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry as presiding judge of the Eighth Administrative Judicial Region for a four-year term. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Newsmakers: Week of March 3

Claire Parsons, formerly of counsel at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker in Houston, has been named a partner in the firm. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 24

Jeffrey O. Anderson has been named general counsel for the not-for-profit Kids Matter International, headquartered in Southlake. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 17

Robert C. Wendland has been hired as general counsel of the Dallas County Community College District. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Week of Feb. 10

Catherine H. Goodman and Cynthia L. Hill have become equity partners in Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller in Fort Worth. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Week of Feb. 3

Karen Gren Scholer, a former judge of the 95th District Court in Dallas, has joined Carter Stafford Arnett Hamada & Mockler as a name partner. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.