On the Move

James Ruiz, Winstead, Austin Texas

Austin Shareholder Appointed Chair of Firm's Litigation Department; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

James Ruiz, an Austin shareholder in Winstead, has been appointed chair of the firm's litigation and dispute resolution department. The department has more than six practice groups with more than 100 attorneys.

Tim McConn, Yetter Coleman, Houston Texas. Handout Photo 6-30-2016

Newsmakers: Week on July 4

By Mary Alice Robbins |

Tim McConn has joined Yetter Coleman as a partner in Houston. He is a commercial trial lawyer who represents plaintiffs and defendants in disputes in the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas industry.

Newsmakers: Week of June 13


Rachel S. Giani has joined the Austin office of Winstead as of counsel in the firm's corporate, securities and mergers and acquisitions practice group. Plus other On the Move News.

Newsmakers: Week of June 6

By Mary Alice Robbins |

Ashley W. Anderson has joined Thompson & Knight as a partner in the firm's Dallas and Fort Worth offices; Plus other 'On The Move' News

James T. Thompson, Porter Hedges, Texas.

James Thompson Joins Porter Hedges; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

James T. Thompson has joined Porter Hedges in Houston as a partner in the firm's energy section.

Don Glendenning, Locke Lord LLP

Newsmakers: Week of May 30

By Mary Alice Robbins |

Newsmakers: Week of May 16

By Mary Alice Robbins |

Sean M. Whyte has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell in Dallas as a partner. Whyte has a multifaceted litigation practice that involves complex commercial litigation, consumer class actions and products liability.

Joel Blake, Stibbs & Co., Spring Texas.

Newsmakers—Week of May 9

By Mary Alice Robbins |

Joel Blake recently joined Stibbs & Co. in Spring as an associate. He practices business and energy law, covering a wide variety of corporate matters.

Gino J. Rossini, partner, Hermes Law.

Dallas-based Hermes Law Promotes Gino Rossini to Partner; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

By Mary Alice Robbins |

Gino J. Rossini has been promoted to partner in Dallas-based Hermes Law. Rossini's practice is devoted to handling post-trial and appellate matters in state and federal court as well as providing related support at all stages of litigation.

Richard Faulk, Partner, Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend LLP

Alexander Dubose Firm Acquires Appellate Attorney in Houston Office; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

Richard O. Faulk, an appellate attorney, has joined Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend as a partner in the firm's Houston office. Faulk, who focuses on complex toxic tort and environmental litigation, will split his time between Houston and Washington, D.C.

Gardere Wynne Sewell Adds Environmental Partner; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

By Mary Alice Robins |

Laura Whiting has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell as an environmental partner in the firm's Dallas office. She will assist clients with all aspects of compliance and permitting for heavily regulated industry and real estate development.

Moving In and Moving Up at Winstead

By Mary Alice Robbins |

Winstead has hired a number of attorneys in recent months and promoted several others.

 Douglas Yeager

Houston Locke Lord Partner Named Chairman of Firm's Banking and Real Estate Department; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

Douglas A. Yeager, a Houston partner in Locke Lord, has been named chairman of the firm's Finance, Banking and Real Estate Department.

Michelle Rosenblatt Joins Armbrust & Brown; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

Michelle Rosenblatt has joined Armbrust & Brown in Austin as senior counsel; Mark C. Howland and Samuel E. Joyner have joined Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal in Dallas as partners; and more.

Polsinelli's Russell Welsh.

Polsinelli To Absorb Large IP Group From Novak Druce

Continuing its systematic expansion, Polsinelli agreed to take in "the vast majority of lawyers and staff" from Houston-based IP boutique Novak Druce Connolly Bove & Quigg.

Trevor Wommack Joins Vinson & Elkins Houston Office as Partner; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

Trevor Wommack has joined the Houston office of Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm's finance practice group. He focuses his practice on syndicated lending in the energy sector.

Former Judge D. Michael Lynn, Senior Counsel, Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP, Fort Worth

14-Year Veteran Judge, D. Michael Lynn Joins Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

D. Michael Lynn, a 14-year veteran judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division prior to his recent retirement, has joined Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller as senior counsel.

Brant Stogner

Brant Stogner Named Partner in Houston-Based Abraham, Watkins; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Brant J. Stogner, a trial lawyer, has been named a partner in Houston-based Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend.

Paul Lopez, with Shannon Gracey

Paul Lopez Has Joined Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller; and Other 'On the Move' News

Paul Lopez has joined Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller as an associate in the firm's Fort Worth office. Lopez is in Shannon, Gracey's bankruptcy and restructuring group.

Patrice B. Childress

Newsmakers: Who Moved Where to Start the New Year?

Patrice B. Childress has been elected a partner in Beck Redden in Houston. She represents a diverse set of clients in the energy, legal, business and real estate sections.

See Who is on the Move

Kris Alborz has joined the family law boutique of Orsinger, Nelson, Downing and Anderson as an associate in its Dallas office.

Allison Carroll, Cantey Hanger LLP

Newsmakers: Week of November 23

Allison Carroll has joined Cantey Hanger in Fort Worth as an associate.

Newsmakers: Week of November 16

Buena Vista Lyonshas rejoined FordHarrison as a partner in Dallas. She focuses on defending management in discrimination and other employment-related actions.

Newsmakers: Week of November 9

James E. Smith has joined Schirrmeister Diaz-Arrastia Brem in Houston as senior counsel.

Newsmakers: Week of November 2

Rory Hatch has joined Winstead as an associate in the Houston office. He is in the firm's commercial litigation practice group.