On the Move

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.

Newsmakers: Week of October 26

Christopher M. Schultz has become executive vice president and general counsel of Dallas-based Level 2 Legal Solutions, an e-discovery and legal services outsourcing firm.

Newsmakers: Week of October 19

James L Dronehas joined Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz as of counsel in the firm's Houston office.

Newsmakers: Week of October 12

Dara Hegar has been named managing attorney of The Lanier Law Firm. She will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating litigation efforts in the firm's Houston, Los Angeles and New York offices.

Newsmakers: Week of October 5

Vianei Lopez Braunhas joined Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller as a partner in the firm's labor and employment group.

Newsmakers: Week of September 28

Jeff M. Petersonhas joined McGuire Woods as a partner in Dallas. In his practice, Peterson represents hospitals and health care systems in a wide range of transactions.

Newsmakers: Week of September 21

Esmeralda Tinajero has joined the Dallas office of Winstead as an associate in the firm's real estate development and investment practice.

Newsmakers: Week of September 14

Brent Alan Helms has joined Jones Walker as special counsel in the Houston office. He is in the firm's business and commerce transactions practice group.

Quentin Brogdon

Newsmakers: Week of September 7

Quentin Brogdon has joined Crain Lewis Brogdon in Dallas as a partner. He represents plaintiffs in catastrophic personal injury litigation.

Glenn Ballard

Newsmakers: Week of August 31

Glenn A. Ballard Jr. has joined Dentons as managing partner of the firm's Houston office and a member of the litigation and dispute practice.

William Powers Jr.

Newsmakers: Week of August 24

William Powers Jr., former University of Texas at Austin president and a former dean of the University of Texas School of Law, has joined the Austin office of Jackson Walker as of counsel.

Maureen F. “Mo” Moore

Newsmakers: Week of August 17

Maureen F. "Mo" Moore, former vice president of corporate labor relations at Xerox Corp. in Dallas, has joined the recently opened Fort Worth office of Dowell Pham Harrison as of counsel.

Newsmakers: Week of Aug 10

Michael McMillin has joined Thompson & Knight as an associate in the firm's government and regulatory group in Austin.

Bruce Pinegar

Newsmakers: Week of Aug 3

Bruce Pinegar has joined The Woodlands office of Winstead as an associate in the firm's wealth preservation practice group.

Ben Patton

Newsmakers: Week of July 27

Ben Patton has been elected a partner in Katten Muchin Rosenman in Houston, where he focuses on environmental matters.

Jason Villalba, a corporate partner in the Dallas office of Gardere Wynne Sewell

Newsmakers: Week of July 20

Jason Villalba, a state representative for Texas House District 114, has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell as a corporate partner in the firm's Dallas office.

Robert W. Dockery

Newsmakers: Week of July 13

Robert W. "Bob" Dockery has joined Polsinelli as a shareholder in the firm's Dallas office.

Kelly Franklin Bagnall

Newsmakers: Week of July 6

Kelly Franklin Bagnall has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in the firm's Dallas office. Her practice focuses on the hospitality industry.

Ricky Raven

Newsmakers: Week of June 29

Ricky A. Raven has joined Reed Smith as a partner in the firm's U.S. commercial litigation group in Houston.

Gemma Descoteaux

Newsmakers: Week of June 22

Gemma Descoteaux, a Dallas shareholder in Polsinelli's corporate and transactional practice, has been appointed by the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of Association for Corporate Growth to be its Women in ACG DFW chairwoman.

David Woodcock

Newsmakers: Week of June 15

David Woodcock will join the Dallas office of Jones Day as a partner in the firm's securities litigation and Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement practice at the end of June.