Alumni in the News

August 2016

August 22—UHLC Alumni, Richard A. Schwartz ’79 and Travis J. Wahl ’90, of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP have been included on the 2017 Best Lawyers in America list.    More…

August 19—UHLC Alumnus Scott Downing ’91, with Orsinger Nelson Downing & Anderson, LLP, has been named among Best Lawyers in America.  More…

August 17—UHLC Alumni Lawrence Pirtle ’66, Michael Abbott ’80, Geoffrey Bracken ‘84 and Jeffrey Davis ’92 of Gardere have been recognized in the Best Lawyers in America.  More…

August 17— UHLC alumnus Dennis Cassell ‘65 has joined the Dallas office of Scheef & Stone, LLP, according to a PRWeb press release.  More…

August 15—UHLC alumni Louis Buatt ’95, Gary Rachlin ’76 and Andrew Wooley ’75 of Liskow & Lewis have been named to Best Lawyers list.  More…

August 15—UHLC alum and former UHLC adjunct Judge Frank Birchak ‘98 has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to a judgeship in the San Diego County Superior Court.  More…

August 15—UHLC Alumni D’Juana Parks ‘90, Joe J. Fisher II ‘93, James E. Payne ‘93 and Colin D. Moore ’03 of Provost Umphrey have been named to the Best Lawyers in America list.  More…

August 16—UHLC alumnus Erik Benson Peter ’74 of Verrill Dana has been named to the Best Lawyers list for 2016.  More…

August 11— UHLC alumnus Steven Arnold ‘96 has been appointed to the Wyakin Foundation Board of Directors, according to the Meridian Press of Nampa, Idaho.    More...

August 9—UHLC Alumnus Rodger A. Drew, Jr. '87 has been appointed by the Air Force Judge Advocate General as the Chief Judge of the U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals. 

August 9—Beck Redden Partner and UHLC Alumnus Alex B. Roberts '06 has been named to Benchmark Litigation's new accolade, "Under 40 Hot List."  More...

August 3— UHLC alumnus Sean McKenna '98 has joined the Dallas office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder in the Health & FDA Business Practice, according to a press release distributed by Targeted News Service.  More...

August 1—UHLC alumnus Pat Tagtow ’93, was featured in the August issue of Texas Lawyer (Online) and available on Lexis Advance.   More...

July 2016

Susan Austin '83July 27— University of Houston Law alumna Evelin Bailey ’06, has been named as a 2016 Northern California Rising Star.  More...

Susan Austin '83July 27— UHLC alumna Melanie Moore ‘99 was named Assistant Attorney General of the Year for her work in the Brownsville office of the Texas Attorney General’s Child Support Division.  More...

Susan Austin '83July 27—UHLC alumnus Gregory C. King ‘85 has been promoted to managing partner of EnCap Flatrock Midstream, according to a Business Wire press release. More...

Susan Austin '83July 27— UHLC alumnus Jonathan Fox ‘05 was named Assistant Attorney General of the Year for his work in the Arlington office of the Texas Attorney General’s Child Support Division.  More...

Susan Austin '83July 27—UHLC alumna Tara Cannon ‘02 was named Assistant Attorney General of the Year for her work in the Longview office of the Texas Attorney General’s Child Support Division. The Assistant Attorney General of the Year awards are given to one employee from each of the state’s nine child support regions and the Austin office.  More...

Susan Austin '83July 27—UHLC alumni Elizabeth Trujillo ’99 is now a professor at Texas A&M University School of Law.  More...

July 25— Tully Rinckey PLLC has announced that Sean C. Timmons Esq. ’15, has joined the firm as an associate. More...

Susan Austin '83July 22nd—UH Law Alumni Board Member Fermeen Fazal '00 has been selected as a finalist for the "Best Corporate Counsel" award by the Houston Business Journal. More...

Susan Austin '83July 21— UHLC alumna Susan Austin '83 has been appointed as in-house counsel at Ysleta Independent School District (YISD)'s Central Office, according to an article available on the El Paso Herald-Post's website. More...

Jessica Gilmore Farley '05July 17— The Irish Voice named UHLC alumni Jessica Gilmore Farley '05 and Dara J. Hoey '12 among its "Irish Legal 100" for 2016. More...

Jeremy Fowler '98July 17— The Amarillo Globe-News published a profile of UHLC alumnus Jeremy Fowler '98, who serves as an associate judge for the Ninth Administrative Judicial Region of Texas. More...

Hunter White '89July 12—UHLC Alumnus Hunter White '89 has been named for specific expertise in the prestigious 2016 The Legal 500 US directory published by Legalease. More...

Ian M. Wasser '09July 12—UHLC Alumnus Ian M. Wasser '09 has joined Cantor Colburn. More...

July 11— Flowers Foods has promoted UHLC alumnus JT Rieck '04 to vice president of investor relations and financial analysis, according to a press release published by PRNewswire. More...

Edward Richards '78July 11— The Louisiana Record reports that UHLC alumnus and Louisiana State University law professor Edward Richards '78 has been named to the editorial board of Laws, an open-access journal covering legal theory, legal institutions and a wide range of legal subjects. More...

Rick Spencer '81July 10— UHLC alumnus Rick Spencer '81 will receive the Jim Bowmer Professionalism Award, given annually to an outstanding State Bar College member based on achievement or contribution to professionalism. More...

Yaron Shaham '00July 8— McGlinchey Stafford LLP issued a press release stating that UHLC alumnus Yaron Shaham '00 has joined its Irvine office. More...

July 7— Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has appointed UHLC alumnus David Polyansky '03 as Chief of Staff, according to a press release available on the Senator's website. More...

Jonathan Elms '06 July 5— The Albuquerque Journal reported that UHLC alumnus Jonathan Elms '06 has been hired as an associate at Butt Thornton & Baehr PC. More...

June 2016

June 30—UHLC Alumnus Anamaria Reyna '11 has been promoted to Corporate Counsel at National Oilwell Varco. More...

June 30—UHLC Alumnus James Simmons '98 has been promoted to General Counsel at Kraton Polymers. More...

Frank Birchak '98June 29— The Times of San Diego reports that UHLC alumnus and former adjunct professor Frank Birchak '98 has been appointed by California's Governor Brown to a judgeship in the San Diego Superior Court.  More...

Rajesh "Raj" Sharma '03June 22—UHLC alumnus Rajesh "Raj" Sharma '03, currently assistant general counsel – Governance at Apache Corporation, will assume the additional role of corporate secretary, according to an article available on iStreetWire.com. More...

Mishell Parreno Taylor '03June 21—UHLC alumna Mishell Parreno Taylor '03 has been elevated as a Shareholder in the San Diego office of Littler Mendelson.  More...

Star JonesJune 17— Law360 reports that UHLC alumnus Karl Burrer '03 has joined Greenberg Traurig LLP as a partner.  More...

Crystal Ford '10 June 17— American Lawyer reports that UHLC alumna Crystal Ford '10 will be joining Locke Lord LLP as a public policy advisor.  More...

Victor G. Carrillo '94 June 16— UHLC alumnus Victor G. Carrillo '94 was appointed CEO of Zion Oil & Gas one year ago on June 15, 2015, according to an article reported by News Bites and available from Lexis Advance.  More...

Star JonesJune 14— Law360 reported that UHLC alumna Pamela C. Hicks '98 is a founding shareholder of a new civil litigation firm, Hicks Davis Wynn PC.  More...

Linda O. Headley '82June 9—UHLC Alumni Linda O. Headley '82 Linda was recently ranked in the Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide.  More...

Greg Dean '92Matt McCracken '89June 8— Noted Dallas-based trial law firm Deans & Lyons, LLP, (managing partner UHLC alumnus Greg Deans '92), is expanding its Texas footprint with the addition of five prominent trial attorneys including UHLC alumnus Matt McCracken '89 to the firm's newly opened Houston office.  More...

Star JonesJune 8— The University of Houston Law Center is hosting a "power networking event" in partnership with the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) on June 14, featuring alumna, TV commentator and host, bestselling author, and businesswoman Star Jones '86. More...

June 7— UHLC alumnus David A. Brooks '84 is the Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, and Secretary of Ashford Hospitality Trust, according to a News Bites article. More...

June 7— UHLC alumna Pamela D. Williams '92 has joined the Houston office of Fisher Phillips as a partner, according to a press release. More...

May 2016

May 25— Former UHLC adjunct professor and alumnus Lenard M. Parkins '76 has joined Greenberg Traurig, according to an article from Law360.  More...

May 24— UHLC alumnus Clint Carlson '83 has been appointed to the Hedge Fund Standards Board, according to an article on the Opalesque website. More...

May 19—Fullenweider Wilhite, P.C., founded by UHLC alumni Donn C. Fullenweider ’58 and Randall B. Wilhite ’79 has been named in the “2016 Best Law Firms” list by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report. More...

Additionally, Donn C. Fullenweider ’58 will be honored at the State Bar Annual Dinner as a recipient of the Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award. More...

May 18—UHLC alumnus Rajesh Sharma ‘03, who is currently assistant general counsel at Apache Corporation, will assume the additional role of corporate secretary in July, according to a press release from the company. More...

May 17—Memorial services were recently held for UHLC alumnus J. David Moore ’76. More...

May 16—Alumna Lisa Helfman ’02 was featured as one of the Houston Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” 2016. More...

May 16—Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. welcomed UHLC alumnus David M. Sloan ‘86 to the firm as Shareholder in the Houston office. More...

May 12—Dove Law Firm, PLLC, founded by alumnus Ryan J. Dove ’08, has been recognized by the Better Business Bureau with its 2016 Pinnacle Award. More...

May 12—GoransonBain, PLLC announced that UHLC alumna Angel J. Berbarie ‘04 has been selected to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars. More...

May 11—Alumna Shanice Newton ’14 was recently featured in the Texas Prosecutor Journal. More...

May 8—The Independent reported that UHLC alumnus Kevin Madison ‘81 is the new municipal court judge of Liberty Hill, Texas. More...

May 4—Alumnus John Cornwell ‘05 has joined Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC, according to an article from Law360. More...

May 3—The New York Real Estate Journal interviewed UHLC alumnus Dan Flanigan ‘73 for its “Executive of the Month” feature. More...

May 5— UHLC alumna and Houston Municipal Court Judge Phyllis Randolph Frye '81 was interviewed for an article that appeared in the ABA Journal. Judge Frye discusses her life, career, and activism in support of equal rights for transgender men and women.  More...

May 3—UHLC alumna The Honorable Mary Bacon '72 was honored, on May 5th, with a judicial portrait unveiling for her service on the 338th Criminal District Court.  More...

May 3— News Bites reported that UHLC alumnus Jason E. Doughty '94 is beginning his third year as Senior Vice President of Kosmos Energy.  More...

May 3— News Bites reported that a recent SEC filing listed UHLC alumnus Seth David Wexler '97  as a director of Patterson-UTI Drilling.  More...

May 2—UHLC Alumnus Richard A. Sayles '74, of Sayles Werbner, has been named to D Magazines prestigious list of Best Lawyers in Dallas for the eighth consecutive time.  More...

May 1—UHLC Alumna Anne Marie Robbins '86 has joined Lindabury in its Wills, Trusts & Estates Practice. More...

April 2016

April 29— Fish & Richardson issued a press release stating that UHLC alumna Dr. Karrie Wheatley '15 has joined its Houston office as an associate.  More...

April 27— University of Houston Law Center alumnus Jarvis Hollingsworth '93 has been elected to serve on Bracewell LLP's Management Committee.  More...

April 23— UHLC alumna and Andrews Kurth Partner Doris Rodríguez '80 was ranked among the top 100 female lawyers in Latin America by Latinvex.  More...

April 21—Alumnus David Brooks ‘84 is the Chief Operating Officer of Ashford Hospitality Trust, according to an article reported by News Bites and available from Westlaw. More...

April 21—Alumnus Derek Merman ‘04 of the Merman Law Firm in Houston, was featured in a press release available on OpenPR.com. More...

April 21— UHLC alumnus, Tom Van Arsdel '98 has been named managing shareholder of Winstead's Houston office, according to an article available on the Texas Lawyer's website.  More...

April 21—UHLC Alumna Samantha Owens '09 has joined Coats Rose.   More...

April 21—UHLC Alumnus Scott Downing '91 of Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, has been selected to D Magazine's 2016 list of The Best Lawyers in Dallas. More...

April 20— UHLC alumna Linda Robison '76 has been appointed to the North Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners by Florida Governor Rick Scott, according to an announcement from the governor's office.More...

April 20— UHLC alumna Lesli Ginn '05 has been appointed the Chief Administrative Law Judge for the State Office of Administrative Hearings by Governor Abbott, according to an announcement from the governor's office. More...

April 20—UHLC alumnus William C. Long '95 has been appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary of SEACOR Holdings, according to a press release on the Power Engineering website. The announcement also appeared on other news websites. More...

April 18—UHLC alumna Lilly Thrower King has passed away. Her obituary appeared in the Houston Chronicle. More...

 

April 14— UHLC alumnus Kevin McAlpin '03 has joined EMEX, LLC as Vice President and General Counsel, according to an article on the Virtual Strategy Magazine website. More...

April 13— UHLC alumna Anne Marie Robbins '86 has joined Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, according to an article on the TAPinto.net website. More...

April 7— McGlinchey Stafford PLLC announced that University of Houston Law Center alumnus Cody Peterson ’05 has joined the firm’s Dallas office and national Commercial Litigation practice as Of Counsel.  More...

April 7—UHLC Alumna Tracey G. Toll has joined Brown and Fortunato PC.  More...

March 2016

March 31— Governor Greg Abbott has appointed UHLC alumna Jennifer Chiang '09 to the Governor's Commission for Women for a term set to expire on December 31, 2017. More...

March 31— Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax has appointed UHLC alumnus Thomas Munson '89 (along with two other members) to serve on the board of directors of the Texas Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association. More... More...

March 31— UHLC alumna Alisa B. Johnson ’85 is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Helix, according to an article reported by News Bites and available from Westlaw. More...

March 24— A press release announced that UHLC alumna Eyram Adadevoh ‘12 has joined Centurion Law Group.  More...

March 16— UHLC alumnus Daniel Ray ‘15 has joined Walker Wilcox Matousek LLP, according to a Law360 article. More...

Luke Gilman ‘10Marisela Peña Gonzalez ‘05Crystal Parker ‘05Ben Rhem ’08March 15—Five UHLC  Alumni, Kristen L. Baker ‘10,  Allison D. Byman ‘03, Nathan J. Milliron ‘04, Sabrina A. Neff ‘08, and Sarah S. Robbins ‘10 who work for Houston Law Firm Hughes Watters Askanase have been named Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyer  and Texas Monthly magazines.  More...

Jessica Farley ’05March 14—UHLC alumna Jessica Farley ’05 was profiled in a Texas Lawyer article regarding the 128 associates promoted to partner in 2016 by 23 of the 25 largest firms in Texas. Ms. Farley is new partner in Norton Rose Fulbright in Houston. A table included with the article noted that 12 members of the 2016 Texas partner class are Law Center alumni. More...

Vishal Patel ‘08Wade Johnson ‘08March 14— UHLC Alumni Vishal Patel ‘08 and Wade Johnson ‘08, attorneys at Thompson & Knight, have been selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars® 2016 by Thomson Reuters.

Kate Willyard ‘07Cassie McGarvey ‘06March 11— Sanders Willyard is proud to announce that UHLC Alumni Kate Willyard ‘07 and Cassie McGarvey ‘06 have been selected as Rising Stars for 2016 by Super Lawyers.

Jessica Glatzer Mason ’05Rhonda Reed Weiner ‘05Scott D. Ellis ’06March 9—– Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 17 of the Firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the 2016 Texas Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are honored with this distinction.  UHLC Alumnus Jessica Glatzer Mason ’05, Rhonda Reed Weiner ‘05 and Scott D. Ellis ’06 are among this list. More...

Luke Gilman ‘10Marisela Peña Gonzalez ‘05Crystal Parker ‘05Ben Rhem ’08March 8—Several Jackson Walker attorneys were selected to the Thomson Reuters 2016 "Texas Super Lawyers – Rising Stars" list including UHLC alumni, Luke Gilman ‘10, Marisela Peña Gonzalez ‘05, Crystal Parker ‘05 and Ben Rhem ’08More...

Andy Cao ‘01March 7– University of Houston Law Center alumnus (’01) Andy Cao ‘01 has been named to the 2016 edition of Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Stars.” More...

Keith Pardue ‘85 March 5— The Texas Governor’s Office announced that UHLC alumnus Keith Pardue ‘85 has been reappointed to the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.  This item was picked up by multiple sources.  More...

Alex Roberts ’06March 4— UHLC alumnus Alex Roberts ’06 has been recognized as 2016 Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters Super LawyersMore...

Colin David Moore ‘03March 4— UHLC alumnus Colin David Moore ‘03 graduate and accomplished attorney from Beaumont, Texas-based Provost Umphrey Law Firm, L.L.P., is being recognized among the best young lawyers in the state in the 2016 edition of Texas Rising Stars from the publishers of Super LawyersMore...

March 4—UHLC alumnus Bryon Rice ‘08, has been recognized as 2016 Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers
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February 2016

John F. Nichols ‘67February 27— UHLC 1967 graduate John F. Nichols ‘67 has been recognized as an Attorney of Distinction for 2015 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of law.  More...

February 23— UHLC alumnus Paul Johnson ‘84 was inducted into the Parkview High School Hall of Fame according to an article available on BeloitDailyNews.com.  More...

Daylin Leach ‘86February 23—UHLC alumnus and Pennsylvania State Senator, Daylin Leach ‘86, D-Montgomery, will join Philadelphia based law firm, Sacks Weston Diamond LLC, according to an article reported by Law 360.  More...

February 19— UHLC alumna Anita Kerin ‘07 has been elected as a partner at Strasburger & Price, LLP, according to an announcement on the Mondaq website. More...

February 11— UHLC alumnus, Dane Johnson ‘96, Board Certified attorney and partner at Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., has become a certified ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer Scientist, according to a press release available on LawFirmNewswire.com. More...

February 10—UHLC alumnus Charlie McNabb ‘76 has been selected as city attorney for Georgetown, Texas, according to an announcement on the city’s website.  More...

February 10— Jackson Walker LLP announces the election of UHLC alumnus Jesse Lotay ‘09 to the firm’s partnership. More...

February 7— A press release announced that UHLC alumnus Clinton K. Yu ‘09 has joined the corporate department of Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Washington, D.C. office.  More...

February 5— Jackson Walker Expands Government Relations Group With Addition of UHLC Alumna Denise Rose ’04.  More...

February 4— UHLC Alumna Emma Mata ‘00, partner at Seyfarth, has been named one of HNBA 40 under 40.  More...

February 3— UHLC Alumnus Eric J. Taube ’83 has joined Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP.  More...

February 3—UHLC Alumnus Jeffrey Johnson ’00 has joined Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.  More...

February 2— UHLC alumnus Brian G. Rose ‘07 has been elected as a partner at Porter Hedges, according to an announcement on the firm’s website. More...

 

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