Alumni in the News

May 2016

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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