Alumni in the News

August 2015

 Zelda Howell ’10August 20— UHLC alumna, Zelda Howell ’10 authored an article, “K-1 Fiance(e Visa Versus I-130 with Immigrant Visa Processing,” reported in the Bender’s Immigration Bulletin (20-16 Bender’s Immigr. Bull. 02 (2015). more...

August 20—Texas Lawyer recently named Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC (founded by alumni Bill Jackson ’92 and Micheal W. Dobbs ’99 the 2015 Litigation Department of the Year for their work in environmental litigation. more...

August 20—UHLC alumnus, Larry Gatlin ‘71 was featured in an article available on the Buckeye Lake Beacon’s website, regarding the Gatlin Brothers’ 60th anniversary celebration. more...

August 20—Sam Houston State University issued a press release recognizing UHLC alumnus, Alan Tinsley ‘89 for distinguished accomplishments and service. more...

August 18—The Houston Business Journal website announced that several UHLC alumni including Lance Lightfoot ‘99, John K. Rentz ‘91, Michael Donaldson ‘92, Justin Whittenburg ‘04, Peter Watson ‘01, Holly Anderson ‘85, Evan Hofmann ‘07, Shaw Ottis ‘05, Clare Doyle ‘82, Shelley Smithson ‘05, and Frank Ballard ‘06 are finalists for the publication’s 2015 Best Corporate Counsel Awards. more...

Lucy Bassli ‘96August 19— UHLC alumna Lucy Bassli ‘96, who is Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft, was profiled in an article available on the Bloomberg Big Law Business website.  more...

Judge Laryssa Korduba ‘03August 19— UHLC alumna Judge Laryssa Korduba ‘03, who was recently elected as Harris County Precinct 4's new Justice of the Peace, was profiled in an article on the OurTribune.com website. more...

August 19— A press release from the University of Phoenix School of Business regarding the university’s recent win at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM Student Case Competition – West Division indicates that UHLC alumna Dr. Rosalie Lopez ‘90 is the faculty advisor for the team. more...

Judge Darlene Byrne ‘87August 16— Judge Darlene Byrne ‘87, a UHLC alumna, was quoted in an Austin Monitor article regarding a plan to replace the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse. more...

Stuti Trehan Patel ‘96August 15— UHLC alumna The Honorable Stuti Trehan Patel ’96was interviewed by the Indo American News on becoming the Fort Bend County’s youngest and first South Asian Associate District Judge for the 204th and 400th Districts.  more...

Tony Buzbee ‘97August 15— The Southeast Texas Record reported that UHLC alumnus Tony Buzbee ‘97 recently won a $159M jury verdict in a lawsuit over the Valero refinery fire.  more...

Stuti Trehan Patel ‘96August 14—Alumna The Honorable Stuti Trehan Patel ’96 has been appointed Associate District Court Judge in Fort Bend County, Texas. more…

 

August 12—Texas Lawyer Announces Its 2015 Extraordinary Minorities in Texas Law Winners. The Honorable Ravi K. Sandill ’01 and Mr. James E. Payne ’93 are among the recipients. more…

August 9— A Law360 article reports that UHLC alumnus Celina R. Joachim ‘04 has rejoined Baker & McKenzie LLP and will return to her labor and employment law practice at the firm. more…

August 9— UHLC alumnus David Fettner ‘92 was profiled in Texas Lawyer as “litigator of the week” after a final judgment awarded his client $3 million in damages and $154,000 in attorney fees. more…

August 8— UHLC alumnus and Houston City Council member, C.O. Bradford ‘92 was mentioned in an article available on WBBH (NBC-2, Fort Myers, FL)’s website, regarding the language of the upcoming referendum (recently approved by the Houston City Council) for voters to decide whether to either repeal or affirm the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. more…

he Honorable Stuti Trehan Patel ’96August 6— : AccessHealth has announced that UHLC alumnus, Tariq Zafar ’00 is the newest member of its board of directors, according to an article available on FortBendStar.com.  more...

August 4— UHLC alumna Constance Ariagno ’92 has left Squire Patton Boggs and is now working for the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas, according to an article on the American Lawyer website.

August 4— UHLC alumnus Doug Lowe ‘78 has been appointed to the Texas Lottery Commission by Gov. Greg Abbott, according to an announcement from the governor’s office.  more...

Royce B. West ’79August 3— A bill sponsored by Texas state Senator and UHLC alumnus Royce B. West ’79 during the recent legislative session was discussed in an article published in the Wichita Falls Times Record News. The legislation establishes a grant that lets police receive funding for body cameras and sets policy on how to use them. Senator West was also quoted in the article.  more...

Kent Schaffer ‘81Brian Wice ‘79August 2— An article on the Dallas Morning News website reports that UHLC alumnus Kent Schaffer ‘81 and UHLC alumnus and former adjunct professor Brian Wice ‘79 are the special prosecutors appointed to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's securities fraud case.  more....

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