Alumni in the News

August 2017

August 31st – UHLC alumnus Craig Walter ‘11 is now Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University Law School.

August 31st – UHLC alumnus Jared Caplan ‘01 was selected to participate in Leadership Houston, Class of XXXVI. more...

August 31st – UHLC alumnus Ryan Vechan ‘14 is now Assistant Professor, for Marine Transportation at Texas A&M University at Galveston.

August 25th  - UHLC alumnus Read Hammond ‘00 has joined AmTrust Title Insurance Company as Senior Vice President/Southwest Regional Manager.more...

August 18th - UHLC alumnus Jesus Castillon ’09 was recognized for an article published in the July/August 2017 issue of The Houston Lawyer.more...

August 16th –  UHLC alumna Robin Apostolakis '08 has been named an equity partner at Martin, Earl & Stilwell LLP. more...

August 16th – UHLC alumnus Samuel Edwards '01 has been recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the field of Securities Law. more...

August 15th –UHLC alumnus Michael Shaw '97, who practices in real estate, finance and energy, has joined Jackson Walker LLP's Houston office. more...

August 14th – UHLC alumni Scott Armstrong ' 14 and Megan Savage '14 announced the formation of Armstrong Lee Savage LLP. more...

August 14th – UHLC alumna Amanda Snowden 01' rings the New York Stock Exchange bell in celebration of Ranger Energy ServicesIPO. more...

Matthew Kita '05 August 14th – UHLC alumnus Matthew Kita  '05 recently won a decision from the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. more...

Mitch Templeton '91August 12th – UHLC alumna Mitch Templeton '91 was appointed to the seven-member Beaumont Independent School District board of managers. more...

Emily Lippold Gummer '07August 11th – UHLC alumna Emily Lippold Gummer '07 will be recognized for the 2017 class of CityBusiness "Women of the Year". more...

August 4th - UHLC alumna Beverly Isaiah-Bermudez '86 was featured in an article available on the Seguin Gazette's website regarding her firm's expansion to Seguin, Texas. more...

August 4th - UHLC alumnus Scott Kendall '14 has joined El Paso law firm Kemp Smith as an associate in the Labor and Employment Department. more...

August 3rd - Polsinelli PC announced that UHLC alumnus Trey Monsour '89 has joined the firm as a shareholder. M more...

August 3rd - The Stark County News profiled UHLC alumnus Lance Shaner's '09 hops-growing business. more...

August 2nd - UHLC alumnus Jim Skinner '01 was profiled in a Plano Profile Magazine. more...

July 2017

July 28th - UHLC alumnus J.T. Rieck '04 has been promoted to Treasurer at Flower Foods. more…

Lindsey Roskopf '13

July 27th - Alumna Lindsey Roskopf '13 received the 2017 WorldECR "Highly Recommended" award. more...

Stephen Artusi '97

July 26th - UHLC alumnus Stephen Artusi '97 has been promoted to group vice president and general counsel of JM Family Enterprises. more...

Cameron Vann '81July 24, 2017 – Fastcase 50 has selected UHLC alumna Cameron Vann '81 to be among the top 50 innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders honored by this year's selection committee. More…

July 20, 2017Texas Lawyer has announced the following UHLC alumni, the winners of the 2017 Professional Excellence Awards:

  • "Distinguished Leaders"
    • Billie J. Ellis '78
    • Randall Wilhite '79
  • "Lawyers on the Rise"
    • Krystal Pfluger Scott '06
    • Alison L. Chen '03
    • Jesus J. Castillon '09
More…

July 18, 2017 - UHLC alumnus Sten L. Gustafson ’92 was appointed to CHC Group’s board of managers. More...

July 13, 2017 - Beck Redden Attorney and UHLC alumnus Bryon A.Rice ’08 has been elected President of the Board of Directors of ChildBuilders. More...

July 13, 2017 - UHLC alumnus Brian Albert ‘13 has become a board member of Leadership Montgomery County. More...

July 12, 2017 - UHLC alumna Heather Frayre ‘11 has joined Dickinson Wright PLLC. More...

July 12, 2017 - UHLC alumnus Paul Mitchell ‘86 has joined Hicks Thomas LLP. More...

July 12, 2017 - The Texas Justice of the Peace and Constable Association recently appointed UHLC alumna Judge Holly Williamson ’97 as Chair of their Education Committee. More...

July 8, 2017 - The Houston Lawyer named UHLC alumnus and Adjunct Professor Charles Irvine ‘06 as one of its “Lawyers who Lead.”. More...

June 2017

June 22, 2017 -UHLC alumna Sara Anne Giddings ‘07 will receive the Joseph M. Prichard Outstanding Director Award presented by the Texas Young Lawyers Association. More...

June 19, 2017 - UHLC alumnus Robert M. Schick ‘81 a commercial trial attorney, has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm's Houston office. More...

June 16, 2017– New Leaders Council Houston has announced Luis Ruiz ’14 and Mini Timmaraju ’99 as this year’s Change Maker Award Winners.More...

June 16, 2017 – Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. announces Nathaniel R. Martinez ‘11 as part of The Chambers USA Rankings.More...

June 16, 2017 – Sarah Willimas ‘96 has recently joined the University of Houston’s Advancement Division.

June 8, 2017 - UHLC alumnus Mitchell Howie 04’ has been chosen for admission to the Esteemed Lawyers of America. More...

June 8, 2017 - UHLC alumna Angel Berbarie 04’ has earned a spot on the Texas Super Lawyers 2017 Rising Stars list. More...

May 2017

May 25, 2017 - UHLC law graduate Margaret "Maggie" Webber ‘17 was featured in an article available on the Houston Chronicle’s website. Ms. Webber was at the Texas Children's Hospital delivering her son Hudson Brian Webber Jr. the same day of her commencement. More...

May 23, 2017 - Recent UHLC graduate Jacob Karam ‘17 was profiled in the Memphis Commercial Appeal. The former University of Memphis quarterback was elected as the student speaker at the Law Center’s commencement exercises for the class of 2017. More...

May 23, 2017 - A press release issued by Shulman Rogers announced the addition of UHLC alumnus Thomas D. Twedt ’92 to its capital markets, general corporate and securities law practices. More...

May 23, 2017 - The San Luis Obispo Tribune reported that UHLC alumna Tana Coates ‘91 has been appointed by California Gov. Jerry Brown to serve as one of San Luis Obispo Superior Court’s 13 judges. More...

May 22, 2017 - Law360 reported that Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has hired UHLC alumna Erin C. McGee ‘06 as a staff attorney in the firm’s Dallas office. More...

May 19, 2017 -UHLC alumna Marney Collins Sims 98’, Cy-Fair ISD general counsel, participated in a question and answer session with Community Impact Newspaper. More...

May 19, 2017 - UHLC alumnus Matthew Noll ‘04, senior director at Alliantgroup has been awarded the firm's CEO Blue 'a' Award for Leadership, according to a press release available on PRNewswire.com. More...

May 16, 2017 - Larry “Max” Maxwell ’83 of the Max Maxwell Law Practice PC has been appointed by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization to serve as chair of the Health Law Exam Commission for the 2017-2020 term. More...

May 15, 2017 - Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that David M. Wilson ‘07 has joined as Of Counsel in the Intellectual Property and Technology group in Houston. More...

May 11, 2017 - UHLC alumnus Martin Akins ‘78 was included in a slate of new directors for consideration of the shareholders of Ironclad Performance Wear. More...

May 10, 2017 - Texas Lawyer reported that UHLC alumnus Denis Braham ‘79 has been appointed to the Mayor’s International Advisory Council in Houston. More...

May 9, 2017 - UHLC alumnus Carl David Ceder ‘07 received Board Certification in Criminal Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. More...

May 9, 2017 - UHLC alumnus Trey Griggs ‘95 is now the Calpine Executive Vice President and President of Calpine Retail. More...

May 9, 2017 - Ariell Ojumah ’14 is now the Division Order Analyst at IBM/ Marathon Oil.

May 5, 2015 Alumna Katya Dow ’92 is featured in the issue of the Houston Lawyer Magazine, highlighting UHLC’s JCAP juvenile record sealing program. More...

April 2017

April 26, 2017 - The State Bar of Texas' board of directors accomplished a "first" recently by electing Rehan Alimohammad ‘01 as its chairman of the board. More...

April 26, 2017 - UHLC alumnus Daniel Reat ‘90, vice president and chief legal officer for operations and business affairs at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, was featured in a Texas Lawyer article. More...

April 26, 2017 - The Wichita Falls Times-Record reported that UHLC alumna Kathleen Brown ‘02 is a newly installed active member of the Senior-Junior Forum. More...

April 26, 2017 - UHLC alumnus Ben Schleider ‘50 and his wife, Dorothy Schleider, were profiled in the Houston Chronicle on the occasion of their 70th wedding anniversary. Mr. Schleider, a World War II veteran, was a member of the Law Center’s first graduating class in 1949. More...

April 25, 2017 - Law360 reported thatUHLC alumnus Walter Lynch ‘04 has joined several fellow former Baker Botts partners to form a new civil litigation boutique, Jordan, Lynch & Cancienne PLLC. More...

April 25, 2017 - The board of advisors at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy has elected UHLC alumna Randa Duncan Williams ’88 as a new member for her energy expertise. More...

April 24, 2017 - A press release from Blank Rome LLP announced that UHLC alumna Elizabeth E. Klingensmith ’04 has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s corporate litigation group. More...

April 19, 2017 - UHLC alumna Sofia Adrogué ‘91 has been named a recipient of Rice University’s Distinguished Alumni Award. More...

April 18, 2017- UHLC alumnus Phil Patman, Jr. ’93 has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of VAALCO Energy, Inc., according to a press release by the company. More...

April 18, 2017 - UHLC alumnus Shahid A. Ghauri ‘96 is now Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of W&T Offshore, according to a press release available on PRNewswire.com. More...

April 17, 2017 - Quentin Brogdon ‘89 a partner in Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP in Dallas, was inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and received the State Bar of Texas CLE Program's Standing Ovation Award for contributions to the State Bar's CLE program. More...

April 14, 2017 - UHLC alumnus Aly Dossa ‘05 has joined the Houston office of Chamberlain Hrdlicka White Williams & Aughtry according to a Law 360 article available on Lexis Advance. More...

April 13, 2017 - The Houston young Lawyer Foundation in Conjunction with GYLA welcomes Maryann Zaki ’13 and Whitney Larkin ‘08 Fellows Class for the 2016-2017 Foundation year. More...

April 10, 2017 - Scott Armstrong ‘12 is recognized on Texas Rising Star list for 2017. More...

Daniel Gottschalk '11April 6, 2017- UHLC alumnus Daniel Gottschalk '11 was selected for HBJ's 40 under 40 Class of 2017 Honoree's. more...

Lance Collett '16 April 6, 2017- UHLC alumnus Lance Collett '16 is now Managing Director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. more...

Judge Bascom Bentley III '76April 6, 2017- UHLC alumnus Judge Bascom Bentley III '76 retired on March 31, according to an article on the Jacksonville Progress website. more...

March 2017

Marcella C. Burke '12March 30, 2017 - UHLC alumna Marcella C. Burke '12, an associate in Akin Gump's global energy and transactions practice, has been selected by the Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA) as this year's Outstanding Young Lawyer. more...

Ricco Garcia '16Armin Salek '16March 29, 2017 –UHLC alumni Ricco Garcia '16 & Armin Salek '16 recently opened a law office, "The Law Offices of Salek & Garcia", in Austin Texas. more...

Anna Dragsbaek '06March 24, 2017 - The Women's Home today announced UHLC alumna Anna Dragsbaek '06 will join as its chief executive officer on May 1. more...

Scott C. Smith '95March 17, 2017- A press release announced that UHLC alumnus Scott C. Smith '95 has joined Reed Smith LLP in its San Francisco office. more...

Nathaniel Martinez '03March 15, 2017 - According to a press release UHLC alumnus Nathaniel Martinez '03 was named a 2017 Texas "Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers. more...

Matt Bracy '92March 15, 2017 - UHLC alumnus Matt Bracy '92 recently received the Corporate International Global Awards "Transaction Attorney of the Year (Texas)" award. more...

Michael E. Clark '95March 15, 2017 - UHLC alumnus and adjunct professor Michael E. Clark '95 has been appointed by the American Bar Association Health Law Section as one of 10 attorneys on the inaugural National Board of Health Lawyers. more...

March 10, 2017 - The Texas Bar Foundation congratulates UHLC alumnus Warren Harris '88 recipient of the Gregory S. Coleman Outstanding Appellate Lawyer Award. more...

March 10, 2017- UHLC alumna Megan Daic '13 has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2017. more...

March 8, 2017 - UHLC alumni Greg Koush '07 and Abbie Sprague '10 have been named 2017 Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters' legal division, according to press release on the Yahoo Finance website. more...

March 8, 2017 - A press release announced Beck Redden attorneys, including alumnus Bryon Rice '08, who have been have been recognized as 2017 Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers. more...

March 8, 2017 - UHLC alumnus James McKibben '67 was inducted in the American College of Trial Lawyers. more...

March 7, 2017 - UHLC alumnus Steve Seidel '82 has joined Jackson Walker LLP, according to an article on the San Antonio Business Journal website. more...

March 2, 2017 - Oil and Gas Investor published a press release announcing that UHLC alumnus Michael Darden '86 has joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP as a partner in its new Houston office. more...

February 2017

February 23, 2017 - Adams and Reese is pleased announced that UHLC alumna Razwana Fazil '14 has joined the firm as an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group in its Houston office. more...

February 21, 2017 - UHLC alumnus Efren Acosta '00 has joined Baker Botts as a partner, according to an article on the Oil & Gas Financial Journal website. more...

February 20, 2017 - A press release announced that UHLC alumna Charlotte Klenke has been appointed to serve as Chief Legal Counsel of Wisconsin’s Office of the Commissioner of Insurance. more...

February 20, 2017 - UHLC alumnus Jason Peters '96 has joined the Houston office of King & Spalding, according to a press release. more...

Edgar Saldivar '02.February 16, 2017 – The Hispanic National Bar Association issued a press release identifying the recipients of its "HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40" Award, including UHLC alumnus Edgar Saldivar '02. more...

Benjamin Rhem '08February 16, 2016 – Jackson Walker announces the election of 10 attorneys to the firm's partnership, including Benjamin Rhem '08 at its Austin office.more...

Will Conrad '08February 9, 2017 – UHLC alumnus Will Conrad '08 was featured in an article reported by the Waco Tribune-Herald and available from Westlaw regarding his success as an attorney despite blindness.more...

Melissa Gutierrez '13February 9, 2017 – Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP announced that Melissa Gutierrez '13 has joined the firm's Banking and Financial Services Team in its Houston office. more...

Bruce Levy '82February 7, 2017 – UHLC alumnus Bruce Levy '82 has been named one of the ambulatory surgery center industry physician leaders to know for 2017, according an article on the Becker's ASC Review website. more...

February 6, 2017- An article in Tax Notes announced that UHLC alumnus Thomas Prevost '92 was appointed to the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee, part of the IRS, for a three-year term. More...

February 4, 2017- UHLC alumna Dr. Sunny Kalara '96, a Los Angeles attorney, was honored with the prestigious 2017 Hind Rattan award during 36th International Congress of NRIs on the eve of Indian Republic Day celebration, on January 25th, 2017 in New Delhi, India, according to a press release available on Lexis Advance. More...

January 2017

January 31, 2017- UHLC alumnus Sebastien Chain '10 has recently been promoted to income shareholder by a national law firm, Chamberlain Hrdlicka. Sebastien is based in the Houston office, where his practice concentrates on federal, state and local tax controversies. More...

January 30, 2017- Law 360 reported that UHLC alumnae Carey Jordan '97 and Iona Kaiser '01 have joined Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP as partners in its Houston Office. UHLC alumna Donna Haynes '11 has also joined the firm as counsel. More...

E. Paul Cauley, Jr. '86January 26, 2017 – E. Paul Cauley, Jr. '86 joined Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP this month as a partner. more...

January 26, 2017- Patricia L. Brown & Associates has hired UHLC alumna Farah Ahmed '07 as an associate according to a press release from PRWeb. More...

January 25, 2017- The Harris County District Attorney Office has announced the appointment of UHLC alumnus Tom Berg '77 as First Assistant, according to an article available on the Houston Chronicle’s website.  More...

January 25, 2017- The Journal Record (Oklahoma City) reported that UHLC alumnus R. Blake Runions '07 was elected as a partner of Porter Hedges in its Oklahoma City office.  More...

January 23, 2017- A Law360 article announcedthatUHLC alumna Michelle Pector '00 has joined Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP as a partner in the firm’s energy, health care and technology complex litigation practice.  More...

January 20, 2017- An article on MySanAntonio.com reported that UHLC alumnus Bill Delmore '82 has been certified in criminal appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  More...

January 20, 2017- Wilson Cribbs + Goren, PC, one of the largest boutique commercial real estate law firms in Texas, continues to expand its roster of talented attorneys with the addition of UHLC alumnus Travis Huehlefeld '15, who has joined the firm’s highly-regarded Land Use + Development practice.

January 19, 2017 – Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC announced that it has merged with Cogan & Partners LLP, and that UHLC alumnus and former Cogan & Partners attorney Michael Anthony Nunes '79 is now a member of its firm. More...

January 18, 2017 – UHLC alumna Carrie A. Criado '95 has joined USLegal, Inc. as an attorney and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, according to a press release from SAT Press Releases. More...

January 18, 2017 – The Dallas-based law firm Haynes and Boone announced that it will be adding UHLC alumnus Chad Mills '98 as a new partner in its Houston office, according to an announcement available on the Houston Chronicle’s website. More...

January 09, 2017- UHLC alumnus Daniel Reat '90 has been named vice president and co-chief legal officer for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, according to a press release from the organization. More...

January 9, 2017 – UHLC alumna Islara U. Irgit '13 was recently appointed the Latina Commision of the Hispanic National Bar Association.

January 12, 2017 – Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC has issued a press release stating that UHLC alumna Rahila Sultanali '10 has earned Board Certification from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. More...

January 11, 2017 – Hicks Thomas added six lawyers, including alumna Junie Ledbetter Broyles '83, and opened new offices in Austin and Beaumont. More...

January 6, 2017 -- Palestine High School's Alumni Association has announced UHLC alumnus Judge Bascom W. Bentley '76 as the 2017 Alumni of the Year recipient, according to an announcement on PalestineHerald.com. More...

January 4, 2017 – UHLC alumna Alexis Mosser '14 has joined Caldwell Cassady & Curry as a litigation associate, according to a press release from the firm. More...

January 3, 2017 – A press release issued by Haynes & Boone announced that UHLC alumnus Kraig Grahmann '08 has been promoted to partnership. More...

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