Alumni in the News

August 2018

Mia Lorick '14August 30th - UHLC alumna Mia Lorick '14, an attorney with Roberts, Markel, Weinburg, Butler, Hailey PC, is one of the recipients of Houston Business Journal's 2018 Women Who Mean Business, Women to Watch award. more...

Carey Jordan '97,August 29th - UHLC alumna Carey Jordan '97, an attorney with Vorys, has been included on the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list according to a press release by the firm. more...

Iona Kaiser '01August 29th - UHLC alumna Iona Kaiser '01, an attorney with Vorys, has been included on the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list according to a press release by the firm. more...

Monica Oathout '87August 29th - UHLC alumna Monica Oathout '87, an attorney with Vorys, has been included on the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list according to a press release by the firm. more...

Richard Schwartz '79August 29th - UHLC alumnus Richard Schwartz '79, an attorney with Vorys, has been included on the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list according to a press release by the firm. more...

Travis Wahl '90August 29th - UHLC alumnus Travis Wahl '90, an attorney with Vorys, has been included on the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list according to a press release by the firm. more...

Quentin Brogdon '89August 29th - UHLC alumnus Quentin Brogdon '89, of Crain Lewis Brogdon LLP, has been awarded the Thurgood Marshall "Fighting for Justice" Award by The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA) according to a press release by the firm. more...

Alex Roberts '06August 24th – UHLC alumnus Alex Roberts '06 has been appointed Hiring Partner of Beck Redden LLP according to a press release by the firm.

Gary Lewis '91August 22nd – UHLC alumnus Gary Lewis '91, a partner at George Brothers Kinkaid & Horton, has been included on the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list according to a press release by the firm. more...

Dan Flanigan '73August 15th – UHLC alumnus Dan Flanigan '73, a shareholder at Polsinelli, has been recognized as a "Lawyer of the Year" on The Best Lawyers in America 2019 list according to a press release by the firm. more...

Yasser Madriz '02August 10th – UHLC alumnus Yasser Madriz '02 has joined McGuireWoods as a partner in Houston according to a News Bite article available from Westlaw. more...

R. Todd Ransom '04August 7th – UHLC alumnus R. Todd Ransom '04 has joined Moore & Van Allen PLLC as a member of the Financial Services team, according to a press release available on GlobalandBankingFinance.com. more...

Brian Lowenberg '04August 2nd - UHLC alumnus Brian Lowenberg '04 has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson as Of Counsel according to a press release by the firm. more...

July 2018

Jeffrey Davis '92Peter Scaff '00July 30th - UHLC alumni Jeffrey Davis '92 and Peter Scaff '00 have joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP as partners, according a press release from the firm on the SE TexasRecord website. more...

Stacy Stanley Russell '97July 26th - UHLC alumna Stacy Stanley Russell '97 has joined the BoyarMiller as Of Counsel according to a press release by the firm. more...

Mo Aziz '03July 25th - UHLC alum Mo Aziz '03 was elected to Sustaining Life Fellow membership of the Texas Bar Foundation, an honor reserved for the top one-third of one percent of attorneys in Texas. more...

Marcela Kane '00July 19th – UHLC alumna Marcela Kane '00 has been recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the field of Tax Services. more...

Richard Sayles '74July 10th – UHLC alum Richard Sayles '74 named Dallas Bar Association's 2018 Trial Lawyer of the Year according to the press release by the firm. more...

Russell Gips '09 July 10th – UHLC alum Russell Gips '09 has joined Houston litigation firm Copeland & Rice as a Partner. more...

Scott Bayer '11July 3rd – UHLC alum Scott Bayer '11 has joined Winstead PC as an Associate according to a press release by the firm. more...

June 2018

James Frederick '07June 29th – UHLC alumnus James Frederick '07 has been appointed as co-chair of Littler Mendelson's Pride Affinity group, according to the firm press release. more...

Laura Gibson '84June 29th – UHLC alumna Laura Gibson '84 has been sworn-in as chair of the State Bar of Texas board of directors. more...

Judge Darlene Byrne '87June 28th – UHLC alumna Judge Darlene Byrne '87 wrote an article on immigration and child separation. more...

Carol Burke '83June 27th – UHLC alumna Carol Burke '83 has joined the Houston office of King & Spalding as a partner, according to a press release. more...

Casie L. Gotro '04June 22nd – UHLC alumna Casie L. Gotro '04 has been honored as the Percy Forman Lawyers of the Year, according an article available on KTWX (CBS 10, Waco)'s website. more...

Christina Beeler '18June 20th – UHLC alumna Christina Beeler '18 has been named a recipient of the prestigious 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellowship. more...

Karla Perez '18June 20th – UHLC alumna Karla Perez '18 has been named a recipient of the prestigious 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellowship. more...

Kayhan Parsi '93June 12th – UHLC alumnus Kayhan Parsi '93 has been named the 2018 Graduate Faculty Member of the Year in the Stritch School of Medicine. more...

Christopher Ezeafulukwe '14June 10th – UHLC alumnus Christopher Ezeafulukwe '14 has been appointed as Executive Director of Transcorp, according to the firm press release. more...

Crystal Parker '05June 6th – UHLC alumna Crystal Parker '05 has joined the Litigation Practice Group of Eversheds Sutherlands (US) LLP as counsel in the Houston office, according to the firm press release. more...

Alexis Mosser '14 June 3rd – UHLC alumna Alexis Mosser '14 has been recognized as 2018 Texas Rising Stars according to a press release. more...

Paul Verberne '91June 2nd – UHLC alumnus Paul Verberne '91 has joined PreAxia's Board of Directors according to a press release available on PR.com. more...

May 2018

Warren Harris '88,May 23rd – UHLC alumnus Warren Harris '88, a partner at Bracewell, has been named President of the Houston Bar Association (HBA) for 2018-2019, according to the firm press release. more...

Tim Bush '05May 23rd – UHLC alumnus Tim Bush '05, an attorney with Crowley Maritime Corp., has been promoted to vice president and deputy general counsel, according to the firm press release. more...

Mo Aziz '03May 23rd – UHLC alumnus Mo Aziz '03, an attorney with Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, received the Distinguished Member Award from the South Asian Bar Association of Houston, according to the firm press release. more...

Kasi Chadwick '13May 21st – UHLC alumna Kasi Chadwick '13 has joined Winstead PC as an associate in the Business Litigation Practice Group, according to the firm press release.

Robin O'Neil '11May 14th – UHLC alumnus Robin O'Neil '11 has been named as the Super Lawyers 2018 Texas Rising Stars. more...

Michelle Gray '11May 14th – UHLC alumna Michelle Gray '11 has been named as the Super Lawyers 2018 Texas Rising Stars. more...

Anjali Gillette '04May 10th – UHLC alumna Anjali Gillette '04 has joined Kean Miller as senior counsel in the Houston, Texas office according to the firm press release. more...

Hon. Mike Engelhart '95May 10th – UHLC alumnus Hon. Mike Engelhart '95 has been awarded the 2017 Franklin Jones Best CLE Article award from the College of the State Bar of Texas. more...

Modinat "Abby" Kotun '13May 10th – UHLC alumna Modinat "Abby" Kotun '13 has joined Winstead PC as an associate in the Business Litigation Practice Group, according to the firm press release. more...

Quentin Brogdon '89May 10th – UHLC alumnus Quentin Brogdon '89, a partner with Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, has been elected President-Elect for 2018 by The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA).

Hunter Baker '00May 9th - UHLC alumnus Hunter Baker '00 has been appointed as dean of the Union University College of Arts and Sciences, according to an article on the university's website. More…

Marcela Kane '00May 9th - UHLC alumna Marcela Kane '00 has been named as a 2018-2019 Influencer of the Year by the International Association of Women (IAW), according to a press release. http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3764642

Olen Underwood '70May 9th - UHLC alumnus Olen Underwood '70 has been reappointed as presiding judge of the Second Administrative Judicial Region by Governor Greg Abbott, according to STL News. More…

Jim Lloyd '06May 2nd - UHLC alumnus Jim Lloyd '06 has rejoined Winstead PC's real estate development and investment practice group as a shareholder in its Houston office, according to a Law360 article. More…

Larry Phillips '90 May 2nd - UHLC alumnus Larry Phillips '90 was appointed by Governor Abbott as judge of the 59th Judicial District Court in Grayson County, according to a press release from the governor's office. More…

Monica F. Oathout '87May 1st - UHLC alumna Monica F. Oathout '87, a partner with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, has joined the Board of Trustees of the organization Freedom House. More…

April 2018

Edgardo Colón '84April 30th UHLC alumnus Edgardo Colón '84 has joined West & Associates as a partner, according to a press release. More…

Pat Mizell '89April 30th – UHLC alumnus Pat Mizell '89 has been named to the Texas Ethics Commission by Governor Greg Abbott. More…

Ellen Griffith '98April 28th – UHLC alumna Ellen Griffith '98 has been appointed as associate judge of the Child Protection Court of the Permian Basin. More…

Ann Zeigler '84April 24th UHLC alumna Ann Zeigler '84 has won the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who's who, according to a press release from the company. More…

Andrew Reed '10April 24th UHLC alumnus Andrew Reed '10 from Fiddler & Associates, P.C. has been designated as a 2018 Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers. More…

April 13th— UHLC alumnus Brian Albert '13 has been appointed a shareholder at The Strong Firm, P.C., according to a press release. More…

April 11th— UHLC alumnus Stephen Loftin '90 has been accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates, according to a press release from his law firm. More…

April 11th— UHLC alumnus Paul Sarahan '93 has joined Holland & Knight's Austin office as a partner, according to a press release from the firm. More…

April 11th— UHLC alumnus Alan D. Christenson '07 has joined Blank Rome LLP’s Intellectual Property & Technology group as Of Counsel in the Houston office, according to a press release from the firm. More…

April 9th— UHLC alumna Angel J. Berbarie '04 a GoransonBain family law attorney, has been recognized as the Super Lawyers 2018 Texas Rising Stars. More…

April 4th— UHLC alumnus Jim Brogan '91 has joined King & Spalding as a partner.More…

April 2nd— UHLC alumni MacKenzie Dunham '17 and Doug Evans '17 founded Access Justice Houston and was profiled by a Texas Lawyer article. It is now the fourth Texas-based nonprofit firm, along with that are targeting modest-means clients in an effort to close the justice gap.

March 2018

March 31st— UHLC alumna Jamie Bryan ’00 has joined the energy practice at K&L Gates LL, according to their press release.More…

March 29th— UHLC alumni Michael Darden ‘86, Matt Savage ‘14, Graham Valenta ‘16, Shalla Prichard ‘03 of Gibson Dunn are working on a $9.5B Permian Basin acquisition.More…

March 29th— UHLC alumna Judge Phyllis Frye ’81 will be honored by the Anti-Defamation League, according to Outsmart Magazine.More…

March 23rd— UHLC alumnus Lenard Parkins ’76 was hired by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, according to a News Bites article available from Lexis Advance.

March 20th— UHLC alumnus Mitchell J. Howie ’04 has been recognized among the top in his industry by Noticed.More…

March 13th— UHLC alumnus Bryon Rice ’08 from Beck Redden has been recognized as 2018 Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers.

March 9th— UHLC alumnus Pat Mizell ’89 a partner at Vinson & Elkins, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, recognized as the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America.More…

March 8th— UHLC alumnus Nancy LeGros ’93 has joined Bracewell LLP’s healthcare practice in Dallas as a partner.

March 7th— UHLC alumnus Steven Otillar ’95 has joined White & Case LLP in its new Houston office, according to a Law360 article.More…

March 2nd— UHLC alumnus Ivy Grey ’08 is an accomplished lawyer and writer.More…

February 2018

February 14th— UHLC alumna Marleen Swerdlow ‘77 has a scholarship established in her honor at Lamar University.More…

February 10th— UHLC alumni Michelle Scheffler ‘06 and Bill McDonald ’79 were hired by Haynes and Boone LLP to join its office in Houston.More…

February 9th— UHLC alumna Iliana L. Peters ‘04 has joined as a shareholder in the Polsinelli Law Firm as part of its national Health Care Operations practice.

February 8th— UHLC alumna Courtney Ervin ‘05 has joined Hicks Thomas as a partner.More…

February 7th— UHLC alumna Cristina Juvier ‘97 has been promoted to senior vice president in the Human Resources Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.More…

February 6th— UHLC alumna Catherine Morse ‘90 has joined Enoch Kever PLLC as a partner.

February 1st— UHLC alumnus Robert Nelson ‘89 has become Co-Practice Group Leader for the Taxation group at the Dykema law firm.More…

January 2018

January 29th— UHLC alumna Kaitlyn Bailey '15 recently joined Davis & Associates as an immigration attorney. More…

January 28th- UHLC alumna Capt. Stephanie Huang '16 works as a lawyer in Minot Air Force Base's 5th Bomb Wing legal office. More...

January 27th— UHLC alumnus Christopher B. Dial '02 has been appointed as Senior Vice President and General Counsel by American Midstream Partners, LP, according to an article available from Lexis Advance.

January 24th— UHLC alumna Cyndi Baily '93 has joined Hanger, Inc. in the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer.  More…

January 24th— UHLC alumnus Yaron Shaham '00 has joined Kahana & Feld LLP's business litigation and employment law practice group.  More...

January 23rd—UHLC alumnus Frank Carroll '12 has been named shareholder and head of the Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC appellate law group. UHLC alumnus Mark Rabe '09 was also promoted to shareholder at the firm. More...

January 23rd— UHLC alumnus W. Robert Shearer's '94 has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a partner in the firm's Houston office. UHLC alumnus Stacy Williams' '93 has joined Reed Smith as a counsel. More...

January 18th— UHLC alumni Kevin Davidson '08, Ellie Natenberg '06 & Brooke Sizer '12 more…

January 15th— UHLC alum Chance Decker '09 has been elected as partner at Gray Reed.more…

January 11th— UHLC alum James Garrett '09 has been elected as partner at Vinson & Elkins.more…

January 10th— UHLC alumna L. Ruth Clark '07 has been promoted to partner at Berry Appleman & Leiden.more…

UHLC alumna The Honorable Judge Eleanor Ross '94 will deliver the keynote address at Newton County's 33rd Annual Commemorative Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.more…

UHLC alum W. Robert Shearer '94 has joined Akin Gump as partner.more…

January 8th— UHLC alum Brian Boyle '04 has joined Lightfoot, Franklin & White as partner.more…

 

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